Cheriff & Fink’s Guide to a Safe Halloween

Few days are as exciting for children as Halloween. Yes, Christmas and Chanukah rank up there, but those winter holidays don’t dictate elaborate costumes and massive amounts of candy. Kids LOVE Halloween – and to be honest, most adults love it, too. While the dangers that come with Halloween may seem to be mostly of the…

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Sports Injuries and Legal Liability – An Overview

Sports inuries can occur for a variety of reasons.  Likewise, the issue of whether someone or some entity may be liable for an injured participant’s injuries is not so clear cut.  Legal liability may exist when a person is injured while playing a sport, but complex rules may apply. Many sports require strenuous activity that…

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Social Media and Your Personal Injury Case

For many of us, it has become almost second nature to freely post details of almost every facet of our personal lives. We share photos, experiences, observations and opinions. When it comes to posting details about your personal injury lawsuit, however, it is probably best to use caution when doing so. Courts have recognized the…

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Understanding Motorcycle Dangers

Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience. It can, however, also be very dangerous. Motorcycle accidents are not necessarily more common than other types of motor vehicle accidents, however, motorcycle riders are much more likely to be seriously injured or killed in a wreck. People who ride a motorcycle are 26 times more likely to die…

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How to Avoid a Slip and Fall

With the weather forecasters calling for more snow in the New York City area, we hope these reminders can help keep our clients and friends safe. While walking on sidewalks and in public places, or entering and exiting your car or truck, DO NOT underestimate the dangers of snow and ice. Each winter slip and fall…

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Motor Vehicle Accident Basics

Motor Vehicle accidents are often caused when a driver is distracted or is simply being reckless and neglectful. Accidents can happen without any warning at all. One moment you are at a stopped at a traffic light and the next, a vehicle strikes and injures you, sometimes quite seriously. This type of crash can result in a long…

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Two Recent Victories at Cheriff & Fink

While trials are the so called glamour work of personal injury litigation, many of the real victories occur in courtrooms and on paper long before, or often in place, of a trial.  Such is the case when a party makes a Summary Judgment motion asking that the Court rule on an issue or on the…

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Jurisdiction and Venue Often Crucial to Outcome of Case

When filing a lawsuit on behalf of a client, we often have to consider a number of factors.  Sometimes the most important decisions to make often center on where to bring the action.  Deciding on whether to file in Federal or State Court and then choosing a venue are often very significant choices which can and many…

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