Motor vehicle accidents frequently result in significant emotional, physical, and financial consequences. For these reasons, it is essential to have a skilled car accident attorney in the Bronx from the outset. Whether it’s a case of property damage, medical bills for injuries and rehabilitation, psychological suffering, lost wages, or wrongful death, you’ll need a Bronx car accident lawyer who can successfully advocate on your behalf.
Our Bronx Car Accident Lawyers are here to make sure you get what you are owed. Our Law Firm is headquartered in Brooklyn with offices in New Jersey. If you were in a car accident in The Bronx, or any borough in New York City, it is crucial you get the medical treatment you need as soon as possible. Even if you do not feel pain right away, it is best to get checked by a qualified doctor. There are strict time limits to follow when submitting claims for No Fault Insurance and for filing a lawsuit, so get checked for injuries right away. In some situations you may have to file a lawsuit within 90 days of the accident, and missing the deadline could mean you get nothing. Dealing with insurance companies and the courts is not always straightforward and often you only get one shot to get it right. Just like you should be examined by a doctor for injuries, your case should be evaluated by an experienced and qualified attorney. Our Attorneys will evaluate your case and assess your next course of action. Whether you need advice on what you should do or if you need to file a lawsuit against someone, we will help. If you are confused about the law or want to know the merits of your case, we are here. Our Evaluation is Free and we only get paid when we win.
If you’ve been in a car accident in the Bronx or elsewhere in New York City, call the law offices of Lau & Nicolello, today. As skilled and experienced Bronx Car Accident attorneys, we’ll get you full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses. We understand the chaos and confusion clients experience in the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident and will help you every step of the way proving (or defending against) liability, dealing with insurers, maximizing recovery and protecting your legal rights. In addition to damages, we also help families receive justice for the tragic loss of a loved one, the loss of care and companionship.
Many pedestrian accidents involve a motor vehicle or a bicycle. A pedestrian can be someone who is walking, jogging or running. In other words, he or she is traveling on foot. In some areas of the country, the definition of a pedestrian includes skaters, skateboarders and those in a wheelchair. These severe mishaps can cause foot travelers to suffer catastrophic injuries or death because there was no protection between them and the vehicles that struck them. Pedestrians can also be injured by such things as uneven sidewalks, potholes, downed trees, ice, loose gravel and miscellaneous obstructions carelessly placed by others.. As an innocent pedestrian, you are the victim, and you require legal representation from an experienced pedestrian-accident attorney.
Lau & Nicolello will to get you the compensation you deserve for the physical and psychological pain you have suffered. Our attorneys provide the best service and pride themselves on building strong attorney-client relationships.
A collision with a motorized moving vehicle—such as a car, truck or van—is the greatest hazard bicycle riders face. Oftentimes, the accident may be the result of negligence by the driver of the vehicle. Other causes of bicycle accidents could be the dangerous condition of a road or sidewalk which may be the responsibility of a local government or private property owner. If you believe your injury was not your fault but rather the fault of someone or something else, you have a legal right to be compensated for your injuries.
Our personal-injury lawyers believe you and your case deserve the best representation, treatment and compassion. We support our clients every step of the way. Lau & Nicolello knows what it takes to bring our clients maximum compensation in a timely manner.
No-Fault means that drivers have insurance to cover their own injuries and damages rather than suing another person involved in the collision. A vehicle owner’s insurance company—through no-fault or personal injury protection (PIP) coverage—pays for certain losses sustained by a car accident victim covered by the vehicle owner’s policy, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. Each person in an accident is required to file a claim with their own insurance first.
Lau & Nicolello’s specialists in this area know the most expedient ways to handle your case so it turns out in your favor. We are committed to treating our clients with empathy, patience and a broad spectrum of skill and knowledge. You can rest assured that your matter is in the best of hands with our attorneys. We love helping people wind their way through the no-fault legal system, which is infamous for its twists, turns and complexities. We’re on your side! Let us help you!
If you or a loved one get hurt on someone else’s property, there is a good chance you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and suffering. At the Law Offices of Lau & Nicolello, we place the responsibility where it belongs. As Premises Liability Attorneys in New York City, the Bronx, Brooklyn, the surrounding Boroughs and New Jersey, we aggressively pursue justice and compensation on behalf of our clients. Property owners and lessees are often responsible for maintaining safe premises and it is often their fault when someone gets hurt on their property.
If you suffered an accident and sustained injuries, get expert legal guidance and skilled representation from experienced Bronx And Brooklyn Premises Liability Attorneys for:
You can count on our Lawyers to prove and recover damages. Our Lawyers will thoroughly investigate your claim to prove liability and negligence. As Premises Liability Attorneys in the Bronx, Brooklyn and greater NYC, NJ area, we leave no stone unturned to help our clients receive compensation for their injuries. Our team of lawyers and investigators will gather evidence and conduct witness interviews while exploring prior complaints, accidents, or violations by the property owner or lessee. Our team will advocate for justice and damages based on the toll an injury takes on our client’s health, the cost of medical care, lost wages, and the ability to enjoy the quality of life experienced before the injury.
It is Essential To Work With A Skilled Premises Liability Attorney In The Bronx, Brooklyn, Other Boroughs of NYC, And Greater New Jersey Area.
Extensive knowledge of the law, experience, strategic representation, and the aggressive pursuit of justice is required to get injured clients the compensation they are owed. Insurance companies for property owners and lessees typically attempt to settle the case for less than what is deserved. At the Law Offices of Lau & Nicolello, we never settle for less than what the negligent party should pay.
For a free consultation and case evaluation from experienced Premises Liability Lawyers in NYC, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Greater Metropolitan area, and New Jersey, call the Law Offices of Lau & Nicolello today.
It’s a fact of life that accidents happen. Every time you walk out the door of your home, a host of risks can await — namely, injuries to yourself or a loved one. When this happens, you need the services of The Law Office of Lau & Nicolello to get the settlement you deserve for injuries suffered.
First, let’s clarify just what is considered public property. It’s any land or possession owned by the government or one of its agencies that are used by the general public — such as parks, playgrounds, streets, sidewalks, schools, post offices and libraries. Governments at all levels must ensure that public spaces are safe for visitors.
If you've been injured on public property, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries. At the Law Office of Lau & Nicolello, our personal injury attorneys are ready to advocate for your rights. Contact our firm today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
You rely on trains, subways, and buses to get you from Point A to Point B quickly and efficiently. But sometimes, things can go wrong, and an accident will happen — leaving you and/or a loved one injured as a result.
It’s the responsibility of public transportation systems to provide passengers with the highest degree of safety and care. Whether you’ve been hurt when the train or vehicle is moving or your injury in the station is due to negligence, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Lau & Nicolello can help.
As experienced personal injury attorneys in New York and New Jersey, The Law Offices of Lau & Nicolello can help you. We’re well aware of the special laws governing public transportation companies and how these laws affect deadlines and other aspects of personal injury claims.
We specialize in providing injury victims and their families with the full spectrum of legal support and advocacy they need. Injuries sustained in a subway or bus accident may be caused by:
Common causes of public transportation injuries:
Negligence is the most common reason for public transportation accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured, call the attorneys at the Law Office of Lau & Nicolello to get you the settlement you deserve. Contact our firm today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Police brutality and misconduct are burning issues in today’s times. If you have been treated poorly by any police officer, you should contact the Law Offices of Lau and Nicolello. Our experienced team of attorneys is the firm to turn to if you suffered police misconduct in New York City or New Jersey.
Police brutality is a violation of your civil rights, and if you or a loved one have suffered unduly at the hands of the police, we are on your side. The Law Offices of Lau & Nicolello are uniquely equipped to advocate on your behalf for the justice you deserve. We know the law and the rules governing proper police conduct. We provide skillful strategies and aggressive legal representation to get fair compensation for victims of police brutality.
Examples of police brutality include:
Do not be intimidated to go up against this powerful institution. Get the expert and robust legal representation you need and deserve. At the New York City and New Jersey Law Offices of Lau & Nicolello, we’re with you every step of the way! When it comes to protecting your rights, you can count on our attorneys to go the extra mile to achieve justice and financial restitution for you.
For a free phone consultation and guidance on the legal representation required to address your needs, give us a call today!
Although state and federal laws require standards for safe construction sites, accidents do happen, and workplace injuries are a very real threat. As experienced construction accident attorneys in New York City, the Bronx, Brooklyn, greater Metropolitan Area, and New Jersey, you can count on the Law Offices of Lau & Nicolello to advocate on your behalf and provide the proactive representation required.
At the Law Offices of Lau & Nicolello, our attorneys are well versed in the complex federal and state regulations specific to these types of claims. We know what it takes to successfully prove liability and help our clients recover compensation for medical costs, lost wages, loss of future income, and pain and suffering from the responsible party.
We handle a broad scope of construction accident cases, including those arising from:
If you or a loved one have been injured in a workplace accident, let the Law Office of Lau & Nicolello work on your behalf to get you the settlement you deserve. Contact our firm today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Have you been a victim of an incompetent or negligent physician or another healthcare professional? The Law Offices of Lau and Nicolello are the medical malpractice attorneys in the New York metropolitan area to turn to if you suspect you have been a victim of medical incompetence.
There’s nothing more precious than your good health and that of your loved ones. When you put your faith and trust in your medical team, a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, surgical mistake, neglectful or negligent care, a birth injury, or medication error has the potential for far-reaching and devastating consequences.
If you suspect you or a loved one has been subjected to negligent care, the skilled litigators at The Law Office of Lau & Nicolello will fight for your rights. We will conduct a thorough review of the case details to determine whether the case is actionable. If so, we’ll draw on resources to help win the compensation you deserve for pain and suffering.
Examples of medical negligence that can lead to a malpractice suit:
If you believe you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice resulting in serious injury, contact the Law Office of Lau & Nicolello to arrange for a free consultation. We’re well aware of the proactive and powerful representation required to pursue and litigate a malpractice claim. As malpractice attorneys with offices in New York City and New Jersey, we help clients get the financial restitution they deserve for any disability and hardships the lack of proper medical care has produced.
If you lost a loved one due to the negligent, intentional, or reckless act of another,Lau and Nicolello's team of experienced attorneys are the ones to turn to for a wrongful death lawsuit in the New York City and suburban New Jersey region.
Losing a loved one is perhaps one of the most painful things a family can endure. If you have suffered a family member's death due to negligence or wrongdoing, the Law Firm of Lau & Nicolello can help. We'll work with you to get answers and pursue monetary compensation for a range of damages from coverage for medical and funeral expenses to recouping lost wages, the benefits associated with the deceased, and restitution for the loss of future income.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be instituted for the following reasons:
We understand the devastation and hardship the loss of a loved one creates and are well aware that a lawsuit is not going to bring your loved one back. However, the Law Firm of Lau & Nicolello can help you obtain answers, hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions, and get just financial compensation for your hardships.
Property is loosely defined as anything tangible that belongs to you. This includes your car, your house, your clothing, and even your pets and the food in your refrigerator. By definition, property damage is “injury to real or personal property through another’s negligence, willful destruction, or by some act of nature.” But what happens if someone else intentionally or accidentally causes damage to that property, especially when it is considered valuable? The law categorizes property damage in three distinct ways:
Negligent: When someone’s carelessness directly results in harm. For example, if a neighbor’s tree falls onto your roof and causes damage, it may be considered negligent because they didn’t take proper care of it.
Accidental: When someone causes harm that wasn’t intentional. If someone drops your phone in a puddle after borrowing it to make a call, he didn’t mean to break the device, but it still happened.
Malicious: When someone means to harm your property out of rage, spite or a desire to hurt you. This includes vandalism and/or attacks (like slashing your vehicle tires after an argument).
When someone else harms your property, you become a victim of property damage. It doesn’t matter if it was unintentional; you still have the right to seek compensation for repair or replacement of your goods. If your property was damaged, you should explore your legal options. Our lawyers know this subject inside and out, and we understand what you are going through. Count on Lau & Nicolello to guide you every step of the way, from start to finish. Our goal is to offer a clear picture of all the options available to you and deliver the results you expect.
Starting a business requires more than just ideas. It requires putting together processes that will protect your investment and move the business forward.
Starting a new business is exciting, but you must protect yourself and your business along the way. Choosing a business type can be daunting, but the information below should help you get started.
A corporation is a legal entity distinct from its owners, where the owners, or shareholders, are usually only liable up to the amount of money they have invested.
To form a corporation a creator must file "articles of incorporation" with the state stating corporation's name, the number of shares, its purpose and the name and address of the incorporator(s). Because the owners of the corporation own shares in the company, it is relatively easy to transfer ownership to other people or to have new owners join the corporation. For taxation, corporations are taxed separately from its shareholders. The shareholders are then also taxed when they receive a dividend (payment) from the corporation. The corporation's tax liability may be reduced by paying tax deductible salaries, however the IRS may see this as a "disguised" dividend and tax it.
Lau & Nicolello, LLC can help get your business setup and running quickly and efficiently. Please contact us for more information.
A Limited Liability Company, or "LLC", is similar to a corporation because it is an entity distinct from its owners, except an LLC is owned by "members", and the owners are usually only liable up to the amount they invested.
LLCs are formed by filing "articles of organization" with the state you are planning to have your business located. The management of the company may be done through the members or management members. Profits are usually shared by the amount of capital each member has contributed to the LLC.
Unlike a corporation, transfer of ownership can be complicated and may be limited to only financial interests, not governance. The main attractiveness with LLCs is the ability to be taxed as a partnership while having limited liability. Income earned through the LLC is offset by expenses and the remaining money is paid to the members as a "distribution". Generally the LLC does not pay taxes, instead the members are responsible for paying ordinary income tax on their distributions from the LLC, and thus avoid the double taxation problem of traditional corporations.
LLCs do have some drawbacks, such as the cost to form one may be more expensive than other business forms, and there may be other requirements.
Contact Lau & Nicolello, LLC for more information on creating your LLC.
The most basic partnership is a general partnership. However, there are a variety of partnership structures available to business owners which can limit liability of the partners such as limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships.
A general partnership may be created by two or more people either by agreement or by simply doing business together. By default, the partners are entitled to an equal share of profits and losses, though it is usually a good idea to have a partnership agreement detailing how profits, losses and other major business decisions are handled. The simplicity of a general partnership can be outweighed by the full liability a partner may take on for the partnership's debts or other liabilities.
Limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships are created by filing with the state in which you intend to be based. These partnerships offer some protection to certain individual partners for acts of other partners and debts of the partnership. Transfer of ownership in a partnership may require the consent of all partners, but these terms should be stated in a well thought-out partnership agreement. The common factor among all partnerships is the treatment of taxes. Each partner pays their own tax on the income and expense, which "flows though" to the partner based on ownership interest.
Partnerships are still very popular in today's business world, but there may be better options for you and your business. Contact us for help in deciding how to proceed with your business.
At the office of Lau & Nicolello, LLC, we provide clients with the robust and expert representation that’s required to achieve a favorable legal outcome in a broad spectrum of civil matters. As dedicated advocates, we offer results-driven representation to protect the rights and interests of our clients. Our skilled and experienced attorneys develop innovative strategies to resolve complicated legal disputes while obtaining satisfying results, negotiating successful settlements, and achieving favorable judgments.
As your trusted legal advisor and representative, we provide personalized attention and service in the following areas:
You can trust the firm of Lau & Nicolello, LLC, to craft the proactive, aggressive, and highly effective legal strategies you need to get the results you want. Based in Brooklyn, New York, and Red Bank, New Jersey, we represent clients in Manhattan, the surrounding metropolitan area, and throughout New Jersey.
To contact our office or to schedule a consultation with a skilled and experienced attorney, simply fill out our online contact form or give us a call today.
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If you were issued a summons for your Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicle (HDDV) and the police officer wrote section 217-5.4(a) or 217-5.4(b) as the violation means your HDDV either failed a roadside smoke opacity test, does not have a functioning emission control device or it was tampered with, or your HDDV has not had an exhaust emissions inspection within the past 12 months. The bad news is a violation under either 217-5.4(a)or 217-5.4 can be costly, and even more costly for repeat offenders. The fines for both 217-5.4(a) and 217-5.4(b) are covered under section 217-5.7. Under 217- 5.7(b) the first offense of 217-5.4(a) for failed emissions is $700, and the second and subsequent offense is $1,300. Under 217-5.7(c) the first offense of 217-5.4(b) for no inspection is $700, and the second and subsequent offense is $1,300. Furthermore, if your HDDV is owned and operated in a commercial business and your summons is a “pink summons” or a Criminal Court Appearance Ticket, you must hire an attorney to appear at court. The good news is if you have the HDDV repaired, according to section 217-5.7(b), a summons under 217-5.4(a) can be reduced to $150 for a first offense and $500 for a second and subsequent offense. If you have the HDDV reinspected or inspected by a Certified Inspector if it has been over 12 months and have the necessary paperwork as proof of the repairs and inspection then section 217-5.7(c) states your 217-5.4(b) fines can be reduced to $350 down from $700, for a first-time offense, or reduced to $750 for a second offense, down from $1,300. This is why we call these Summonses “Fix- Tickets”.
Because of the big reduction in fines it is important to get your HDDV into a state licensed inspection shop with a Certified Inspector as soon as possible. If you have your HDDV fixed and inspected before your court appearance date, and you maintain the necessary records of the repairs inspection, your fines will be reduced. To reiterate, you must have an attorney do this for you if you have been issued a “pink summons”. It is also equally important to have an attorney familiar with the courts, laws and procedures in your jurisdiction to give you the best chance of a favorable outcome.
Most cases handled by our firm are straight forward, and once we are hired to represent you or your company, you typically do not need to do anything else. If your case is not straightforward, our firm is still your best shot at getting the best outcome. We have represented countless businesses and business owners in matters involving HDDV violations, equipment violations and other criminal violations for businesses. If you have received "pink summons" for your HDDV or commercial vehicle give our office a call to discuss how we can help you and your business and give you the best solution to your problem. In just six minutes we can evaluate your case and determine your best outcome. We appear at all courts throughout York City and Central and Northern New Jersey.
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