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Answers to Common Legal Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Our frequently asked questions will help answer some of the common questions our attorneys respond to on a daily basis.

From understanding the basics of the legal process to providing guidance on what to do in certain scenarios - Schiffman Firm wants to ensure that our potential clients stay informed.

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What is an independent contractor?

From the outside, an employee and an independent contractor may seem strikingly similar as both can provide goods and services - sometimes under the guise of a company or brand. However, the differences become extremely apparent if there is a debate on where legal responsibility lies in the event of a dispute or an act of negligence that causes a personal injury. We'll go over the difference between employees and independent contractors and provide some basic guidance on what to do if you ever find yourself involved in a legal claim against an independent contractor.
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Woman driving a car looks at her rear view miror after being alerted by her blind spot crash avoidance system

What is crash avoidance technology?

Technology keeps advancing and automakers are always looking for new ways to integrate new innovations into vehicle safety sytems. Within the last decade, crash avoidance technology has become a standard in nearly all new vehicles are equipped with some sort of feature to avoid crashes or make accidents less severe if they were to occur.
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5 Tips For Testifying In Court

When your case or a case you may be attached to goes to court, there's a chance that you'll be called to testify in court. This is a common part of the litigation process and - sometimes - one that can make or break a case. Testifying under oath or in front of a jury can be a very stressful event, especially for those that are not accustomed to doing so. We hope that this short guide provides you with some guidance and direction and makes you more confident if you ever get called to testify in court.
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5 Tips When Searching For an Attorney

Knowing what to do and how to find the right lawyer can make all of the difference and give peace of mind when struggling through a personal injury or any legal matter. In this brief guide, we'll go over some tips and offer advice if you ever find yourself needing to secure legal representation after suffering a personal injury.
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How long will my case take?

Determining the length of any type of legal case can be difficult. Many factors and variables contribute to how long a case can take - from case complexity to injuries sustained - read more to get an idea and some guidance on how you can estimate the length of your case.
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How much is my personal injury case worth?

One of the most common questions a potential client will ask our team of personal injury lawyers is "How much is my case worth?" This is a very important and valid inquiry, but given the complexity of personal injury legal matters expectations need to be set ahead of time.
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Product Recalls

With a focus on product liability and representing victims that have suffered personal injuries caused by dangerous and defective products, the team at Schiffman Firm provides information and news on notable product recalls issued by the CPSC - Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Recalled Taylor and Finch 6-Wick Scented Candles (Spiced Apple & Rosewood)
Product Recall Alert
Recall Date: January 19, 2023

Ross Stores Recalls Taylor and Finch Six-Wick Scented Candles Due to Fire and Injury Hazards

The product can combust while lit causing the glass container to break, posing fire and injury hazards.
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Recalled Selfie Craft Co. pajama set in Birthday Boy
Product Recall Alert
Recall Date: January 19, 2023

Children’s Pajama Sets Recalled Due to Burn Hazards

The children’s pajama sets fail to meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
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Recalled Tony Hawk multi-purpose helmets
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Recall Date: January 19, 2023

Sakar International Recalls Multi-Purpose Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury

The helmets can fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.
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Recalled Hot Chocolate Pots
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Recall Date: January 19, 2023

Williams-Sonoma Recalls Lifetime Brands Hot Chocolate Pots Due to Fire Hazard

If microwaved, the metallic paint on the pots can spark, posing a fire hazard.
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