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What is the Penalty for Assault?

What is the Penalty for Assault?

When it comes to assault, the legal processes involved can differ by jurisdiction. However, individuals charged with assault crimes can face misdemeanors or felony charges, depending on the nature of the case and its severity. It also determines the kind of penalty...

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Liability Of Self-Driving — Or “Killer Robots”?

Liability Of Self-Driving — Or “Killer Robots”?

In 2016, a Tesla self-driving car rammed into a trailer, killing the Tesla driver a the spot- The first known accident from a self-driving vehicle. However, after the incident, the car has been warning its driver to disengage the autopilot.  Advocates of...

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Wrongful Birth Claims Against Doctors

Wrongful Birth Claims Against Doctors

Giving birth to a defective child can be a very frustrating situation as parents of defective children live with the outcome for a lifetime. And most times, depending on the severity of such congenital disabilities, it can negatively affect how parents interact with...

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The Scales of Justice symbol

The Scales of Justice symbol

The Scales of Justice symbol is an ancient symbol dating back to Roman times. It represents the balance between truth and fairness. It represents freedom from prejudice, greed, and corruption. Justice is supposedly blind,...

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Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order 202.55

Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order 202.55

Moments ago, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.55 By this Executive Order, any specific time limit for the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion, or other process or proceeding, as prescribed by the procedural laws of the state,...

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Child Victim’s Act

Child Victim’s Act

Moments ago, A9036 Rosenthal/S7082 Hoylman extending the Child Victim’s Act was sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo. The Governor now has 10 days to sign or veto the bill. This extension to August 14, 2021 ensures that victims who have not yet been able...

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COVID-19 First Responders Update

COVID-19 First Responders Update

We hope that all of our past, current and potential clients, their families and friends are staying safe and healthy during the present situation. At Sgarlato & Sgarlato, we strive to constantly keep our clients aware of the current status of the law. On March 23,...

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Tainted Food Claims – Legal Strategies

Tainted Food Claims – Legal Strategies

  Lawsuits that derive from tainted food have many layers of legalities to clear before the plaintiff can find out if their claim is valid or not. Some states have made it easy to bring a claim against a food manufacturer, while other states put a tremendous...

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Animal Attacks: Legally Negligent Owners

Animal Attacks: Legally Negligent Owners

  Pets come with a lot of responsibility that goes beyond feeding them and cleaning up after them. At some point, it is expected that your pet could come into contact with another person. If you have a pet that is large enough to roam the house and yard freely,...

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When To Call A Civil Rights Lawyer

When To Call A Civil Rights Lawyer

  We hear about how important it is to protect our civil rights every day, but very few people actually understand what that means. Your civil rights allow you to enjoy the right of due process of law and enjoy the freedoms of speech, religion, assembly, and...

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Safe Driving Tips For Fall

Safe Driving Tips For Fall

  The fall brings about sunny mornings, cold weather, plenty of rain, and falling leaves. All of these elements combine together to create a beautiful and relaxing environment, but they can also create treacherous driving conditions. As fall weather gets closer,...

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Fake Business Reviews; Legal Options

Fake Business Reviews; Legal Options

  The Internet is a place where people can express their opinions on anything they want. Business review websites have become very popular, but those types of websites usually do not get a lot of traffic without already having reviews. To speed up the growth of...

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How Do You Sue a School District?

How Do You Sue a School District?

  There are many reasons why someone may want to sue a school district, and not all of the reasons involve money. While sexual harassment is one of the reasons school districts get sued, there are many procedural reasons as well. Discrimination, improper...

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The Story Of Lavern’s Law

The Story Of Lavern’s Law

On January 31, 2018, the state of New York adopted an amendment to the discovery rule regarding improper cancer diagnosis. For years, New York was one of the few states that made it difficult for cancer patients to sue for medical malpractice because of the short...

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What is Legal Malpractice?

What is Legal Malpractice?

  Legal malpractice is similar to medical malpractice in that your attorney did not perform their job using the ethical and professional standards of the legal industry. With medical malpractice, it can be obvious when a doctor has made an error either in the...

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How to Detect Legal Malpractice

How to Detect Legal Malpractice

  Legal malpractice can occur in any situation and, in many cases, the client might not realize they were a victim until there is considerable damage done. Each state has its own laws regarding legal malpractice, but the general consensus is that legal...

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What Is Legal Malpractice?

What Is Legal Malpractice?

Legal malpractice is something that could happen to a company or an individual, and it can have devastating results. When a person or entity hires an attorney, it is done so with the utmost trust. There is never a question in that client's mind that the attorney will...

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Grounds For Medical Malpractice

Grounds For Medical Malpractice

Throughout the country, medical malpractice lawsuits are dropping while insurance for doctors is on the rise. The large majority of medical malpractice lawsuits are settled out of court, but that should not deter you from seeking compensation if you feel you are...

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Why Does A Lawyer’s Experience Matter?

Why Does A Lawyer’s Experience Matter?

When dealing with any type of law, clients are always told to seek out experienced attorneys to handle their cases. In many ways, this is an unfair piece of advice when it comes to the brilliant new legal talent just starting their careers. But it is advice that makes...

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Watching Out For Elder Abuse

Watching Out For Elder Abuse

The gradual deterioration of a loved one as they get older can be difficult for many families to handle. But when you suspect that the licensed treatment facility where you have personally placed your loved one might be engaging in elder abuse, the stress can become...

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What is a Tort?

What is a Tort?

Many of the laws we abide by in the United States have origins that go back hundreds and even thousands of years. When you sue someone in civil court, more than likely your attorney will refer to the tort laws in your state to put your case together. The term "tort"...

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Why Should You Hire A Malpractice Lawyer?

Why Should You Hire A Malpractice Lawyer?

Are you facing a situation where you feel that a doctor may have harmed you through their own negligence? Did your doctor follow all of the required steps to install a medical device, but the device failed anyways? Medical malpractice brings in billions of dollars in...

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How does a Class Action Lawsuit Work?

How does a Class Action Lawsuit Work?

If you watch enough television, you will see commercials from attorneys offering to get people involved in legal action based on their shared personal injury experience. Most of the cases advertised on television involve medications or medical equipment, and these...

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But I Feel Fine

But I Feel Fine

If someone would give personal injury attorneys throughout the country a dime for every client who claimed they felt fine in the immediate aftermath of a personal injury accident, there would be a lot of really wealthy attorneys in the United States. After a personal...

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What Is Nursing Home Abuse?

What Is Nursing Home Abuse?

If the time comes to put our elderly loved ones in a nursing home, the hope is that they will get the best possible care and treatment. But the reality is that nursing home abuse is on the rise in the United States, and people need to know their rights when it comes...

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Should I Sue Or Settle?

Should I Sue Or Settle?

Whenever you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit, you are presented with the option of going through with the lawsuit or settling. Both approaches have their pros and cons, and both of them offer you the chance to give your side of the story. There are times when...

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What Is A Tort?

What Is A Tort?

If you ever get involved in a personal injury lawsuit or have a discussion with an attorney about possibly filing a personal injury lawsuit, then it is likely you will hear your attorney talk about torts. The actual word "tort" is an old English word that can be...

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The Reality of Drone Safety

The Reality of Drone Safety

When drones first started to appear in the consumer market, they were very different than the military drones that had seen extensive action in the field. At first, drones were considered a minor nuisance that people could choose to ignore. But when consumer drones...

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The Complicated World Of Defamation

The Complicated World Of Defamation

When you hear someone say that they are going to sue to preserve their reputation, they are talking about filing a personal injury lawsuit for defamation. When the information is written, it is referred to as libel. When the information is spoken (even if it is...

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What To Avoid After A Car Accident

What To Avoid After A Car Accident

There is plenty of advice on the Internet about what to do after you are in a car accident, but the amount of information available that warns against what you should not do is surprisingly lacking. The first thing you should do after an accident is make sure that you...

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Top Causes Of Car Accidents

Top Causes Of Car Accidents

When you are driving your vehicle, you are expected to be in control at all times. Sometimes things happen such as bad roads or a mechanical failure that are not your fault, but they still cause your vehicle to go out of control. The best way to avoid getting into an...

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Stay Safe When Driving In The Winter

Stay Safe When Driving In The Winter

When the cold weather starts to move in, everyone's thoughts move to the dangers of driving in the cold weather. You could find yourself at the wrong end of a personal injury lawsuit if you don't heed good advice on driving in the snow and ice.The most practical...

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The Real Rights Of Tenants

The Real Rights Of Tenants

In the state of New York, there are laws to protect tenants just as there are laws to protect landlords. The problem is that many tenants think they know the law without actually doing any research. Before you get yourself in trouble with your landlord by assuming...

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Real Estate Law Terms You Should Know

Real Estate Law Terms You Should Know

When people who are not lawyers go through with a real estate transaction, they are usually exposed to a series of terms that they don't understand. That is normal, but it can be frustrating for the client. There are also terms that get thrown around by lawyer who...

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What Is a Quitclaim Deed?

What Is a Quitclaim Deed?

There may come a time when you need the services of an experienced real estate attorney to help you clarify an aspect of your property ownership, or make changes to existing arrangements. In real estate law, there are several tools an attorney can use to get the...

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5 Things That Will Affect Your Rent

5 Things That Will Affect Your Rent

As you hunt for your next home to rent, you should keep in mind that the rent you see listed in the newspaper or online may not be the final rent you pay. Landlords are not obliged to stick to the rent price they list to bring in prospective tenants, and you need to...

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Tips On Buying Foreclosed Properties

Tips On Buying Foreclosed Properties

There are many real estate investors who make a good living buying, renovating, and reselling foreclosed properties. Many residential home buyers decide to investigate buying foreclosures because the costs are much lower than a standard real estate transaction, and...

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Is DIY Real Estate Sales Right For Me?

Is DIY Real Estate Sales Right For Me?

As the Internet becomes more popular, people are doing a lot more things virtually. It seems like everyone is a travel agent these days with all of the apps and websites dedicated to travel deals, and trips to the store to buy clothes are becoming more and more...

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Why You Need A Lawyer For Your DUI

Why You Need A Lawyer For Your DUI

In the state of New York, the laws regarding a DUI are fairly set in stone. Your punishment depends on how intoxicated or impaired you were at the time of your arrest, and how many previous DUI convictions you have on your record. But if you try to defend yourself in...

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Can I Take Back My Offer on a House?

Can I Take Back My Offer on a House?

You have spent weeks hunting for the perfect house, and you think you may have finally found your dream home. You put down an offer, and you are ecstatic when the buyer accepts. You start the planning process when you suddenly get news that a family member has passed...

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The Legal View On Flipping Houses

The Legal View On Flipping Houses

It is inevitable that if you handle real estate law, then you will run into people who want to become real estate developers for a living. But when you call it real estate developing, some of these folks get intimidated because they prefer to call it house...

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What Is A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

What Is A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

When someone passes away due to the negligence of others, the family of the victim often seeks to punish the negligent parties through a wrongful death lawsuit. Most people are familiar with the concept of a wrongful death lawsuit, but the details regarding these...

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Why Do I Need A Real Estate Lawyer?

Why Do I Need A Real Estate Lawyer?

The trend in real estate over the past few years has been a do-it-yourself approach to buying and selling property. While that approach can work in some areas of a real estate transaction, it is not a practical approach to take when it comes to the legal side of the...

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Common Types of Legal Malpractice

Common Types of Legal Malpractice

It can sound a bit odd, but there are law firms that will help their clients to sue other law firms because of something called legal malpractice. Just as a doctor is expected to know and properly administer medicine, a lawyer is expected to know how to administer...

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What Is A Slip And Fall Lawsuit?

What Is A Slip And Fall Lawsuit?

Most people have heard of slip and fall accidents and lawsuits, but not everyone understands how a slip and fall lawsuit works. Movies and television have made the process of winning a slip and fall lawsuit look entirely too easy. The truth is that winning a slip and...

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Why You Need Appellate Experts

Why You Need Appellate Experts

The jury has rendered its verdict, but your case is still not over. Just because the jury gave the judgment to the other party does not mean that you will not get justice. Once the jury trial has ended, it is time to get into the appeals process. An appeal could get...

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I Was In A Car Accident… Now What?

You are the victim of a personal injury accident. So now what? If you are the victim of a personal injury in Staten Island, follow these tips to improve your chances of winning your case and getting the compensation that you are entitled to. Stay on the scene You do...

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How And When To Fire Your Lawyer

Аs thе client, you're аn integral раrt оf thе relationship bеtwееn уоursеlf аnd а lawyer. However, thіs саn bе complicated bу thе attorney's superior understanding оf уоur оwn case аnd bу thе point іn thе process уоur case hаs reached. То fire а personal injury...

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Questions To Ask Before And After Accidents

Веfоrе уоu еnlіst thе sеrvісеs оf а staten island personal injury lawyer, іt іs vеrу іmроrtаnt thаt уоu lеаrn bаsіс іnfоrmаtіоn аbоut thеm. Тhіs саn bе dоnе іn аn іnfоrmаl іntеrvіеw оvеr thе рhоnе аnd thrоugh е-mаіl, bеfоrе уоu hіrе thеm. Yоu shоuld nоt hеsіtаtе tо...

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Have you been injured?

If you or a loved one has been involved or injured in an accident that has caused you to have some type of physical harm, you have to receive the services of your local personal injury law firm. This is where Sgarlato & Sgarlato in Staten Island comes into play to...

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