Blog Posts in December, 2013

  • Happy Holidays to All Our Readers and Our Family of Clients

    || 24-Dec-2013

    From all of us at KVA, we would like to wish everyone a happy and joyous holiday season and a Merry Christmas. Enjoy the holidays, your family and friends. At times like these I like to reflect on what has transpired over the past year and to evaluate where we were a year ago and how far we have come. We have seen a few changes here at KVA with the introduction of our new website, the addition of ...
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  • In today's blog post, I discuss how you prove your claim as a plaintiff when you lose your memory due to injuries that you sustained. It happens more often than you think, particularly when a person suffers traumatic brain injury in a car or motorcycle accident. People will often suffer a loss of memory as to how an accident occurs when they suffer a head injury which may result in a traumatic ...
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  • If You Serve On A Jury Are You Allowed to Take Notes ?

    || 16-Dec-2013

    In this blog post, I discuss if a member of the public serving jury duty may take notes during a case. The short answer to the questions is yes, you may take notes if a judge permits it. This issue normally arises when a juror asks if they may take notes and the Court will normally address this issue at the beginning of a case. The Court will instruct jurors that whether they take notes or not, ...
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  • In this blog post, I am trying to spread the word about one of my clients who passed away on August 29, 2013. Zach Pruner, who was 15 years old when he passed away, was involved in a single car accident on August 29, 2013 in Pine Plains, New York while he was on his way to football practice. Tragically, he was killed at the scene. If you have time and you are inclined to donate to his memorial ...
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  • In light of the recent ice and snow storms here on the east coast, I thought it might be worthwhile to discuss what your rights are if you are injured in an car accident that happens because of hazardous road conditions. In general, it is the duty of any driver of a car to operate his or her car with reasonable care taking into account the actual and potential the actual and potential dangers ...
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  • In today's blog post, I discuss the recent passing of Paul Walker and how a wrongful death case would look if he were a resident of New York. As many people are aware, one of the stars of the Fast and the Furious Movies, Paul Walker, recently passed away in a car accident over the Thanksgiving weekend. Given Mr. Walker's popularity and the manner in which he passed away, I though it ...
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  • The Metro North Train Derailment And The Victims' Rights

    || 1-Dec-2013

    In this blog post, I thought it might be worthwhile to discuss today's Metro-North train derailment and the rights of the injured and deceased passengers. If you or someone you know has been injured in this tragic accident, what are your rights ? Metro-North is what we attorneys call a common carrier, like a cab, bus, airline or any other train service. Common carriers have many duties to many ...
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