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Proving your Disability Claim

When filing for disability with the Social Security Administration (SSA), it can be easy to miss out on important things. Not only is a disability claim a stressful process, but you are also responsible for providing proof of your disability. You might be wondering, then, what do you need to prove in order to successfully […]

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Veterans Still Face Obstacles in Receiving Benefits for Agent Orange-Related Conditions

Last month a bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Steve Daines (R-MT) seeking to expand eligibility forveterans’ disability benefits. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2015 would clarify federal law to allow full VA coverage for veterans suffering from Agent Orange-related diseases and conditions if […]

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Arbitration or Lawsuit: Which is Right for Me?

When you find yourself with a lemon on your hands and the manufacturer cannot repair your vehicle, you as the consumer are entitled to certain remedies under New York’s lemon laws. When the manufacturer refuses to provide the remedies to which you are entitled, you can either submit your case to arbitration or you can bring a […]

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New York Attorney General Goes After Debt Collector

The New York Attorney General’s Office recently announced that it is filing a lawsuit against the debt collection agency Benning-Smith Group for over 1,000 violations of federal and New York law. (The Benning-Smith Group operates under the guise of several other companies, including Brady and Caruso and DebtPayments.com.) According to the lawsuit, debt collectors working for […]


Can I Work and Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

It may seem like a contradiction: a person who works but also receives Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits?  After all, if a person is receiving SSDI benefits, doesn’t that mean that he or she cannot work? Yet it is true: in certain circumstances, a person can work while still receiving SSDI benefits. Through its “Ticket […]

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What Evidence of Disability or Impairment Do You Need to Show for Social Security?

There are many misconceptions about the Social Security program. One type of benefit available to residents under the program is known as SSDI — Social Security Disability Insurance. The basic goal of the program is straightforward: provide financial benefits to those who are unable to work as a result of some qualifying medical ailment. Some […]

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Negligence and Products Liability

Products liability laws exist to protect New Yorkers.  There are three bases for a products liability action: 1) negligence, 2) breach of warranty, and 3) strict products liability.  A solid grasp of the subject begins with a basic understanding of negligence in the products liability context. Negligence Negligence is commonly asserted by plaintiffs in products liability […]

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