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When Should You Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?



Experiencing a traffic accident is never a pleasant experience. If you’re lucky you will not experience any uncomfortable situations, but we all know that this is not always the case. When that happens, there are numerous aspects that require your attention. For all of these, you need to have a professional who will provide you with crucial advice on how to handle your claim for a car accident injury.

As you probably know, finding a representative that will both have the expertise and your best intentions at heart is not an easy task to do. So, you would need to do a lot of digging before you find the best possible solution. But the right question is, when is the right time to reach out to your legal representative after the accident has occurred? Without further ado, let’s dive a little bit deeper into this topic.

Car Accidents in the United States

Car accidents are unfortunately common in the United States. In 2015, there were over six million car accidents nationwide. More than half of them resulted in serious injuries and over two million resulted in property damage. Although most car accidents are not fatal, they can still be very serious. If you have been involved in a car accident, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you do not think you have been seriously injured.

How to Build a Strong Case?

Let’s take a look at what to pay attention to if you want to make a strong case.

Medical Attention

After you experience something like this, it is essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible. This is true even if you do not think you have been seriously injured. Often, the adrenaline released during a car accident can mask pain and other symptoms of injuries. A doctor or other medical professional will be able to evaluate you and determine if you have been injured and, if so, how seriously.


Once you have sought medical attention, it is important to document everything related to the accident and your injuries. This includes keeping track of all medical appointments, treatments, medications, and costs. It is also important to keep any documentation from your employer regarding missed work and lost wages. If you are not able to work, or if you are only able to work reduced hours, this can have a significant impact on your finances. In addition, it is important to keep track of any other costs related to the accident, such as car repairs or rental cars.


If possible, it is also a good idea to take photos of the scene of the accident, as well as any damage to your vehicle. These photos can be very helpful in documenting the accident and your injuries. One photo says a thousand words. So, when you have at least a dozen of them, it is clear how big of a help they can represent

Take Notes

Another thing we want to point out is the importance of you taking notes about the accident and your injuries. This can be helpful in documenting your claim and in keeping track of your symptoms. While these notes might look insignificant at first, we assure you, that they can be of a lot of help in the future. That’s why they are so essential, and not taking them will make your situation significantly more challenging.

Talk to Witnesses

If there were any witnesses to the accident, it is important to get their contact information. These witnesses can provide valuable information about what happened and how the accident occurred. At first, witnesses might not look interested to share what they have seen with you. But if you are smart with your questions and attitude, it is possible to get the full picture in just a couple of sentences.

Get a Police Report

If the police responded to the scene of the accident, be sure to get a copy of the police report. This report can be very helpful in documenting the accident and your injuries.

Mechanic’s Feedback

If your vehicle was damaged in the accident, it is important to get a mechanic’s report detailing the damage. This report can be very helpful in documenting the cost of repairs and replacement parts. At the same time, it can help you determine whether you are the one to blame for the accident or not.

Exchange Information with Other Drivers

If you were in an accident with another vehicle, be sure to exchange information with the other driver. This includes insurance information, as well as contact information.

Determining Who Was at Fault

One of the first things that need to be determined after a car accident is who was at fault. If the other driver was at fault, then their insurance company should be responsible for any damages or injuries that you have incurred. However, if you were at fault, then you may be responsible for the damages or injuries yourself. In some cases, it may be difficult to determine who was at fault for the accident. If this is the case, then it is important to speak with an attorney before speaking with the insurance companies.

What to Do if the Insurance Company Contacts You?

If the insurance company contacts you after the accident, it is important to be very careful about what you say. The insurance company may try to get you to give a recorded statement or sign a release of liability. It is important not to do either of these things without first speaking with an attorney. The insurance company may also offer you a settlement. Again, it is important not to accept any settlement without first speaking with an attorney.

How to Handle Insurance Prior to the Accident?

There are a few things you can do to help make sure you are prepared in the event of an accident. First, it is important to make sure you have adequate insurance coverage. You should have both liability and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Liability coverage will protect you if you are at fault for the accident, while uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage will protect you if the other driver is at fault but does not have insurance.

Second, it is important to keep your insurance policy up to date. If you move or change jobs, be sure to update your information with your insurance company. Finally, it is important to know what your policy covers and what it does not. This will help you know what to expect from your insurance company in the event of an accident.

What Not to Do After the Accident?

There are a few things you should avoid doing after an accident. First, do not leave the scene of the accident. This can result in criminal charges being filed against you. Second, do not admit fault for the accident. This can be used against you by the other driver’s insurance company. Third, do not sign any documents from the other driver’s insurance company. These documents may release them from liability or waive your right to file a claim.

Finally, do not give a recorded statement to the other driver’s insurance company. This can be used against you in court. So, do not give a lot of information to the other driver, just the one that cannot be used as a weakness in your future case. It wouldn’t hurt to consult with your representative about sharing this sort of information after an accident prior to it actually happening. That’s the best way to protect your rights.

How to Negotiate the Compensation?

Once you have gathered all of the necessary information and documentation, it is time to start negotiating with the insurance company. If you can’t do it on your own, you can always hire an attorney to do it for you. However, if you are comfortable negotiating, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, do not accept the first offer that the insurance company makes. Second, do not be afraid to ask for more than you think you are entitled to. The insurance company is likely to lowball you, so it is important to start high. Finally, remember that you do not have to accept any settlement that the insurance company offers. If you are not happy with the offer, you can always walk away.

When is the Right Time to Contact a Lawyer?

If you have been involved in a car accident, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are in safe hands. If you wait too long to contact an attorney, you may miss important deadlines or waive important rights. Contacting an attorney as soon as possible after a car accident is the best way to protect your rights and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

How to Choose the Right Professional?

There are a few things you should look for when choosing an attorney to represent you after a car accident.

First, you should make sure that the attorney has experience with this sort of case.

Second, you should make sure that the attorney is licensed to practice law in your state.

Finally, you should make sure that the attorney is someone you feel comfortable working with.

Here, we’ve provided you with a high-detail insight into reaching out to your legal representative after you experience a traffic accident. We’re sure you will find it useful.


The Mayor of Times Square Meets One of the World’s Oldest Holocaust Survivors



I arrived to a packed lecture room at a Library in South Florida.   This lecture caught my eye weeks prior and I made sure to have it in my calendar.  After all, how many more times will I get a chance to hear a 99 year old survivor tell his remarkable story of inconceivable hell, survival and ultimately impressive success?   What I heard in the room that day was hard to fathom it wasn’t part of a Spielberg movie with some creative liberty thrown in to embellish an already unbelievable true story.  This was the real deal.  A vivid description of hell on earth.  What I couldn’t understand is how did this survivor go on to create a vibrant family and a very successful business career and not be bitter every day of his life?   Equally remarkable is how someone his age could tell a story from 85 years ago as if it happened yesterday and with energy and charisma of someone half his age.  He spoke for 45 minutes without a break.  Little did anyone in the audience know that, just prior to arriving at the Library, he fell and injured himself, making his perseverance in even making it to the Library even more heroic.  This is no ordinary man.   I approached the stage after the lecture, patiently awaited my turn to speak with him and asked if I could interview him for my podcast.  I am pretty sure he knew little to nothing of what a podcast was, but he agreed as you are about to learn why telling his story over and over is his divine mission.

Eli Marcus and Sam Ron

Sam Ron bears personal witness to the greatest atrocity in human history. He is one of the only remaining Holocaust Survivors his age who survived four concentration camps…and a Death March.  He turns 99 in July.  His story is remarkable…and he himself is equally as remarkable.

Here’s what you will learn when listening to this World Exclusive interview on The Motivation Show podcast:

-Where did Sam grow up and what was life like before the Germans invaded his country

-How life changed once the Germans invaded and how long did the changes take

-Why and when did Sam and his family decide to go into hiding and where did he hide

-How did Sam end up in the Krakow Ghetto, how was it different than the infamous Warsaw Ghetto, and what took place in the Ghetto

-When did Sam first realize that the Germans were not just transporting Jews to what they disguised as labor camps, but were actually killing them.

-How many times was Sam transported in cattle cars and what was that like

-Which concentration camps was Sam in & what were they like

-What was life like in the concentration camps and why did they move Sam around to different camps

-What is a Death March, why and how did that happen and how did Sam survive it

-What lessons should listeners take away from Sam’s experience

-What does Never Again mean to Sam and why is it so important for him to share this and other Holocaust lessons

You can listen to this interview on any podcast listening app or use this Spotify link:    WARNING:  This interview is GUARANTEED to move you to tears!!!

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Events In April Bring Easter, Spring and Flowers Galore.



Photograph: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Macy’s, Inc.

Join the Judy Garland and Fred Astaire tradition with the Easter Bonnet Parade on Fifth Avenue. There is also the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden or right at home the flower show at Macy’s. On select Fridays every month, you can enjoy Free Admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum between 5 pm and 9 pm.

Until 4/9: Macy’s Flower ShowThe show includes beautiful, bright floral arrangements, special events including live music, and kids’ activities.

until 4/23: This is The Orchid Show‘s 20th year. Reconnect with nature while experiencing the picture-perfect beauty of the orchids. On select nights, adults can experience the exhibition through Orchid Nights, with music, cash bars, and food available for purchase.

4/1-30: Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival, hosted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, celebrates Japanese culture and the arrival of spring. It features a variety of cultural performances and activities, as well as a small flea market, tea ceremonies, and crafts. The highlight is the magnificent display of cherry blossom trees, with over 200 trees in full bloom. Visitors can admire the pink and white blooms and enjoy a traditional Japanese atmosphere. Tickets are usually around $40 for adults, though seniors and students get a reduced rate of $35.

4/7-16th: The New York International Auto ShowThe first new york Auto Show took place in 1900, for over 120 years now they have been sharing what’s new and interesting in the auto industry.

4/9: The Easter Parade starts near St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 10am. The tradition dates back to the 1870s, where elaborate bonnets and fashion galore is full frontal.

4/9: “Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time,” comes to MoMA.

4/15: The Tartan Day Parade is an NYC tradition that offers attendees a unique way to celebrate and honor Scottish culture. For the 25th year, there will be bagpipes, dancers, and even Scottish dogs marching in the parade. Attendance is free and open to the public. In addition to the parade, expect a whole week of Scottish-themed events and festivities.

4/15: Pillow Fight in the Park at Washington Square Park.

4/15: The New York Restoration Project is giving out 3,500 free trees to New Yorkers across all five boroughs. To get one of the 3,500 free trees that will be given away, register in advance on this website, where you’ll also get to browse through the current list of distribution dates, times and locations.

4/15 and 29: f the likes of udon, yakitori, ramen, and taiyaki make your mouth water, then mark your calendar for Japan Fes in Chelsea. The event will be held from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and is considered a paradise for Japanese foodies and cultural enthusiasts.

4/16: Holi in The City demands food, music, dance, and fun while embracing people and organizations from all ethnic and religious backgrounds.

4/22: Earth Day celebrated in NYC with a festive, family-friendly outdoor fair in Union Square. There will be dozens of exhibitors, interactive displays, a green-vehicle show, family activities, music, and entertainment. 12-6pm.

4/27: Attend The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience

4/27- 30: Antiquarian Book Fair now in its 63rd year, this festival for book collectors at Park Avenue Armory for a full weekend of first editions, maps, manuscripts and other treasures from literary epochs past from nearly 200 exhibitors.


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Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo, George Pettignano Bring Patsy’s Italian Restaurant To Life



Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has been known for years as the restaurant made famous by Frank Sinatra, and his family still enjoys dining here whenever they are in town. George Clooney’s aunt, cabaret singer and actress Rosemary Clooney, was once quoted, “Patsy’s is still the best Italian restaurant in town. I make a pasta pilgrimage there every time I return.”

Other long-time high profile patrons who consider Patsy’s Italian Restaurant their Manhattan dining room include, Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, George Clooney, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Tony Danza, Jennifer Lopez, Liza Minnelli, Al Pacino, Rihanna, Martha Stewart, Ben Stiller, Oprah Winfrey, and many others.

Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo

We all had the pleasure to join Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo for a very special Private Lunch on March 18th hosted City Guide and Eli Marcus.

Eli Marcus,George Pettignano

Chef Sal shared some of his riveting stories about celebrities, sports stars and others famous guests. Ha also told us a few one-of-a-kind frank Sinatra stories about Frank’s exclusive table near we were seated.

Popular entertainer George Pettignano, a cousin of Bobby Rydell, sang classic tunes from the 40’s to 70’s ranging from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Beatles, Elvis & more!  George, as a former Hollywood stunt man, shared some of his classic stories

Eli Marcus

Everyone enjoyed a great meal and then danced the afternoon away!

Eli Marcus, Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo, Errol Rappaport

Errol Rappaport, Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo,Eli Marcus

Steve Garrin, wife, George Pettignano

Colin O’Leary Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo,Rena Sylvester, Eli Marcus

Colin O’Leary,Rena SylvesterErrol Rappaport

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