Key Issues

Personal Injury Law
Realizing that negligence is a big factor in pursuing a personal injury claim is important. This section will give you a better understanding of personal injury law, what personal injury cases involve and the components that a personal injury case must have to receive compensation of loss. This section will also talk about the statute of limitations in New York and why it is important to be conscious of it.

Protect Your Rights
It is imperative to know your rights and what steps to take when involved in a personal injury accident. The steps you take to pursue a slip and fall accident may be different from the steps you take during a medical malpractice claim, and it is important to recognize the difference. During a slip and fall case, remember you are not legally required to answer any questions. You should know your rights before resolving your claim. This section can help you learn more about protecting your rights.

Fighting Insurance Companies
Steven Schwartzapfel shares with you some of the secrets insurance companies would rather you not know. There are a number of myths about insurance companies and if you know about them you are in a better position to protect yourself and your family. One of the myths (link) is that the insurance companies are there to help you and your family. The truth is that insurance companies are there for one purpose and that is to make a profit for their shareholders. They don’t care about you. They will do everything within their power to stall, delay and deny claims.

Consumer Protection
Every year millions of people become victims of consumer fraud. To avoid these cons, consumers need to know how to spot the warning signs of a scam. If you are a victim of a scam it is important to act immediately and contact the Division of Consumer Protection and the Attorney General’s Office. After reading this section you will know exactly what to do if you are the victim of a scam.

When and How to Get a Lawyer
So many people turn to an attorney as a last option, but by reading this section you will better understand that hiring an attorney during a personal injury claim is beneficial in many ways. An attorney’s involvement can make a world of a difference when it comes to settling your case. This section will show you how to do research on the attorney to ensure you hire the best one for your case.