Proving damages in a personal injury claim requires strong evidence, complicated formulas, and possibly the testimony of expert witnesses. If you were injured and you intend to bring a claim, you should expect the insurance company or defendant to search for reasons to dispute the value of your case. Two out of three American adults are now on Facebook. If you have a profile on any of the major social media platforms, it is very likely that the[...]
3 Essential Elements to Prove in a NYC Personal Injury Claim
Personal injury claims fall under tort law, which is a body of rights, responsibilities, and remedies that aims to compensate individuals who have suffered some kind of avoidable harm. Every successful tort claim has two basic components: liability and damages. Accident victims need to prove both in order to recover compensation for their economic and non-economic losses. In strict liability cases, such as those involving defective products or dog bites, proving fault can be fairly straightforward. The claimant[...]
How Do You Calculate Pain and Suffering Damages in NYC?
How Do You Calculate Pain and Suffering Damages? There are two types of compensatory damages that can be included in New York personal injury claims: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are objectively verifiable losses such as medical bills, lost income, and reduced earning capacity. Non-economic damages can be more challenging to calculate because they are intangible losses such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment in life, and loss of consortium. In this blog, we’ll discuss the[...]
Individuals in New York City and throughout the United States rely heavily on their doctors to diagnose and treat any health issues accordingly. When a doctor or nurse does not diagnose a health issue in an effective manner or fails to diagnose the issue at all, the victim may suffer serious consequences and in some cases, the results may be fatal. If a medical professional fails to diagnose a patient, the patient or their surviving family may want[...]
Many people rely on New York City's sidewalks to get around, or at least to get to the subway station. Regardless, any time an individual walks on city streets, they are putting themselves at a certain level of risk simply because of all of the motor vehicles sharing the road. When a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle, it is important that they take action as soon as the accident happens. At the time of the accident,[...]
Who is responsible for a NYC dog bite?
For many people, dogs are considered a member of the family just like humans are. New Yorkers love their dogs so much that they put significant amounts of time into training their dog to be well behaved. However, when a dog does not receive the appropriate behavior training, they may have aggressive tendencies. In some cases, an unruly dog may act out and bite another person, which can result in very serious injuries. If an injured party wishes[...]
The day a child is born is supposed to be one of the happiest days that a family will have. Unfortunately, childbirth does inherently come with certain risks posed to the baby and the mother. Some births are more complicated than others and may require the doctors who are delivering the baby to use tools to help the birth along. When a doctor uses these tools incorrectly, the baby can become subject to a brachial plexus injury. These[...]
Slow reaction time, poor psychometric coordination, reduced alertness—the effects of fatigue on a driver's performance are similar to those of alcohol. The Hours of Service (HoS) Regulations were introduced to prevent drowsy-driving accidents in the commercial trucking industry by limiting the number of hours drivers can spend behind the wheel. Tragically, many truckers violate HoS Regulations to boost their income or speed up delivery times. Fatigue contributes to nearly 13 percent of large truck accidents in the[...]