The Difference Between a Wrongful Death Claim and a Survival Action

By WRSH on December 5, 2020

Following the death of a loved one, a family can easily be devastated under the weight of financial insecurity. Many homes in New York require each family member to work full-time jobs to make rent, pay for household expenses, and raise children. The resulting financial fallout of a death can completely change the course of an entire family.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

How to Get Surveillance Camera Footage of Your Auto Accident

By WRSH on November 28, 2020

If you want to file a claim after a car crash, collecting evidence of the other guy’s negligence is key. While a police report, accident photos, and medical expert opinions are invaluable, hard evidence that shows the accident occurring in real-time can prove incredibly useful.

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Posted in: Auto Accident

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