Imagine you are texting a friend, and you know your friend is driving a car while responding to your text messages. Your friend causes a car crash and injures the other driver. Can you be held responsible for the other driver’s injuries because your text messages may have distracted your friend and caused the accident?
A New York appeals court recently considered that very question, and ruled that the person who texted the driver (who then caused the accident) cannot be held [...]
When dealing with legal matters, it’s sometimes difficult to know at what point to look for a legal expert to handle your case. For those who are comfortable with legal knowledge and negotiating for themselves, it may be possible to self-represent. However, there are always risks that one takes when representing themselves. For most all cases, there comes a point when it is best to step back, and let an expert help you out.
You should consider hiring an expert workers’ [...]
When most people hear the words “workers' compensation,” the careers that come to mind usually have to do with construction or another form of manual labor. While its true that careers that involve moving and/or operating heavy equipment see cases of workers' compensation, these are not the only employees who are eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
The three basic requirements to start a workers' compensation claim are:
1. You Must be an Employee: To claim [...]
Unfortunately, no matter how experienced a driver is, car accidents are bound to happen. Though emotions are often high immediately following an accident, it is important to remain calm and remember the steps you need to take not only for your health and safety, but for your future financial security, as well. If you plan to file an insurance claim, or a lawsuit for damages, make sure that you:
1) Remain at the Scene: Even if you have somewhere to be, it is crucial that you [...]
On February 15, 2018, Tim Higgins was a guest lecturer and panelist at the “Keeping Current with New York Automobile Litigation” continuing legal education (CLE) program in Albany sponsored by the New York State Bar Association.