Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Rear End Auto Accident

On my way to court this morning in Nassau County, I passed a nasty rear-end car accident on the Long Island Expressway.  

It was an obvious rear-end collision, where the rear driver was 100% at fault.  I have a trial coming up soon in a similar scenario, and as far as motor vehicle cases go that is about the best you can get on liability.  

I did not, however, leave a card.  Not only would it be obnoxious, it's unethical.  Generally, in New York, there is a 30-day waiting period before attorneys can contact personal injury victims directly, and even afterwards there are limits on direct solicitation.

The driver/passengers will likely want a PI attorney, and I'm a damn good one, but they'll have to come to me.  

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Products Liability Attorney

Products liability is an area of law I found interesting in law school, and have gained some experience with.  In general, there are three types of claims: negligent design, negligent manufacturing, and failure to warn.

Some of the more common claims involve children's toys, tools and industrial equipment, and consumer products that pose unique hazards (such as fire pots or similar items).  The most active areas of products liability litigation is probably pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, which is a subspecialty I have had some experience with.