Municipal Cases

With New York City being so vast with countless roads, sidewalks, employees, buses, trains, and cars, accidents are bound to happen involving The City of New York as a liable party.  If you’ve been involved in a trip and fall on a sidewalk or roadway, involved in a motor vehicle accident where the vehicle is owned by The City of New York and/or been injured on public property, been a victim of police misconduct, and/or have a child that was injured on school property, you may have a claim against The City of New York.

Auto Accident

If you or a loved one have been involved in an automobile accident, Baron Associates P.C.  is the right law firm to help you.

Motor vehicle/car accidents are a leading cause of injury in the United States and occur every day. According to the National Safety Council approximately 4.5 million people received medical treatment after motor vehicle accidents in 2018. Of those 4.5 million, 39,404 died nationally as a result of those car crashes. According to the New York State Department of Health, as of 2014 there was an average of 136,000 emergency room visits, 12,000 hospitalizations and 1,000 deaths a year in New York as a result of motor vehicle crashes.

With these statistics it is without a doubt that most people in New York have been involved in a motor vehicle crash or know someone that has. It is important to have a firm representing you that is well versed in all aspects of motor vehicle accidents. The initial crash unfortunately is only the beginning of the ordeal. People have to deal with injuries, medical treatment, medical bills, time missed from work, lost wages, as well as the emotional impact. Baron Associates P.C. is here to assist you with each of these aspects.

Being involved in a motor vehicle crash can be overwhelming. After the crash you should take the necessary steps to protect your rights and receive the proper treatment. Following a crash, you should:

  • Stay on the scene if safe.
  • Call 911 in order to get help from first responders and/or emergency medical services. You may be injured and require medical attention and do not realize it. You also want to make sure that the police department is at the scene to document the crash.
  • Obtain the information of the vehicle or vehicles that you were involved in the crash with. This includes the registration of the vehicle(s) and the Driver’s License of the driver(s) of the vehicle(s), and insurance information. This information is important to be able to make a claim.
  • Take pictures if possible, of all vehicles involved and the scene of the crash. You want to have as much documentary evidence as possible to help your claim.
  • Receive the proper medical treatment. If you’ve suffered an injury it is important that a medical professional does an examination. People may not initially feel the injuries they sustained as a result of shock or adrenaline so make sure you get checked out by a medical professional.
  • Contact a proven and aggressive law firm that will protect your interests.

It’s imperative to be represented by a firm that approaches every motor vehicle accident with a unique perspective as there are a wide range of accidents including but not limited to rear-end collisions, T-bone collisions, sideswipes, head-on collisions, hit-and-run crashes, chain reaction crashes. There are also various reasons for these crashes including but not limited to driver inattention, speeding, alcohol consumption, failure to yield, driver fatigue, weather conditions and improper vehicle maintenance.

It is equally important to retain a well-versed firm in all aspects of motor vehicle crashes as well as intricate knowledge of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. Likewise there are certain time frames for which you must file your claim and initiate a lawsuit. As an injured individual you may not have the time, knowledge or ability to meet the necessary filing deadlines.

While you may be dealing with a life changing serious injury, you’ll need a firm that has your best interests in mind. It’s important to make sure your No-Fault benefits or “PIP” (Personal Injury Protection) benefits are opened properly with the requisite paperwork. PIP benefits in New York are a part of the insurance policy carried by the vehicle in which you are located at the time of the crash. It affords you up to $50,000.00 in benefits including medical coverage and lost wages. As a person injured in an automobile crash this will be the last thing you’ll want to concern yourself with and which Baron Associates P.C. will handle it for you.

In New York the time frame prescribed by law is three (3) years following an accident to bring a lawsuit against the adverse vehicle. The time frame within which to file for your No-Fault benefits is thirty (30) days from the date of the accident. This time frame differs if you are involved in a crash with a municipal vehicle such as a police car, sanitation truck, FDNY ambulance, etc.  With a municipal vehicle you have ninety (90) days within which for file a Notice of Claim, which puts the City of New York on notice of your claim and one (1) year and ninety (90) days within which to file a lawsuit. You need a firm that knows if and when to file an MV-104, No-Fault documentation, Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation documentation, claim forms and/or commence a lawsuit. Baron Associates P.C. is that firm.

Baron Associates P.C. will walk you through the whole process from initiating a claim all the way through trial and everything in between to get you the best possible result.

truck accident

Accidents with trucks, whether semi-trucks or tractor trailers are complex situations with nuances that require intricate knowledge. Understanding the specific distinctions involved in truck accidents is key to obtaining a favorable result in litigation. Baron Associates P.C. is a law firm well versed in truck related accidents and perform the necessary investigation and have the requisite knowledge to competently represent you in your time of need.

Truck accidents are especially severe as they involve a collision between a truck easily weighing upwards of 10,000 pounds and a passenger vehicle. Unfortunately, truck accidents have an outcome that leaves people requiring extensive medical treatment and with devastating injuries.

There are a multitude of reasons why truck accidents happen, including but not limited to driver inattention, fatigue, sickness, impairment, intoxication, improper truck maintenance, brake problems, not complying with road conditions. There is a tremendous amount of work that must go into an investigation, from obtaining the police accident report to demanding the necessary documentation from the adverse party to bringing all the necessary parties into the lawsuit and you need the best law firm for the job.

Being involved in a Truck accident can be overwhelming. After a crash you should take the necessary steps to protect your rights and receive the proper treatment. Following a crash you should:

  • Stay on the scene if safe to do so.
  • Call 911 in order to get help from first responders and/or emergency medical services. You may be injured and require medical attention and not realize it. You also want to make sure that the police department is at the scene to document the crash.
  • Obtain the information of the vehicle you were involved in the crash with. This includes the registration of the vehicle and the Driver’s License of the driver of the vehicle. This information is important to be able to make a claim.
  • Take pictures if possible of both vehicles involved and the scene of the crash. You want to have as much documentary evidence as possible to help your claim.
  • Receive the proper medical treatment. If you’ve suffered an injury it is important that a medical professional does an examination. People may not initially feel the injuries they sustained as a result of shock or adrenaline so make sure you get checked out by a medical professional.
  • Contact a proven and aggressive law firm that will protect your interests.

Unlike an automobile accident, a truck accident can involve a multitude of applicable insurance policies that must be identified. In a truck accident you have the driver, the owner of the truck if different from the driver, the entity that ordered the truck whether a store or otherwise, the entity that may have loaded the truck and possibly the manufacturer of the truck.

While you may be dealing with a life changing serious injury, you’ll need a firm that has your best interest in mind. It’s important to make sure your No-Fault benefits or “PIP” (Personal Injury Protection) benefits are opened properly with the requisite paperwork. PIP benefits in New York are a part of the insurance policy carried by the vehicle in which you are located at the time of the crash. It affords you up to $50,000.00 in benefits including medical coverage and lost wages. As a person injured in an automobile crash this will be the last thing you’ll want to concern yourself with and why Baron Associates P.C. will handle it for you.

Similar to a car crash, a truck crash has a statute of limitations with necessary filing deadlines. In New York the time frame prescribed by law is three (3) years following an accident to bring a lawsuit against the adverse truck. The time frame within which to file for your No-Fault benefits is thirty (30) days from the date of the accident. This time frame differs if you are involved in a crash with a municipal truck.  With a truck owned by a municipality you have ninety (90) days within which for file a Notice of Claim, which puts the City of New York on notice of your claim and one (1) year and ninety  (90) days within which to file a lawsuit.

If you’ve been involved in a truck accident you need a dedicated and knowledgeable law firm that is experienced in these types of accidents. Baron Associates P.C. is that firm.

bicycle accident

Bicycle accidents are a leading cause of injury to thousands of New Yorkers. With people being more environmentally conscious and saving money by trading in their cars and motorcycles for bicycles we have seen all different types of bicycle accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the number of bicycle deaths nationally for 2018 at 857 bicyclists. In fact 2018 was the deadliest year for bicyclists in 30 years.

According to the New York City Department of Transportation there were over 5,000 bicycle crashes involving a motor vehicle reported in 2018. Of those over 5000 reported, over 4300 sustained injuries. Along with the thousands of crashed involving a motor vehicle there are hundreds more that involve pedestrians and other factors according to the New York City Department of Transportation.

There are a multitude of reasons for bicycle accidents. Accidents involving motor vehicles are especially dangerous as the bicyclist is colliding with thousands of pounds of metal and steel going at an increased rate of speed. Drivers of motor vehicles and bicyclists are subject to the New York Traffic and Vehicle law and must adhere to it. Some of the reasons bicyclists are injured by motor vehicles are:

  • Motor vehicle driver inattention;
  • Motor vehicle driver fatigue;
  • Motor vehicle driver inattention;
  • Motor vehicle driver rear ending a bicyclist;
  • Motor vehicle driver making a left or right turn cutting off a bicyclist;
  • Motor vehicle driver drifting into a bicycle lane;
  • Motor vehicle driver pulling into a driveway;
  • An occupant of a motor vehicle opening their door.

It is crucial that motor vehicles keep a diligent eye out for bicyclists as they are controlling thousands of pounds that can cause severe injuries and even death to a person on a bicycle.

  • Call 911 in order to get help from first responders and/or emergency medical services. You may be injured and require medical attention and not realize it. Bicyclists are not only injured by the collision with the motor vehicle but with the subsequent fall after. You also want to make sure that the police department is at the scene to document the crash.
  • Obtain the information of the motor vehicle you were involved in the crash with. This includes the registration of the vehicle and the Driver’s License of the driver of the vehicle. This information is important to be able to make a claim.
  • Take pictures if possible of the motor vehicles involved and the scene of the crash. You want to have as much documentary evidence as possible to help your claim.
  • Receive the proper medical treatment. If you’ve suffered an injury it is important that a medical professional does an examination. People may not initially feel the injuries they sustained as a result of shock or adrenaline so make sure you get checked out by a medical professional.
  • Contact a proven and aggressive law firm that will protect your interests.

After an accident with a motor vehicle you have injuries that have to be addressed. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’ll be paying for the possible thousands of dollars in medical treatment. An accident with a motor vehicle is covered by motor vehicle’s No-Fault insurance or PIP (Personal Injury Protection) benefits. It affords you up to $50,000.00 in benefits including medical coverage and lost wages. As a person injured in an accident with a motor vehicle this will be the last thing you’ll want to concern yourself with and why Baron Associates P.C. will handle it for you.

In New York the time frame prescribed by law is three (3) years following an accident to bring a lawsuit against the adverse vehicle. The time frame within which to file for your No-Fault benefits is thirty (30) days from the date of the accident. This time frame differs if you are involved in a crash with a municipal vehicle such as a police car, sanitation truck, FDNY ambulance, etc.  With a municipal vehicle you have ninety (90) days within which for file a Notice of Claim, which puts the City of New York on notice of your claim and one (1) year and ninety (90) days within which to file a lawsuit. You need a firm that knows if and when to file an MV-104, No-Fault documentation, Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation documentation, claim forms and/or commence a lawsuit. Baron Associates P.C. is that firm.

People get seriously injured on bicycles not only as a result of motor vehicle accidents but road and street conditions also play a major role in accidents. Accidents happen as a result of:

  • Cracked sidewalk;
  • Cracked bike path;
  • Depressed street condition;
  • Pothole;
  • Raised sidewalk;
  • Uneven roadway;
  • Debris on the roadway;

An accident as a result of any of these conditions could leave you with a serious injury. After an accident you shouldn’t wait and contact Baron Associates P.C. It’s important to determine who’s responsible for the defect and act within the requisite statute of limitations. Whether it is a private homeowner, corporation or City of New York, you need an attorney to act quickly and aggressively to make sure your rights are protected.

With bicycles not being equipped with safety equipment like you would find in a motor vehicle it is extremely serious when a person is involved in a bicycle crash. You may suffer the following injuries:

  • Head trauma including but not limited to subdural hematoma, brain trauma, concussion, lacerations and bruising;
  • Spinal trauma including but not limited to fractures, tears, herniations, bulges, protrusions, and limitation in range of motion;
  • Fractured and/or broken bones;
  • Internal organ damage;
  • Bruising and scarring.

These injuries are life changing and require your attention. Baron Associates P.C. will handle all aspects of your claim while you focus on your medical treatment. You need dedicated attorneys that will fight for you.

bus accident

Bus accidents occur every day in New York and account for some of the most severe injuries suffered by patrons. Whether a bus strikes a car, a pedestrian, or a bicyclist; or if you are injured as a passenger while riding a bus, the damage caused by a multi ton bus is devastating. As an injured person involved in a bus accident it is vital that you contact a law firm that can provide aggressive and knowledgeable representation to represent you.

There are millions of public transit riders each day taking buses and trains. With millions of people commuting back and forth everyday it is unavoidable that accidents will happen. Whether an individual outside of a bus or inside, severe injuries can occur during an accident.

Being involved in a bus crash can be overwhelming. After a crash you should take the necessary steps to protect your rights and receive the proper treatment. Following a crash you should:

  • Stay on the scene.
  • Call 911 in order to get help from first responders and/or emergency medical services. You may be injured and require medical attention and not realize it. You also want to make sure that the police department is at the scene to document the crash.
  • Obtain the information of the bus you were involved in the crash with or were a passenger on. This includes the license plate of the bus and the Driver’s License of the bus operator and the bus identification number. This information is important to be able to make a claim.
  • Take pictures if possible, of any vehicles involved and the scene of the crash.  You want to have as much documentary evidence as possible to help your claim.
  • Receive the proper medical treatment. If you’ve suffered an injury it is important that a medical professional does an examination. People may not initially feel the injuries they sustained as a result of shock or adrenaline so make sure you get checked out by a medical professional.
  • Contact a proven and aggressive law firm that will protect your interests.

It’s imperative to be represented by a firm that approaches every bus accident with a unique perspective as there are a wide range of accidents including but not limited to rear-end collisions, T-bone collisions, sideswipes, head-on collisions, hit-and-run crashes, chain reaction crashes. There are also various reasons for these crashes including but not limited to:

  • Driver inattention.
  • Speeding.
  • Alcohol consumption.
  • Failure to yield the right of way.
  • Driver fatigue.
  • Weather conditions.
  • Improper vehicle maintenance.
  • Stopping short.
  • Overcrowding the bus.

It is equally important to retain a well-versed firm in all aspects of bus crashes as well as intricate knowledge of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. Likewise there are certain time frames for which you must file your claim and initiate a lawsuit. As an injured individual you may not have the time, knowledge or ability to meet the necessary filing deadlines.

We need to identify whether the bus is a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus or a privately owned bus. This is an important factor in how a case is handled.

In New York the time frame prescribed by law is three (3) years following an accident to bring a lawsuit against a privately owned bus and/or bus company. The time frame within which to file for your No-Fault benefits is thirty (30) days from the date of the accident. This time frame differs if you are involved in a crash with a bus owned and/or operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority or New York City Transit Authority.  With a municipal bus you have ninety (90) days within which for file a Notice of Claim, which puts the City of New York on notice of your claim and one (1) year and ninety (90) days within which to file a lawsuit. You need a firm that knows if and when to file an MV-104, No-Fault documentation, Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation documentation, claim forms and/or commence a lawsuit. Baron Associates P.C. is that firm.

While you may be dealing with a life changing serious injury, you’ll need a firm that has your best interest in mind. If you are a pedestrian, bicyclist or passenger on a bus you should be turning to the bus for insurance. For MTA buses you need to make sure the proper paperwork is filed within the time given by law. In order to take advantage of these benefits you will need to file a Notice of Claim.

If you’re in a motor vehicle you’ll need to make sure your No-Fault benefits or “PIP” (Personal Injury Protection) benefits are opened properly with the requisite paperwork. PIP benefits in New York are a part of the insurance policy carried by the vehicle in which you are located at the time of the crash. It affords you up to $50,000.00 in benefits including medical coverage and lost wages. As a person injured in a bus crash this will be the last thing you’ll want to concern yourself with and why Baron Associates P.C. will handle it for you.

Baron Associates P.C. will walk you through the whole process from initiating a claim all the way through trial and everything in between to get you the best possible result.

motorcycle accident

Motorcyclists are some of the most at risk commuters for severe injuries. As a motorcycle rider you are much more exposed to dangers than motor vehicle drivers who are enclosed within thousands of pounds of metal and steal. In 2018 almost 5,000 motorcycle riders were killed in traffic accidents. In New York there are approximately 750,000 licensed motorcyclists according to the governors traffic safety commission. Despite being only 3% of the vehicles on the road, motorcycles account for 14% of accidents and are 28 times more likely than a motor vehicle to suffer a fatality.

It’s imperative to be represented by a law firm that approaches every motorcycle accident with a unique perspective as there are a wide range of accidents including but not limited to rear-end collisions, T-bone collisions, sideswipes, head-on collisions, hit-and-run crashes, chain reaction crashes. There are also various reasons for these crashes including but not limited to:

  • Driver inattention.
  • Speeding.
  • Alcohol consumption.
  • Failure to yield the right of way.
  • Driver fatigue.
  • Weather conditions.
  • Improper vehicle maintenance.

With motorcycles being much smaller than cars one of the major causes of accidents is the motor vehicle driver not seeing the motorcycle.  Inattentive drivers can cause severe injuries and even death to a motorcycle rider.

Most motorcycle insurance policies do not come with a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) provision. As opposed to a motor vehicle insurance policy that mandates up to $50,000 in PIP coverage, most motorcycle policies leave you without any way to have your medical bills covered. As an injured motorcycle rider you are left to fend for your own medical bills and possible lost wages. This is a major reason you need an aggressive and knowledgeable firm to make sure that your expenses, medical and otherwise, lost wages and out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

There is a serious difference between the way motorcycles and motor vehicles are viewed by the law. People hurt in motor vehicle accidents are subject to the “serious injury” provision of the law. This means that you have to reach a certain threshold of injury in order to be compensated for your injuries. When it comes to motorcycles, there is no “serious injury” provision and as such no threshold injury you must meet in order to be compensated. It is important for motorcycle riders to be aware that they can bring a claim for any injuries suffered during a motorcycle accident.

In New York the time frame prescribed by law is three (3) years following an accident to bring a lawsuit against the adverse vehicle. This time frame differs if you are involved in a crash with a municipal vehicle such as a police car, sanitation truck, FDNY ambulance, etc.  With a municipal vehicle you have ninety (90) days within which for file a Notice of Claim, which puts the City of New York on notice of your claim and one (1) year and ninety (90) days within which to file a lawsuit. You need a firm that knows if and when to file an MV-104, Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation documentation, claim forms and/or commence a lawsuit. Baron Associates P.C. is that firm.

Motorcycle riders get seriously injured not only as a result of motor vehicle accidents but road conditions also play a major role in accidents. Accidents happen as a result of:

  • Depressed roadway condition.
  • Pothole.
  • Raised roadway.
  • Uneven roadway.
  • Debris on the roadway.

An accident as a result of any of these conditions could leave you with a serious injury. After an accident you shouldn’t wait and contact Baron Associates P.C. It’s important to determine who’s responsible for the defect and act within the requisite statute of limitations. If the City of New York is a liable party, you need an attorney to act quickly and aggressively to make sure your rights are protected.

With motorcycles not being equipped with safety equipment like you would find in a motor vehicle it is extremely serious when a person is involved in a motorcycle crash. You may suffer the following injuries:

  • Head trauma including but not limited to subdural hematoma, brain trauma, concussion, lacerations and bruising.
  • Spinal trauma including but not limited to fractures, tears, herniations, bulges, protrusions, and limitation in range of motion.
  • Fractured and/or broken bones.
  • Internal organ damage.
  • Road rash.

These injuries are life changing and require your attention. Baron Associates P.C. will handle all aspect of your claim while you focus on your medical treatment. You need dedicated attorneys that will fight for you.

police brutality

Most police officers are polite and do their jobs within the letter of the law. However, some officers, for a multitude of reasons, can take things too far. While police brutality is often talked about in a political sense, the issue is very real and extremely serious. Police brutality is a violation of your constitutional rights.

Because police officers are expected to protect the public by confronting violent people, they are permitted to use deadly force if needed. Also, they can use physical force if the situation calls for it. Police brutality arises when a situation does not warrant deadly or physical force, but such force is used regardless.

If you have been a victim of police brutality or if you believe a police officer has overstepped his or her bounds during an incident with you, you may be able to sue the police officer and police department in civil court.

Elements of police brutality include:

  • False arrest
  • Excessive force
  • Unnecessary use of force
  • Civil rights violations
  • Wrongful police shootings
  • Nightstick or Taser injuries
  • Illegal search and seizure
  • Inappropriate police dog use
  • Wrongful confessions
  • Unnecessary vehicle chases and/or dangerous vehicle chases
  • Prison abuse
  • Wrongful death caused by a police officer
  • Falsified evidence

Sometimes, your actions can help you avoid police brutality, but other times, a bad police officer is going to do what he or she wants regardless of your actions. When dealing with law enforcement, the best thing you can do is comply with whatever the officer says while interacting with you and then contact Baron Associates P.C. after the incident.

If you believe you have been abused by a police officer, having legal representation such as Baron Associates P.C. by your side is crucial. In some cases, the police officer may use excessive force and take you straight to jail. Document any injuries and everything that happened right away, if you’re able to. Take pictures of your injuries. They can be used against the officer in legal proceedings, so be sure to be thorough.

Make sure you get the names and contact information for anyone who saw the incident. Witnesses play a large role in police brutality cases. Also, seek medical attention as soon as possible. You’ll need medical personnel to document your injuries. Finally, call Baron Associates P.C. as soon as you are able to.

Moreover, you should write down everything you can remember about the incident. Include why the police officer stopped you or came to your location and as much as you can remember of what happened and what was said. Try to pinpoint when the incident escalated, if it did. In some cases, such as fraudulent evidence, the situation may not have escalated to verbal and/or physical words and actions.

Some of the factors courts will look at in determining whether the police used more force than necessary include:

  • The severity of the alleged crime
  • Whether you resisted arrest or attempted to flee
  • Whether you were considered dangerous

Cops are required to act reasonably based on what they know at the time of the arrest, so the factors are aimed at determining what would be reasonable. For someone who has been arrested, a New York lawyer such as Baron Associate P.C. can help determine whether a situation constituted excessive force.

pedestrian accident

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents. That’s about 1 death every 88 minutes according to the CDC. Approximately 137,000 pedestrians were treated in hospitals for injuries related to traffic accidents that year. Pedestrians are 1.5x more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than occupants of motor vehicles.

The number of pedestrians injured may be shocking but the likelihood of death or serious injury should not be shocking. Tons of pounds of metal and steel coming into contact with a pedestrian is bound to cause a devastating outcome. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident Baron Associates P.C. is here to offer you aggressive and knowledgeable representation.

There are a multitude of reasons for pedestrian accidents. Accidents involving motor vehicles are especially dangerous as a pedestrian is colliding with thousands of pounds of metal and steel going at an increased rate of speed. Drivers of motor vehicles are subject to the New York Traffic and Vehicle law and must adhere to it. Some of the reasons pedestrians are injured by motor vehicles are:

  • Motor vehicle driver inattention.
  • Motor vehicle driver fatigue.
  • Motor vehicle driver making a left or right turn striking a pedestrian who has         the right of way.
  • Motor vehicle driver pulling into a driveway.
  • An occupant of a motor vehicle opening their door.

It is crucial that motor vehicles keep a diligent eye out for pedestrians as they are controlling thousands of pounds that can cause severe injury and even death to a pedestrian.

Being involved in an accident with a motor vehicle can be overwhelming. After an accident you should take the necessary steps to protect your rights and receive the proper medical treatment. Following an accident you should:

  • Stay on the scene if safe to do so.
  • Call 911 in order to get help from first responders and/or emergency medical services. You may be severely injured and require medical attention and not realize it. You should also make sure that the police department is at the scene to document the crash.
  • Obtain the information of the vehicle you were involved in the crash with. This includes the registration of the vehicle and the Driver’s License of the driver of the vehicle. This information is important to be able to make a claim.
  • Take pictures if possible of the vehicle involved and the scene of the crash. You want to have as much documentary evidence as possible to help your claim.
  • Receive the proper medical treatment. If you’ve suffered an injury it is important that a medical professional does an examination. People may not initially feel the injuries they sustained as a result of shock or adrenaline so make sure you get checked out by a medical professional.
  • Contact a proven and aggressive law firm that will protect your interests.

Pedestrians are at a high risk for severe injuries as a result of accidents involving motor vehicles. Some of these injuries include but are not limited to:

  • Death.
  • Head trauma including but not limited to subdural hematoma, brain trauma, concussion, lacerations and bruising.
  • Spinal trauma including but not limited to fractures, tears, herniations, bulges, protrusions, and limitation in range of motion.
  • Fractured and/or broken bones.
  • Internal organ damage.
  • Bruising and scarring.

These injuries are life changing and require your attention. Baron Associates P.C. will handle all aspects of your claim while you focus on your medical treatment. You need dedicated attorneys that will fight for you.

After an accident with a motor vehicle you have injuries that have to be addressed. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’ll be paying for the possible thousands of dollars in medical treatment. An accident with a motor vehicle is covered by motor vehicle No-Fault insurance or PIP (Personal Injury Protection) benefits. It affords you $50,000.00 in benefits including medical coverage and lost wages. As a person injured in an accident with a motor vehicle this will be the last thing you’ll want to concern yourself with and why Baron Associates P.C. will handle it for you.

In New York the time frame prescribed by law is three (3) years following an accident to bring a lawsuit against the adverse vehicle. The time frame within which to file for your No-Fault benefits is thirty (30) days from the date of the accident. This time frame differs if you are involved in a crash with a municipal vehicle such as a police car, sanitation truck, FDNY ambulance, etc.  With a municipal vehicle you have ninety (90) days within which for file a Notice of Claim, which puts the City of New York on notice of your claim and one (1) year and ninety (90) days within which to file a lawsuit. You need a firm that knows if and when to file an MV-104, No-Fault documentation, Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation documentation, claim forms and/or commence a lawsuit. Baron Associates P.C. is that firm.

wrongful death

If you have experienced the death of a loved one, you should consult with Baron Associates P.C. to see if you may be entitled to compensation. Unfortunately it is a reality that you may have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party. It is difficult to go through the process of losing a loved one and you shouldn’t have to deal with it alone. Baron Associates P.C. handles wrongful death claims from beginning to end.

There are various reasons for a wrongful death claim including but not limited to:

  • Motor vehicle accident—Thousands of people die each year as a result of the negligence of motor vehicle operators. A time of mourning should not be overborn by the necessity to deal with a wrongful death claim, the paperwork and statute of limitations. Baron Associates P.C. handles all aspects of motor vehicle wrongful death claims.
  • Trip and fall accidents—Trip and fall accidents are very common in New York. Unfortunately, some of these accidents result in the death of a loved one. The property owner may be liable to your family due to negligence that caused that loved one’s trip and fall. If this is the case, it is important to have an attorney dedicated to your rights and will fight for you and your loved one.
  • Slip and fall accidents—Whether it’s a slip on water, a slip on ice, or a slip on some other kind of substance, these accidents can result in death. If a loved one has died as a result of a slip and fall accident you want an aggressive, dedicated firm to guide you through the process.

In the State of New York an individual has two (2) years from the date of death to bring a lawsuit for wrongful death. It is imperative that a representative of the deceased estate consult with an attorney as soon as possible in order to avoid being time barred. The ins and outs of the statute of limitations are complicated and you should consult with an attorney quickly. A crucial issue in a case of wrongful death is that only the appointed representative of the deceased’s estate can start a lawsuit. In most cases this is a spouse or child of the deceased but there are instances where other closely related family members may have been be appointed. At Baron Associates P.C. we take all aspects of these cases very seriously from having an administrator appointed, to starting a lawsuit, all the way to the conclusion of the case.

In wrongful death actions the court can award the estate and beneficiaries of the estate for a variety of reasons. These reasons include but are not limited to medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of wages, loss of consortium, loss of services, as well as punitive damages. To make sure you receive the maximum compensation during a time of grief you need to consult a dedicated and compassionate law firm to represent you and your family.

slip and fall on snow/ice

Slip and falls on snow and ice result in horrific injuries. Usually people don’t see the fall coming and are unable to brace themselves, resulting in some of the worst injuries. The responsibility of the fall lands on the shoulders of the property owner/tenant and/or property manager. The removal of snow and ice in the City of New York falls under New York City Administrative Code § 16-123.

New York City Administrative Code § 16-123 states that every owner, lessee, tenant, occupant, or other person in charge of a property must clear the sidewalk of snow and/or ice within four (4) hours after snow has stopped. The only time that this code does not apply is between 9pm and 7am. Additionally, if ice has formed in a way that the person in charge cannot remove it, they must put down a substance such as ash or sand to prevent people from slipping.

The law is clear as to what needs to be done for the safety of the public. However, people in charge of the properties sometimes fail to comply which may result in severe injuries. Injured people as a result of a fall on snow and/or ice need to be compensated for the negligence of the person in charge of a property.

It’s important that you as the injured person take the necessary steps to put yourself in the best position. You should consider the following:

  • After a fall it is crucial to collect as much evidence as possible. Snow and ice are transient conditions, they disappear after a certain amount of time. You should take pictures if possible, make note of the size and shape of the patch, observe if there had been any clearing done in the area in which you fell, and make note of the address of the property in front of which you fell.
  • After a fall you should get the proper medical care. Often times people are embarrassed after a fall and decide to walk it off. However, you need to obtain medical treatment after a fall as you may be injured and not realize it because of adrenaline or shock.
  • Contact an aggressive knowledgeable attorney to make sure that your rights are protected, and you receive the compensation you deserve.

Slip and falls on snow and ice can result in serious injuries. After a fall you may have sustained the following injuries:

  • Head trauma including but not limited to subdural hematoma, brain trauma, concussion, lacerations and bruising.
  • Spinal trauma including but not limited to fractures, tears, herniations, bulges, protrusions, and limitations in range of motion.
  • Fractured and/or broken bones.
  • Internal organ damage.
  • Bruising and scarring.

As a person that has suffered a serious injury you need a law firm that will look out for your best interests. You’ll need a firm that will provide you with the representation you deserve. Baron Associates P.C. is an aggressive and knowledgeable firm with experience in these types of cases.

trip and fall

Trip and fall accidents often result in serious injuries. People often confuse a slip and fall accident with a trip and fall accident, which are different. A trip and fall incident is when one’s foot strikes an object or they step down into a hole or a depression that causes an individual to fall, lose their balance or stumble which can sometimes then lead them to fall to the ground or floor.  A slip and fall accident is when a wet or a slippery substance causes one’s feet to slide and creates a loss in one’s balance which too can result in a stumble or a fall.

If you or a loved one were injured as a result of a trip or a slip and fall accident there are immediate actions that you should take in order to receive the proper medical attention and to preserve proper evidence which will be essential to your potential claim.  You should identify the defect or the condition that caused your fall whether it be a hole, crack, depression, raise, wet and/or slippery surface, debris, poor lighting, uneven carpet, etc.  One immediate measure that should be done is taking photographs of the defective and hazardous condition that caused the fall.  Next step should be seeking medical attention.  If necessary, be sure to call 911 for immediate medical assistance.  If immediate assistance is not necessary, you should contact your private medical professional or receive assistance at an Urgent Care clinic.  Witnesses can play a crucial role in describing the details of your incident.  You should obtain the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of anyone who witnessed your accident. If the property owner and/or responsible party is to give a different version of the hazardous condition, witnesses can play a crucial role in supporting your story.

Trip and fall and slip and fall accidents can occur at any place.  The New York State Statute of Limitation requires 3 years for a lawsuit to be filed against a private defendant(s).  Should the responsible party be a municipality then a Notice of Claim is required to be filed within 90 days of the incident, then a lawsuit must be commenced within 1 year and 90 days of the anniversary of the on the incident.

There are many places where a trip and slip and fall accident can take place.  They can occur on a sidewalk, a roadway, inside of a structure and on staircases and stairwells. Uneven stairs can result from multiple reasons. They can be hazardous due to poor or improper installation, poor maintenance, insufficient lighting, broken or missing handrails or gradual wear and tear. Carpets can be also be causes of trip and fall accidents.  Improperly installed or bunched carpets present tripping hazards. Carpets are required to be maintained and be kept in safe conditions by the responsible party of the property.

An individual or a corporation can be held responsible for a defect or a dangerous condition on or around the property.  They have a legal duty of warning or protecting the public about potential dangers or hazards that may exist.   It is very important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible so that the property owner or manager can be notified of a dangerous condition on their property which can prevent others from getting injured.  Usually a trip or slip and fall danger is unforeseen and a rational individual who is usually careful could not avoid the defective condition. 

We understand that people may begin to panic when they feel their balance giving way and often they don’t brace for the impact. As a result, trip and slip and fall incidents can result in serious injuries that may require extensive therapy and medical treatment.   While we understand that the primary concern becomes your injuries, it is just as important to realize that it may not be your fault.  If that is the case, it is imperative that you contact our office for aggressive legal representation with regards to your trip or slip and fall incident and that your rights are fully protected.  If you or a loved one were a victim of a trip or slip and fall accident, please call Baron Associates P.C. for an immediate consultation.

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