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What Are Non-Economic Damages in a New York Personal Injury Claim?

What Are Non-Economic Damages in a New York Personal Injury Claim?

Everyone knows about the monetary costs of personal injury—medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages can all add up very quickly. But personal injury may cause further, non-monetary losses as well. Every accident has the potential to be traumatizing. The effects of such trauma are just as lasting and real as anything else you may suffer in your accident. In this blog post, we will give a brief overview of economic and non-economic damages in a New York personal injury claim. Categories of Damages If you have suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek damages from the [...]

Should You File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Should You File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Nothing prepares you for the pain of losing a loved one, especially if they passed as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness. The legal name for such cases is wrongful death. Wrongful death can occur in many different contexts. Some of the more common examples include a drunk driver causing a fatal car crash or a doctor making an incompetent mistake leading to a patient’s death. In any case, the lasting effects are devastating on the decedent’s loved ones. Fortunately, legal recourse is available. Read on to find out more. Recovering Damages for New York Wrongful Death In the state of New [...]

What Are Punitive Damages in a New York Personal Injury Claim?

What Are Punitive Damages in a New York Personal Injury Claim?

Accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. You can do everything right and still have something wrong. Fortunately, if you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, legal recourse is available. In the state of New York, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against the person responsible for your accident. All successful New York personal injury cases will pay the victim some compensatory damages. Particularly egregious cases, however, may also entitle you to punitive damages. Personal Injury Claims as Civil Cases Because personal injury claims are civil cases, the courts are generally not too interested in meting out punishment to the defendants. On the [...]

Should I File a Police Report After My New York Auto Accident?

Should I File a Police Report After My New York Auto Accident?

Most drivers know what to do to avoid a car accident. Unfortunately, not everyone knows what to do after being involved in one. Filing a police report is one of the most important things you can do for your New York auto accident claim. But what options do you have if you forgot to file a report immediately after your accident? Read on to find out more. Insurance Claims Are Not Police Reports After an accident, you will have to make a formal statement with your insurance provider. You may believe that this is equivalent to making an official police report. However, the [...]

Study Proposes Solution to Parent Medication Errors

Study Proposes Solution to Parent Medication Errors

Anyone who is a parent knows how scary it can be when their child needs to be taken to the emergency room. Unfortunately, one of the factors contributing to emergency room visits for children involves medication errors by parents and doctors. No parent wants to be faced with a situation like this. The good news is that a recent study has found that there may be a new way to prevent future medication errors.  However, whether pharmaceutical companies will adopt new solutions depends on them. If your child suffered from a serious medical condition or injury because of a lack of adequate [...]

What Does the FDA Do When Approving Medical Devices?

What Does the FDA Do When Approving Medical Devices?

Many people believe that any kind of medical device used on them in hospitals, clinics, or emergency rooms have been thoroughly tested and approved by the FDA. However, recent discoveries have shown that not all medical devices are rigorously tested. Some doctors are completely unaware of whether the medical device they are using is effective or safe. Defective medical devices can slip through the cracks all the time. If you suffered injuries from a defective medical device, you may be able to sue for product liability. Talk to a New York Product Liability Attorney when you are ready to seek the compensation you [...]

When Prescribed Medications for Injuries Become Dangerous

When Prescribed Medications for Injuries Become Dangerous

Doctors prescribe medications every day for various ailments like allergies, illnesses, and chronic medical conditions. However, one prescription medication remains one of the most dangerous types to this day. Opioids are prescribed for pain after surgeries, serious injuries, or chronic pain that does not seem to go away. This type of medication works, but some people can become addicted, especially if the wrong dose is given or opioids are prescribed for too long. If you have been negatively affected by opioids, consider talking to a Central New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer to see what your options are.  Can I Sue for Opioid [...]

How Can Expert Witnesses Help My New York Car Accident Claim?

How Can Expert Witnesses Help My New York Car Accident Claim?

What do you picture when someone says the word “witness”? If you are anything like most people, the first thing that comes to mind is probably someone sharing an eyewitness testimony. But did you know that expert witnesses are also often called to take the stand? Especially in auto accident claims with contentions around liability, an expert witness can be an integral part of the litigation process. Expert witnesses are sometimes even called before a case goes to trial. So who can be an expert witness and what exactly do they do? Defining Expert Witnesses An expert witness is someone with “a defined area [...]

Why Do I Need a Lawyer After a New York Auto Accident?

Why Do I Need a Lawyer After a New York Auto Accident?

Many people mistakenly believe that speaking to an attorney is more trouble than it is worth. They may think that they will lose more money than they will gain. Or they may feel like they do not have a “serious enough” case for a lawyer. In reality, there are many different things a personal injury lawyer can do for your New York auto accident claim. A Good Lawyer Can Investigate Your Claim According to the American Bar Association (ABA), every personal injury claim rests on proving two basic concepts: liability and damages. An auto accident is stressful enough and collecting all the necessary evidence afterward can sometimes be [...]

What Happens After a Delivery Vehicle Accident?

What Happens After a Delivery Vehicle Accident?

Thanks to the power of the internet, our world is now more connected than ever. One of the consequences of this increasing interconnectedness is the continued growth of delivery services across the nation. While we can all appreciate the convenience of getting a package overnighted to us, this brings about a slew of new legal questions. For instance, who is responsible for any delivery vehicle-involved car accidents? Amazon Delivery Trucks Nowadays, Amazon is arguably the most well-known delivery service in the country. Amazon dictates most of its delivery trucks’ routes and schedules, but they also have many different delivery provider partners. In [...]