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Understanding New Jersey Personal Injury Laws

Posted on March 7, 2017 by admin

If you have been harmed by the negligent actions of another person or an entity such as a business or organization, you may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim under the laws of New Jersey. The harm in a personal injury case must have been caused by an event or condition that the person or entity was responsible for, should have known about, and should have taken reasonable care to prevent. If, for example, a landlord knows a play area is unsafe due to broken glass but doesn’t take steps to clean it up, he or she could be liable if a child is injured due to the unsafe conditions. Statute of Limitations in New Jersey personal injury cases Personal injury law in New Jersey is subject to a statute of limitations. Any claim must be brought within two years from the date of any incident. If the claim is…
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KGG Law Firm Investigating Leaking Posi-Temp Faucets By Moen

Posted on March 7, 2017 by Theresa Andre

The firm is currently investigating potential defects in Moen Posi-Temp shower faucets which have been found to develop a leak or drip. The leak may be caused by a scratched or torn cartridge and requires a replacement of the Posi-Temp® pressure balancing valve cartridges. Relevant replacement part model numbers may include, amongst others, # 1225, 1222, etc. Moen consumers who have experienced leaks in their shower faucets have been provided with replacement parts. While Moen has provided such parts, it has refused to cover the costs of labor incurred by consumers with defective parts, including the broken cartridge requiring replacement, which should be replaced by a professional. If you have any interest in speaking with an attorney at the firm about this matter, please contact Jay I. Brody, Esq., Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., 747 Chestnut Ridge Road, Chestnut Ridge, New York 10977, at Jbrody@kgglaw.com or via telephone: (888) 624-4916….
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What to Know About New York Personal Injury Laws

Posted on February 28, 2017 by Dawn Snyder

Even though financial compensation can never truly undo every loss caused by a personal injury, it can go a long way toward alleviating some of its burdens. But pursuing a personal injury claim on your own can be stressful. The good news is that victims of personal injury in New York often experience better results if they have a basic understanding of state personal injury laws. It also helps to work with a trusted representative like a personal injury lawyer at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman. Be aware of statutes of limitations Each state sets time limits for filing a court case and they are different for each kind of lawsuit. In New York, the time limit is three years from the date of the injury for a personal injury case. In most situations, if the plaintiff does not file by the time the statute of limitations ends, he or she loses…
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Potential Outcomes of a Personal Injury Claim

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Ava Lawson

After suffering a serious injury caused by another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, the law affords remedies for seeking compensation. When you are filing a personal injury claim in New York or New Jersey, it’s important to have a basic understanding of possible outcomes. While your personal injury lawyer can provide a rough estimate regarding the value of your case, there is no sure-fire guarantee that plaintiffs will prevail in the court or reach a settlement negotiation with the defendant. If you’ve filed a civil action, or are considering suing after a car accident, workplace injury or because of a defective product, read on to learn about the possible outcomes of a personal injury lawsuit. Your case is settled out of court Less than 5 percent of personal injury claims reach trial in the United States. While your attorney will approach and prepare your case for the possibility of a jury…
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Largest Personal Injury Settlements in New York

Posted on February 14, 2017 by Jenn Fusion

One of the benefits in working with a personal injury attorney is the opportunity to access greater resources and pursue maximum compensation allowable by law. Defendants are notorious for offering low-ball settlements, taking advantage of the plaintiffs’ desires to forego trial and speedily resolve the lawsuit. Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman thrive on the fine art of practicing law, and we never let our clients settle for less. Our 35+ years of experience and in-depth understanding of personal injury settlements in New York guide us in knowing when it’s time to collect or when it’s time to fight. For your reference, here are some of the largest personal injury settlements and verdicts in New York as of 2017: $18M for amputee in medical provider negligence lawsuit It was a long three-year battle for Tabitha Mullings, a Brooklyn mother of three sons, endured what the NY Daily News called a “shocking medical…
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What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) or No-Fault Insurance?

Posted on February 8, 2017 by Ava Lawson

In order to register and operate your vehicle in New York and New Jersey, you must purchase some basic auto insurance coverages, including Personal Injury Protection (PIP). Personal Injury Protection is also commonly called “No Fault” insurance. No Fault insurance laws were created to ensure that individuals involved in car accidents were promptly compensated by the insurance company, regardless of which party was to blame. Personal Injury Protection not only expedites compensation for legitimate crash-related expenses, it also serves to curb frivolous claims arising from car accident injuries and financial losses. When purchasing an auto insurance policy, you will be able to select the amount of desired PIP coverage. In New Jersey, this could be as low as $15,000 per person/per accident up to $250,000 per person/per accident. In New York, each insured vehicle is required by law to carry a minimum of $50,000.00 in PIP coverage for each occupant. What…
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3 Strategies for Winning a Personal Injury Claim Settlement

Posted on February 8, 2017 by admin

When you hire the law firm of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, you can rest assured we’re preparing your case as if we were going to trial. However, the surprising truth is that approximately 95% of civil lawsuits are resolved through negotiated settlements. In the hands of skilled personal injury attorneys, this is good news for claimants, as it often leads to the fast recovery of substantial sums of cash that can go toward paying medical bills, covering living expenses, and moving on from a traumatic event. If the defendant refuses to make a reasonable offer, we have the resources and expertise to take your case to trial and fight to get you the maximum compensation allowed. Otherwise, there are several strategies we can employ to resolve your case prior to trial. 1. Focus on fact-finding Quality information gathering in the earliest months of preparation is associated with more favorable outcomes. In…
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What is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

Posted on February 8, 2017 by Ava Lawson

If you’re pursuing litigation after being harmed in an auto collision, a workplace accident, or after falling and getting hurt on another person’s property, you’re probably wondering “What is my personal injury case worth?” How much compensation can you recover from a defendant accused of causing you to suffer physical, emotional and financial damages? Any honest personal injury attorney will explain that attaching an exact figure to your claim is next to impossible without a thorough examination of all evidence and circumstances surrounding your injuries. Even then, your legal counsel can only estimate an approximate value of your case, which can be optimized or reduced depending on various elements. Calculating the total amount of “damages” incurred is an important task for your legal advocate. Besides tangible expenses such as hospital stays, surgery and medication, how do you put a number on things like emotional distress, pain and suffering? What if you…
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How Can I Change Child Support?

Posted on February 1, 2017 by admin

When employment changes and other shifting circumstances affect a parent’s financial situation, it may be time to examine child support payments and increase or decrease them accordingly. Some of the most common reasons to change child support include: A substantial change in income, such as that brought about by job loss or a promotion Change in other support, like increased health care costs or a change in the amount of physical custody and related expenses born by one parent Passage of time Modifying child support can be a very fact-specific endeavor. An experienced child support lawyer can help a parent ensure all of the relevant factors are accounted for. Options for changing child support Child support can be changed by agreement between the parties or by asking the court to decide. In either case, the change needs to be formalized by the judge in a legally-enforceable order. The steps and…
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“Stop! Trains Can’t” Ads Aimed at Reducing Railroad Crossing Accidents

Posted on January 23, 2017 by admin

Recently, a joint effort to end train accidents around the country was announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The effort is a radio, digital video, and digital campaign called “Stop! Trains Can’t.” Messages in each medium will remind drivers to yield to oncoming trains at railroad crossings. Campaign to be Focused on At-Risk Drivers and States The “Stop! Trains Can’t” campaign will be aimed at 18- to 49-year-old men driving in the states determined to have the 15 most dangerous railroad crossings and 75% of crossing accidents in the United States. These states include New York and New Jersey. The other states are California, Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Arizona. Overall, accidents at railroad crossings have fallen over the…
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