When you visit a hospital, clinic, or other medical facility, it’s reasonable to assume that your healthcare provider will use accepted standards of care. Unfortunately, medical negligence is incredibly common in the United States, and it often has devastating consequences for patients and their families. Read on to learn a few surprising statistics about medical malpractice: Providers in New York Face More Malpractice Claims Than Those in Most Other States New York was among the leading states in[...]
Slip & Fall Accidents in New York
While falls can sometimes be due to pure clumsiness, other times they can be caused by poor conditions. Many slip and fall victims may walk away with nothing but a few bruises, but others are not as lucky. Such accidents could occur anywhere: sidewalks, restaurants, grocery stores, the post office, etc. Improperly maintained property conditions can cause injuries such as concussions, broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord damage, and more. They can also result in paraplegia and quadriplegia.[...]
4 FAQs About Truck Accident Claims Involving a Tire Blowout
It’s not uncommon for big rigs to travel several thousand miles each month as they transport tons of cargo around the country. For this reason, commercial truck tires are designed to withstand extensive wear and tear. When a truck tire ruptures, the consequences can be devastating. A tire blowout can affect the vehicle’s handling and ultimately make it impossible for the driver to avoid a collision. Although truck tire designs have come a long way over recent years,[...]
What is the burden of proof in a personal injury case?
Personal injury cases can involve various injuries due to hazards that caused an accident. For these cases, injured individuals may be faced with the task of fulfilling the burden of proof to allow them to acquire compensation for their winning lawsuit. This may be tough for some people if they are injured to the point where they are unable to go back to the scene and take pictures of the hazard. For these situations, it is best to[...]
Who is liable when a dog attack involves multiple dogs?
Animals can be dangerous even if they are domestic. Although our pets are lovable creatures to us, they may not seem that way to other people. When our pets are unfamiliar with people, they may not act as friendly as we would expect them to act around us. Dogs can be territorial animals. They become protective over their owners and the homes that they live in. this can cause them to act aggressively if a stranger were to[...]
Can a defective product lead to a lawsuit?
In our everyday lives, we are constantly buying new items that we need or items that we simply want. Whether these items are a necessity or a luxury, they can cause accidents to happen. If a child is given a new toy that was made with a defect, this toy can be harmful. This can lead to an injury as a result. When an individual suffers an injury due to a defect in a product, they can file[...]
If you sustained brain damage in a motor vehicle collision, you may already know that treating head trauma and coping with its symptoms can be both traumatic and expensive. Depending on the circumstances, though, you may be entitled to compensation for all the costs you incur due to the accident, including medical bills and lost income. Although New York is a “no-fault” insurance state, personal injury victims can file third-party claims under some circumstances. For instance, if you[...]
Can nursing home abusers be held accountable?
In nursing homes, residents can be taken advantage of. These individuals may need this assisted living facility because they are unable to live alone. This can be due to physical limitations or mental limitations where they are unable to care for themselves. By living in these homes, they can be taken care of by employees who keep on eye on them. This can include medical treatment that may be needed by the patient. Unfortunately, employees may take advantage[...]
Car accidents are a leading cause of unintentional injuries in the United States. In 2015 alone, more than 2 million people were hurt in motor-vehicle collisions. For many of these victims, the symptoms of their injuries weren’t immediately apparent. If you were hurt in a crash but your symptoms were latent, it’s important that you visit a doctor right away. Failing to do so could cause the insurance company to argue that your injury was caused by something[...]
How do I pursue a product liability case?
Online shopping has made it easier than ever to buy items that we want. With only a few clicks on the internet, we can have a new item delivered to our front door in just a few days. This can be efficient since it saves us the time we would waste going to the store and looking around. Now, we can just shop in one place for a variety of products. However, when online shopping, we cannot see[...]