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New York’s “Serious Injury” Threshold: Significant Disfigurement

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

We’ve previously discussed several of the categories of injury that qualify as a “serious injury” under New York’s auto accident insurance laws. An injury must be serious in order for an accident victim to file a claim directly against the at-fault driver; otherwise, the accident victim is limited to coverage under their no-fault insurance… Read More »

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Dupée & Monroe Attorney Wins Motion to Dismiss All Criminal Claims Against Client

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

On June 14, 2021, Dupée & Monroe partner Jon C. Dupée succeeded in having all criminal charges against his client dismissed, and all on the eve of the scheduled start of trial. This case highlights the importance of working with a knowledgeable and attentive criminal defense attorney anytime you’re facing potentially future-altering criminal claims…. Read More »

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New York’s “Serious Injury” Threshold: Loss or Limitation to Bodily Organ or Function

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

As we’ve previously discussed, New York has a no-fault insurance scheme for car accidents. Injured accident victims must rely on their no-fault insurance to recover medical bills and other costs associated with car crash injuries, unless they have sustained a “serious injury.” New York law considers it a “serious injury” if an accident victim… Read More »

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Dupée & Monroe Get Justice for Sexual Abuse Victims

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Dupée & Monroe was honored to help two victims of child abuse find justice against their abuser. Our firm took the case of two young women who were abused as children and helped them pursue claims under New York’s Child Victims Act. The trial court recently granted summary judgment in favor of our clients… Read More »

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New York’s “Serious Injury” Threshold: Wrongful Death

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

There is nothing that can fill the hole left behind by a lost loved one. If your family member has been killed as a result of someone else’s negligence, however, you have the right to hold the appropriate parties responsible for the harm they caused your family. Legal remedies are also available to ease… Read More »

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New York’s “Serious Injury” Threshold: Loss of Fetus

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Losing a pregnancy for any reason is a devastating experience. When the pregnancy was terminated due to another party’s negligence, the grief and anger are nearly impossible to imagine. There are legal remedies available for mothers who suffer pregnancy termination because of a reckless driver or another negligent party. Those remedies go beyond the… Read More »

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Chemical Test Refusal

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

When a driver is pulled over for a potential moving violation in New York, the police may ask to conduct a field sobriety test. The officer is also likely to request a breathalyzer or other chemical test to determine the driver’s blood-alcohol content (BAC). Drivers who worry that they may test over the limit… Read More »

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Non-Alcohol or Drug Violations That Lead to DL Revocation

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

We are continuing in this blog with our ongoing exploration of criminal acts and violations that can lead to having your New York driver’s license suspended. Not all violations that warrant driver privilege suspension are connected to drugs or alcohol. Below, we explain the non-alcohol and non-drug crimes and violations that carry driver privilege… Read More »

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Alcohol & Drug Violations That Lead to DL Suspension or Revocation

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

As we previously discussed, a New York driver can have their driving privileges suspended or revoked after conviction for a number of infractions or criminal offenses. Below, we discuss the crimes and terms of driver license suspension or revocation for New York alcohol and drug offenses. Call a dedicated New York criminal defense lawyer… Read More »

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Driver’s License Suspension v. Revocation in New York: Definitions and When They Apply

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Anyone who has been through driving school has heard the terms “suspension” and “revocation.” Many people use these terms interchangeably when discussing the consequences of DUIs and other driving infractions. The two terms are, however, distinct under the law. They mean different things, and they apply under different circumstances. To understand when driving privileges… Read More »

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