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If you are looking for some more information regarding your rights after suffering a personal injury, please give us a call at 785-4900. You can also read our articles discussing New York state law and personal injuries resulting from car accidents, slip and fall accidents and premises liability cases. Some of our most read articles include:

Remedies Available for Employees Injured in the Workplace

Accidents that occur in the workplace are a common cause of personal injury. Each year in the United States, thousands of individuals are injured on the job.

The typical remedy for the injured worker is through the statutes providing workers’ compensation benefits. Replacement for some or sometimes all lost wages, payment of medical bills, and when appropriate, a “lump sum” for the “loss of use” of a body part may be awarded.

While serious or catastrophic workplace injuries occur most frequently in jobs that require heavy physical labor, operation of equipment such as power tools or work on scaffolding and roadways, accidents that result in personal injury can occur in any type of work environment.

Injuries to construction workers frequently result in personal injury claims available because of New York’s laws enacted specifically for that occupation. However, there are a number of other situations in which compensation beyond workers’ compensation benefits are available to compensate employees injured on the job. (more…)

What is The “Discovery” Process in a Lawsuit?

From defective product cases and premises liability cases to medical negligence cases and car accident cases, personal injury cases come in many varieties. While the causes of accidents resulting in personal injury lawsuits vary widely, the stages of litigation for lawyers pursuing these cases for their clients have remained relatively consistent over the past 40 years.

There are a number of stages in personal injury lawsuits. One of the most important processes that occurs following commencement of the lawsuit and appearance by attorneys for each party is known as “discovery.” (more…)

Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany Named to the 2016 US News Best Law Firms List

Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC has been ranked in the 2016 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The personal injury firm based in Latham New York was ranked in Metropolitan Tier 1 for Albany Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Metropolitan Tier 2 for Albany Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. The rankings were publicly announced on November 2, 2015. (more…)

Tips for Avoiding A Car Accident With An Animal

Every year, thousands of accidents occur in the United States involving collisions between vehicles and animals. From wildlife such as deer, turkeys, squirrels and moose crossing the roads, to stray cats and unleashed dogs running free, animals near or attempting to cross roadways can be extremely hazardous to drivers. (more…)

What to Look For In An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

When you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, contacting a personal injury attorney is imperative. For many people, the time following the occurrence of an accident is a difficult one, filled with medical bills, missed work, and emotional and physical recovery. As a result, it can be challenging to take on the task of finding a personal injury attorney to represent you.

Knowing how to look for a personal injury lawyer and what specific qualifications to look for in a successful personal injury attorney can help make the process of finding a lawyer to represent you after a car accident, slip and fall accident, construction site accident, dog bite accident, or any other type of incident much easier. Working with an experienced attorney can make all the difference when it comes to getting you the compensation you deserve following your involvement in an accident. (more…)

What Is SUM Insurance Coverage and Why Is It Important?

Auto insurance policies typically include several types of coverage. They are listed on the “declaration page”, which is most often on the top of the policy you should have received from your insurance company or agency. When considering coverage options and insurance providers, many people tend to focus on the portions of the policy related to collision coverage, comprehensive coverage, liability for bodily injury and property damage. However, there is another very important type of insurance coverage to consider, which is known as Supplemental Uninsured/Underinsured coverage. (more…)

What NOT to Do After You’ve Been Injured in a Car Accident

car accidentIf you’ve been involved in a car accident, whether it’s a serious accident or a “fender bender”, there are several important steps that you should take to ensure your rights are protected. Being familiar with the steps to follow after a car accident is important for all drivers, whether at fault or not, and whether injured or not.

What many drivers may not realize is that there are also a number of things you should NOT do following the accident. These steps are, in many situations, just as important as the items you should do when involved in a car accident! (more…)

I Was Injured in a Car Accident. How Do I Prove I Wasn’t Texting or On The Phone When The Accident Happened?

Distracted driving, especially driving while texting, has attracted a significant amount of attention over the past few years. With widespread use of smartphones for email and texting by people of all ages, and the desire to be “connected” at all times, it’s no surprise that more and more drivers take their eyes off of the road to look at their phones. Persons don’t realize that at a speed of only 30 miles per hour, a car travels 44 feet every second! Thus, even glancing at a cell phone screen for a couple of seconds means that the car will cover 8-10 car lengths in that short time span. If there was only about 3-4 car lengths separating the cars beforehand, the outcome in this scenario is likely to be a collision and probably injury to occupants of at least one of the vehicles. (more…)

How To Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer When You’ve Been Injured in an Accident

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, slip and fall accident, construction site accident, dog bite accident, or any other type of incident involving the negligence of another individual, you may be entitled to compensation. If you feel you may have a personal injury claim on your hands, it is imperative to find an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you. Personal injury lawyers are versed in the laws and statutes that pertain to these types of cases. They can help you determine whether or not you have a personal injury case and, if you do have a case, they can help you fight for the compensation you deserve following a catastrophic injury. (more…)

Attorney Jeffrey K. Anderson Included in 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers® is a well established and highly respected peer review guide to the legal profession. A valuable resource for both lawyers and clients, it features attorneys in a variety of different legal practice areas who have been recommended by their peers for inclusion. Best Lawyers helps to connect lawyers and clients throughout the world.

In August, it was announced that personal injury lawyer Jeffrey K. Anderson of Anderson, Moschetti and Taffany in Latham, New York has been selected to be included in the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Mr. Anderson was selected by his peers and recognized for his work in the following practice areas:

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs