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Know Your Rights: Personal Injury Attorney Articles

Finding the right personal injury lawyer for you or your family can seem like a daunting task. You want to make sure you choose a lawyer who will be able to get you the compensation you deserve. To help you in this search, we have written a number of articles covering various aspects of personal injury law. Hopefully they provide some insights into how to go about choosing a lawyer, as well as give you an idea of personal injury law in New York state. If you have questions or would like a free consultation, please call is at 785-4900. Some of our most popular articles on general personal injury law topics include:


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

A lawyer and a client shaking hands after the client has found the best personal injury attorney to represent herIf 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…)

Top Reasons to Choose Anderson, Moschetti and Taffany When You’re Looking for a Personal Injury Lawyer in Upstate New York

Attorneys Jeff Anderson, Pete Moschetti and David TaffanyIf you have been injured as the result of another person’s negligence and you are interested in obtaining representation in order to pursue a personal injury case, chances are you will not have trouble finding a personal injury attorney. There are numerous personal injury lawyers and law firms in the Albany area and throughout Upstate New York from which to choose.

However, although you have plentiful options, finding the right personal injury attorney to represent you is not as easy as it seems. You want to be sure you find a lawyer that is experienced, has achieved a high level of success through verdicts and settlements in cases like yours in the past, and is capable of providing the level of personalized attention that you want and deserve. (more…)

Jeffrey K. Anderson Highlighted in 25th Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Jeffrey Kyle AndersonAttorney Jeffrey K. Anderson has once again been selected for recognition by Best Lawyers®. He will be featured in the 25th edition of Best Lawyers in America©, a publication acknowledging excellence in practice among attorneys nationwide.

Anderson Named 2019 Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation in Albany

Mr. Anderson has been named 2019 ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in the practice area of Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs in Albany. Only one lawyer per practice area in each geographic region is honored with this prestigious yearly recognition.

He will also be recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America for his work in the following practice areas:

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

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What to Look For In An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

man researching personal injury lawyers on his laptopWhen 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…)

How Are Personal Injury Lawyers Paid?

background with money American hundred dollar billsIf you or someone you love has been injured because of someone else’s negligence and you are considering bringing a personal injury case, contacting a personal injury attorney is the next logical step. An experienced personal injury attorney will represent you to ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and other damages.

An attorney who has earned a reputation for fighting for his clients will do everything necessary to devote the time and resources necessary to thoroughly investigate and develop the case, whether it involves retaining experts, obtaining documents during litigation, or bringing the case to trial to achieve the best result.

What is the Cost of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?

Sometimes an individual injured due to someone else’s negligence is hesitant to contact a personal injury lawyer, even after suffering serious injury. The person may believe that he can’t afford good legal representation, thinking that the attorney will charge hundreds of dollars and hour at a time when he is already experiencing financial hardship as a result of disability from work or mounting medical bills. (more…)

What is Comparative Fault in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

a scale representing the concept of comparative negligenceWhen it comes to personal injury lawsuits, comparative fault, also known as comparative negligence, is an important topic to understand. It is one of the many elements that will be carefully examined in order to determine the value of a personal injury case.

What is Negligence?

Negligence is a term used to describe conduct, whether something someone does, or something someone fails to do, that results in harm to another. The concept of negligence originates in the consideration of socially acceptable behavior. Within society, citizens are expected to treat others in a manner that will allow them to peacefully co-exist—to act in such a way so that at the very least, not harm each other— part of the so called “social contract.” If citizens behave in a way that is negligent, putting others in “harm’s way,” they are to be held legally responsible and must then compensate the injured person for the harm that results from their behavior. (more…)

What to Do If You Are Injured in an Albany Car Accident Involving an Ambulance

Ambulance rounding the corner on a busy street in New YorkThe roads in Albany during rush hour can become quite congested and many roads inherently have blind spots where you cannot see all roads at an intersection. In addition, Albany is fortunate to have many health-care facilities and hospitals which serve as a hub for all emergency traffic in and around the city.

This combination of busy roads, blind spots, and multiple sources of emergency vehicles can lead to serious Albany car accidents involving ambulances and other emergency vehicles.

As experienced Albany car accident attorneys, we have handled many cases resulting in serious personal injuries involving emergency vehicles. These cases include when pedestrians are struck by an ambulance, bicyclists are hit or forced off the road, and where the occupants of cars are either broadsided or rear-ended by an ambulance.

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David J. Taffany Selected for Inclusion in 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Lawyer of the Year - David Taffany - Medical Malpractice Law, PlaintiffsFor decades, Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany has been one of the top personal injury law firms in the Albany NY region.

In April, it was announced that personal injury lawyer David J. Taffany of Anderson, Moschetti and Taffany in Latham, New York has once again been selected for inclusion The Best Lawyers in America©.

David J. Taffany Recognized as a Top Medical Malpractice Attorney in New York

Best Lawyers® is a well established and highly respected peer review guide to the legal profession. It showcases attorneys in a number of different legal practice areas who have been recommended by their peers for inclusion, and is valuable resource for both lawyers and their clients. Mr. Taffany has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America© since 2015. (more…)

What is The “Discovery” Process in a Lawsuit?

Lawyers reading over a paper during the discovery processFrom 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…)

What You Need To Know About Social Media and The Discovery Process in Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

Person using smart phone to access social mediaPersonal injury cases come in many forms. From car accidents and construction accidents to slip and fall accidents and medical negligence cases, the underlying causes for bringing a personal injury case vary greatly. But though the types of such cases differ, the process for litigating personal injury cases has remained relatively consistent for the past few decades.

One of the most important stages of the litigation process in a personal injury lawsuit is known as “discovery.” The discovery process happens relatively early in the litigation of the case and provides each party to a lawsuit with the opportunity to collect and exchange information relevant to the claim being disputed. The underlying concept is to promote fairness—each party exchanges information they possess, which is relevant to the issues, so that each knows what the other knows about the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident; so that the claim can be resolved fairly. (more…)