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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 [...]

2018-04-23T07:58:05+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 3 Essential Elements to Prove in a NYC Personal Injury Claim

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 [...]

2018-04-23T07:48:00+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How Do You Calculate Pain and Suffering Damages in NYC?

Failure to Diagnose in NYC

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 [...]

2018-04-18T18:28:11+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Blog, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Failure to Diagnose in NYC

What should I do if I am injured as a pedestrian in NYC?

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 [...]

2018-04-13T07:11:56+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Blog, Pedestrian Accidents|Comments Off on What should I do if I am injured as a pedestrian in NYC?

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 [...]

2018-04-09T08:13:35+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Who is responsible for a NYC dog bite?

Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries in NYC

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 [...]

2018-04-05T07:19:17+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Birth Injuries, Blog|Comments Off on Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries in NYC

How Can Hours of Service Regulations Affect Your NYC Truck Accident Claim?

  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 [...]

2018-04-03T12:29:51+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Blog, Truck Accidents|Comments Off on How Can Hours of Service Regulations Affect Your NYC Truck Accident Claim?

No Fault for Bicyclists in NYC

As the weather finally warms up after what seems like the longest winter ever, many New Yorkers are hitting the streets on a bicycle to get around. As convenient as bicycles are in New York City, they also pose a significant risk because bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers often share the roads. The risk can [...]

2018-03-28T13:59:04+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Bicycle Accidents, Blog|Comments Off on No Fault for Bicyclists in NYC

Snowfall Clearance Requirements in NYC

New York City just had its fourth noreaster in just a few weeks, meaning that snow is likely to pile up on city streets once again. When snow is left unattended on a sidewalk or roadway, pedestrians can slip and fall, which may result in serious injuries. New York City requires that snow is removed [...]

2018-03-22T12:00:58+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Snowfall Clearance Requirements in NYC

Nursing Home Residents’ Rights

Just because an individual can no longer live on their own and has to move into a nursing care facility and may lose some of their independence does not mean that they are any less of an individual. Nursing home residents need to be aware of their rights and make sure that they are not [...]

2018-03-15T07:37:09+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Nursing Home Residents’ Rights