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Video: When Is the Right Time to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

June 15th, 2017

If you have suffered an injury at work, whether or not you should hire a lawyer depends on the severity of your injury and the overall complexity of your case. However, if your employer denies your claim or you fail to receive your benefits promptly or if your employer retaliates against you for filing a worker’s compensation claim, you should definitely seek the help of a lawyer. If you are facing an issue filing a worker’s compensation claim, we can help you. Call (917) 300-0797.


Infographic – Common Defenses in a Product Liability Case

June 14th, 2017

Common Defenses in a Product Liability Case


Are You Looking for a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney?

June 13th, 2017

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury can be the most difficult medical condition in life. It could be a life-changing event for the victim and the family. You want to make sure that your rights are protected in this situation. An experienced brain injury attorney can do that for you. You have the legal right to get compensated for your injuries. Additionally, depending on the extent of your injury, you may have a right to public or private benefits such as Social Security Disability Income, Medicare or private disability insurance payments. Finding an attorney who specializes in brain injury law can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

If you or a loved is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, make sure that you find a brain injury attorney with experience, knowledge and skills to represent you. Here are a few tips to help you find the right lawyer for your case:

The best way to find a traumatic brain injury attorney is through referrals from friends and family who have had first-hand experience with this kind of lawyer. If you don’t know anyone who can help you, asking your family lawyer is also a good option. Most attorneys have their own professional network and research tools to look for specific cases. Your family attorney could reach out to the brain injury attorneys on your behalf. You could also ask your doctor for recommendations for brain injury attorneys that have worked with his or her patients in the past, and have a strong record of client satisfaction.

It always helps to do your own homework before hiring an attorney. It is important that you find out what you can about the attorney, their practice and track record. One easy way to do this is to go to the attorney’s website. You can find out about their areas of practice, as well as look up news about recent cases or events. Pay attention to what the website has to say about their brain injury practice. If you like what they say, you can call them and request a free initial consultation. By meeting them in person, you can find out about how the attorney communicates with his or her clients, how attentive they are to a client’s needs and how they generally go about handling a case. You can then decide if they will be a good fit for you and your case.

You want a brain injury attorney who works well with you. Take the time to ask about their experiences with cases similar to yours, what approach they will be taking for your case, and how you will maintain contact with them during the legal process. You should be happy with their answers before you decide to hire him or her. It is a good idea to ask the lawyer if you could speak with their previous clients for additional feedback. This may give you an idea of what you can expect from that particular attorney.

Dervishi Law Group, P.C.

Because of their experience, education and skills, the attorneys of Dervishi Law Group, P.C. can evaluate traumatic brain injuries and successfully pursue claims on behalf of the injured plaintiff. It is always important to consult with an attorney regarding brain injury cases. At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., our attorneys will investigate the facts and determine whether or not you have a right to legal compensation. For more information about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) legalities or for a free consultation, contact us today at 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com. You can also contact us online for a free case evaluation.


Video: Crane Boom Collapse Accidents

June 12th, 2017

Crane boom collapse related accidents make up about 8% of crane accidents. Improper assembly is one of the major causes of boom collapse accidents. Crane boom accidents can seriously injure operators and workers standing below. If you are injured in a crane accident, you need a qualified personal injury attorney by your side. Our experienced crane accident attorneys can help you get compensated for your injuries. Call the Dervishi Law Group, P.C. at 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


Determining Liability in a Slip and Fall Accident

June 6th, 2017

Slip and fall

Although some of us may slip, trip or fall occasionally, some accidents can turn out to be more serious resulting in severe personal injuries. A personal injury lawsuit may be filed if the injury was caused by the negligence of someone else. Slip and fall accidents are a part of premises-related personal injuries and state law applies to cases such as these.

We have a responsibility to be aware of our surroundings and make every effort to avoid dangerous conditions when walking. At the same time, property owners are responsible for keeping the premises safe for pedestrians. If the property owner or the employee of the property has been negligent by not keeping their environment safe, even though he or she had the ability and knowledge to do so, or if you are not alerted to the danger facing you, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.

Slip and fall accidents can be caused by any sort of negligence or oversight on the part of the property owner. It can be a stumble, trip or twist because of an unsafe floor condition. There may be a direct cause such as uneven flooring, potholes, cracked sidewalks, spilled food or liquids, broken tiles or ice and snow. It may also have an indirect cause such as dim lighting, missing handrails, etc.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property because of a dangerous condition, you and your lawyer will need to be able to demonstrate one of the following to receive compensation for your injury claim:

  • The property owner or the employee caused the dangerous surface condition.
  • The property owner or the employee knew about the hazardous surface condition and did not fix it or warn you about the danger.
  • Had the premises been maintained on a regular basis, the danger would have been discovered sooner and fixed.

Liability in slip and fall cases is often decided by common sense. Judges and juries determine whether the owner or employee of the property was conscientious by determining if the steps they took to keep the property safe were reasonable.

Dervishi Law Group, P.C.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident due to someone else’s negligence, you need a qualified personal injury attorney by your side. At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., our goal is to offer comfort in times of need and unyielding dedication to our clients and their families. Our qualified and experienced personal injury lawyers can help you deal with the insurance companies and secure compensation from the responsible parties. Call us at 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com


Video: Have you been harmed due to an unsafe prescription drug?

June 2nd, 2017

Manufacturers, doctors, hospitals, clinics, laboratories and pharmacies can be sued for using unsafe medical drugs. If you are seriously injured due to unsafe medical drug, contact the Dervishi Law Group, P.C. for an experienced legal representation. Call us at 917-300-0797.


Slideshow | Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits

May 30th, 2017

If a defective or dangerous product or someone else’s negligence caused you spinal cord injuries, you may be entitled to compensation from the party responsible. Watch the slideshow to know more.

Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits
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Video: Common Distractions that Cause Car Accidents

May 27th, 2017

Despite many safety improvements and public service campaigns, the rate of car accidents is rapidly increasing in the U.S. The main cause of these accidents is driver distraction. Some common driver distractions that cause car accidents include texting, dialing a number, using touchscreens, operating the radio and reaching for an object. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to a distracted driver, we can help. Our car accident attorneys are experienced and can help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Call us at 917-300-0797.


Slideshow | Common Distractions That Cause Car Accidents

May 26th, 2017

Car accident fatalities are common on U.S. roads, and the number of fatalities is increasing each year. Driver distraction is considered to be one of the main causes of these accidents. This slide explains some of the common causes of car accidents such as texting, reaching for an object, using touchscreens, operating the radio and dialing a number. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to a distracted driver, our car accident attorneys can help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Call us at 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525.


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Common Causes of Crane Accidents

May 25th, 2017

Construction cranes

According to estimates by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are about 90 crane accident related fatalities each year in the US. It is important to know the main causes of crane accidents so that workers are better informed about important safety precautions. A little knowledge may prevent a lot of accidents.

Employers are required to barricade the area and train workers about the hazards involved in entering the area when a crane is in operation.

Common Causes of Crane Accidents

Crane Load Accidents

When the maximum weight limit is exceeded while loading a crane, both the buckle and the boom may collapse. Crane tipping and collapse occur when there is overloading beyond the crane’s capacity, or when ground conditions are unstable or uneven. Workers who are within the swing radius of an operating crane can be struck by loads, causing terrible injuries.

Crane Boom Collapse Accidents

Crane boom buckling or collapse related accidents make up about 8% of crane accidents. Improper assembly is one of the major causes of boom collapse accidents. When the crane does not have a proper blocking support to stabilize the load, the unbalanced load causes the crane to collapse which can seriously injure operators and workers standing below. Extending the crane boom beyond the manufacturer’s specifications can affect the crane’s capacity to carry loads, as well as lead to tremendous pressure on the mechanical, hydraulic and structural components of the crane, causing the collapse of the crane boom.

Fall Accidents

Operators who work on tower cranes climb extensive ladder systems to reach the crane operator cab. Wind conditions or unstable platforms can lead to fall accidents if the employers fail to provide proper safety belts, harnesses, and adequate guardrails and secured steps at the site.

Mechanical and Electrical Accidents

Crane booms, cables or other parts of the crane can come into contact with a live power line while under operation, electrocuting the operator if the active power lines are not shut off while work is in progress. Electrocution from contact with overhead power lines is a leading cause of crane related accidents. Crane operators and workers in the crane basket should be made aware of the placement of power lines surrounding the worksite. Mechanical failures can also cause serious accidents if crane components are not oiled on a regular basis, or if components that get excessive wear are not repaired and replaced when needed.

Lack of Proper Employee Training

Crane operators who do not have the proper training in crane operation and safety procedures are unable to recognize when the crane has reached its maximum loading point or whether conditions on the ground are ideal for hoisting activities. This can lead to serious crane accidents and even death. Lack of proper training is both a primary and secondary cause in crane accidents. Employees should be trained and should attend the OSHA safety courses specifically related to crane operations.

Incompetent Inspections

Inspectors sometimes fail to carry out a thorough inspection of a crane before approving it. Employers who are in a hurry to get their job done may look the other way. This kind of attitude toward safety procedures can be fatal. Timely and consistent inspections by experienced and well-trained inspectors can prevent many tragic accidents.

Dervishi Law Group, P.C.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a crane accident due to someone else’s negligence, you need a qualified personal injury attorney by your side. A qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer can help you deal with the insurance companies and secure compensation from the responsible parties. Call us at 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com