Monthly Archives - April 2019

Proving Invisible Injuries Resulting from Car Accidents

Proving Invisible Injuries Resulting from Car Accidents

Whenever we take a closer look at injuries stemming from motor vehicle accidents, some of you will probably think of easily identifiable problems, like fractured bones, cracked ribs, and a variety of lacerations. However, while these injuries can be potentially deadly under varying circumstances, some of the most life-threatening situations are not easily recognizable at first. On the other side of the field, people can suffer from “invisible injuries,” which, as the name suggests, inflict the person in such a way that his or her condition is not immediately identified. Soft tissue injuries and forms of traumatic brain injury typically [...]

Can the Husband or Wife of a Construction Worker File a Wrongful Death Claim?

The Most Common Varieties of Construction Accidents

Simply put, construction is an extremely dangerous line of work. Every day, men and women face potentially hazardous situations as they erect buildings, construct homes, repair major roadways, and complete a variety of intricate tasks throughout a typical workday. In this line of work, a slip-and-fall or a chemical spill can take a potentially hazardous or life-threatening turn (in some cases, for more than one person involved). Here is a closer look at the most common varieties of construction accidents workers can fall victim to. A Bit of Risky Business When your workplace is the top of an unfinished office building or [...]

Are Lyft and Uber Responsible for Car Accidents?

Are Lyft and Uber Responsible for Car Accidents?

For the past few years, ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have quickly been overtaking the taxicab industry as the primary vehicles for hire. It’s easy to see the appeal: you can request a car with just a touch of a button on your phone, you don’t have to flag anybody down or wait upwards of half an hour for your car to arrive, ridesharing rates are usually even cheaper than taxi rates, and it’s often more flexible for drivers themselves. Many times, ridesharing vehicles are also even cleaner and more personable than taxi cabs. However, for all these benefits, [...]

How Much Do Personal Injury Lawyers Charge for Cases?

How Much Do Personal Injury Lawyers Charge for Cases?

If you have recently suffered property damages and/or physical injuries due to an accident, your family members and friends have probably urged you, without hesitation, to seek legal advice. After all, you are definitely eager to be compensated for these inconveniences. Still, after you take a long look at your boatload of insurance papers and medical bills, you are probably worried about another bill coming from a possible lawyer. So should you bother to seek out help for a case that might not be settled? In short, the answer is “yes,” as personal injury lawyers are willing to take a [...]

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

The costs of injuries after a car accident can be substantial. However, you may not have to pay the medical bills if you can prove fault in the accident. Proving negligence requires collecting evidence, and there are steps you can take to ensure that you have enough evidence to support your personal injury claim. You can submit your claim to the insurance company, but they may not always offer fair compensation. Talk to a Central New York Personal Injury Attorney about what steps you can take in order to obtain a better deal. First Steps After a Car Accident The first and [...]

Do Traumatic Brain Injuries Increase Your Chances of Strokes and Dementia?

Do Traumatic Brain Injuries Increase Your Chances of Strokes and Dementia?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) tend to happen after a violent blow to the head and can lead to various cognitive and behavioral symptoms that impair daily functions. Many people struggle with movement, emotions, concentration, memory, or sensations of touch after TBI. In severe cases, people may have to quit their job because they can no longer walk or perform other tasks necessary for their position. Do not hesitate to talk to a New York Personal Injury Lawyer if you have suffered TBI in an accident caused by someone else. You may be able to file a personal injury claim for compensation. Traumatic [...]

Herniated Disc and Other Spinal Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Herniated Disc and Other Spinal Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Any kind of injury to the spine can lead to further damage if left untreated by health professionals. The first thing you should do if you suspect a spinal injury is remain still and call 911. Any movement could force a bone into the nerves of the spinal cord, which could result in permanent damage. Many spinal injuries and herniated discs are caused by car accidents. Try talking with a Fayetteville Automobile Accidents Attorney if you suspect the accident was the fault of the other driver. Spinal Injuries and Herniated Discs The majority of spinal injuries share similar symptoms. If you [...]

Dangerous Conditions That Can Trigger Slip and Fall Accidents

Dangerous Conditions That Can Trigger Slip and Fall Accidents

Now that spring is here and summer will soon be on its way, you can (hopefully) expect some beautiful, warm weather in our State of New York. Needless to say, life is going to be a little bit busier due to the hint of summer, meaning more and more people will emerge from their homes to take strolls around town or out in the countryside. However, even though the threat of winter ice is gone, you have to consider that some walking conditions can still be hazardous, particularly in the cities. In the blink of an eye, you can easily [...]

Causes of Head-On Collisions and How to Prevent One

Causes of Head-On Collisions and How to Prevent One

When you consider the variety of car accidents that transpire across our country, you can easily argue that one of the most terrifying by far is the head-on collision. In many cases, a distracted, intoxicated, or reckless driver will plow into the side or back of a vehicle, but imagine the fear of looking up to see a pair of headlights streaking right at you. While these are certainly not as common, head-on collisions are still terrifying. Let’s take a closer look at the most common causes of this uncommon but deadly type of accident and see how you can [...]

Any Car Accident Injury Can Be Significant Enough to Call an Attorney

Any Car Accident Injury Can Be Significant Enough to Call an Attorney

Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life—especially in a state like New York. From 2012 to 2014, traffic crash-related injuries were the second leading cause of injury-related hospital visits and the third leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits in New York state. Additionally, traffic crashes resulted in an average of $729 million in hospitalization charges every year. 10% of these hospitalized crash victims incurred additional costs when they were released to another hospital, rehabilitation center, or long-term care facility. These same statistics may apply even to seemingly minor car accidents. Oftentimes, victims of minor accidents do not anticipate [...]