Accident and Injury Law Blog

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If you’re an immigrant worker who has been injured on the job in New York City, you may ask, “Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to receive workers’ compensation?” No, you do not have to be a U.S. citizen—or even a permanent resident—to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. A common misconception
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You can calculate pain and suffering by working with a qualified personal injury lawyer. Pain and suffering is one of several recoverable non-economic damages in a personal injury case. Because losses like these do not come with receipts or monetary value, it can be difficult to calculate them on your own. Your personal injury
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You can pay your medical bills before you receive your insurance settlement by: Finding out if your healthcare provider will delay charging for treatment until the insurer agrees to cover it Filing for workers’ compensation benefits, if the injury occurred at work Finding out if your healthcare provider offers financial assistance or other forms
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Dealing with insurance adjusters after your accident can be confusing and frustrating. When you are injured and trying to recover, it can be especially overwhelming. Insurance adjusters have one goal: to save the insurance company money. They can use whatever you say against you to fit their bottom line. A personal injury lawyer is
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Whether you have been injured on a construction site, in a car accident, or during a slip and fall, physical injuries are likely not the only harm you suffered. For many accident victims, physical injuries and the financial losses from those injuries are only the start of their concerns. The intangible effects of the
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After deposition, the parties in a personal injury lawsuit typically begin the negotiation process. This is the process during which the parties make offers and counter offers regarding the payout to the injured person. If the case is not settled and it goes to trial, information from the deposition may be brought up during
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In a New York personal injury case, damages may be awarded for the victim’s economic and non-economic losses, such as medical expenses and pain and suffering. However, in rare cases, punitive damages may be awarded. Punitive damages are disciplinary in nature. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the at-fault party for their
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When you are in a car accident, the law requires that you exchange contact and insurance policy information with the other parties involved in the crash. This information is essential to facilitating financial recovery for those who suffer injury and property damage. Exchange Contact Information After a Car Crash Regardless of who was at
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If you’re ever in a crash, talking to witnesses can make a difference in your car insurance claim and help you hold the at-fault party accountable. If you feel unsure and uncomfortable approaching a stranger for information, below are questions you should ask witnesses at the scene of an accident. What Did You See

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