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Medical Malpractice: More Common Than You Think

Medical Malpractice: More Common Than You Think

Choosing a doctor is a vitally important decision. If you are entrusting someone with your medical care, then you are effectively trusting them with your life. You should never feel unsafe around your doctor. Unfortunately, some physicians are more trustworthy than others. Do you know how common medical malpractice really is? Medical Malpractice Statistics According to the Civil Justice Resource Group (CJRG), there is an estimated minimum of 25,000 to 120,000 medical malpractice-related deaths each year. All other causes of accidental death average out to around 98,000 per year, with 46,000 of those resulting from auto accidents and 11,000 from workplace [...]

Main Causes of Distracted Driving Car Accidents

Main Causes of Distracted Driving Car Accidents

Distracted driving behaviors have increased over the past few years because of newer technologies and forms of entertainment. The majority of distracted driving involves the use of electronic devices like cell phones, but there are other ways a person can become distracted while driving. Eating, talking with multiple people at once, and a behavior as simple as trying to pick up something off the floor are some examples of distracted driving. If you suffered injuries after a distracted driving accident caused by another driver, try talking to a Central New York Personal Injury Attorney.   Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents  Many of the types of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]