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Personal injury law involves injury which is caused accidentally by another's failure to use reasonable care. The definition of reasonable care is determined on a case-by-case basis. A person may be liable for the injury caused through negligent or reckless action. The injury to the plaintiff must be caused by and be a foreseeable result of the defendant's action. Some of the defenses to liability for personal injury include intervening causes, pre-existing condition, and assumption of the risk.

Kearns Duffy & Vaccaro has twenty-five years’ worth of subrogation experience.  Since 2004, Paul R. Duffy, Esq. has been qualified to be a Subrogation Recovery Professional (CSRP) pursuant to the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP).  Mr. Duffy is a valued member of NASP.  Kearns Duffy & Vaccaro, P.C. has had extensive experience in all aspects of subrogation, including, but not limited to, property and casualty, products liability, personal injury protection (PIP) and motor vehicle liability actions. Kearns Duffy & Vaccaro is a charter member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP).

Subrogation is the substitution of one person, or entity, in place of another person or entity, with reference to a lawful claim, demand or right, so that he who is substituted succeeds to the rights of the other in relation to the debt or claim, and its rights, remedies and securities.

Nearly 70% of people die without a will. While people often think only elderly people need wills, it is in fact advisable for adults of any age to have one. A will provides a sense of security and purpose-- without one, the government chooses where your assets end up. At Kearns Duffy & Vaccaro, we have years of experience in drafting wills and other testamentary documents for our clients, enabling them to provide direction and peace of mind for their families. 

Buying a home can seem very complicated, even frightening, considering the amount of money involved. However, if you view it one step at a time, it becomes less complex especially if you obtain the advice and assistance of an attorney. Before venturing out, speak with us and get an idea of costs involved. Purchasing a home is not like going to the market to buy a loaf of bread. This purchase will represent, for most people, the single, biggest investment of their life

Kearns Duffy & Vaccaro, P.C. has had extensive experience in municipal court matters, including motor vehicle offenses, driving while intoxicated and minor drug offenses. These offenses can result in significant penalties, including incarceration. Proper legal representation is essential.

Workers' compensation, is a state-mandated insurance program that provides compensation to employees who suffer job-related injuries and illnesses. Each state has its own laws and programs for workers' compensation. In general, an employee with a work-related illness or injury can get workers' compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault -- the employee, the employer, a coworker, a customer, or some other third party. In exchange for these guaranteed benefits, employees usually do not have the right to sue the employer in court for damages for those injuries.

Municipal and county zoning regulations are often times very complicated and intimidating. We're here to help. Need a variance to install a fence, adjust your setback limit, or anything else? Kearns Duffy & Vaccaro is here to help. We have years of experience achieving positive results for our clients for various zoning and land use issues.

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