AIOPIA Nominate Darren T. Moore as a Top 10 Best Personal Injury Law Attorney of 2020

[New York, NY—Feb 2020] — The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) is proud to confirm that Darren T. Moore has been selected as one of the Top 10 Best Personal Injury Law Attorney’s for 2020.

AIOPIA is an attorney rating organization comprised of 13 divisions of law which help’s compile a list of the ten best attorneys in each respective field and in their respective states. The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore P.C. comes highly rated among their clients for the law offices excellent service and in particular that of personal injury attorney and law firm owner, Darren T. Moore.

The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore P.C. is thankful for the nomination and the award from the AIOPA. Darren states that “myself and the firm will continuously work to pursue “Moore Justice” on behalf of our clients and we are happy to know that so far, we have made and will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of their clients.

The Law Offices Of Darren T. Moore P.C. is a full-service personal injury law firm based in New York. The firm is driven and focused on ensuring that their clients get the most significant recovery possible for each case that they handle.

If you or a loved one have been injured, you may be entitled to compensation and it’s important you reach out and discuss your accident and injury with a personal injury attorney. You want a personal injury attorney that is proactive and dependable and will work hard for you, look no further than the Personal Injury Attorneys’ at the Law Offices of Darren T Moore PC. Our motto is “MOORE JUSTICE” for each and every one of our clients.

The Irish Echo is Proud to Present Darren T. Moore With the Top 40 Under 40 Award

[New York, NY—Feb 2020] — The Irish Echo is proud to present the 14th annual Irish Top 40 Under 40 Award to Darren T. Moore.

The Irish Echo is hosting its 13th annual Irish Top 40 Under 40 Award ceremony on Feb 21, 2020. This event is a celebration of the accomplishments of Irish and Irish Americans who have made significant contributions in their respective fields before turning forty. Darren T. Moore is being recognized for his work as a personal injury attorney at his personal injury law firm, The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore P.C.

The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore P.C. comes highly rated among clients and colleagues alike for the law office’s outstanding service, pursuit of justice and attention to each client’s individual case. The Irish Echo was proud to recognize Darren and the law firm for all of their work.

Darren T. Moore is thankful for the award and is happy to be recognized by the Irish Echo for his achievements. He immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland with the dream to become an attorney and help others, and he is grateful to give back and support the city where he has found his success. “To be recognized by the Irish community at large here in the greatest city of all as one of the Top 40 under 40 is a huge honor for me and my family and is a very humbling accolade. I am just proud that the work and commitment I put into my practice and the daily pursuit of “Moore Justice” for my client’s is being recognized but this is only the beginning for this firm and we aim to strive to be better every day.”

The Law Offices Of Darren T. Moore P.C. is a full-service personal injury law firm based in New York City. The firm is driven and focused on ensuring that their clients get the largest recovery possible for each case that they handle. Whether that happens through a settlement or court verdict, the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore promises to fight to the very end for each one of their clients.

If you or a loved one have been injured, you may be entitled to compensation and you should consult the personal injury attorney’s at the Law Offices of Darren T Moore P.C. We’re here for you 24/7 and will work to get you the compensation that you deserve – look no further than the Personal Injury Attorneys’ at the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore PC, where our motto is “MOORE JUSTICE” for every one of our clients.

Avvo Awards The Law Offices Of Darren T. Moore With The Client’s Choice Award

[New York, NY—Jan 2020] — Avvo.com is proud to present The Law Offices Of Darren T. Moore with the Clients’ Choice Award.

Avvo.com is an online marketplace that provides legal information from attorneys, client reviews, and is an online resource for legal services. The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore P.C. comes highly rated among their clients for the law offices excellent service from Darren T. Moore and his highly trained team of personal injury attorneys, and Avvo.com was proud to award The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore with the honor of the Client’s Choice Award.

The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore P.C. is thankful for the award, and are happy to be recognized by Avvo.com for the achievement. The law firm works tirelessly to seek MOORE justice for their clients and is happy to know that they have made and continue to make a difference in the lives of their clients.

The Law Offices Of Darren T. Moore P.C. is a full-service personal injury law firm based out of New York. The firm is driven and focused on ensuring that their clients get the largest recovery possible for each case they handle. Whether that happens through a settlement or a verdict in court, the Law Offices of Darren T Moore promise to fight to the very end for each and every one of their clients. The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore prepare for every case meticulously and fight tirelessly for the rights of their clients.

If you are in need of a personal injury attorney that is proactive, there for you 24/7, that will work hard for you and your case and ensure to get the compensation that you deserve, look no further than the Personal Injury Attorneys’ at the Law Offices of Darren T Moore PC. Our motto is “MOORE JUSTICE” for each and every one of our clients.

Reasons To Hire A Car Accident Attorney In New York City

Car Accident Attorney Lawyer in New York

According to the New York City Police Department there were 228,047 car accidents in 2018 across the metropolitan area. New York City is a vibrant, fast paced city and from dawn to dusk, it’s crowded with traffic, pedestrians, motorists and cyclists to name a few. For these reasons, accidents involving cars, cyclists, and pedestrians can and do happen, anywhere and at any time. Even when we try our best to exercise caution, an accident can occur. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car or pedestrian accident in New York City, then you’ll need the experience of a highly trained car accident attorney in New York. That is why the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore are the trusted car accident law firm in New York, because they will fight for the compensation and rights you are entitled to. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important that you consult a car accident attorney.

First and foremost, if you or a loved one are involved in a car accident, the most important thing to do is to look after your physical well-being. That may include calling the EMS, receiving treatment from the EMS and going to the nearest ER or urgent care facility. Your health is your wealth so take care of your physical well-being at all times.

Make sure that you notify the police about the incident and this enables the police to generate a police report. If you can, make sure to take pictures of the vehicles involved and any damage done to the vehicles. Lastly, if you can, obtain the contact details for any witnesses that are present.

Car Accidents Need To Be Properly Documented


As above, gathering information and what we call the “evidence” at the time of the incident is crucial and that is one of the reasons why calling the police and EMS is very important as they will also diligently document all the necessary information related to the incident.

After gathering this information and getting immediate medical attention, one of the reasons you should call an experienced car accident attorney is to assist you in filing a “No-Fault” application.

What is No-Fault?

New York State follows a “no-fault” insurance system. In the event of a car accident, irrespective of whether you have personal insurance or insurance through your job, you are entitled to No Fault insurance coverage through your car insurance – that is the car you were in at the time of the car accident – irrespective of which vehicle is at fault for the accident. Through the No-Fault Insurance policy on the vehicle you were in at the time of the accident, you are entitled to receive coverage for all medical treatment and partial payment for lost time from work up to a maximum of $50,000. The purpose of the No fault protection is to protect motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians irrespective of fault and to obtain such coverage you don’t have to prove the other driver or driver’s negligence in order to collect benefits. 

Cost of car accident related injuries can be costly, and some injuries depending on the severity can lead to more chronic problems for victims, including disability or sometimes even death. 

Once your application is filed with the insurance company, your EMS and ER bill will be covered and you can then proceed to receive the medical treatment, care and diagnostic testing that you need to help you throughout the recovery process and if applicable, payment for lost earnings for the time you are out of work.

This is also where the experienced car accident attorneys and firm of The Law Offices of Darren T Moore can help. Our office prides itself on helping car accident victims and guiding them along the path to recovery. This can include referring you or your loved one to the right doctor and/or specialist and making sure that you know that your not alone on this path. We can assist with filing for and obtaining lost wages, making sure that your medical bills are covered and also, where necessary, arranging for home health care and assistance.

The complexities, deadlines and procedural requirements involved means that the risks are too great for you not to seek the professional expertise of a car accident attorney. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, our professional attorneys at The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore will help to make sure you have complied with all the deadlines and requirements.

Don’t Let Yourself Be Taken Advantage Of! 

If you or your loved one has been injured as a result of a car accident, you should reach out to The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore for a free consultation. Our professional and highly trained car accident attorneys will help you every step of the way with your case, to ensure you get the justice you deserve. 

Our Motto is “MOORE JUSTICE!” 

And if you don’t believe us, simply take a look at our reviews and testimonials on our website, Google and Avvo. 

Call us today at (917) 809-7014.

Injured As A Result Of A Defective Or Dangerous Escalators?

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Escalators are everywhere, especially in a major city like New York. We use them each and every day, at the subway station, local mall, in our office buildings’, schools’ and sometimes even in our apartment buildings. Even though we use escalators on a daily basis, be it as part of our daily commute or venture to the local mall, we can tend to overlook the fact that they can be incredibly complex and dangerous pieces of machinery when they aren’t maintained properly.

Incidents involving escalators seriously injure over 6,000 people each year in the United States, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

It’s because of these statistics and the complexity of the machinery involved that there are local ordinances and state laws that dictate the manner in which escalators are maintained and serviced. Escalators have to be regularly maintained, serviced and must pass regular inspections to prevent accidents and consequently, serious injury. The majority of escalator accidents are simply caused by improper maintenance and lacklustre servicing of the escalator and its parts.

Things like

  • broken or missing steps
  • Faulty wiring
  • gaps between the “comb plate” and the step at the bottom or top of the escalator
  • unsecure handrail
  • clothing caught in the steps, side panels and skirt guard of the escalator
  • improper calibration of the escalator leading to sudden stops, “jolts” or changes in the speed of the escalator
  • Debris caught in the steps or comb plate

The above are just examples of what can occur when an escalator is improperly serviced, maintained or repaired and it’s these situations that can lead to serious injuries on escalators.

Building owners have what is called a “Non Delegable duty” to keep its premises and it’s parts in a reasonably safe condition and that includes it’s escalators and this means that they can’t simply pawn off responsibility for the escalator’s condition on a 3rd party. In a lot of cases, there will also be an escalator maintenance company, hired by the building pursuant to a contract who are responsible for the inspection, upkeep and maintenance of the escalator. That is where, an experienced escalator attorney like the attorneys from the Law Offices of Darren Moore PC step in and take care of everything. At the Law Offices of Darren T Moore PC, our escalator attorneys’ will conduct a thorough and diligent investigation which includes:

  • Visiting the location and taking pictures
  • Speaking to witnesses
  • Obtaining surveillance footage
  • Requesting all complaints, notices of violation, inspections and reports from the New York City Department of Buildings
  • Requesting that the escalators control system data is maintained
  • Reviewing all service contracts and 3rd party contracts to identify who else may be responsible

If a building owner fails in it’s NON-DELEGABLE duty to provide a reasonable safe premises which includes it’s escalators and as a result, you or a loved one has been injured, you may be entitled to compensation and should pick up the phone and call our office for a FREE CONSULTATION. A severe injury can keep you or a loved one from working and even lead to permanent disability.  At the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore our firm and escalator accident attorneys will work thoroughly to investigate your accident and seek any benefits that you are entitled to. It is important that you begin working on a claim without any delay. Personal injury claims can be complex and time-consuming and that is why you should seek the counsel of a personal injury attorney to help you with your case. Call our office and we will happily guide you through the process.

If you or a loved one has been injured while using an escalator, you should reach out to the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore for a free consultation. Our professional and highly trained escalator injury attorneys will help you every step of the way with your case and help you seek the justice you deserve. Our motto is “MOORE JUSTICE!”

Call us today at (917)809-7014

Truck Accidents: How They Differ From A Regular Car Accident And What Steps You Should Take

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The streets, roadways and highways of New York can be a dangerous place for anyone, be it a pedestrian, bicyclist or motorist. Thousands upon thousands of vehicles take to the city streets, roadways and highways of Manhattan and the outer boroughs each and every day. From the smart car to the regular sedan, SUV’s, huge commercial vehicles and trucks like 18 wheelers or what are commonly referred to as “Big Rigs,” our streets, roadways and highways must accommodate every type of vehicle and more importantly, must also protect pedestrians and bicyclists alike.

There is no way that any small vehicle, pedestrian or bicyclist can compete on a roadway with these “big rigs” or so called large commercial vehicles. If these vehicles are not operated properly, or worse, aren’t maintained properly, an accident can occur which can have devastating consequences such as a catastrophic injury or in some cases death.

‘ACCIDENT’S INVOLVING TRUCKS ARE DIFFERENT THAN THOSE INVOVLING CARS NOT ONLY IN TERMS OF IMPACT BUT IN TERMS OF THE LAW THAT APPLIES’

For this reason, the laws are different when it relates to the operation of a commercial vehicle and these huge trucks. It’s important to note that truck drivers are professionals, who drive for a living on a daily basis and who need to adhere to a stricter standard when driving. Truck drivers are required not only to obtain the standard state license but they also need to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (“CDL”) in order to operate trucks on our roadways. In addition to the local vehicle and traffic laws, commercial drivers can also be required to abide by the strict Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (“FMCSR”). The FMCSR in essence lays out the basic minimum standards required of drivers and their employers involved with the operation of commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce.

Although trucking companies employ experienced truck drivers to carry goods from one place to another, the number of accidents caused due to driver negligence has been increasing at an alarming rate. One of the most common reasons for truck accidents is truck driver tiredness, fatigue and being overworked. Because of fatigue, drivers often lose consciousness resulting in dangerous accidents and ultimately, lawsuits. The pressure on drivers to make deliveries on time in spite of rush hour traffic, road works, weather conditions causes drivers to take extra risks, work longer hours, drive a little faster and these risks and choices that the driver and his/her company take can result in devastating consequences for the unsuspecting driver, pedestrian and bicyclist.

Sometimes the trucking companies themselves neglect to complete even the most basic and routine inspections and/or provide regular maintenance to the trucks, thereby failing to comply with the FMCSR, local laws and ultimately neglecting public safety. You and I know that if a truck and its competent driver leave the yard, loading dock, shelter or construction site with faulty brakes, poorly functioning lights, bald and inadequate tires, that “big rig” is just a disaster waiting to happen.

In the last twelve months alone in New York City, countless truck accidents have occurred and countless lives have been lost.

In August, a 67 year old woman was struck by a pick up in Chelsea, Manhattan.
In July, a 58 year old man was struck by a truck on 5th Avenue.
In February, a 27 year old woman was struck by a truck and killed in Midtown in the early hours of the morning.

These are just three of a number of examples of pedestrians and motorists injured and maimed in truck accidents on New York city streets.

Trucking accidents can be caused by a wide variety of reasons and it is crucial to consult with an experienced attorney who knows what to look for, where to look for it and how to handle a trucking accident case because it’s crucial to note that a trucking accident case differs from a simple passenger vehicle car crash. Whether it involves investigating the log book of the driver, the bills of lading, the GPS records, the black box data, the mechanical operation of the truck or something as simple as an investigation into the drivers history, background, experience and competency, you need a truck accident attorney that is familiar with the area and knows how to handle your case.

I WAS INVOLVED IN A TRUCK ACCIDENT, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, sometimes understanding what needs to be done can be overwhelming. Your health is paramount so taking care of your physical well being is first and foremost. That means, calling the EMS and/or going to the ER or Urgent Care and receiving treatment for each and every complaint. REMEMBER it is crucial to notify the medical personnel about each complaint and niggle, not just the one that hurts the most at that time. After taking care of yourself and physical well being, you should take the time to realize what your legal rights are because you could be entitled to compensation.

The Law Offices of Darren T Moore are a leading truck accident law firm of New York and we want to help you in your pursuit of legal action. It is for this reason that we have taken the time to provide you with the following steps that we encourage you to take if you’ve been involved in a truck accident.

  • Gather Information: As above, firstly, be mindful of yourself and therefore gathering information may be the last thing on your mind and may be impossible depending on the extent of your injuries. However, if you can, it is imperative that you gather as much information as possible about the other driver. This will include their drivers license, license plate number, insurance policies, and the company that the truck driver works for. Also if you have the time, take note of the DOT number that most often will be located on the drivers door of the truck itself and also on the trailer that is attached to the truck. Note that these two numbers may differ.
  • Report The Accident: It is important to call the police and the EMS if there are any injuries. The Police officers will make a report of the accident, document all parties information, take details and even statements from the parties involved and any potential witnesses. The EMS medical professional that report to the incident will be able to check and document any injuries or complaints made.
  • Take Photos Of All Vehicles And Of Any Injuries: Photographic evidence can be crucial for your case. If you have any visible injuries you can document them, and make sure to take photos of all vehicles involved and any damage to any vehicle. If you were in an automobile during the time of the incident, in some scenarios a claim adjuster from the insurance company can determine the fault based on the location of damage done to a vehicle.
  • Seek Medical Attention: As already noted, seek medical attention. Sometimes it may take days for any injuries to flare up so if you feel any niggles, discomfort and pain, seek medical attention. It is better to be safe than sorry. When you seek medical attention, a medical professional will be able to closely examine you and make any notes or observations in your medical record related to any injury sustained. This information is crucial should you bring a case at a later date.
  • Contact A Personal Injury Attorney: After you’ve made sure that your health is taken care of, it is important that you get legal assistance as soon as possible. An experienced truck accident attorney can help you with the entire process. They will make sure that none of your evidence is lost or compromised, and that you get the medical care that you need.

Being involved in a crash or accident with a truck can be a truly traumatic experience but with the little knowledge and advice as provided above, it can make it a little less daunting. The Law Offices of Darren T Moore have highly trained and educated truck accident attorneys that are here to assist and guide you through the process. We hope that you never have to be involved in an accident but if you do, we want to help you protect your rights by ensuring that the proper attorney represents you. Call The Law Offices of Darren T Moore PC for a consultation and we can discuss your case, and see how our truck accident attorneys can help you. (917) 809-7014.

Don’t Become A Victim; The Law Offices Of Darren T Moore’s Bike Accident Attorneys Are Here To Help You

Bike Accident Attorney New York

The number of cyclists who have died on city streets and roadways in 2019 is more than double and coming close to triple the number of cyclists killed in all of 2018. 10 cyclists were killed in 2018 and to date, 28 bicyclists or e-bike riders have been killed after being struck by vehicles and trucks on New York streets and roadways.

On Sunday November 17, 2019; a 25-year-old cyclist was the 28th person killed on our roads when a dump truck made an illegal U-turn in a supposed attempt to get onto the Willis Avenue bridge from a service road.

The New York Police Department writes over 1,000,000 moving violations on average every year which means that pedestrians and bicyclists are at a serious risk each and every day on the streets and roadways.

Too often, car and truck drivers are too careless, lazy or too distracted to notice the everyday bicyclist in the nearby bike lane. Whether it’s a truck driver double parked who opens the door into a bike lane, a motorist making a left turn at an intersection without checking their mirror’s or big trucks simply hogging the travel lanes, bicyclists have to be extra vigilant. In an era where more commuters are being encouraged to take the cleaner and healthier commute to work and around the city, the authorities and government need to be doing more to protect the bicyclist in New York. On July 25th of this year, Mayor De Blasio announced a $58.4 million five-year plan, called the “Green Wave” with the aim of adding new bike lanes, redesign intersections and step up enforcement of traffic laws. In the Mayor’s own words, cycling in New York City is in a state of “crisis” and “emergency.”

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bike accident, whether riding a bike, e-bike or motorcycle in New York City, you may be entitled to compensation and you should contact the bike accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore P.C.

At the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore our bike accident attorneys have the experience dealing with bike accident cases to help guide you or your loved one through what can be a difficult time in life. You want a bike accident personal injury attorney who knows the applicable laws, rules and regulations that apply in bike accident cases and you want an attorney who cares and will fight to the end to get you or your loved one 100% justice and compensation.

It’s crucial that you find a personal injury attorney that is familiar with the New York Vehicle and Traffic Laws and also the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations that may apply if your bike accident involved a commercial vehicle. You want a personal injury attorney who is proactive, who will obtain whatever surveillance that may have captured your accident, an attorney who will take charge and file your no-fault insurance application so that your medical bills and treatment are covered and a bike accident attorney who can take charge of everything and leave you with one responsibility, getting the treatment you need to take care of your physical well-being.

You want the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore P.C.
Our goal is “MOORE JUSTICE” for each and every one of our clients.
Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Construction Accidents: Things you need to know!

Construction Accidents

Enacted in 1855, New York’s ‘scaffold law’ serves to protect all construction workers who risk life and limb to build this magnificent city but unfortunately, construction workers are injured on job sites throughout New York each and every day because of dangerous conditions and shortcuts taken. With any dangerous undertaking, there are risks involved but the sad reality is that in a lot of cases, the accidents can be avoided. Whether it’s a reckless sub contractor; a demanding owner/developer; a careless and cavalier site safety officer; or just simply a job where the bottom line takes priority over a workers safety, construction workers are injured day in, day out.

If you or your loved one has suffered any injuries while in the course of any construction related activities such as for example, building, repairing, renovating, pointing, cleaning, demolishing, constructing or excavating, immediately consult an experienced, reputable personal injury lawyer. At DTM, we provide the best legal assistance in all types of personal injury cases and have extensive knowledge and experience when it comes to construction accident cases and the relevant laws that apply.

Before you hire a lawyer, here are some of the things you need to know about construction site accidents.

The following are the most common types of construction site accidents.

Falls From Height – One of the most common accidents that occur on job sites and one of the main reasons that New York enacted in 1855 what is referred to as the “scaffold law” is because of these types of accidents. Construction work brings with it many risks and one of those risks is the need for workers to work at significant heights as the building is being built. In order to protect those workers, the Courts require that certain precautions be taken and certain equipment be provided to prevent any injuries. Court’s require that suitable equipment is used in certain situations such as using a steel scaffold as opposed to an A frame ladder or requiring that a person be tied off to an anchor point by means of a harness. Safety nets, sidewalk sheds, hoists, pulleys and slings are examples of equipment that the Court requires use of in certain elevated situations. Falls can occur in many different situations and each case is fact specific, it could be a fall from unsecured scaffolding, the planks aren’t flush or the planks aren’t strong enough, it could be that the ladder used is defective, it’s not long enough, doesn’t have rubber feet or it’s just not the correct type of ladder to be used. Falls from ladder’s are the most common type’s of a fall’s from a height on construction site’s. In this type of accident, the worker often sustains injuries, broken bones, fractures, and in severe cases death. It’s because of these risks and the potential fatal injuries that can occur that the Court’s impose such stringent requirements on owners and contractors who operate and manage the work sites.

Falling Objects – Just like the section above, although referred to as the “scaffold law,” the Courts have enacted the labor law to protect workers from objects that fall from a height. We’ve all seen it as we walk through the streets of Manhattan or even the outer boroughs where work is ongoing, we have seen that image of the crane moving equipment or material from one are of the job site to the next, we have seen workers pass boards of dry wall from one point to another and often this exchange occurs at a height. We have even seen workers who are using tools and equipment to complete work on the exterior portions of buildings and at times accident’s occur and some of the material, or equipment or tools are dropped and can cause fatal injuries to the unsuspecting work below. As a result, serious and permanently debilitating injuries can occur.

Tripping and/or slipping Hazards – Another common accident on construction site’s is tripping and/or slipping and falling. Construction site’s initially are open spaces when a building is being built from the ground up and even when the structure is in place, worker’s have to use certain passageways and entryways to navigate their way around the job site. Whether it is snow and ice from a recent storm, debris that is simply left strewn around, cables, pipes and material that is carelessly left lying about or boards and planks that are left on the ground with sharp extrusions like nails sticking out of them, workers can easily find themselves slipping and/or tripping and falling over on site because of dangerous and defective conditions. As a result of these falls workers can experience serious, disabling and permanent injuries.

Defective Equipment – All the tools used on a construction site should be regularly maintained and inspected to ensure proper and safe functioning. If tools are defective, it’s the responsibility of the owner and general contractor to ensure that safe, functioning tools and equipment in good repair is used on site. If any construction worker’s are injured as a result of a defective tool, it may be considered to be the owner and general contractors’ fault, and they may be held liable for resulting damages.

Tips to prevent construction site accidents

Read below to find out how you can prevent construction site accidents:

  • Provide proper safety training to all the workers.
  • Conduct frequent crew meetings to make your workers aware of the common hazards at the construction site.
  • Make sure the workplace is clean and well-organized.
  • Workers must use personal protective equipment such as gloves, safety boots, ear defenders, safety goggles, and safety clothes.
  • Prevent falls at the construction site by providing the necessary equipment needed to complete the task at hand and make sure that the equipment provided is the correct size and weight and is suitable for the task.
  • Recognise the workplace hazards and make plans accordingly.
  • Follow OSHA guidelines.
  • Regularly inspect the job site.

If you or your loved one have sustained injuries from a construction site accident, contact DTM at (917) 809-7014.

Top Questions To Ask Your Personal Injury Attorney

Ask Your Personal Injury Attorney

Are you someone who was just involved in an accident for the first time? Are you someone who was in an accident before and the experience in general left a bad taste in your mouth or are you someone who is genuinely nervous and inquisitive about what the personal injury process entails? If so, below is an example of some of the questions you should ask your attorney at your initial consultation (Also remember to read the FAQ and practice sections of the www.injurylawatty.com page):

  • What does this whole litigation process involve?
  • How long do these cases typically last?
  • Who will cover my medical expenses?
  • What about the damage to my vehicle?
  • Can I get workers compensation?
  • I’m in pain, what should I do?
  • Do I speak to anyone from any insurance company if they call?
  • What do I need to do in this process?
  • Is there anything I need to preserve or protect?
  • What information do you need from me?
  • Will there be people following me?
  • How do you keep me up to date on my case?

Do you need a personal injury lawyer? Contact us – (917) 809-7014.

What are the responsibilities of a personal injury attorney?

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Generally, people consult with and retain a personal injury lawyer when they need legal assistance and representation in personal injury cases such as a construction accident, car accident, slip and falls and trip and falls just to name a few. You must hire an experienced lawyer who is well-versed in the area to help you get the compensation you’re entitled to. But what does a personal injury lawyer and law firm do for you?

Read below!

The specific responsibilities and actions to be taken by a personal injury lawyer usually depends on the type of case and the specific facts surrounding the accident but there are general steps that are taken in nearly every case. The following are some of the actions that personal injury lawyers perform:

Collecting and Examining evidence – Whether it’s a car accident, truck wreck, construction accident, sidewalk fall or a products liability case, the initial stages of the case deal with obtaining the necessary evidence as quickly as possible. Whether that involves hiring an investigator to obtain statements from witnesses and/or take pictures of the condition that caused the injury, obtaining police reports, retrieving surveillance footage and collecting medical records, the initial stages of a case are often the most crucial when it comes to litigation and it’s important you find a firm that doesn’t take shortcuts when it comes to this. Remember, there is NO FEE so these costs initially are paid out by the firm at the firms own expense and are only ever paid back to the firm if the case is successful.

Dealing with insurance companies – Another important job of a personal injury attorney is to interact with and negotiate with insurance companies. Generally, from the time that an insurance company get’s notice of any claim, they conduct their own investigation and invariably, they will reach out to Plaintiff’s counsel and discuss the claim/case. Once you have retained an attorney, an insurance company or law firm representing the insurance company is prohibited from contacting you and all communication goes through your personal injury lawyer. It is incumbent on your attorney then to represent your interests when dealing with the insurance company.

Prepare and File pleadings – In order to bring a lawsuit, your lawyer must first prepare and then file a complaint with the applicable court where your case is venued. From the time that an answer is received on behalf of the Defendant, it is then said that “issue has been joined” in the matter and the case is then placed on the Court’s docket/calendar. Throughout the process, there are a number of different pleadings and documents that your attorney must file and serve on the Defendant(s) and even upon the Court. Your attorney will need to contact you and confirm certain information that may be requested in some of the pleadings. All of these pleadings will be created and finalized by your attorney on your behalf.

Represent Client at Deposition – When the time comes in your lawsuit for you to appear for a deposition, your attorney will prepare you for the deposition and then attend and represent you at the deposition. What is a deposition? A deposition is defined as “the process of giving sworn evidence” and generally a deposition occurs before you ever appear for a trial. The purpose of a deposition is to have the Plaintiff and Defendant appear, generally in a more relaxed and less formal setting than a courthouse, usually at a reporting office, and provide sworn evidence under oath about the facts surrounding the specific case that they are involved in. One of the rationale’s behind a deposition is to narrow down the issues of the case prior to a possible trial and in doing so, provide the parties to the lawsuit with a clearer picture of the evidence of the case. Depositions are crucial to each case and your attorney’s job is to adequately prepare you for the deposition and to attend and represent you at the deposition.

Represent a client at trial – If your case doesn’t settle during litigation, either at a mediation or simply as a result of negotiations between your attorney and the Defendant(s) attorney’s, the last option is to try your case before a jury. You want an attorney who is comfortable in that setting and isn’t scared of having to put forward his case in front of a jury. Your attorney should always prepare your case as if it were going to trial because it’s only when a Defendant or Insurance Company knows that you are willing and able to try the case do they attempt to resolve it. So what do you take away from this? Hire an attorney you know is ready, willing and able to try your case before a jury. Remember a jury is a jury of your peers, from all walks of life and generally if not always, a jury is made up of people who are not lawyers so you want an attorney who you know can relate to and convey the message of your case to the jury.

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