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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
5 Most Common Kinds of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

5 Most Common Kinds of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

| Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is a serious issue, and one that can result in significant harm to patients. Every year, medical malpractice lawsuits are filed against doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. A study done in 2016 showed that there are over 250,000 deaths due to medical malpractice every year.  If you or a loved one is…Read the article
What You Need to Prove in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

What You Need to Prove in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

| Personal Injury
You have the right to file a wrongful death claim if you have lost a spouse, parent, or child as a result of an avoidable accident or as a result of violent action. However, simply going to court and claiming that a death was wrongful and that you are entitled to compensation is insufficient. Family…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