Monthly Archives - October 2019

When Bicycle Injuries Become Lifelong Impairments

When Bicycle Injuries Become Lifelong Impairments

Certain bicycle injuries can heal within a few days, while others can last several years or a lifetime. Like many types of accidents, many of these injuries happen by chance. Despite wearing a proper bike helmet, some bicycle riders can still sustain significant head injuries if the impact is strong enough. Everything happens so fast in these accidents, that most people are not prepared to prevent something like a wrist injury by moving their arms a certain way before impact.   If you suffered personal injuries after a bicycle accident caused by a negligent driver, try contacting a New York Personal Injury Lawyer to figure [...]

Risks of Brain Injury in Young Football Players

Risks of Brain Injury in Young Football Players

Youth football has grown in popularity within the past several years. Children as young as 8 years old have played in football games for schools. High school football has been common for decades. What many people know less about is how multiple concussions during football can add up after a while. Some cases of multiple concussions have been tied with brain injuries.   This is why new laws for school districts have been put in place to protect younger football players from continuing until their concussion heals. Consider talking to a Central New York Personal Injury Attorney if your child has suffered significant personal [...]

Can I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit In New York?

Can I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit In New York?

Losing a loved one is one of the worst things anyone can ever go through. We know that there is nothing that can ever make up for your loss. The only thing you want is to have the person back. You may feel guilty for even considering filing a lawsuit at this point in your life. From a practical standpoint, however, opening up a wrongful death case may be able to help you take the first steps you need towards financially moving on from your immense loss. Death is always tragic, but it can sting even more when a loved one’s [...]

Who Should Be Held Liable for My New York Slip and Fall Accident?

Did you know that slip and fall accidents are one of the most common and dangerous types of personal injury? In fact, according to the National Safety Council, over 36,000 people died as a result of slip and fall injury in the year 2016 alone. These statistics make it clear that the potentially disastrous effects of slip and fall accidents should not be underestimated. One of the most dangerous things about slip and fall accidents is that they can happen anytime, anywhere. Each season brings with it a new set of risks. In the state of New York, for instance, it is not uncommon for icy conditions to create a [...]

What Is My Personal Injury Case Really Worth?

What Is My Personal Injury Case Really Worth?

After an accident, we know that the valuation of your personal injury claim is the last thing from your mind. Instead, you are probably asking yourself if you and your loved ones are okay—especially if they were also a part of the accident. You want to make sure that everything will be all right and that you will not have to deal with the repercussions of this accident for the rest of your life. Still, once everything has been said and done, you do need to take care of the practical matters of personal injury. After all, recovering from personal [...]

The Most Common Myths About Personal Injury Claims

The Most Common Myths About Personal Injury Claims

Dealing with personal injury can be an incredibly stressful process. Unfortunately, there are many common misconceptions about personal injury claims that prevent victims from collecting the compensation they are rightfully owed. Being informed can help you make the best possible decisions for your specific case. You should never have to pay for someone else’s mistakes. Have you fallen prey to the most common myths about personal injury claims? Myth #1: You Can File a Personal Injury Claim Without a Lawyer While this is technically true, it is seldom advisable for most personal injury victims. You may believe that working directly with [...]

Handling Nursing Home Slip and Fall Injuries

Handling Nursing Home Slip and Fall Injuries

As people grow older, accidental falls are more likely to happen and are more likely to lead to serious injuries. Some injuries can exacerbate or lead to other medical complications. Knowing what caused the fall is often important because depending on the cause, you or your loved one could be eligible for compensation. Contact a New York Nursing Home Negligence Attorney if you suspect the fall was caused by neglect, improper warning signs, or nursing home abuse.   Prevalence of Nursing Home Falls  Over 50 percent of the elderly who live in nursing homes slip and fall each year compared to only 30 percent who [...]

How Nursing Home Understaffing Increases Abuse

How Nursing Home Understaffing Increases Abuse

The number of nursing homes that continue to operate despite being understaffed would baffle most people. What makes matters worse is that understaffing is associated with nursing home abuse. There are various reasons understaffing happens, but the important thing is to recognize early signs of abuse and take action to stop this from happening. One way you can take action is by filing a lawsuit against the nursing home. Talk to a Central New York Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer if you or a loved one has suffered personal injuries after abuse from nursing home staff.  Effects of Nursing Home Understaffing  It seems that more [...]

What Are Accident Reconstruction Specialists?

What Are Accident Reconstruction Specialists?

After a car accident, many factors can become confused as soon as witnesses, the other driver, and other lawyers become involved. The original story of what happened can be easily distorted by faulty memory, emotional distress, multiple accounts of what happened, and the passage of time after the accident. Accident reconstruction specialists can help you advert these obstacles with their extensive training in how car accidents happen and what to expect in the aftermath of specific types of collisions. For legal help on compensation, talk to a New York Car Accidents Attorney.   How an Accident Reconstruction Specialist Can Help  Accident reconstruction specialists [...]

Is Nursing Home Abuse Underreported?

Is Nursing Home Abuse Underreported?

Did you know that elder abuse is responsible for nearly every one in five high-risk emergency room visits by nursing home residents? This is just one of the many shocking facts and figures published in a recent 2019 study from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Even more appalling is the fact that nursing home abuse in New York is likely underreported. Nursing home residents are one of the most vulnerable groups of people in our society. These are individuals whose grip on their own physical and mental faculties is beginning to loosen, leaving them more dependent [...]