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Q: Hello, I cannot afford a lawyer, but I need one for a slip and fall case. Bayside, NY 11360

Anthony A. Ferrante answered on Aug 8, 2019

Good afternoon -

Personal injury attorneys work on a contingent fee basis, which means that they do not get paid a fee unless they help you obtain a successfully money recovery.

This site has helpful information with these types of claims:...
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Q: Is it worth pursuing legal action after falling from the roof of my apartment building?

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Anthony A. Ferrante answered on Jul 1, 2018

Given the extent of these injuries you should certainly contact an attorney. There are safety regulations within the City of NY regarding roof access and parapet walls.

There have certainly been cases brought in the past for these types of scenarios. If this has happened before at this...
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Q: I fell in a grocery store and really hurt my knee. I am thinking of suing. How long do I have to file a claim?

Anthony A. Ferrante answered on Mar 10, 2017

As your accident occurred in what is likely a private grocery, the statute of limitations for negligence in New York State is three (3) years. And that’s measured from the date of the accident. This means that you must file a lawsuit three years from the date of the accident.

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Q: I slipped and fell at my local grocery store, and have seriously injured my knee. Can I sue them for my doctor bills?

Anthony A. Ferrante answered on Jan 4, 2017

Whether or not you will have a successful case depends upon what actually caused you to fall. In a slip and fall case, you must first prove that there was some type of dangerous condition that existed in the store. And aside from that you must show that the people who run the store were aware of... Read more »

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Q: I was injured in a car accident and am considering filing a lawsuit. What kind of compensation can I receive?

Anthony A. Ferrante answered on Nov 18, 2016

In New York, you are entitled to no-fault benefits which will pay for medical bills, time out of work and out of pocket expenses. These benefits (which usually last for anywhere from a few months to a year) are yours regardless of whether you caused the accident or not. The only requirement is... Read more »

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Q: I think I have an injury claim against my landlord. How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

Anthony A. Ferrante answered on Nov 18, 2016

You have 3 years to file a lawsuit but it may be in your best interests to have the matter investigated much sooner than that. If, for instance, you fell down a set of stairs or due to a broken floor etc. you may need an engineer to inspect the condition and offer an opinion to help prove your... Read more »

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Q: I had fell on my cement patio. Due to the cement was above ground. Lots of pain X-rays. Hud apt. Do I have to pay bills

I had hit the cement that's above the ground on my patio. I am in a lot of pain had X-rays done. Now I got to see a nerve dr for my leg. The cafe of leg as a dent. And my 3 toes are tingles. And I get jarley horses in my toes. And when I am on my leg all day the whole leg tingles. And top of my hip... Read more »

Anthony A. Ferrante answered on Sep 24, 2016

In any trip and fall accident

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Q: I was hit by a mall security guard and my car was damaged.

I feel he was overly aggressive and careless in his driving. Can I sue him for that along with getting paid to cover the cost of repairing my car?

Anthony A. Ferrante answered on Sep 14, 2016

Here in NY you can sue for "damage" which generally means what you've lost. In the context of a car crash damages will usually be limited to the damage to your vehicle and the damage to your body. So if you have injuries, you would be able to bring a claim for that.

NY does allow for...
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Q: My dad backed into my car and I was injured.

Will the insurance company process our claims even though we're from the same family?

Anthony A. Ferrante answered on Sep 6, 2016

Yes. They may investigate the claim to make sure that it was not a staged accident. Unless their investigation discloses some funny business they should cover the claim.

In addition to property damage, you are entitled to bring a claim for no fault benefits with the insurance carrier for...
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Q: I had an accident. I was not under the policy of the car, my boyfriend was but he gave me permission to drive it...

I hit someone who ran a stop sign and I was rushed to the hospital while the car was towed. Can I file against the other driver?

Anthony A. Ferrante answered on Feb 10, 2016

Yes, you can certainly file a claim against the other driver. The question of whether that claim will result in a successful recovery depends on a few things.

It sounds as though the other driver will be determined mostly at fault given the fact that she had a stop sign. This does not...
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