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Key Factors Influencing The Value of a Personal Injury Claim

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, and you’re seeking compensation, it’s important to understand how personal injury claims are valued. Several factors can impact the value of a personal injury claim, including: 1. The Severity of Your Injuries The severity of injuries sustained in an accident help determine the amount of compensation…. Read More »

Police Investigate Fatal Hit-and-Run in Holbrook, Long Island

A hit-and-run incident in Holbrook, Long Island, is currently under investigation by the police. The fatal crash occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 3. Responding to a report of a man on the east side of Coates Avenue, just north of Frank Court, Suffolk County Police Fifth Precinct officers found the victim, a… Read More »

Suffolk Police Investigate Fatal Collision on County Road 83

In Coram, on the night of November 22nd, Suffolk police reported a fatal incident involving a pedestrian who was struck and killed while crossing County Road 83 at Hawkins Path around 7 p.m. The collision occurred with a northbound 2013 Dodge Ram, driven by a 28-year-old Holbrook man. The pedestrian, a 50-year-old individual, was transported… Read More »

Winter Hazards in New York: Slip and Fall Accidents

In the state of New York, winter ushers in frigid temperatures. Regular snow and ice storms create hazardous conditions both indoors and outdoors, making surfaces slippery. These conditions raise the risk of a slip and fall accident. Common Winter Slip and Fall Hazards Snow and Ice – Slippery sidewalks, parking lots, and driveways pose significant… Read More »

Spousal Maintenance in New York

Spousal maintenance, sometimes called Alimony in other jurisidctions, is a court-ordered payment that one spouse makes to the other after a divorce. The purpose of maintenance payments is to help the receiving spouse maintain their standard of living during the transition to being single. Factors Affecting Maintenance Awards A number of factors can affect the… Read More »

Common Divorce Myths Debunked

Divorce is a complex and often emotionally charged process. It’s important to have accurate information about the legal process so that you can make informed decisions about your future. In this blog post, I will debunk some of the most common myths about divorce in New York State. Myth: You Must Divorce Where You Married… Read More »

Assets Not Subject to Division in a New York Divorce

In New York State, generally, property acquired during a marriage is considered marital property and is subject to equitable distribution upon divorce. This means that the court will divide the property fairly between the spouses, regardless of who contributed more to its acquisition. However, there are exceptions to this rule.  If you have an asset… Read More »

Modifying Family Court Orders in New York: What You Need to Know

Family court orders, whether relating to child custody, support, or visitation, are designed to address the best interests of the child at a specific point in time. However, life is dynamic, and circumstances can change. In New York, individuals have the right to seek modifications to these court orders when significant changes occur. If you… Read More »

What You Need to Know About New York Motorcycle Laws

Riding a motorcycle in New York comes with its own set of rules and regulations. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a newcomer, it’s important to follow licensing and safety laws. Licensing To legally operate a motorcycle in New York State, you must possess a motorcycle operator’s license (Class M) or a motorcycle junior operator’s… Read More »

When Are Subcontractors Liable for Construction Injuries?

Construction sites are inherently hazardous environments. When such injuries occur, determining liability can be complicated, especially when subcontractors are involved. While workers’ compensation typically covers on-the-job injuries, there are situations where a construction worker may have grounds to file a third-party claim against a subcontractor to seek additional damages. When are subcontractors liable? Subcontractors are… Read More »