Author Archives: Richard Nicotra

Assumption of Risk in Personal Injury Cases

Assumption of Risk in Personal Injury Cases

In personal injury law, assumption of risk stands as a crucial legal doctrine, often determining whether an injured individual can receive financial compensation for their damages. At its core, assumption of risk dictates that a plaintiff cannot hold a defendant accountable for injuries if they knowingly and willingly accepted the risks associated with a particular […]

What to Do When Insurance Falls Short on Paying for a Totaled Car

What to Do When Insurance Falls Short on Paying for a Totaled Car

In the aftermath of a car accident, dealing with insurance companies can be a daunting task, especially if your vehicle is deemed a total loss. The Nicotra Law Firm, PC understands the complexities of such situations and aims to provide comprehensive guidance to ensure you receive fair compensation for your totaled car. Understanding the Situation […]

The Impact of Rear-End Collisions

The Impact of Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions stand as one of the most prevalent types of car accidents on the road. When a driver experiences a rear-end collision, various detrimental effects can unfold. Here we delve into the repercussions of rear-end collisions, shedding light on the immediate aftermath and long-term consequences. In a rear-end collision, the striking vehicle typically impacts […]

Mastering Motorcycle Safety

Mastering Motorcycle Safety

In today’s world, where speed often reigns supreme, the importance of motorcycle laws and safe riding practices cannot be overstated. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just getting your feet wet in the world of motorcycling, understanding and adhering to these principles not only safeguard you and your fellow riders but also enhance overall road […]

Understanding Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits

Understanding Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits

Motorcycle accidents can result in life-altering injuries and significant financial burdens for victims. In Western New York, where scenic routes beckon riders, the risk of accidents is ever-present. Understanding your rights and legal options in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident is crucial. In this guide, we’ll explore the intricacies of motorcycle accident lawsuits and […]

Navigating Insurance Claims: Insights from Totaled Car Case

Navigating Insurance Claims Insights from Totaled Car Case

Navigating the complex landscape of insurance claims following a car accident, especially when the vehicle is deemed a total loss, presents a myriad of challenges and considerations. At The Nicotra Law Firm, PC, our experience with totaled car cases in New York State has afforded us a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies involved in these […]

Comparative Negligence and Your Slip and Fall Lawsuit

Comparative Negligence and Your Slip and Fall Lawsuit

Slip and fall accidents can have serious repercussions for everyone involved. For civil cases, New York state uses the concept of “pure comparative negligence.” Understanding comparative negligence is crucial for both plaintiffs and defendants involved in a slip and fall lawsuit, since both parties can receive damages, even if they are primarily at fault. What […]

Comparative Negligence in New York Bicycle Accident Claims

Comparative Negligence in New York Bicycle Accident Claims

In the streets of New York, where cyclists navigate through traffic alongside motor vehicles, the risk of accidents is ever-present. Bicycle accidents can result in severe injuries and life-altering consequences for the victims. When it comes to legal matters surrounding these incidents, understanding the concept of comparative negligence is crucial. The Nicotra Law Firm, PC […]

Comparative Negligence in New York Motorcycle Accident Cases

Comparative Negligence in New York Motorcycle Accident Cases

In the urban landscape of New York, motorcycle accidents are unfortunately not uncommon occurrences. These incidents can lead to severe injuries, property damage, and emotional distress for those involved. Understanding the legal principles that govern these cases is crucial, particularly when it comes to determining fault. In the state of New York, the concept of […]