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Personal Injury Claims: More Than Just Money

Personal Injury Claims: More Than Just Money

Recovering from a personal injury is always an arduous experience. Not only do you have to physically recover from your injuries, but you also have to figure out how to pay for your treatment. If you are injured severely enough, you may even miss a few days’ of work—and, in turn, a few days’ worth of wages as well. Some people even find that suffering personal injury leaves them with lasting pain and suffering, or even post-traumatic stress disorder. While some may sneer at personal injury victims seeking out compensation, one honest look makes it clear: Personal injury cases [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What Should You Do After a Slip-and-Fall Accident?

What Should You Do After a Slip-and-Fall Accident?

Slip-and-fall accidents are one of the most common causes of unintentional injury-related deaths. In 2016 alone, over 34,000 people died in falls at home and at work. Of course, not every slip-and-fall accident is fatal. In fact, over 30% of all preventable, non-fatal emergency department visits are due to fall-related injuries. It should come as no surprise, then, that these injuries are not only physically traumatizing but also emotionally scarring. It can be hard to keep yourself straight after a slip-and-fall accident. However, proper follow-up is necessary not only to achieve optimal physical recovery but also to further protect yourself [...]

The Top Two Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

The Top Two Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Regardless of your primary method of transportation, we have all been and will all continue to be pedestrians at one point or another. This is why it is so important to know the leading causes of pedestrian accidents. In 2016, a pedestrian was killed every 1.5 hours in traffic crashes. There are many basic safety tips you can follow to prevent pedestrian accidents in New York, whether you’re a pedestrian or a driver. Read on to find out more. Distracted Walking Distracted walking can be as dangerous as distracted driving. Remember to take the following pedestrian precautions whenever you go out [...]

The Specifics of Medical Malpractice in New York State

Evidence You Need to Prove Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice covers a wide variety of harmful actions committed by doctors and other healthcare professionals. However, many people confuse malpractice with system errors and adverse events, which are not considered negligence. Negligence is when a person fails to act or breaches the duty of care laid out by the health profession. To prove damages in court, you will need evidence of your doctor’s duty, what was breached, how this connects with your injuries, and the damages you suffered. A Central New York Medical Malpractice Attorney can help you collect this evidence. How to Recognize Malpractice Malpractice is often mixed up with [...]

Steps to Take after Sustaining an Injury from a Bicycle Accident

Steps to Take after Sustaining an Injury from a Bicycle Accident

Now that spring is here and summer is almost around the corner, you can guarantee that more bicyclists are going to be appearing on the roadways and trails throughout America. After all, who can resist this gorgeous warm weather (when it’s not raining, that is)? However, with the lovely weather and fresh air comes a major risk for people who choose to journey across major roads, particularly in big cities like NYC. In the blink of an eye, a casual bike ride can quickly turn into a disaster. Bicycle crashes are nothing short of terrifying and, in many cases, painful. [...]

Dealing With Aggressive Drivers in Central New York

Dealing With Aggressive Drivers in Central New York

Unfortunately, even the best driver isn’t immune to accidents—especially in New York. In 2014 alone, New York had a grand total of 744,941 car accidents and 7,184 car accident-related hospitalizations. Many times, these accidents are caused by aggressive drivers. Do you know how to stay safe on the road in these conditions? Defensive Driving Driving safely isn’t just about following the law; it’s also about anticipating what other drivers might do. This is also known as defensive driving. By forcing you to be aware of what other drivers are doing, defensive driving shows you potential hazards to avoid. Defensive driving techniques [...]