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Michael H. Joseph
  • Business Law, Construction Law, Criminal Law...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Maritime
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Contingent Fees
    Personal injury cases accepted on a contingency fee basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
New York Trial Lawyers Association
Westchester County Bar Association
State University of New York - College at Oneonta
B.S. | Political Science
Honors: With Honors
State University of New York - College at Oneonta
B.S. | Philosophy
Honors: With Honors
Tulane University School of Law
Professional Associations
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Westchester County Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar
New York State Bar # 3015484
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Websites & Blogs
The Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph Website
The Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph Injury Website
Legal Answers
36 Questions Answered

Q. If I am injured at sea, what type of medical benefits am I entitled to?
A: If you were working aboard the vessel, you are entitled to cure, which means that your employer must pay your medical bills. Also you are entitled to maintenance, which is your basic living expenses while you are recuperating. You may also be able to sue your employer under the Jones Act or the General Maritime law, if you were injured because of a dangerous condition aboard the ship or negligence of the crew or captain.
Q. If I am injured within the ocean borders of another country but the vessel I was on is owned by someone in New York,
A: The US general maritime law
Q. Would my mother have a case if she fell in the bathrrom of a dialysis center?
A: It depends on what caused her to fall. In general businesses are only liable if someone gets hurt because they were negligent. So for example, if there was a defect on the floor or the floor had just been mopped and there was no sign, then potentially, there could be a case. On the other hand, if she just fell, there probably isn't a case, unless they knew she was weak and needed to be escorted.
Q. A taxi driver crossed the double yellow and hit me. He then proceeded to hit another vehicle.
A: You need to file a no fault Application with your insurance company right away so they will pay for your medical treatment. You can also sue the taxi driver. His excuses are nonsense because it is his responsibility to drive in a reasonable manner.
Q. I am from TN, work in NY and had a car accident in NJ. Where do I find an Attorney, NY/NJ or TN?
A: New Jersey is probably the best
Q. What can you do to get compensation if you get hurt working on a cruise ship?
A: You are entitled to have your living expenses paid (maintenance) and your medical bills paid (cure). Also if you were injured because of a dangerous condition on a ship or a co-workers negligence, you can sue under the Jones Act for personal injuries and lost wages. More information on the Jones Act is available at :
Q. Does maritime law govern personal injury lawsuits related to boat accidents at sea?
A: If the injured person was employed on the vessel then Federal maritime law applies. If the boat was in state territorial waters both state and federal maritime law apply. If the boat is beyond the state territorial waters when the injury occurs then Federal maritime law applies
Q. My girlfriend came into the US with a tourist visa and we got married after a year.
A: You need to file a petition for alien relative and a petition to adjust status
Q. What should I do?
A: Burn a copy of the footage. Send it to the insurance company. If they don’t pay, sue them. Then forward a complaint to IAD that the cops falsified the report
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The Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph
White Plains Office
203 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Telephone: (914) 574-8330
The Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph
Queens Office
112-41 Queens Blvd
Queens, NY 11375
Telephone: (917) 698-7490
The Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph
New York Office
535 5th Ave
#2520 25th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (212) 858-0503