Personal Injury

Can I Claim Pain & Suffering For Cervical Strain After an Accident?

by William Mattar | May 10th, 2022

Someone injured due to a car accident will often seek medical treatment to determine the nature and extent of the injuries. Often, a course of treatment may begin at an urgent care facility or emergency room, where treating providers will ask some questions and perform a physical examination. In many cases, the provider may order […]

What Is Serious Injury Threshold In New York?

by William Mattar | April 26th, 2022

In New York State, most motorists and pedestrians injured by another driver can make a claim for pain and suffering only if they sustained a “serious injury.” There are exceptions, but in most cases, the injured person must show a “serious injury,” which is defined to include:  death; significant disfigurement; dismemberment; a fracture; loss of […]

When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Car Crash in New York State?

by William Mattar | April 14th, 2022

Anyone who has been in a car accident knows how frightening and distressing it can be. There is a lot of uncertainty: Will my body ever heal? When can I return to work? What are my legal rights? Insurance companies often try to minimize the settlement amount. They try to characterize your injuries as “minor” […]

How Pre-Existing Conditions May Affect Car Accident Claims

by William Mattar | January 15th, 2021

If you have been injured in a car accident, there is a chance that you may have a pre-existing medical condition. For example, you may have had a back injury or some other condition before the accident. Maybe the accident made your condition worse. If your pre-existing condition was impacted by the accident, this may […]

Is it Worth Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney in New York City?

by William Mattar | November 13th, 2020

If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer an injury because of the actions or inactions of someone else in New York City, you might be wondering if you should consult a personal injury lawyer to see if you have a claim. If you want to explore a potential claim, you should consult with an […]

How Much to Ask For in a Personal Injury Settlement

by William Mattar | November 6th, 2020

You may have been involved in an accident that left you badly injured, and you may be wondering how much to ask for in a personal injury settlement. After filing your personal injury lawsuit in court, an attorney can present your case to a jury who will have the ability to award monetary compensation for […]

What is a Personal Injury?

by William Mattar | October 30th, 2020

If you or anyone you know has ever suffered a personal injury, you probably know it can be a very difficult thing to recover from. Sometimes personal injuries are not realized until after an accident or event that caused the trauma. In American law, the term personal injury is mostly used to describe a sort […]

How Owning a Pet Can Be Therapeutic

by William Mattar | October 29th, 2020

When adopting an animal, many people imagine how a new family member will bring joy, adventure, and companionship into their life. But pets can be more than just fun—they can also be a form of therapy. Studies have shown that animals can help alleviate symptoms related to mental health problems and trauma, which are challenges […]

Signs and Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries And PTSD From A Car Accident

by William Mattar | January 7th, 2020

One car accident could change a person’s life forever. The serious injuries caused by a crash can sometimes take years to correct, and there are some cases where the damage is permanent. It is important to remember that a car accident can cause physical as well as psychological damage. For example, a traumatic brain injury […]

Why You May Want to Increase the SUM Limits on Your Car Insurance Policy

by William Mattar | May 29th, 2019

What is Supplemental Uninsured/Under Insured Motorist Car Insurance? New York drivers must carry supplemental uninsured/under insured motorist car insurance (SUM) to protect themselves if they are involved in a car crash with a driver who is under insured or uninsured. Although SUM coverage is a part of all NYS auto insurance policies, many drivers may […]