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August 2014 Archives

Divorce in Queens: How Long Does It Take?

For most people the decision to end a marriage by pursuing a divorce is not an easy decision to make. Once the decision has been made, however, many people want the legal process to be over as quickly as possible, leading to the question " How long does a divorce take in Queens? " Although this is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear at SIMON & GILMAN, LLP, there is no simple answer that applies to all divorces. There are, however, some common factors that determine how long a divorce is likely to take to complete. Keep in mind, that New York law requires a six month waiting period between the time the Respondent (your spouse) is served and the time the divorce is finalized. Keeping that in mind, the following factors will influence the amount of time it takes to complete the divorce process in Queens:

Queens Motor Vehicle Accident: How Does a " No-Fault " Insurance System Work?

No-fault insurance is a system in which your insurance company reimburses you or pays directly for damages and medical costs stemming from an accident, even if you weren't the person at fault in the accident. If you've moved from a tort-system state to a no-fault state, the switch in procedures can be confusing at first.

Queens Premises Liability Explained

Premises liability is a concept that may hold a property owner responsible for anything that happens to you as a result of the owner's negligence while you are on the property. This covers situations such as slipping and falling on a wet floor, being cut by jagged metal or broken glass, a violent attack, and other injury-causing conditions. Not all injuries are caused by negligence, but many are. If you are injured while on someone else's property you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

The average life expectancy of someone living in the United States has increased dramatically over the past century. Living longer, however, also typically increases the likelihood of spending time in a long-term care facility or nursing home. If you have an elderly loved one who is a resident of a nursing home, it is imperative that you be on the lookout for signs of nursing home abuse or neglect.

How Do I Negotiate with a Trucking Company after an Accident?

A motor vehicle accident involving passenger vehicles can cause serious injuries to the occupants of the involved vehicles. If a large truck is involved in the collision the risk of serious, even fatal, injuries increases dramatically. If the truck was at-fault in the collision a victim, or surviving family member, may be entitled to compensation from the trucking company. Knowing how to negotiate with a trucking company after an accident in order to secure that compensation, however, is something else altogether.

What is Domestic Violence in Queens?

Just a generation or two ago, domestic violence was something that was largely swept under the carpet in the United States. Even situations where the victim was in serious, imminent danger from an abuser were often ignored by law enforcement as well as by family and neighbors. Today, however, the pendulum has swung to the other side, making it possible to be arrested for domestic violence without even actually touching an alleged victim. If you have been accused of domestic violence in Queens, you need to understand your rights as an accused as well as some of the potential consequences of a conviction.

What Is Workers' Compensation in Queens, New York?

In Queens, New York, a worker who is injured while on the job or who becomes ill as a result of his or her employment may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. If you have suffered a workplace injury or believe that your job has caused an illness, it is important that you understand what benefits may be available to you.

Workers' Compensation in Queens: How is the Weekly Cash Benefit Determined?

A worker who is injured, or who becomes ill, while on the job in Queens, New York may be entitled to worker's compensation benefits. Those benefits may include payment of the cost of treating the injury or illness as well as weekly wage replacement benefits. The amount you will receive in wage replacement depends on the extent of your disability and your earnings prior to the accident or injury.