How to File a Personal Injury Claim as an Undocumented Immigrant

By WRSH on November 21, 2020

Built on the strength and culture of immigrants, New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world. As such, it is home to hundreds of thousands of undocumented workers who provide much-needed services throughout the city. Unfortunately, when injured, they often are afraid to come forward to seek medical treatment, much less to file a claim for damages against a negligent or reckless person.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Pedestrians vs Garbage Trucks: How to File a Government Tort Claim

By WRSH on November 14, 2020

Speedy, efficient, and thorough garbage pickup is absolutely necessary in a city as packed and busy as New York, but only if done safely. Garbage trucks are heavy, powerful vehicles that can cause serious damage in an auto accident, and they are even more dangerous if a pedestrian is involved. Given how many New Yorkers walk to and from work or jog for exercise, drivers should be keenly aware of everyone around them at all times. Otherwise, the everyday jogger could be severely injured in an accident.

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Posted in: Truck Accident

The Real Cost of MedMal

By WRSH on November 11, 2020

When you first consider filing a claim for damages, you may begin wondering how much money you can receive. Most people relate this to how much they have lost due to an injury, such as the medical bills they wouldn’t have had to pay if they weren’t injured. In addition, victims can also seek out lost wages from time off work and property, but most are not even aware that lost earning capacity can be included.

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

WRSH Listed in 2021 Best Law Firms

By WRSH on November 5, 2020

As we inch steadily towards a new year, the team at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, continue to work tirelessly through the holiday season to give our clients the very best in legal aid. The dedication and commitment each of our lawyers exemplifies has not gone unnoticed, as Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, has once again been listed in the 2021 Edition of the Best Law Firms.

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How to Include Skin Grafting in a Burn Injury Claim

By WRSH on November 4, 2020

Following a catastrophic burn injury, your doctor may suggest a skin graft to replace scarred tissue or help an open wound heal properly. However, few understand how this process works, much less the added cost that comes with it. When you’re in the middle of recovery and working through a personal injury, you may wonder if you can include skin grafting in your list of damages.

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Posted in: Burn Injury

Calculating Long-Term Damages in a Claim

By WRSH on October 31, 2020

A serious auto accident, slip and fall, or construction site injury can easily put you out of work for weeks or months. You will need to take time off to recover from your injury, attend doctor’s appointments and surgeries, and attend physical therapy sessions. That is not discounting the possibility that you develop a disability due to your accident, which can add months to your recovering time, and you may still be left with a serious health condition afterward. All of this is to say that the cost of your injury goes far beyond your physical injuries. However, if someone else is at fault for your injuries, then you may be able to recover both lost wages and lost future earnings in a personal injury claim.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

What Happens When Automotive Software Fails?

By WRSH on October 28, 2020

Mechanical failure is a genuine threat to drivers, whether it is due to a part that wasn’t recalled or poor service at a repair shop, but what happens when the car’s software fails? Improvements in built-in computer systems allow for a better driving experience, but they can also lead to serious accidents and injuries if mishandled or improperly updated. Depending on where and how it happens, automotive software failure can put vehicle occupants at serious risk of traumatic injuries.

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Posted in: Auto Accident

Identifying Negligence in a Fetal Distress Birth Injury Case

By WRSH on October 24, 2020

Going through labor can be a difficult experience, and one of your only hopes is that your doctors and nurses are fully prepared to respond to any situations that arise. You may trust that they have been properly trained, are following all procedures, and have a clear game plan if anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, not every medical team lives up to the high standards of their profession and their negligent actions often cause serious harm to a newborn, often leading to a birth injury that follows them for the rest of their life. For many parents, the most distressing and terrifying situation that they can go through is fetal distress.

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Posted in: Birth Injury

Going Silent on Social Media After an Accident

By WRSH on October 21, 2020

Social media is an excellent networking tool and a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. Platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter are in constant use by people of all ages, and TikTok has all but overtaken Snapchat among younger users. Most adults are also so accustomed to using these platforms that checking in and posting updates is part of their daily routine. Social media has definite advantages for many people, but take care how you use it if you are filing a personal injury claim.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

The Dangers of an Electrical Injury

By WRSH on October 17, 2020

Though we often do not realize it in New York, power lines run throughout our city in an underground series of wires. This utility system supplies power to everything in our daily lives, from our apartment’s appliances to major construction sites to even our cars now. With so much energy around us, it is almost inevitable that someone can become injured due to an electric shock, but oftentimes it is the fault of a negligent property owner, dangerous product, or poor building planning.

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Posted in: Personal Injury