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November 2013 Archives

DUI problems continue to plague Lindsay Lohan's mother, Dina

Dina Lohan's DUI arrest is still making headlines two months after she was charged. At the time of her DUI, she had a .20 alcohol content in her blood, according to tests that have been validated. However, her New York case is hardly cut and dry, especially due to the media attention it has garnered.

Customer attacked in Rite Aid sues company

When you enter a store in the Bronx, you should be able to trust that you will be safe inside. This applies not only to safety from physical hazards such as wet floors or faulty displays, but also to safety from third parties like other customers. Stores can minimize this problem by making sure there are plenty of precautions in place and by hiring security personnel to protect their customers.

New York assault: Man faces charges for claimed Halloween rape

With today's social media networks, stories can often be printed or shared before all of the facts are known. Obviously, assault charges are very serious in nature, but at times, the public may be challenged to make an unbiased decision because of what has already been printed or shared. An ongoing story in New York is still making headlines after a man is facing charges stemming from a purported sexual assault.

Assault on New York police officer leads to felony charges

Being accused of a violent assault potentially has severe consequences that can lead to prison time and other penalties. However, when a police officer is the victim, it can make getting a fair trial more difficult. An incident that left a New York Police Department sergeant in a medically induced coma has resulted in the accused being incarcerated without bail. He now faces felony assault and attempted murder charges.

Alec Baldwin alleges fan has been stalking; hearing in New York

A fan of actor Alec Baldwin has been accused of stalking, and now the case has reached the New York media and beyond. The stalking reports are being heard by a court that will determine whether the allegations can be legally upheld. Baldwin is alleging that the woman, who is originally from another country, has been seeking him out and stalking him via messages and visits. He has added to his claims that she is stalking his wife as well.

New York man charged with Class B felony drug possession

Being accused of drug possession can mean a wide variety of sentencing possibilities for the person who is being charged. For example, one New York man who was recently charged with drug possession is currently facing a felony conviction known as a Class B. His subsequent court hearings will determine what type and length of punishment, if any, he receives.

New York subway assault case involves two minors

New York residents are more than likely used to reading articles involving assault cases. Unfortunately, the state sees its fair share of crime. A recent story involving a screwdriver and juveniles has resulted in two teens facing assault charges. Although not many details were available, the story has made headlines.

New York police arrest 3 out-of-staters for drug possession

In a small New York town in the far north of the state, a series of events recently led to drug possession charges. As can happen in police matters, one incident led to another. Hence, the persons who originally called the authorities for help ended up being arrested for drug possession themselves.

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    • 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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