What is Comparative Negligence in New York Car Accidents?

Oftentimes, when a car accident occurs, it is because of the negligence of one party—who clearly and without a doubt failed to follow the rules of the road. Whether that be stopping at a red light or adhering to the speed limit, their negligence leads to a collision occurring. However, what if both parties were…

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Firm Of Counsel James Wilkens Featured in New York Law Journal Verdicts Hall of Fame for Three Substantial Verdicts

The attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. are pleased to announce that firm attorney James Wilkens, Of Counsel, was featured in the New York Law Journal’s Verdicts Hall of Fame.    The New York Law Journal Verdicts Hall of Fame features New York’s highest-ranking verdicts from 2010-2019, in which Wilkens was…

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Victims Compensation Fund Claim Filing Deadlines: What to Know

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has two deadlines: the Claim Filing Deadline and the Registration Deadline. Both deadlines have different requirements and conditions. If you wish to file a claim related to your 9/11-related physical health condition, it is important you know the difference between these two deadlines so you can receive the…

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New VCF Directive Allows Families of 9/11 Responders, Residents, and Office Workers Who Die of COVID-19 to File a Claim

In early September, a new VCF directive was announced that would likely allow families of individuals who suffered from a 9/11-related illness, and then passed away from COVID-19, to file a claim under the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), according to an article in the New York Post. Firm Senior Partner Nick Papain was featured…

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