In the healthcare setting, burn injuries are characterized by their severity—first, second, or third degree—or their size. You might assume, then, that the value of a burn injury claim would correlate directly with the severity and size of the injury, but calculating damages in these cases is a complicated process. This is especially true since burn victims are often entitled to non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, scarring, and emotional distress, in addition to economic damages like[...]
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in New York?
Losing a loved one is always devastating, but it can be especially painful if the death was entirely preventable. This is a tragic reality faced by thousands of families every single year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were nearly 150,000 unintentional injury deaths in 2015 alone. Fortunately, under New York’s Estates, Powers & Trusts Laws (EPTL), surviving family members of wrongful death victims may be entitled to compensation for any damages they have[...]
The freedom of a motorcycle cannot be understated. The open road..... the wind beating against your face...... the multitude of choices. New York is home to some of the greatest roads in America. From farmlands to turning mountain roads, a biker is free to enjoy the plethora of scenes. Warm weather brings out many of these fine folks, looking to get away. For many motorcycle owners, this means breaking out their bike and hitting the open road. Motorcycles[...]
Personal injury claims and wrongful death claims are two types of tort cases that arise when a person is injured or dies due to the negligence or intentional act of another person, company, or other entity. In strict liability cases, negligence or intent is not required to bring a personal injury or wrongful death claim. If your loved one died, you may be wondering how a wrongful death claim is different from a personal injury claim. This blog[...]
What Is “Black Box” Data and How Can It Strengthen My Truck Accident Claim?
The state of New York follows a “no-fault” insurance system, which means motorists typically turn to their own insurance providers for compensation after a truck accident, regardless of whether they were responsible for the crash. If you sustained severe injuries, though, the costs associated with treating them will be extensive and could exceed the limits of your policy. In this scenario, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim against the liable party. New York[...]
Product Defects in New York City
When a consumer makes a purchase, they typically assume that the product they are buying is reasonably safe for consumer use. The public puts a huge amount of trust into the companies that make our everyday products and hopes that the company ensures the safety of these products. Unfortunately, when a designer or manufacturer fails to take measures that ensure product safety, the product may become defective and result in the serious injury of an individual using it[...]
5 Steps to Take After a Pedestrian Accident
Because of the sheer number of people in New York and the constant congestion at virtually every intersection, the city has a fairly high rate of pedestrian accidents. According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, for example, there were nearly 500 pedestrian fatalities in the city between 2012 and 2014 alone. Because people on foot have no protection from the force of impact in pedestrian accidents, they are likely to sustain life-threatening injuries,[...]
The dangers of getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are obvious, but people rarely consider themselves unable to drive if they are sleep deprived. In reality, though, drowsy driving can be just as risky as drunk driving. According to the National Sleep Foundation, lack of sleep has similar effects on the body as alcohol. If you have been awake for 18 consecutive hours, for example, your reaction times are similar to those[...]
NYC Statutes of Limitations
When an individual in New York City becomes injured due to the negligence of another party, they may suffer significant burdens that are both financial and nonfinancial in nature. Of course, when this happens, they may want to pursue legal options in an effort to recover compensation. One of the most important things that an individual should be aware of when they intend on bringing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party is that they are subject to[...]