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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Were You Exposed To Bed Bugs While Staying At A Hotel?


People, at one point or another, will travel for different reasons.  Some people travel for work.  Some people travel to visit family.  Some people travel to go on vacation.  In most cases, the person will stay at a hotel during their trip.


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Friday, March 8, 2019

Happy International Women's Day!

 

“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 “Women are up against tremendous battles. We are held to different standards by a lot of people. We are considered cute instead of serious. And when we are serious, we're considered scary. You become a threat.


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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Personal Injury Claims Against An At-Fault Business


Filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit directly against a business can be much more complex than filing one against an individual. Personal injury claims against a business can arise in a variety of contexts. Some of the most common contexts include premises liability cases.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of a company or other business, you might be able to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit for damages. Businesses have experienced lawyers on their side representing their interests, and you should too.


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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

How To Establish Liability For A Slip And Fall Accident


Victims who suffer preventable injuries in a slip and fall accident may have a right to pursue legal recourse. If a slip and fall occurs on another person's property, victims may be able to file personal injury claims against the property owner. In order to recover compensation under New York premises liability law, however, victims must prove several legal elements. As cases and situations can vary, it is crucial to have a New York slip and fall attorney review your case to determine how these legal elements may be applied to the facts of your accident. In some cases, time may be of the essence and a delay in retaining the services of a New York personal injury attorney may cause you to be precluded from filing a personal injury claim against an at-fault business or property owner.


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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Why It Is Important To Obtain Medical Records After A New York Car Accident


After a car accident, there are a number of steps individuals need to take in order to protect their rights moving forward. One of the most important things a person can do after a crash is seek medical attention from either a paramedic on scene or a nearby hospital.

Seeking medical attention has a number of benefits. Of course, you can get the treatment you need to help start the recovery process. However, you also get medical records that can be used to help build a strong personal injury case.


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Monday, February 11, 2019

$90,000 Settlement News Update for Bed Bugs Case!!!

The Law Offices of Effie Soter, P.C. is pleased to announce our latest bed bug settlement. The Plaintiff stayed at a NYC hotel and sustained over 60 bites all over her body during her stay.  She needed to seek medial treatment to treat her bites which took time to resolve. The Law Offices of Effie Soter, P.C. was able to obtain a swift settlement for the Plaintiff in the amount of $90,000.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Can Photographs From An Accident Scene Help Hold Someone Negligent For Your Accident


If you've ever been involved in a car accident, you're probably aware of the fact that having as much documentation as possible is never a bad thing. Your insurance company is investigating the incident on your behalf. Of course, this is also the case for your personal injury attorney.

Logically, it behooves you to provide your attorney with anything that may help prove the negligence of the other party.  Furthermore, if you try to come take photographs after your accident, the scene will not be the same as it is very likely that your accident scene will not look the same as it did on the day of your accident.


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Monday, February 11, 2019

How An Insurance Adjuster Works To Limit Your Settlement In A New York Personal Injury Claim


Annually, insurance companies spend vast sums of money training their claims adjusters how to pay as little as possible on as few claims as possible. Any claim submitted to an insurance company by a claimant acting on his/her own is immediately challenged, both in its validity and in the value of the claim. This is why it is so important for accident victims to have legal advice when negotiating with an insurance company. The claims adjuster is tasked with working against your financial interests. With the experienced legal advice and help of a  New York personal injury attorney, personal injury victims can protect their legal interest in fair compensation for their financial losses.


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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Brooklyn Jury Rules In Favor Of Driver Seriously Injured In A Rear-End Accident


A Brooklyn jury recently awarded a plaintiff driver $145,000 for personal injuries that were sustained in a rear end collision.

In April of 2014, the plaintiff was sitting in his stopped vehicle.  The plaintiff’s vehicle was struck in the rear by a delivery truck.  As a result of the impact, the plaintiff sustained a rotator cuff tear in his shoulder and pain in his neck and back.  The rotator cuff tear required surgical repair.


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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Brooklyn Jury Awards Plaintiff $50,000 For Injury To Knee In A Rear End Collision


A Brooklyn jury recently awarded a plaintiff passenger $50,000 for personal injuries sustained in a read end motor vehicle accident.

The plaintiff was a passenger in a livery cab that was involved in a collision in March 2014 on Joralemon Street, near its intersection of Court Street. The issue of liability was waived and the issue resolved at trial was the determination of damages.  The plaintiff testified that the impact jolted her back and forth and that her knee struck a magazine rack in front of her, which caused her to sustain a serious personal injury.

The plaintiff further testified that after her accident she started conservative treatment for her right knee.


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Monday, January 29, 2018

Do Your Personal Injury Medical Records Contain Any Red Flags That Will Impact Your Settlement Or Claim?


Medical Records Can Affect Settlements for Personal Injury Victims

You were involved in an accident and were injured as a result of the actions of another party.  As a result of your injuries you seek medical treatment.  Ultimately you commence a lawsuit seeking to recover against the at-fault party for the injuries you sustained. 

Your accident case will have many forms of evidence, but one of the most critical form of evidence is your medical records. Unfortunately, insurance claims adjusters and defense counsel will do whatever they can to lower a plaintiff’s settlement demand.


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