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- Personal Injury
- Free Consultation
- Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- New York
- English: Spoken, Written
- Spanish: Spoken
- St. John's University School of Law
- Honors: Dean's List Graduate; C.A.L.I. Awards - Legal Writing I & II; Civil Procedure
- Activities: American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review
- Fordham University
- New York State Bar  # 4461166
10 Questions Answered
- Q. Hello, I cannot afford a lawyer, but I need one for a slip and fall case. Bayside, NY 11360
- A: Good afternoon - Personal injury attorneys work on a contingent fee basis, which means that they do not get paid a fee unless they help you obtain a successfully money recovery. This site has helpful information with these types of claims: https://newyorkslipandfall.com/ Good luck!
- Q. Is it worth pursuing legal action after falling from the roof of my apartment building?
- A: Given the extent of these injuries you should certainly contact an attorney. There are safety regulations within the City of NY regarding roof access and parapet walls. There have certainly been cases brought in the past for these types of scenarios. If this has happened before at this building you have a better argument. Many firms, including mine, offer free consultations.
- Q. I fell in a grocery store and really hurt my knee. I am thinking of suing. How long do I have to file a claim?
- A: As your accident occurred in what is likely a private grocery, the statute of limitations for negligence in New York State is three (3) years. And that’s measured from the date of the accident. This means that you must file a lawsuit three years from the date of the accident. Now, that doesn’t mean that you have three years to claim an injury from the date of the accident. All of these cases are dependent upon medical proof, so if you haven’t seen a doctor for 8 months regarding your knee injury, this three year window won’t really help you. This is because that long delay in treatment will make it difficult to prove that your injuries are actually related to the fall. You should contact a local attorney to discuss these matters further. Consultations are generally free. Here is a website I've created dealing with these types of accidents that may be able to answer additional questions that you have. Best of luck. http://newyorkslipandfall.com/
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