To recover damages for pain and suffering under New York's No-Fault Insurance Law, an individual injured in a car accident must establish that he or she has suffered a "serious injury." There are nine (9) categories of "serious" injuries: (1) death; (2) loss of a fetus; (3) dismemberment; (4) fracture; (5) significant disfigurement; (6) permanent loss of use of an organ, member, system, or function; (7) permanent consequential limitation of use of an organ or member; (8) significant limitation [...]


Benicar is a prescription drug used to reduce blood pressure and hypertension. The medication is manufactured by the Japanese company Daiichi Sankyo and co-promoted in the United by Forest Laboratories. Studies have linked the use of this drug with severe side effects including chronic diarrhea, vomiting, rapid and excessive weight loss, dehydration and cardiovascular problems. Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP is reviewing potential claims arising out of the use of Benicar with a Pennsylvania [...]


The claimant Mary Margaret Smith was seriously injured in a collision which occurred on July 5, 2010 between her bicycle and a New York State Police vehicle in the Village of Whitney Point, New York. Following the accident the State police attempted to cast all blame for the accident on Ms. Smith, claiming that she ran a stop sign. At trial, Ms. Smith’s attorneys, Levene, Gouldin & Thompson by John L. Perticone, Esq. successfully demonstrated that the primary cause of the accident was [...]


Most people think that the purpose of automobile liability insurance is to protect your assets in the event you have caused personal injury to someone in a car accident. This is certainly a purpose of liability insurance and the more assets you have, the more insurance you need. But there is another purpose to automobile liability insurance and another reason to obtain one with a higher liability limit - to protect you and your family from a negligent driver who has inadequate insurance [...]


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