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Driving Without Insurance

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

New York, like every other state in the U.S., requires drivers to carry car insurance. Medical bills, property damage, and other costs associated with a car accident are generally much more expensive than the average person could afford to pay out of pocket. Insurance is meant to protect drivers in the event of an… Read More »

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New York’s Zero Tolerance Law

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Typically, drivers in the State of New York are at risk of being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) if they are at the wheel with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher. A driver may be arrested for DWAI, or Driving While Ability Impaired, if they have a BAC of between… Read More »

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Dupée & Monroe Holds Abuser Accountable for Child Abuse

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

Recently, attorneys at Dupée & Monroe were proud to secure a strong victory against a perpetrator of child abuse. Our child victim attorneys took on a case involving allegations of sexual abuse leveled against the grandfather of our client. We helped our client pursue claims under New York’s Child Victims Act, which allows survivors… Read More »

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New York’s “Serious Injury” Threshold: Non-Permanent Injuries

By Dupee & Monroe, P.C. |

We’ve previously discussed some of the exceptions to New York’s “no-fault” insurance scheme for recovering after an auto accident. If an accident victim suffers a “serious injury,” they can bypass the no-fault insurance limitations and pursue damages directly from the at-fault driver. While most of the qualifying “serious” injuries are permanent (death, dismemberment, loss… Read More »

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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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