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
    We accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover
  • 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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Legal Answers
15 Questions Answered

Q. If an accident occurred on a cruise ship that is sailing off the coast of New York (not docked), do I have to file the
A: Read your ticket. They usually have a clause stating where you have to file a lawsuit
Q. I was injured in a car accident. Does the insurance adjuster have any say in my medical treatment?
A: They cannot tell you where to go or where to get treatment. All they can do is dispute the bills after they have you examined by one of their own doctors
Q. Can I sue for pain and suffering?
A: You can sue whoever slashed them
Q. What does having no fault insurance mean?
A: No fault insurance is the basic insurance that every vehicle in New York is required to have. It pays for an injured persons lost wages and medical care
Q. I was recently in a serious car accident. I am thinking of suing the other driver. What kind of damages can I receive?
A: You can get medical benefits and lost wages from the insurance company for the car that you were in. Also you can get pain and suffering damages from the insurance company for the car that was at fault for the accident. The amount depends on the nature and severity of the injuries
Q. My husband was injured on a boat but the owner is not from the US - can we still sue here?
A: Probably, the US has jurisdiction over a every accident in U.S. waters. Also if the boat is still in a U.S. port, or will be in the future, it can be seized to obtain jurisdiction and the owner will have to file a bond. It is called "In Rem" jurisdiction.
Q. My brother has a car accident and he has no insurance and he was badly hurt
A: Give them the car insurance information. Remember if your brother is in New York he only has 30 days to apply for no fault benefits to pay his medical bills
Q. What do I do if I loaned my car to a friend who got into an accident and he didn't have auto insurance?
A: Your insurance company is obligated to provide coverage. If the other vehicle was at fault, then you could go after their insurance.
Q. My car has been hit by a employee of the carpark. I also have suffered some damage. Need legal advice.
A: Assuming your accident occurred in New York you need to file a no fault application with the tow truck drivers insurance company for them to pay your medical bills. Also if you haven't already done so you should get a police report documenting what happened. You can negotiate a property damage settlement with the trucks insurance carrier but if you were injured you should retain a lawyer as soon as possible
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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