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Slideshow | Basic First Steps after a Car Accident

March 25th, 2017


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Slideshow | When to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

March 20th, 2017


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March 16th, 2017

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First Steps after a Car Accident

March 9th, 2017

There are important steps to take at the scene of a car accident and soon afterward. Following these basic first steps will make filing your claim easier. The car accident lawyers at Dervishi Law Group, P.C.outline the steps to take after a car accident:

Stay at the accident scene

Do not leave the accident scene. Leaving the scene, particularly when someone has sustained injuries or has been killed, will result in serious consequences. Stay at the scene until the police tell you that you can leave.

Call the police

Even in a minor accident, it is advisable to involve the police. Ask the police to file a report and obtain the names and badge numbers of the responding officers.

Exchange information

Get the name, contact number, address, driver’s license number, and other basic information from the other driver involved. If there are any passengers, get their names, contact numbers and addresses.

Talk to witnesses

Talk to people who witnessed the accident. Make sure to get their names, contact numbers and addresses. Their testimony can play an important role in the claims process.

Inform your insurance company

Inform your insurance company. Tell them exactly what happened and about the extent of your injuries. Explain the facts clearly.

Keep track of your medical treatment

Keep a detailed account of the treatment or medications you receive from a doctor, physical therapist or other medical professionals. Keep copies of all medical reports and bills as these can serve as evidence of your medical expenses.

Take pictures

Take photographs of the damage to your car. Photographs can help your insurance adjuster determine compensation for the damage to your car.

Use caution in discussing the incident.

Do not discuss the accident with anyone other than your lawyer, your insurance company and the police. Avoid talking to a representative of another insurance company.

Be cautious about early settlement offers

If you are offered a settlement from an insurance company, do not accept it and consult with an attorney.

Contact Our Car Accident Lawyers

If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the lawyers at Dervishi Law Group, P.C. to help you file a claim. We specialize in personal injury cases. You can depend on our knowledge and expertise when it comes to representing a client with a personal injury matter. Call us at (917) 300-0797 or(718) 619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


Slideshow | Legal Theories in a Product Liability Claim

March 7th, 2017


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Brothers Killed In a Mercedes Crash

February 28th, 2017

The Westchester man killed has been identified as Dave Hunter of Yonkers, who was a passenger of the Mercedes driven by his brother, 47-year-old Dayan Hunter of the Bronx, who was the driver, and also pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to ABC 7.

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Slideshow | Have you been in a car accident?

February 15th, 2017


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Do I Need to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

February 9th, 2017

Have you suffered a workplace injury? Are you wondering whether you should hire a workers’ compensation attorney? Whether or not you should hire a lawyer depends on the severity of your injury and the overall complexity of your case. You may be able to get by without hiring an attorney if:

  • The injury was minor, such as a twisted ankle or a cut requiring a few stitches.
  • You missed little or no work due to your injury.
  • Your employer admits that the injury happened at work.

However, it is always advisable to contact a workers’compensation attorney to walk you through the legal process. He or she may alert you of potential pitfalls, as well as give you an honest appraisal of whether you can handle the case on your own.

When should I hire a workers’ compensation lawyer?

You should hire a workers’ compensation lawyer when:

Your employer denies your claim or you fail to receive your benefits promptly

Workers’compensation claims are routinely rejected by employers and insurers thinking that many workers will fail to appeal. This is factually correct because up to 80% of individuals whose claims are denied fail to appeal the decision in court. Hire a workers’ compensation attorney to give you the best chance of receiving a fair settlement for your injuries.

Your employer retaliates against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim

If you have been fired or demoted, or if your employer has reduced your pay or engaged in any other form of discrimination because you filed a workers’ compensation claim, it is important that you hire a workers’ compensation attorney immediately.

Your employer’s settlement offer does not cover all lost wages or medical bills

If you think that your settlement offer is not good enough, do not rely on the workers’ compensation judge to make sure that you are getting a fair deal. A judge may sign off on any agreement as long as it is not grossly unfair. If you want to be fairly compensated, hire an attorney.

Your employer denies you disability benefits

If the work injury caused you permanent partial disability or permanent total disability, you may be entitled to lifetime weekly payments to make up for your lost wages. These can be expensive for insurance companies. Therefore, they will do everything possible to avoid paying you what you deserve. Hiring a knowledgeable workers’compensation attorney can be essential when there are permanent injuries or illness.

You have a potential third party claim

If you have suffered a work related injury, you may be able to sue a third party whose negligence contributed to your injury through a third party lawsuit. For instance, when a machine malfunction causes injury to a worker, he or she can file a third party lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective machine, apart from filing a workers’ compensation claim. An attorney will assist you in filing a third party lawsuit.

Contact Workers’Compensation Attorneys at Dervishi Law Group, P.C.

If you have suffered a workplace injury, contact workers’ compensation attorneys at Dervishi Law Group, P.C.You can depend on our knowledge and expertise when it comes to representing you. Call us at (917) 300-0797 or (718) 619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.


Woman crushed between car and driver’s side door

February 7th, 2017

A woman found crushed by her car door on Camp Street Sunday afternoon was pronounced dead at Nor walk Hospital.
The woman apparently was standing outside the car when it rolled forward, causing her door to come in contact with a car parked at the curb. As her car moved forward, the door apparently was pushed closed, crushing her.

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Legal Theories in Product Liability Claims

February 6th, 2017

If you have suffered an injury due to a defective product, you may file a defective product liability claim. Your product liability claim can be based on different legal theories such as strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty and fraud.The following paragraphs outline the elements of the most common legal theories used in a product liability claim.

Strict Product Liability

In a strict product liability case, a victim must show that:

  • A product was sold with no warning or inadequate warning, or was sold in an unreasonably dangerous condition.
  • The victim or the victim’s property was injured by the defective product.

Negligence

In a product liability case based on negligence, a victim must show that:

  • The defendant owed a duty of care.
  • The defendant’s actions breached that duty of care.
  • The defendant’s breach caused the victim injuries.

Fraud

In a product liability case based on a “fraud” legal theory, a victim must show that:

  • The defendant made certain representations about the product that were not true.
  • The defendant was aware that those representations were not true or not likely to be true.
  • The representations were made so that the victim would buy the product.
  • The victim was justified in relying on the representations.
  • The defendant’s false representations caused damage to the victim.

Breach

In a product liability case based on “breach of warranty,” a victim must show that:

  • The product had an expressor implied warranty.
  • The product failed to meet the terms of the warranty.

Contact Product Liability Lawyers at Dervishi Law Group, P.C.

If you, a family member or a friend have suffered an injury as a result of a faulty product, contact the product liability lawyers at Dervishi Law Group,P.C. We can assist you in recovering rightful compensation.Call us at (917) 300-0797 or (718) 619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.