About Matthew Haicken

I have been practicing personal injury and insurance law since my graduation from law school in 2007. In addition to years as a practicing lawyer, I also spent three years working at a large insurance company where I worked with excellent lawyers from around the country. This experience has proven invaluable. I gained insight into how insurance companies evaluate claims, and I learned the tactics they employ to fight personal injury lawsuits. I enjoy helping people through difficult situations and making a positive impact on the lives of my clients. When not practicing law, I am actively involved in NYSTLA, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. We are a group that lobbies on behalf of injury victims. I believe the courthouse doors should be open to everyone, regardless of his or her immigration status, or financial situation. I am committed to fighting for a strong civil justice system that enables people who have been harmed to hold wrongdoers accountable.

    I have helped get compensation for New York residents who incurred cruise ship accidents on cruises that left out of Miami.  All of them were very surprised to find out that suit had to be filed in Miami, even though the tickets were purchased in New York. This very issue, where one can sue for […]Continue reading

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    Take this scenario – A family lives in New York, and was injured by a Florida driver in a rear end collision in Maryland. Where do we file suit?  Can a New York car accident lawyer handle a case involving a car accident in another state? The answer to both questions is “it depends.” Back […]Continue reading

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    As we approach the presidential election this year, I predict that the issue of tort reform will emerge once again, as it often does in elections.  Tort reform is the disingenuous idea that there is a lawsuit crisis, and reforms are needed to keep America safe from personal injury lawyers and lawsuits arising from accidents.  […]Continue reading

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    Construction accidents in New York are governed by three different sections of the New York Labor Law, 200, 240(1), and 241(6). The most important section of the Labor Law concerning construction accidents is labor law 240(1).  This is a law that offers special protections for accidents involving falls from heights.  In some  instances this is […]Continue reading

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    If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident in Harlem, it’s important to speak with an experienced Harlem slip and fall accident lawyer.  As a lawyer with an office in Harlem, I have spent a lot of time in my neighborhood.  I’ve been into many local businesses and I’ve gotten to know the […]Continue reading

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    Hit by a Bicycle Riding a bicycle in New York City can be quite a dangerous endeavor.  I have represented many bicyclists, those hard working souls who make their living delivering the food we take for granted.   The rules of the road are for everyone – motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.  When a bicycle is […]Continue reading

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    What is a “serious” injury? To establish liability in a personal injury action in New York, a plaintiff must show he or she suffered an injury meeting the definition of ‘“serious.”  New York Insurance Law section 5102 defines serious injury to be the result of any of the conditions listed below. While the first few […]Continue reading

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