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Can I sue a foreign shareholder for breach of contract in New York?

You can sue a foreign person or entity in federal court for breach of a contract.  However, in some cases, you may be required to arbitrate the …

Answered by T. Edward (Eddie) Williams

Who is responsible for a slip/trip or fall accident on a sidewalk in New York?

After a slip or fall accident, there are usually two parties you could hold responsible for a premises liability case. Generally speaking, New York …

Answered by Michael S. Lamonsoff

What should I do after a scaffolding accident in New York?

In a city like New York, construction, including scaffolding, is a common occurrence. Unfortunately, New York state laws are generally designed to …

Answered by Thomas J. Moverman

Who can I sue if I’m injured in a rideshare accident in New York, such as Uber, Lyft or Juno?

This is not the easiest question to answer. There are complicated liability issues at play, but you should have legal standing to pursue …

Answered by Adam D. Cahn

I fell at work at a construction site in New York and hit my head. What steps should I take?

Falling at work can be a serious incident in itself, but falls that take place at a construction site tend to be much more dangerous and involve more …

Answered by Michael S. Lamonsoff

Can I sue for a trip-and-fall/slip-and-fall injury on a sidewalk in New York?

You can absolutely sue and your chances of a successful outcome are better than ever. For many years, the City of New York was almost exclusively …

Answered by Adam D. Cahn

Who pays my medical bills if I am injured in an accident in New York?

If you are injured in an auto (truck, bus) accident in New York, you may be covered by "no-fault" insurance.  If you are a driver and …

Answered by Stephan H. Peskin

How Do New York Artists Protect Their Rights In Their Own Creations?

New York is blessed with many gifted artists, writers, photographers, graphic designers and other creative professionals. When they create original …

Answered by Robert L. Powley

Can I Switch My Attorney In My New York Personal Injury Case?

Individuals are bombarded daily by legal social media ads, television commercials, radio spots, billboards and numerous other marketing efforts. When …

Answered by Michael A. Rose

Can condo boards sue developers for construction defects in New York?

New York law does allow a condominium board to sue a developer for construction defects. However, the right of the board to sue the developer is …

Answered by Adam Leitman Bailey

What should I do if I got sick or injured eating food in New York?

In short: call a doctor and then call an attorney.From opening a bag of premixed salad to grilling meat in your backyard to eating dinner at a posh …

Answered by Joel H. Robinson

What should I do if I am hit by a delivery vehicle in New York City?

With the uptick in people ordering online, delivery vehicles are everywhere, often rushing and moving very fast.  If you are hit by any type of …

Answered by Devon Reiff

What Are My Rights After A Construction Accident In New York?

New York has great workers’ compensation laws, and they are especially favorable for construction. The laws provide important and valuable …

Answered by David J. Hernandez

What Do I Do If I Am Seriously Injured In A New York Car Accident?

The initial moments after a car accident are chaotic, and getting an injury in such an extreme circumstance only clouds your judgement. There will be …

Answered by Thomas J. McManus

Is there any gender preference in New York custody cases?

Unlike in the past, there is no current preference given to the mother or father in child custody cases that are handled in New York. Gender and …

Answered by Faith G. Miller

What Brain Injury Symptoms Are Common In New York And Throughout The World?

A traumatic brain injury can result in numerous symptoms ranging from blurred vision to personality changes to impaired cognitive function. Depending …

Answered by Andrew L. Weitz

What is the difference in injury compensation for construction workers who are union members and for those who are nonunion members in New York?

We trial lawyers know that the union construction workers who are injured on the job win the highest jury awards and settlements because these …

Answered by Devon Reiff

Do I need to hire an attorney for my divorce in New York?

Though it may be possible for you to complete the divorce process in New York on your own, it is not recommended.You Will Not Understand Some Of The …

Answered by Joan Iacono

Are mothers always awarded custody in New York?

While the answer may previously have been yes in many cases, now the answer is no.What Has ChangedIn the past, the presumption used to be that the …

Answered by Joan Iacono

What is a premises liability case in New York?

Premises liability refers to conditions on land or in a building that are not reasonably safe and that lead to a person’s injury. An owner of a …

Answered by Joseph P. Awad

What is a construction site accident case in New York?

In the state of New York under Sections 200, 241 (6) and 240 of the Labor Law, all contractors and owners in the erection, demolition, repairing, …

Answered by Joseph P. Awad

How do I know if I have a New York medical malpractice case?

If you have suffered a serious injury as a result of bad medical evaluation or treatment, you should consult with an experienced New York medical …

Answered by Joseph P. Awad

What happens in New York after a brain injury is suffered in an accident?

According to the U.S. Department of Health, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) contribute to a large number of deaths and cases of permanent disability …

Answered by Steven Schiesel

I’ve been injured at work in New York. Can I sue my employer?

In New York, the workers’ compensation system serves an alternative to a lawsuit against your employer. It may be possible to sue an employer …

Answered by David Klein

Can I start a lawsuit after a construction accident even if I am getting workers’ compensation in New York?

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be able to pursue compensation through a lawsuit while you are receiving workers’ …

Answered by Pat James Crispi

Do I have the right to sue both the truck driver and the truck owner after an automobile accident in New York?

There may be many parties who are responsible for contributing to the cause of the automobile accident that left you injured. This is especially the …

Answered by Pat James Crispi

Should I talk to any insurance company after a crash in New York?

After you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident there is a high likelihood that you will be contacted by insurance companies. These insurance …

Answered by Pat James Crispi

Is My New York Employer Paying Me Correctly?

First, it is important to determine if you are entitled to overtime and review the number of hours you work in a regular workweek. Second, look at …

Answered by Louis D. Stober, Jr.

How can I seal a criminal record in New York?

If you have a criminal conviction on your record, new laws allow you to seal certain criminal records from public view. Section 160.59 of New …

Answered by James L. Riotto

Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement in New York?

Marriage is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. While you are considering whether to get married at the Mandarin Oriental …

Answered by Jacqueline N. Newman

How can I protect my assets in a divorce in New York?

When clients first come to my firm and tell me that they believe they are about to get divorced, they often follow up this declaration with a …

Answered by Jacqueline N. Newman

How Do I Know If I Have a Disability Discrimination Claim Against My New York Employer?

Three things have to happen to prove disability discrimination:You have to prove you have a disability.Your employer has to have acted illegally due …

Answered by Liane Fisher

Can I Sue For Injuries From A Car Accident In New York?

The simple answer is yes. Anybody can sue anybody for anything.The question is whether you have a claim where you can collect money. Multiple issues …

Answered by Herbert Subin

How to choose the best lawyer to handle a traumatic brain injury case in New York?

At tbihelpline.com, we would like to share a few simple “do’s and don’ts” to apply when selecting a lawyer to represent you …

Answered by Andrew W. Siegel

How can I sue the city or state of New York?

The concept of "sovereign immunity" prevents the city and state of New York from being sued UNLESS they consent. Consent is easily …

Answered by Stephan H. Peskin

Can I sue my landlord in New York for injuries inside the building?

In some cases, yes, whether you are the tenant or a guest of a tenant. In general, a landlord must keep the building in good repair and prevent a …

Answered by Stephan H. Peskin

When hiring a traumatic brain injury lawyer in New York, should you ask the lawyer about his results in prior TBI cases he has handled?

Yes. This is one of the most important questions you can ask. These are some of the case results for attorney Andy Siegel in traumatic brain injury …

Answered by Andrew W. Siegel

What types of sex crimes can I be charged with in New York?

Sex crimes cases present very specific and complex issues and many of the cases will often go to trial. Generally, a sex offense occurs when a person …

Answered by Kimberly Summers

What can I do if I receive an "indicated" or "unfounded" letter from Child Protective Services in New York?

This Report of Child Neglect/Abuse could impact your future employment because of the fact that the existence of an "indicated" report …

Answered by John M. Zenir

I have heard about settlements in New York Workers' Compensation known as a Schedule Loss of Use and a Section 32. Can you explain I only injured my arm?

There are many different types of settlements. As your attorney, it would be my job to review the needs of the injured worker both …

Answered by Leslie G. Tilles

Do I need an Employment Lawyer in New York?

Most people think to consult a lawyer when something goes wrong; however, lawyers can play an important role in preparing you for many different …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli

When can an employee assert a legal claim that s/he was sexually harassed in the workplace in New York?

As a preliminary matter, if you work for a company with at least fifteen employees you may have a legal claim under the Federal discrimination law, …

Answered by William H. Kaiser

When can I sue my employer for breach of contract in New York?

Most employment relationships are what the law calls “At Will.” This means you as an employee can be fired for good reasons, bad reasons, …

Answered by Daniel J. Kaiser

Are noncompete or nonsolicit agreements enforceable in New York?

New York's highest court has held that an employer can enforce noncompete agreements only where it can satisfy one of two elements: (1) Was …

Answered by Henry L. Saurborn, Jr.

How does New York law apply to pedestrians and bicyclists hit by motor vehicles?

Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians are treated much like other types of accidents in personal injury proceedings. The first and most …

Answered by Mitchel H. Ashley

If I am unable to return to work after my New York State work related injury, can I apply for Social Security Disability?

Yes. Workers' compensation and Social Security cases work well together. The injured worker can receive both workers' compensation …

Answered by Leslie G. Tilles

Will New York State take my home and my other assets before I can qualify for Medicaid to pay for a nursing home or home care?

The greatest concern expressed by my clients is whether or not they will outlive their money, particularly when it comes to paying for nursing home …

Answered by Felicia Pasculli

Am I entitled to receive tips in New York?

Many occupations receive tips/gratuities as part of their compensation, especially food service workers in restaurants, night clubs, and catering …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli

Am I entitled to overtime pay in New York?

An employer covered by Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”) must pay their eligible …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli

Can I sue for Wrongful Termination in New York?

“At-will” EmployeesIn New York, most employees are considered “at-will.” This means that either the employee or the employer …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli

“Am I entitled to overtime pay when I’m paid a salary in New York?”

Frequently, salaried employees are misclassified as exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli

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