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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 Law
  • 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
The Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph
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
42 Questions Answered

Q. My daughter was hit by A car while crossing the street she had the light was in the crosswalk he was turning
A: Yes, but the first step is you need to file a no fault application with the insurance company for the car that hit your duaghter within 30 days of the accident. They are responsible for paying for her hospital and medical bills. You can find out the insurance company from the code on the police report. In addition, you can definitely sue the driver for your daughter's pain and suffering.
Q. I was injured on a fishing boat, but the boat owner is claiming they're not liable for my medical bills because I was
A: No. They are liable to pay maintenance and cure regardless of fault. Also you can sue the employer under the Jones Act for negligence of a fellow employee.
Q. As a boat owner, what are my legal obligations to guests on my boat if they slip and fall?
A: If they slip because of a dangerous condition, you could be held liable under the General Maritime Law. You should be aware that maritime law has recognized the lack of non-skid paint aboard a vessel to be a dangerous condition, since it is forseeable that the walking surfaces will get wet.
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. 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. 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. Injured while visiting a new york state park -- can I sue them?
A: It depends on how you were injured. If you were injured because there was a dangerous condition or because a parks department employee was negligent, you can sue, but have to sue in the Court of Claims. You also have to file a notice of intent to file a claim within 90 days of the incident.
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
Q. Can I still sue another driver for injuries caused by a car accident if I wasn't wearing a seat belt?
A: Yes. Not wearing a seatbelt may reduce your award but does not prohibit you from bringing a lawsuit.
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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