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Types of Evidence in a Personal Injury Claim

Types of Evidence in a Personal Injury Claim

| Personal Injury
Proof is critical in injury claims for two basic reasons. First, victims must establish negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not. Second, there is usually a direct link between the amount of evidence victims present and the amount of damages jurors award. Generally, the evidence…Read the article
Common Myths About Personal Injury Cases

Common Myths About Personal Injury Cases

| Personal Injury
Falls, car wrecks, medical mistakes, environmental poisonings, and other unintentional injuries claimed over 200,000 American lives in 2020. Usually, these incidents are not accidents. Instead, negligence, or a lack of care, usually causes such injuries. Even if these victims survive, they can sustain serious injuries, like broken bones, head injuries, and internal injuries. The average…Read the article
The Police Report’s Role in Car Crash Cases

The Police Report’s Role in Car Crash Cases

| Personal Injury
Fewer vehicle collisions was supposed to be one of the silver linings of the dark pandemic lockdown cloud. But instead, the number of fatal wrecks increased in 2020, as drivers developed some very bad habits. The number of fatal wrecks increased again in 2021, to their highest level since 2006. Frequently, the police accident report…Read the article
Phrases to Avoid After a Car Accident

Phrases to Avoid After a Car Accident

| Personal Injury
During coronavirus lockdowns, bad habits such as speeding, driving while under the influence of a substance, and not wearing a seat belt continued. As a result, the number of car crash fatalities increased significantly in 2020, even though the number of vehicle miles traveled plummeted. Based on the preliminary figures, it looks like the 2021…Read the article
Protect Your Family from Uninsured Drivers

Protect Your Family from Uninsured Drivers

| Personal Injury
Many drivers in New York are either uninsured or underinsured. Although the Empire State has a mandatory auto insurance law, New York has one of the highest percentages of uninsured drivers in the country. Additionally, the state has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country. For example, the property damage minimum…Read the article
How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

| Personal Injury
If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you have a lot of choices in terms of legal representation. New York has more lawyers than any other state in the Union. Effective and aggressive representation is not really an option in these situations. The auto insurance or property…Read the article
What to Know if You Were Injured During the Holidays

What to Know if You Were Injured During the Holidays

| Personal Injury
Although the winter holidays provide a much-needed break every year, as well as an opportunity to spend time with our loved ones, they’re also one of the most dangerous times of the year. All that festive spirit often coincides with alcohol, and the combination of alcohol and winter weather can lead to a wide variety…Read the article
What is the Bicycle Helmet Law in New York?

What is the Bicycle Helmet Law in New York?

| Personal Injury
Much like motorcycle helmet laws, bicycle helmet laws vary significantly in different jurisdictions. In the Empire State, all bicycle riders under age 14 must wear bicycle helmets. Various studies indicate that bicycle helmets reduce head injuries when it comes to falls but vehicle collisions present a different scenario. There is additional evidence that bicycle helmets…Read the article
Alcohol, Holiday Gatherings, and Personal Injuries

Alcohol, Holiday Gatherings, and Personal Injuries

| Personal Injury
The effects of alcohol make it a pleasant addition, to holiday parties. These same effects also make alcohol very dangerous. Alcohol dulls the senses, relaxes muscles, and gives people an artificial sense of euphoria. So, when these individuals drive, they are less able to control their vehicles and more likely to take reckless risks. If…Read the article
What is a Letter of Protection?

What is a Letter of Protection?

| Personal Injury
Primarily, a letter of protection “protects” injury victims from high car crash-related medical bills. The average injury-related hospital bill exceeds $60,000. Most health insurance companies refuse to pay these expenses, for liability reasons. And, most New Yorkers do not have that kind of money in their savings accounts. They are in no position to pay…Read the article