Monthly Archives - September 2019

The Basics of Slip and Fall Injuries

The Basics of Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common causes of personal injury. Unfortunately, many people mistakenly believe that such incidents are never really serious. In reality, however, the National Safety Council (NSC) has found that slip and fall accidents are the third leading cause of unintentional injury-related death. These accidents can happen at any time and anywhere. Do you know what to do if you are ever involved in a slip and fall accident?  Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents Slip and fall accidents happen most commonly in high traffic areas, especially when there are materials being moved around. [...]

What Do You Do If You Are In A Collision With A Person Without Insurance In New York?

What Do You Do If You Are In A Collision With A Person Without Insurance In New York?

Car accidents take place all the time. While most collisions are insignificant, there may be times where an accident leads to injuries. When a crash happens because of a negligent party, the damages due are usually covered by the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. However, there are a number of people on the road who don’t have insurance or carry an underinsured policy. These scenarios can be difficult for you, especially if you have suffered injuries. However, there are ways to rectify the situation. New York Insurance Requirements Drivers are required to pay for the injuries or damages which spawned from an accident [...]

Why Wrong-Way Drivers Cause Severe Accidents In New York

Why Wrong-Way Drivers Cause Severe Accidents In New York

It always seems that nearly every week there’s an accident with a driver who is traveling the wrong way while driving on a highway. There are times when the driver lucks out and isn’t injured. However, at other times, when two cars collide head-on while driving at full-speed, the result of the accident can be extremely catastrophic. Unfortunately, wrong-way drivers create some of the most horrific collisions out there. The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Highway Administration states that a wrong-way driving collision occurs when a vehicle is traveling in the opposite direction of the rightful flow of traffic while [...]

Common Causes and Injuries for Pedestrian Accidents

Common Causes and Injuries for Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can lead to serious personal injuries that can be difficult to fully recover from. Many injuries sustained by pedestrians in collisions with automobiles are life-threatening due to the unprotected impact of the vehicle against the person’s body. The chances of pedestrians walking away with minor injuries are rare and these accidents have only seemed to increase over time. Consider hiring a New York Personal Injury Lawyer if you were hit by a negligent driver. Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents No one factor consistently leads to pedestrian accidents, but multiple causes are suspected to contribute to the problem. Unsafe driving habits, pedestrian behaviors, [...]

Emergency Techniques for Spinal Cord Injuries

Emergency Techniques for Spinal Cord Injuries

The abrupt force of a car accident can lead to all kinds of personal injuries, many of which are spinal cord injuries. Knowing the signs of a spinal cord injury and how to stabilize the injured person until paramedics arrive can be key to preventing further damage or death. Understanding how to handle this situation can also prevent actions that could worsen the injury. Consider contacting a New York Spinal Cord Injuries Lawyer if this injury was caused by a negligent driver.  What Are Signs of a Spinal Cord Injury?   Before you can know how to manage a spinal cord injury, you need [...]

Traumatic Brain Injuries And Their Causes In New York

Ways to Handle Burn Injuries While Waiting for Paramedics

The major risk factors of burn injuries are infections and death from shock. If you or someone else suffered burn injuries from a car accident, there are certain steps you can take to manage the injury until paramedics arrive. To do this, you need to recognize the level of burn severity that requires immediate medical attention. Minor burns may only require a visit to the doctor and brief healing time at home. For car accidents caused by negligent drivers, a Central New York Car Accidents Lawyer can help you figure out your options for compensation.   Recognizing the Burn Severity Understanding the different levels of [...]

Traumatic Brain Injuries And Their Causes In New York

Traumatic Brain Injuries And Their Causes In New York

The worst kind of harm is that of a serious head injury or a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries, also called TBIs, are extreme injuries which create extensive trauma to the brain. These kinds of injuries can have different severity and the injured party can completely recover, face a lifelong permanent disability, or land somewhere in-between. The Signs and Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury Include Everyone should be aware of the signs and symptoms of TBI, especially after an accident or a tumble. Some symptoms of TBI are: Losing consciousness Feeling dizzy Headache Fatigue or intense drowsiness Changes to senses like blurry vision, ringing in [...]

All You Need to Know Regarding Airbags In New York

All You Need to Know Regarding Airbags In New York

Today’s vehicles offer many new safety components. But seat belts and airbags remain the best options in forestalling fatalities as a result of a collision. In a serious accident, airbags deploy in the front-end or near the front-end. The United States requires that airbag deployment happens in a crash while in a deceleration of at least 14 miles per hour. An airbag is like a soft pillow that you can land on if an accident takes place. Since 1998 new cars require front airbags for both the driver and passenger, but many vehicle manufacturers have gone above and beyond and they [...]

4 Things You Didn't Know About Slip and Fall Accidents

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents happen when an individual slips unexpectedly, causing an accident to occur. Each year, many people are injured in this manner. These can occur because of improper maintenance on driveways, sidewalks, and stairsteps.  If you slip and fall on someone else’s property, you may need a personal injury attorney to assist you in your slip-and-fall claim. Four Things Many Don’t Know There are some things that individuals who have slipped do not take into consideration. Even if they have become injured, they may not think about it. These are: Property owner’s obligations – A property owner has a legal obligation [...]

Personal Injury Claims: More Than Just Money

Personal Injury Claims: More Than Just Money

Recovering from a personal injury is always an arduous experience. Not only do you have to physically recover from your injuries, but you also have to figure out how to pay for your treatment. If you are injured severely enough, you may even miss a few days’ of work—and, in turn, a few days’ worth of wages as well. Some people even find that suffering personal injury leaves them with lasting pain and suffering, or even post-traumatic stress disorder. While some may sneer at personal injury victims seeking out compensation, one honest look makes it clear: Personal injury cases [...]