Last updated 5 months ago
If you’ve recently suffered a car accident or other personal injury, you’ll want to seek the advice of an injury lawyer. However, making sure you are hiring the best lawyer for your needs is not always easy. Make sure you know when you may have chosen the wrong attorney to handle your case by reading over this article.
A law firm may state that they handle a wide variety of personal injury cases, but that does not necessarily mean they specialize in these practice areas. Find out if the attorney that will be working with you has experience in providing legal representation for your type of case, whether that is a car accident, slip and fall, or workplace injury. In the event your lawyer has not handled many of these types of cases in the past, it may be time to consider switching firms.
Another sign that it’s time to choose a different lawyer is poor communication. For example, a good lawyer should keep you informed on the details of your case, return phone calls or emails, and notify you of the best time that they can be reached. It is also important that your lawyer communicates whether or not any other individuals will be working on your case, such as other attorneys or paralegals within the firm.
Some lawyers may have a different end result in mind when it comes to the final settlement. For this reason, you may want to consult with a different lawyer if you do not like how your current representative is approaching your case.
Don’t let your current lawyer’s inexperience or poor communication habits interfere with the outcome of your case. Contact D'Agostino & Associates in Staten Island at (888) 860-5787 for more information on switching to one of our personal injury lawyers.
Last updated 5 months ago
Automobile accidents involving pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motor vehicles are all too common in New York City. A number of these accidents are hit-and-run accidents, in which the drivers flee because they are under the influence, do not have insurance, or do not possess a valid license.
According to a New York Post graphic, there were anywhere from 30 to 75 hit-and-run accidents between 2001 and 2006, many of which resulted in serious injury and death. While the numbers have changed over the past few years, hit-and-run accidents are still a major problem among New York City’s bustling streets.
Whether you have been injured due to a hit-and-run or other automobile-related accident, the lawyers with D’Agostino & Associates are here to help. We also provide representation for cases involving bicyclists and pedestrians, motorcycles, slip and fall accidents, defective products, dog bites, medical malpractice, and many other practice areas. Visit our website or call (888) 860-5787 to schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers.
Last updated 5 months ago
Car accidents are among the most common causes of personal injury accidents, especially when it comes to the Big Apple’s taxicabs. While an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you obtain compensation following an accident, it is important to educate yourself on the dangers of taxi accidents in the city. Continue reading to learn more.
Common Causes of Taxi Accidents
As with any other type of car accident, taxi accidents are often the result of reckless or distracted driving on the part of the driver. Common examples of reckless driving include traffic violations such as speeding, failing to signal, weaving in and out of traffic, and failing to yield to other vehicles or pedestrians. Behaviors that may distract the driver and lead to a taxi accident include inputting directions into a navigation system, changing the radio stations, using the phone, and even talking to passengers. In some cases, taxi accidents may be the result of driver fatigue due to poor work schedules.
Taxi accidents pose a number of threats to one’s overall health and safety. These types of accidents can lead to a wide array of injuries, from minor cuts and scrapes to life-changing, catastrophic injuries. Some of the most common injuries sustained during a taxi accident include bruises from the seatbelt, lacerations from coming into contact with the windows, and whiplash. More serious injuries include traumatic brain injuries such as concussions, and spinal injuries like herniated discs, fractured vertebral bones, and nerve damage.
Have you or a loved one recently suffered an injury due to a taxi accident? See how the personal injury lawyers with D’Agostino & Associates can help by calling (888) 860-5787 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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Even as technological advances increase safety in many aspects of daily life, construction continues to be a field fraught with on-the-job injuries. This occurs because building work often involves heights and heavy objects. As a result, a simple slip and fall can cause a serious injury.
If a worker is hurt on the job, he or she is generally entitled to compensation from their state or employer’s workers’ compensation coverage. This allows an injured employee to collect wage replacement payments until he or she returns to work. However, if the injury occurred as a result of company negligence, the employee can choose to sue the company in a court of law to receive a better settlement.
Workers’ compensation claims are often improperly denied as a result of bureaucratic red tape. The law office of D’Agostino & Associates has been helping Staten Island-area residents receive proper wage replacement payments for over twenty years. If you or a loved one received an improper a denial, dial (888) 860-5787 today to learn how our experienced attorneys can advocate on your behalf.
Last updated 6 months ago
One of the most common consequences of a car collision is injury to the head. This occurs when the bodies of the driver and passenger absorb the impact of the crash and move back and forth in a rapid motion. This thrashing leads to ailments that can be classified as Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). While nothing can replace medical advice, here is a basic guide to the most common types of TBI:
Closed Head Injuries
Following a particularly intense car accident, victims may faint or experience a form of memory loss, even if they cannot perceive any initial head wound. These are common symptoms of TBI, and generally occur when the head hits the windshield, seat, or roof of the car. The impact may not cause any external bleeding, but the force of the crash can lead to swelling or bruising inside the skull. If you or a loved one experience dizziness, vomiting, vertigo, fever, or other physical symptoms following a car accident, consult a doctor to rule out the possibility of a TBI. Seeking medical attention early can ensure that you minimize potential complications from internal bruising or bleeding.
As the name suggests, this type of TBI occurs when the skull is fractured or pierced as a result of an accident. A penetrating TBI will often involve direct (and potentially permanent) brain damage when pieces of the skull may become lodged within sensitive brain tissue. If you notice any bleeding or wounds around the head, call 911 or visit a hospital as soon as possible. Early intervention can help mitigate infection and other effects of open brain injuries.
Victims of TBI can suffer lifelong effects stemming from their injuries. Thankfully, state laws allow hurt parties to sue the at-fault driver for damages in a court of law. The resulting settlement can help cover medical expenses and future care for the injury. New Jersey and New York residents in need of advice about their specific cases should consult the law office of D’Agostino & Associates by calling our Staten Island office today at (888) 860-5787.