In a perfect world, pedestrians would always cross the street with the light between the lines of the crosswalk, and motorists would always stop behind the line and give these people plenty of room to walk. Alas, we do not live in a perfect world, which is why there are rules governing these situation. The first step to… Read More »
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident in New York you may be entitled to financial compensation from the responsible person’s insurance policy. However, before you receive compensation your New York State personal injury attorney will need to establish two elements: liability and damages.
About one in eight motorists don’t have any automobile insurance, a daunting figure if you’ve been in an accident. Depending on where you live, the number of uninsured can be even higher. This can make the submission of a claim difficult or time consuming if you were the recipient of personal injury as a result of the collision.… Read More »
Being a victim of medical malpractice is a scary, frustrating and life-changing experience. Unfortunately, we hear about these tragedies all too often in the news – scalpels left in a patient’s abdomen, wrong incisions, etc. – but we never think that it can happen to us. In reality, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in… Read More »
Being involved in an automobile accident is traumatic and frightening. Your body reacts by producing adrenaline and endorphins. This is why people will sometimes be injured but not feel it immediately. There have been many reports of people who had walked for several days before they realized they had fractured bones in their feet. Other times people have… Read More »
One of the worst things to happen to anyone is becoming a victim of medical malpractice. Whether it is an overlook in the diagnosis, an erroneous prescription, or a botched surgery, even a slight mistake in conducting medical procedures can cause the treatment take a turn for the worst. In the process, it is not only the unsuspecting… Read More »
In the first few moments after any kind of accident — bicycle, car, or motorcycle — things can be best described as “chaotic.” There’s a lot going on and having just been in an accident, there’s some sensory overload. It’s easy to forget things, and these are usually what gets lost in the mix.
Often figuring among the most complex lawsuits, medical malpractice cases are difficult to identify and pursue. The circumstantial and legal yardsticks are rigid in such cases. There is a lot of ambiguity regarding the parameters of sub-standard medical care. Under such circumstances there a few key points that can help one determine the viability of a medical malpractice case,… Read More »
In order to successfully negotiate a full and fair settlement, you need to learn the process and terminology associated with personal injury claims. Otherwise, the insurance adjuster may use their expertise to intimidate or frustrate you into accepting a settlement much lower than your claim is worth. We’ve covered the basics below so you can empower yourself with… Read More »
Losing a family member is a traumatizing experience, particularly if the death occurs as the result of someone’s negligence or a willful act of violence. In addition to the enormous emotional burden the remaining family members must carry, there can be devastating financial repercussions as well, particularly if the decedent was the primary bread winner.