Accident & Personal Injury Law deals strictly with civil wrong doings. These civil wrongs are under the category of tort law, as opposed to criminal law. Accident law plays a vital role in individual legal rights and balancing the power between individuals and corporations. “Accident” cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm, or damages personal property and that person has to pay for the damage done.
Under a legal rule known as the “statute of limitations,” any lawsuit arising from an accident or injury must be filed within a certain time limit or the injured person’s legal claim will be barred and his or her right to sue will be lost forever. The following is a list of some types of accidents or injuries that could require the legal assistance of an experienced NYC Accident and Personal Injury attorney: • Automobile Accidents • Motorcycle Accidents • Truck Accidents • Bicycle Accidents • Bus & Subway Accidents • Airline
Accidents • Train Accidents • Animal Bites • Dog Bites • Lack of Safety in Public Places • Product Defect Accidents • Construction Accidents • Workplace Injuries • Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents • Burns / Scars • Paralysis • Class Action Lawsuits • Injured Children • Wrongful Death Cases • Schoolyard Accidents • Playground Accidents • Broken Bones and Fractures. NYC Accident and Personal Injury lawyers represent clients on a “contingent fee basis” in which the attorney’s fee is a percentage of the plaintiff’s eventual compensation, payable when the case is resolved, with no payment necessary if the case is unsuccessful.
Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person’s biological or legal parent or parents, and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities from the biological parent or parents.
Adoption law is concerned with creating a legal relationship of parent-child where a person is not a child’s biological parent. Normally three parties are involved in this process: the child, the adoptive parent(s), and the child’s biological parents or a public agency such as the department of social services. Adoption involves the creation of the parent-child relationship between individuals who are not naturally so related. The adopted child is given the rights, privileges, and duties of a child and heir by the adoptive family. At the conclusion of the formal adoption process, a legal relationship between child and guardian will have formed. The legal relationship results in the adoptee becoming the legal heir of the adopter and terminates any legal rights then in existence with the natural parents. Lawyers are often involved in the adoption process, especially in adoptions arranged by the lawyer or another person, such as a physician.
Antitrust Law deals with maintaining competition in private markets. The American antitrust and fair trade laws protect and promote competition in the free enterprise system. The goal is to shelter trade and commerce from price fixing, monopolies, etc., and to foster competition. Free competition benefits consumers through lower prices, better quality, and greater choice. Competition provides businesses the opportunity to compete on price and quality, in an open market & on a level playing field.
These laws were designed to:
1 – restrict the formation of cartels and prohibit other collusive practices regarded as being in restraint of trade.
2 – they restrict the mergers and acquisitions of organizations which could substantially lessen competition.
3 – they prohibit the creation of a monopoly and the abuse of monopoly power. New York City Antitrust lawyers represent companies who try to preserve fair competition in a free enterprise marketplace.