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September 2013 Archives

Assault charges filed after alleged New York beating

Becoming involved in a criminal investigation can be frightening for the average individual in New York. This can be especially true if that person is accused of a violent crime like assault. Recently, a man from another state was accused of committing assault against a man who required hospitalization for treatment of his wounds.

New York assault case making headlines

Residents may be used to reading about an assault that has taken place in their city. While there are certainly times an individual is guilty and will be punished in court, it is important that all facts are presented. Unfortunately, in today's society with so many social media outlets, word of an assault can spread quickly and people can also be quick to judge.

41 injured after bus collides with car in New York

With the number of people who depend on the bus for transportation in the Bronx, buses tend to be pretty full. Because of the high number of people riding in a bus, when an accident occurs, there is a potential for a lot of people to be injured. The fact that buses tend not to have seat belts only heightens the risk of injuries.

Drug possession charge levied against New York fashion model

In the world of fashion and modeling, the spotlight is often seen in a positive way. However, that hasn't been the case for a New York fashion model who has been accused of drug possession. She, along with her boyfriend (a relatively well-known indie band musician who also models), are now facing a legal battle due to the drug possession charge.

New York socialite Dina Lohan arrested for DUI

A charge of DUI can happen to any driver, including the mother of a famous celebrity. For example, New York socialite (and mother of Lindsay Lohan), Dina Lohan, discovered this fact on Sept. 10 when she was pulled over by authorities and later arrested for DUI. Her DUI charge has made headlines in both online and print media sources, as is not uncommon in high-profile cases.

New York man is charged on cannabis drug possession

There are many views on the subject of cannabis in America. Some feel it should be legalized, and a few states have agreed with them. Others feel it should be legalized only for medicinal purposes. Some people absolutely are against its use under any circumstances. At this point, New York has not chosen to make cannabis legal, so any person accused of growing or using marijuana may find themselves in a circumstance similar to the one a 54-year-old man charged with drug possession is facing.

New York county exec faces drug possession charges

In an era when many people are prescribed pharmaceuticals, it has become increasingly common to see drug possession charges rooted in the taking of prescription medications. Specifically, legal means are regularly taken against those who receive more pills than their doctors intended for them to take during a given timeframe. In one New York case, a person accused of this kind of drug possession is a local government executive.

Woman sues Wal-Mart after tripping and falling in store

When people visit a shopping center in the Bronx, they have the right to believe that no harm will come upon them because of unsafe conditions that exist in the store. Store owners have a duty to their customers to ensure that their safety is a top priority. Of course, not all accidents can be avoided, but when the accident can be directly tied to the negligence of the store’s owner, those injured may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering and any medical bills that they incur as a result of the accident.

Man charged with drug possession for cigarettes at New York fair

Food and drugs are regulated by authorities who enforce local, state and federal laws. This means the government is also able to levy taxes on these products. For example, those who sell cigarettes in New York are required to sell stamped cigarettes, which means the product is in compliance with state tax laws. However, one man reportedly failed to do this, something which resulted in him being charged with drug possession.

Bicyclist severely injured after collision with bus in New York

With the large number of people in the Bronx who ride public transit every day, there is no shortage of buses in the borough every day. Most of the time, this doesn’t pose a problem for other motorists or pedestrians, but every once in a while an accident occurs that involves a bus. Sometimes these accidents can result in severe injuries and even death.

New York Police accused of assault of Bronx teens

New York City police officers claim that they asked two young girls to leave a Bronx park when the girls became disruptive. The officers say that as they were escorting the two girls from the park when a college student came over and grabbed one of the girls away from the officers. That student alleges that they were the victims of assault at the hands of the officers.

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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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