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November 2012 Archives

Bronx man pleads guilty to robbery for 8-year prison sentence

The consequences for theft can be more severe than individuals might anticipate in the Bronx. If an individual is taking something from another individual while threatening the individual or harming them, the theft escalates to robbery. Many may not realize that robbery is a felony in New York, and as such carries serious consequences that means any time behind bars must be spent in prison for the entirety of the sentence.

Woman seeks $50,000 for slip-and-fall at convenience store

A place of business is required to ensure that its premises are as clean and safe as possible for its customers. Wet floors should be mopped and dried immediately, retail stores should make sure displays are as secure as possible, and malls and shopping centers should ensure there is adequate lighting and security. Not taking these measures can seriously harm customers or employees and lead to premises liability claims that could cost a company a lot of money. If a person is injured while visiting either a commercial or personal dwelling, that person should educate himself or herself regarding any compensation to which they may be entitled.

Possession charges against 19-year-old dropped in New York

Drug crimes carry serious penalties. Drug charges can result in very negative consequences for an individual's future if the charges are not properly handled, even when the charges are for possession of small amounts of a drug.

Bronx man charged for driving drunk, dragging passenger

A drunk driver from the Bronx appears to have been sitting with a passenger in a vehicle when an officer approached the vehicle upon noticing that the passenger door was ajar. When the officer went to investigate the scene, the car abruptly took off with the passenger door still open. The movement must have caused the passenger to fall from the vehicle. The passenger was subsequently dragged for a reported 30 feet, sustaining serious injury.

Plan ahead to avoid DWI charges on Thanksgiving

The huge number of people traveling in and out of New York for Thanksgiving coupled with widespread alcohol use can mean bad news. In the environment of being reunited with old friends and family, it can be easy to have one too many drinks and get behind the wheel of a car. Sometimes drivers do not realize their limit, and then they are facing incredibly serious consequences when they are slapped with drunk driving charges.

New York I-684 accident results in1 dead and 1 injured

An accident investigation can be time consuming, with a determination of liability often coming long after medical expenses and repair costs have been incurred. For insured New York residents, these expenses can often be met as soon as they are billed, regardless of who caused the car accident, as long as an immediate claim is filed.

Man seeks to return purse in New York City, charged with theft

A tourist visiting New York City at the end of last summer found himself unexpectedly being arrested for what he is now pushing back against in a complaint against the city and police commissioner alleging false arrest, malicious prosecution and civil-rights violations.

Birthday celebration ends in bar fight and assault charges

When word of assault charges makes the rounds, people may be quick to assume that the charged individual pummeled a helpless victim, rendering the supposed victim bloodied and seriously injured. However, in some cases, if an individual just shoves another person, the individual can be charged with assault.

Nursing aides charged after death of woman in Bronx nursing home

Nursing homes are required to take a variety of safety measures to protect their patients from harm. These include strict regulations for lifting and transferring patients, which is particularly important because the elderly are very susceptible to sprains and fractures. Those in fragile health can decline quickly after a serious injury. If a nursing home resident dies as a result of poor care, the family may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim.

Bronx father snaps when mother of his children sees another man

Police responded to a tragic domestic dispute that occurred in the Bronx earlier this week. Neighbors describe the mother and father of two children that are involved in this case as good parents. The mother worked nights while the father tended to the 5-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl.

Drunk driving defense calls into question blood test results

New York doles out hefty consequences for convictions of drunk driving charges. However, defending against such charges can in some instances result in a favorable outcome. Often, this means questioning much of the evidence brought against an individual, and the manner in which said evidence was collected.

Were Bronx residents illegally arrested for marijuana offenses?

According to one report, while the stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York City Police Department are intended to uncover just guns, many civilians are being arrested when officers uncover small amounts of marijuana in the pockets of pedestrians. This is most densely affecting 16-to-19-year-olds in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Many of these individuals are not criminals, and some do not even have any prior arrests.

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Frequently Asked Questions Personal Injury In New York City

    • Q: I've been injured — now what? A: First, see an experienced doctor. Your injuries should be taken care of before you even consider making a claim against someone for causing them. Make sure you are receiving top-quality health care. Keep all information from medical visits — good records of your injury and your treatments are vital for your case if you decide to pursue legal action. Then, call us to schedule your free consultation.
    • How long can I wait before I file a claim for my personal injury? You should seek help with your claim immediately. Depending on the state you live in, most cases must be filed within four years of the accident, but the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you build a strong legal claim. If you've been denied Social Security or disability benefits, your appeal must be filed soon after you receive your denial notification. Call us for assistance and an assessment of your case.
    • I was in an accident without insurance. Can you help me? We would need to assess your case. Our assessment might lead us to conclude that the vehicle you were driving was at fault, or perhaps the road conditions were hazardous. We would also need to assess all of the claims against you as the alleged negligent driver. Call us today for your free assessment.
    • A giant commercial truck/semi hit me, and I was injured/my children were injured/other people in my car were injured. What can I do? Large trucking companies have teams of lawyers at the ready to help them minimize payment or avoid paying you for the damage their driver caused you. You need to call us to help you get what you deserve from the company for your injuries, pain and suffering, damage to your vehicle, and any injuries to people riding in your car. To protect your rights, an independent investigation must be executed as soon as possible.
    • If I get hurt on the job, what should I do? Tell your supervisor or someone in your human resources department immediately, and then get help with your injuries. It's imperative that you file a report about the accident with your employer, or you may be denied any disability or workers' compensation benefits for your injuries. Then, file your workers' compensation documents according to your company's guidelines. If you are turned down, give us a call to get your case assessed. We'll help you get the compensation you deserve for injuries on the job.
    • What should I do if I was injured on a construction site? You should take the same steps as anyone injured at any other job. File an injury report and file for workers' compensation benefits. If you are denied benefits or mistreated by your employer, contact our law firm immediately. Also, contact us immediately if your injury might have been caused by a party other than your employer such as a product manufacturer or another party on a construction site. You might have an underlying personal injury claim.
    • If medical treatment was unsuccessful or caused my condition to worsen, do I have a medical malpractice case? Not all instances of poor medical outcomes are medical malpractice. It is important to speak with an experienced attorney about your specific circumstances.
    • If injured in a police misconduct/brutality incident, what should be done? Get names of witnesses. Take photos of injuries. Get immediate professional medical attention. Contact our Bronx-based police brutality attorney today.
    • What actions should I NOT take when speaking with a police officer? Don't say, "I know my rights," "I'm going to file a complaint/sue" or "I pay your salary." Don't resist or fight if you're going to be arrested even if the cop is wrong, or he or she doesn't tell you why.
    • What should you do in the event of police misconduct/brutality? Note the date, time and location of the incident. Note — but do not ask for — the name, badge or car number of the officers involved. Note the physical description of the officers.
    • What should you do when confronted by a police officer? Stay calm and be courteous. Don't be rude or curse at the officer. Take off your headset or turn down your music. If asked, give your name and address. You don't have to answer any other questions. Tell the officer(s) that you would like to exercise your right to attorney representation.
    • Contact a civil rights attorney or group immediately. If criminally charged, don't speak until you've consulted a defense attorney. What steps should be taken after experiencing police misconduct/brutality?
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