Is New York a No-Fault State?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PCAuto Accident

New York is one of twelve states that apply no-fault liability rules to auto accidents. Under those rules, a motorist’s own insurance covers his or her injuries, regardless of who caused the accident. In certain circumstances, no-fault insurance precludes the need to sue an at-fault driver to recover compensation for injuries. When those injuries are significant, however, a car accident …

What To Do After a Car Accident in New York City?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PCPersonal Injury Lawsuits

There are car accidents every day in New York City—the streets and avenues are packed with impatient cab drivers, confused tourists, buses, trucks, and vans. After a collision, the steps you take could significantly impact the success of your personal injury case and improve your chance of a full recovery. Unsure of what to do after a car accident in …

What Is the Statute of Limitations in NY for Personal Injury?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PCPersonal Injury Lawsuits

The statute of limitations deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit in New York is generally three years from the time of the illness or injury, or the time when the illness or injury became apparent. Some exceptions do apply, so injured parties are advised to consult as soon as possible with a qualified attorney to determine if they are …

How is Fault Determined in a Car Accident in New York?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PCAuto Accident

Even though New York adheres to “no fault” insurance rules in car accidents, an injured motorist can sue an at-fault driver to recover a greater measure of damages–in certain circumstances. Determining fault in those circumstances is critical because New York also follows a pure comparative fault rule. It reduces the injured party’s damages in proportion to their relative fault. The …

What Are Economic Damages in a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawsuit?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PCPersonal Injury Lawsuits

The economic damages you can recover when you file a New Jersey personal injury lawsuit include losses with a verifiable and objective value. Examples might include your doctor bills and hospital expenses, the value of the damaged or destroyed property, and lost wages. Recovering economic damages requires you to show that they directly result from another party’s negligence. You will …

What are Lost Wages in New Jersey?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PCAccident Attorney

If you are not able to work because of injuries that you suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence, New Jersey law allows you to recover your lost wages as part of your damages claim in a negligence lawsuit against that person. Your ability to collect those damages depends on your ability to show that your injuries prevent you …

What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident in New Jersey?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PCAuto Accident

Hit-and-run accidents are an unfortunate reality in New Jersey. Some drivers leave the scene of a crash without realizing they were in an accident. Others are concerned about the possibility of an arrest or civil liability for an accident they cannot afford because they can be fined up to $5,000 and spend up to 180 days in jail. However, you …

What should you do if you hit an animal in New Jersey?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PCAuto Accident

If you hit an animal in New Jersey with your car, you should immediately stop. Then ascertain the extent of the animal’s injuries and report the accident to the nearest police station or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. You are required to follow this course of action by the applicable New Jersey statute. If this has …

SpoonfulONE Class Action Litigation

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KANTROWITZ, GOLDHAMER & GRAIFMAN, P.C., is investigating a class action against Before Brands, Inc. (“Before Brands”) the company that developed and manufacturers SpoonfulONE products.  Before Brands developed the SpoonfulONE products to reduce food allergy development risk with 16 key allergens in order to train a child’s immune system. Before Brands advertise that the SpoonfulONE products, which include Mix-ins, Puffs, Crunchy …

Costco Free and Clear Detergent Consumer Fraud Class Action Update

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A class action suit against Costco Wholesale Corp filed by Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman and co-counsel will proceed with false advertising claims after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed the lower court’s decision. Class Action Cites False Advertising The claims of consumer fraud in Eidelman v. Sun Prod. Corp. and Costco Wholesale Corp., No. 16-cv-3914 have …