Monthly Archives - September 2019

Why Wrong-Way Drivers Cause Severe Accidents In New York

Evidence That Proves Your Right To Compensation After A Car Accident In New York

No one wants to be a part of a car accident. But knowing what to do if it happens can save lives, lessen injuries and make the process of insurance claims simpler. After an accident, immediately: Pull your car to the side of the road, if you are able to. Check for possible injuries. Make sure everyone involved is all right. Call 911 if there are injuries. Look for damage to the car and if possible, take pictures of the vehicles involved. Always Document The Scene Of The Accident The strongest evidence that can show you are entitled to recompense after an accident is what is [...]

Tire Safety On The Road In New York

Limb Injuries Caused by Car Accidents in New York

The impact of a car accident can cause damage to the arms or legs of drivers and passengers. There are different types of limb injuries based on what tissues are damaged but bone fractures, dislocations, soft tissue injuries, burns, and cuts are common examples of the variety of damages people can experience with limb injuries. If your limb injury was caused by a negligent driver, be sure to contact a New York Car Accidents Lawyer about compensation.   Types of Limb Injuries Limb injuries range from mild to severe depending on the force of the impact. Bruises, scrapes, cuts, and certain soft tissue injuries tend to [...]

How Insurance Companies Investigate Personal Injury Claims

How Insurance Companies Investigate Personal Injury Claims

All insurance companies have a certain process they go through when investigating personal injury claims for car accidents. Your personal injury claim is treated just like every other claim that enters their office–with skepticism. However, some insurance companies go farther than that and may encourage claims adjusters to deny or delay your claim to avoid losing money. Understanding the basic process can help prepare you for what to submit. Talk to a Central New York Personal Injury Lawyer if your claim was wrongfully denied or delayed.    Meeting Your Claims Adjuster The first thing that will happen when you submit your personal injury claim [...]

Emergency Care for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Emergency Care for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Car accidents and workplace accidents often lead to serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs require faster medical care than most other injuries like bone fractures or soft tissue injuries. Certain TBIs can lead to disabilities or death if left untreated for too long. The brain can swell or a fractured skull piece can damage brain tissue.  To help someone with a TBI while waiting for emergency services, you first need to know how to recognize the signs. If you suffered this injury from the negligence of someone else, talk to a New York personal injury lawyer.   How to Recognize a [...]

Are You An Injured Passenger? Here's What You Should Do After A Car Accident in New York

Are You An Injured Passenger? Here’s What You Should Do After A Car Accident in New York

As an injured passenger after a car crash, you can feel helpless. After all, you weren’t driving either car that was involved in the crash, and your insurance doesn’t need to file a claim. You are not responsible for anything, but you are still a victim and have suffered injuries due to the accident. These costs can include medical expenses, lost wages and pain, and suffering. So what happens next? Well, passengers who are injured in a car accident still have the right to gain compensation. Actually, the process can be very straightforward. The important thing is to take the [...]

When You Need Help After A Motorcycle Accident In New York

When You Need Help After A Motorcycle Accident In New York

As a motorcycle rider, the freedom you experience when riding a bike is unmatched by anything else. When you are astride your motorcycle there is a rush of endorphins but the practical purposes of riding a motorcycle can also add to your joy. Why is it practical? It’s much easier to get around New York on a bike. However, driving a motorcycle can be dangerous. For one thing, a motorcycle has no outside protection. There are no seatbelts or airbags like there are in four-wheeled cars. A motorcycle can also skid and lose control in adverse weather conditions. Motorcycle injury crashes usually [...]

The Hidden Danger on Construction Sites in New York

The Hidden Danger on Construction Sites in New York

Everyone knows how dangerous car accidents can be. After all, it is hard to underestimate the amount of damage a 2,000-pound vehicle can do. In fact, according to some estimations, even a small car has the potential to hit an object at 2,833 pounds of force per square inch. But did you know that even a minor construction accident has the potential to be that dangerous as well? It might sound ridiculous, but it is the truth. If an eight-pound wrench falls from 200 feet, it can have the same exact force of impact as a small vehicle. This should be [...]

Mistakes that Hurt Your Personal Injury Case In New York

Mistakes That Hurt Your Personal Injury Case In New York

Simply reporting your injuries and recording expenses that you have spent due to an injury from an accident is not the only thing you should do in a personal injury claim. There is much more involved for you to get the compensation you deserve. There are many mistakes you can make that may jeopardize your personal injury case. Here are some examples. Mistake No. 1: Don’t Follow Your Medical Care Plan After an injury accident, you need to seek medical help. Doing this shows that the injury was a result of the accident. When you suffer substantial injuries you will get a [...]

Mistakes that Hurt Your Personal Injury Case In New York

Types of Product Liability and How to File a Lawsuit

Products can cause personal injuries too. This can happen because of a defect in the product you bought or defect in the entire design of the product itself. Either way, if you were injured by a product, you may eligible for compensation. To obtain compensation, you will likely need to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. If you need help, consider contacting a New York Product Liability Attorney.  Basics of Product Liability  Product liability is what holds anyone who was involved in the production and sale of a product liable to any damages suffered by consumers who purchased that product. In [...]

Types of Nursing Home Abuse and What to Do

Types of Nursing Home Abuse and What to Do

The different types of nursing home abuse range from physical to financial abuse and can cause serious harm to the people affected. Physical harm and psychological trauma can occur and much of these are enacted by the health care professionals caring for your loved ones. In many cases, finding out about the abuse can be challenging because signs are often hidden to avoid conflicts or lawsuits. If you suspect or have witnessed nursing home abuse to your loved one, consider contacting a New York Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer today.  Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse  Physical abuse is probably one of [...]