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6 Avoidable Reasons for Lost Personal Injury Cases

6 Avoidable Reasons for Lost Personal Injury Cases

| Personal Injury
Even if you have a valid personal injury case, there are many forces that can work against you and prevent your case from succeeding. By understanding the process and what steps you need to take, you can help to ensure that your case has the best possible chance of winning. Here are six avoidable reasons…Read the article
Drunk Driving Enforcement During the Winter Holidays

Drunk Driving Enforcement During the Winter Holidays

| Personal Injury
Between Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day, alcohol consumption doubles in New York. At family gatherings, many people drink to relieve stress. At non-family gatherings, many people party like it’s 1999. According to the same survey, overindulgence prompts many people to do things that shouldn’t be printed on a family-friendly website. More importantly for our…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
Who are Wrongful Death Beneficiaries in New York?

Who are Wrongful Death Beneficiaries in New York?

| Personal Injury
Like the wrongful death laws in most states, New York’s wrongful death statute, which is found in Section 5-4 of the Estates, Powers, and Trusts Law, compensates survivors when a loved one dies because of someone else’s negligence. For purposes of this law, “survivors” are usually spouses, children, and/or parents. Other close relatives, like siblings,…Read the article
How Damages Are Assessed in Personal Injury Cases

How Damages Are Assessed in Personal Injury Cases

| Personal Injury
If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Personal injury law was created to protect you from injury due to another person’s actions or inactions, and there’s a specific method detailing how damages are assessed in personal injury cases. The first step you should take after an…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
Do Big Lawsuits Really Protect People?

Do Big Lawsuits Really Protect People?

| Personal Injury
A recent spate of consumer product recalls have spawned numerous legal actions. Some people want to know who really benefits from these actions, the consumers who bought dangerous products or the lawyers who file the cases? Philips recently recalled millions of defective CPAP machines designed for people with sleep apnea. The foam lining in these…Read the article
Details Emerge About Deadly Car Wreck

Details Emerge About Deadly Car Wreck

| Personal Injury
As he was fleeing from officers, a Quogue man was driving over 100mph when he crashed head-on into a Prius, according to evidence obtained from the vehicle. The crash killed four people who were inside the Prius. Another passenger was critically injured. According to Village Police Chief Christopher Isola, a Quogue officer spotted a Maxima…Read the article
The Five Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

The Five Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

| Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is more than a poor result or an unintentional mistake. Instead, medical negligence is a lack of care. Doctors have one of the highest duties of care in New York law. In the words of one legal scholar, their fiduciary duty requires them “to always put the well-being of their patients first and…Read the article
Does A Language Barrier Affect Your Access to Justice?

Does A Language Barrier Affect Your Access to Justice?

| Personal Injury
Access to women’s health services and polling places have been in the news recently. Access to the court system, although it rarely makes the headlines, might be an even bigger issue. Roughly a fifth of people speak a language other than English when they are at home. This proportion has tripled since the 1980s. Most…Read the article