Posts by David Leigh

3 Things Avoid Saying After an NYC Car Accident

The first few moments after a car accident are confusing and distressing. They’re also distracting. You’re not necessarily thinking about the legal ramifications of what just happened. You’re hurting, or worried about the fact that this accident is going to make you late for work, or worried about what your spouse will say, or what…

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Is it Ethical to Pursue a Personal Injury Case?

Some people hesitate to call a personal injury lawyer because a lot of very powerful interests have spent an awful lot of time disparaging people who do it. After all, everyone’s heard the sneer about the hot cup of coffee. Most people don’t realize McDonalds was keeping that coffee at 180 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit,…

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Dog Bite Law in New York: When Is There Strict Liability?

It might seem like a simple area of the law, but across the United States, dog bite law is complicated and difficult to understand. Not only do the scenarios and circumstances of a dog bite vary greatly, but also each state has very different rules and laws. In one state, it could be very clear…

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What Are Punitive Damages in a NY Personal Injury Case?

After a car accident, pedestrian accidents, slips and fall, dog bite, or another personal injury a NY personal injury case allows those harmed to seek damages. Damage, also called compensation by NY lawyers and courts, are meant to put the plaintiff back in the same position as before the accident or injury. There are two…

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Working in the Winter? What Seasonal Construction Accidents to Avoid

Traditionally, the winter months in New York were a time of little activity in the construction industry, but better technology, equipment, and best practices are changing that. Many construction projects are continuing into November, December, and beyond. While this year-round approach to construction is great for productivity and project timelines, it does create some complications…

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Top Tips for Dealing With an Insurance Company After a NY Car Accident

An NY car accident can happen in an instant, but the repercussions and recovery could take months. Crucial to your recovery process, particularly necessary medical and financial recovery, is cooperation by the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Yet, many individuals injured in an NY car accident find that dealing with insurance companies is a frustrating part…

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