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Using Social Media During Your Personal Injury Claim

Using Social Media During Your Personal Injury Claim

According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 72 percent of Americans use some type of social media. That averages out to about 7 in 10 Americans. This number has only grown over time, and it does not show signs of stopping any time soon. While social media certainly has its benefits, it can easily be used against you in a personal injury claim—even if you think you are making the most innocuous of posts. It is important to make sure that you do not inadvertently sabotage your own personal injury case. In this blog post, we will give you [...]

Reckless Driving from NYPD Increases Car Accident Risk

Reckless Driving from NYPD Increases Car Accident Risk

With a lot of focus on reckless driving among average citizens, the reckless driving behavior of New York police officers is often overlooked. Many may be surprised at the way some police officers drive recklessly or break traffic laws. This involves ticketing, repeat offenders, and traffic law violations. These breaches may not seem that relevant, but most traffic laws exist to promote safety and fairness on the road. If you or loved one suffered personal injuries from a negligent driver, be sure to contact a Central New York Personal Injury Attorney.  Prevalence of NYPD Reckless Driving After running the license plates [...]

The Real Risks of Not Wearing a Seatbelt

The Real Risks of Not Wearing a Seatbelt

Seatbelt laws were not always commonplace, and many people today still question their use. Not wearing a seatbelt may seem fine until an unexpected car accident happens. The injuries people sustain from not wearing a seatbelt are often more severe than injuries sustained while wearing a seatbelt. Ejection from the vehicle and impacting hard objects are common consequences of not using a seatbelt. If you suffered injuries as the result of a negligent driver, try contacting a Central New York Personal Injury Attorney. Consequences of Not Wearing a Seatbelt In 2017, an average of 2,549 people died from a car accident [...]

The Process of Cross-Examining the Expert of a Defendant in a Medical Malpractice Case

Do I Need an Attorney Against Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a serious problem. It affects thousands of people every year, and many victims do not even know that they have been targeted by it. Medical malpractice can take on many different forms, such as delayed diagnosis, medication errors, negligence during pregnancy or labor, and surgical errors. It is important to remember that this list is not exhaustive and that you may have been affected by medical malpractice in other ways. If you or a loved one have recently been a victim of medical malpractice, you may want to consider speaking to an experienced New York medical [...]

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving has been known to reduce reaction time and awareness of other cars on the road, leading to thousands of car accidents and injuries. These accidents are common during late-night drives through intersections. Drivers who go without at least six hours of sleep a night and who drive longer than 12 hours are in danger of a drowsy driving accident. If you suffered personal injuries from a car accident, talk to a Central New York Personal Injury Attorney about your options for compensation. Consequences of Drowsy Driving Drowsy driving accidents led to 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries in one year; [...]

Filing Claims for Car Accidents That Do Not Inflict Damage

What Makes an Effective Witness in a New York Car Accident Case?

Car accidents are among some of the most potentially serious and catastrophic accidents out there. Unfortunately, they are also one of the most common accidents. This is especially true in the State of New York. As a matter of fact, a study by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) found that there were over 118,000 non-fatal car crashes in 2014 alone. Auto accidents are made even more difficult to deal with when insurance companies try to minimize a victim’s settlement. This may be true even in cases where liability is made immediately clear. In fact, it is [...]

What Matters in a Personal Injury Case?

If you have recently been involved in an accident that has caused you personal injury in Central New York, you are probably dealing with a million new questions and concerns. It is hard to quantify all the losses you suffer after dealing with personal injury, especially at the beginning of a case. It may be difficult or even impossible to determine the true valuation of a case until everything has already been investigated and evaluated. Still, you want to make sure that you at least have a rough idea on what you should expect to recover as a result [...]

4 Hazards That Can Cause a Slip-and-Fall Accidents in New York

4 Hazards That Can Cause a Slip-and-Fall Accidents in New York

A very common workplace accident is a slip-and-fall, but in reality, these accidents can happen at any time. You may find yourself a victim of this type of accident at a restaurant, a party, your favorite store, or while on the subway.   There are a wide variety of injuries that could occur from a slip-and-fall. These could be minor injuries, but sometimes are major. Injuries that often occur during a slip-and-fall accident include sprains, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, back injuries, nerve damage, fractures, brain damage, coma, hip injuries, and concussions. If you have sustained an injury in a slip-and-fall [...]

What is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

What Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

If you have ever been involved in a car accident in New York before, you know how stressful it can be. After the initial shock wears off, you have millions of new concerns to deal with. More than anything, you will probably want to make sure that you and your passengers made it out unscathed. Even minor accidents can have major, life-long effects, so it is only natural for you to want to make sure that everyone is okay. Of course, once those concerns are answered (and hopefully rightfully assuaged), you also have more practical matters to take into consideration. [...]

What Should I Expect at My Initial Personal Injury Consultation?

What Should I Expect at My Initial Personal Injury Consultation?

We understand that suffering from a personal injury is a traumatic experience. In addition to experiencing physical and/or emotional shock, you also have to begin thinking about the next steps to take in order to get your life back in order. Meeting with an experienced New York personal injury attorney is the best thing you can do in order to collect all the damages that you are owed—but for some people, meeting with your personal injury lawyer for the first time can be a nerve-wracking ordeal. You may not know what to expect and, therefore, be unsure of how to [...]