The summer--and the Fourth of July, in particular, is the perfect time for barbecues, pool parties, and warm, late nights outside. If you are having your friends and family over for a pool party or barbecue, it is important you know the proper swimming pool rules and regulations. If you are someone who has been injured in a swimming pool accident due to another party’s negligence, here are some questions you may have: How do I know if[...]
The Fourth of July is a special day in our nation’s history, and to celebrate, we have cookouts, pool parties and more. It is a day where we spend time with our closest friends and family, and it usually comes to a close with vibrant, colorful fireworks displays nationwide. Fireworks on the Fourth of July is a tradition that many Americans hold near and dear to their hearts. This is why it is so important you read more[...]
While most people see boating as a fun and relaxing weekend activity, it does not come without risk. Since New York is a state brimming with bodies of water, the risk of boating accidents and collisions is higher here than in many other places. Here are some questions you may have if you or someone you know has been involved in a boating accident of any kind: What are the types of recreational boating accidents in New York?[...]
How to Help Your Loved One Cope with a Brain Injury
Watching a loved one struggle with the sudden limitations imposed by a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is heartbreaking. It’s natural for both the victim and his or her family members to feel powerless. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help your relative cope with the tragic effects of TBI. Those steps include: Simplify His or Her Living Space Memory loss is a common side effect of TBI. As such, patients might find it challenging to complete[...]
A significant, though not necessarily alarming statistic to know is that driver inattention is the cause of 21.3 percent of all pedestrian accidents. In a state known for its vast cities with millions of people, these accidents happen more frequently than you may think. If you were involved in a pedestrian accident due to another party’s negligence, it is important you contact an experienced lawyer to recover compensation for any of the physical or emotional damages you may[...]
In the state of New York, patients who receive substandard care may be able to recover compensation by filing a medical malpractice claim. There are, however, strict deadlines for bringing these cases to court if a settlement cannot be reached. These deadlines are prescribed in the statutes of limitations. These time limits exist for several reasons. Not only do they pressure claimants into starting the proceedings while important evidence is still available, but they also protect providers from[...]
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injuries in New York
When individuals are injured as a result of another party’s negligence, they sometimes consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury case is a civil action that exists to hold a negligent party responsible for injuries that happened as a result. Sometimes, people may hesitate to bring a lawsuit against another party for a long period of time after an accident. This may be because of a fear that they cannot afford certain legal fees that come[...]
What is Workers’ Compensation?
People go to work every day with the expectation that it will be similar to the day before. They plan to go through their usual routine and go home at the end of the day. Unfortunately, there is always a degree of risk at the workplace for an accident to happen. It is also possible for an employee to become ill at their place of employment. In the event that this does occur, employees should know that they[...]
Role of Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Cases
Unlike other types of personal injury cases, such as car accident and dog bite claims, medical malpractice cases almost always involve a medical expert. Your attorney might bring in a specialist to assess the evidence, provide deposition, and perhaps testify at trial. An economic expert may also be retained to provide deposition and/or testimony regarding the value of damages. Read on to learn about the role that expert witnesses might play in a medical malpractice claim: Helping Your[...]
Who is Liable for a Dog Bite in New York?
Often times, people love their dogs so much that they are considered a member of the family. Through living in the same home and interacting every day, the animal can become a huge part of people’s lives. Part of being a dog owner is teaching them how to act on a regular basis and around people they are not familiar with. However, this is not always the case and it is possible for a dog to be dangerous[...]