Author: The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.

The following tips can help prevent a motorcycle accident. Complete a motorcycle rider-training course. A safety course can benefit all motorcyclists, even skilled riders. Rider training classes go over traffic safety laws, how to respond to emergency situations that can result in a motorcycle accident, motorcycle maintenance, and allow riders to try out new skills […]

During a trial, the judge may call the lawyers to the bench, or the lawyers may request to approach the bench. The bench is the large, raised desk at the front of a courtroom behind which the judge sits. When a lawyer asks to “approach the bench,” he or she is asking the judge’s permission […]

Medical malpractice is a kind of personal injury case that is brought against hospitals, doctors, nurses, or other medical care professionals. Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by a medical professional who acts negligently in caring for a patient or fails to competently perform his or her medical duties. This is a time limit […]

Workers’ compensation benefits are not considered taxable income at the federal, state, and local levels. Workers’ comp benefits are non-taxable insurance settlements. While a worker does need to report these benefits on New York tax form W-2 (Wage and Tax Statements), the amount awarded by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board is excluded from […]

Personal injury lawyers make money by winning personal injury cases in court or by settling personal injury case out of court. For the majority of personal injury cases, a personal injury lawyer will charge a contingency fee. In a contingency fee arrangement, the fee is contingent on the outcome. It is only paid if the […]

Motorcycle crash bars are hoop-shaped bars mounted on the frame of the bike that can help protect riders in certain types of motorcycle accidents by keeping the weight of the bike off the rider’s body. Motorcycle crash bars also minimize damage to the bike if it falls in its side, protecting motorcycle engines and body panels. The […]

Nurses, like doctors, can be found liable for improperly treating a patient. Yes, a nurse can be sued for medical malpractice if it can be proven that the healthcare provider failed to competently perform his or her medical duties and that failure resulted in harm to the patient. Between 1997 and 2007 over $87.5 million was paid […]

Car accidents are usually civil incidents, however, there are several ways in which an accident can escalate and become a criminal offense. Hit-and-Run When a driver accidentally hits another vehicle or a pedestrian, he or she is required to stop at the scene even in the case of a minor accident. The motorist must then follow […]

A car accident can cause epilepsy. One of the most frequent causes of epilepsy and seizure disorders is a traumatic brain injury. The initial injury can be mild, moderate or severe. Typically, however, it is severe head trauma that can lead to epilepsy. The brain injury can be caused by a car accident. For example, in a car […]

In the state of New York, child support can be garnished from workers’ compensation. New York State court takes into account many sources of money as income for child support purposes. Workers’ compensation is considered income for child support purposes. These benefits are seen as a replacement of a worker’s usual wages while he or […]