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How Do I Get Money Faster? (In a Personal Injury Case)

Marry a 70 year old! Why? In a personal injury case, the goal of lawyer for the plaintiff (the injured person) is to get the case to trial as fast as possible. The trial is the ultimate weapon of the personal injury lawyer. If you can’t try a case, you have to take the insurance …

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Can I Get Workers Compensation Benefits For Hearing Loss?

Workers Comp After Hearing Loss From Working Losing your hearing means missing out on a lot of life events. Your child’s recitals, your favorite bands, and even the simple pleasure of hearing your spouse’s voice may be lost without your hearing . Workers compensation laws in New York state provide compensation to you for your …

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I Was in a Motorcycle Accident, but I Was Hardly Injured at All. Am I Still Entitled to Compensation?

What am I Entitled to After a Motorcycle Accident with Minimal Injury. Yes! Under New York Law, there is no minimal amount of injury needed to receive compensation. The Serious Injury Threshold applies to car accidents, but does not apply if you are a driver or passenger on a motorcycle. (If a motorcycle hits a …

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Who can I Sue if I Slipped and Fell on a Sidewalk in New York City

I tripped and fell on the sidewalk. Who do I sue? In the City of New York, you sue either the City, or the abutting landowner, depending on where you fell. The law governing sidewalk liability in New York City is Municipal Law 7-210. Before this law was passed, the City was responsible for all …

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Should I take out a Loan for my Injury Lawsuit?

Can I take out a loan for my injury lawsuit? Sometimes you can. And sometimes you should. There’s nothing wrong with it. Here’s how it works. What is litigation or lawsuit financing? Is that the same as no recourse financing? If you’ve been injured in an accident, you’re probably going through a very difficult period. …

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$100,000 Slip and Fall Settlement for a Woman in Bronx, NY

Slip and Fall Settlement Details The LAW TEAM settled a case for $100,000 for a Bronx woman who slipped and fell at a department store in Harlem. She sustained a hairline fracture of the radius, and a tear of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC). She slipped on water inside of the store, near the cash …

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$50,000 Recovered for a Pedestrian Hit by an Uninsured Motorist

The LAW TEAM recently settled a case for $50,000 for a pedestrian who was hit by a car. The settlement involved 2 insurance companies – 21st Century and AAA. The pedestrian was hit by a car that had only $25,000 of insurance through 21st Century Insurance. She sustained fractures of 2 vertebrae in her neck. …

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Haicken Law Settles a 2 Million Dollar Motorcycle Accident

Settlement Details The LAW TEAM recently settled a case for $2 Million for an injured motorcyclist. A truck made a left turn in front of him causing significant injuries. Aside from broken bones, he also sustained soft tissue injuries – torn ligaments and herniated discs that- that required four surgeries.

What are the Motorcycle Helmet Laws in NYC?

Does NY have a motorcycle helmet law? If I’m injured in a motorcycle accident and I’m not wearing a helmet, can this be held against me? Yes and yes. See below for more information. New York Law states that all operators (drivers) and passengers on motorcycles must wear helmets. The law applies whether or not …

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Haicken Law Recovers $75,000 From Geico

The Law Team recently settled a case against GEICO insurance for $75,000 after a weeklong trial. Our client, a Brooklyn woman in her 30s, was walking home from work when she was hit by a left turning car that was insured by GEICO. She sustained a torn meniscus, but did not require surgery. She also …

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