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How Does the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Help Families After Airplane Accidents?
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How Does the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Help Families After Airplane Accidents?

The aftermath of an airplane accident involves action by numerous organizations, including the involved airline, federal, state and local agencies, and volunteer associations. In addition to ensuring that survivors receive immediate medical attention, and identifying fatalities, families must obtain the right support. Detailed investigation of the accident requires that local agencies secure all evidence. The… Read More »

What is NY Doing to Help Prevent Auto Accidents?

The more drivers know about defensive driving, the better they can avoid accidents on busy New York roads. This is why the state requires some drivers to go to driving school when they have too many infractions on their records. However even individuals with good driving records can learn new habits that can make every… Read More »

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim or Lawsuit if I Share Liability for an Auto Accident?

Many collisions clearly point to negligence of one driver. However, particularly in the confusion of heavy city traffic, multiple drivers can play a role in causing an auto accident. If you share a greater degree of liability than other drivers, pursuing compensation from others may or may not make sense, depending on factors such as… Read More »

What is the Primary Cause of Motor Vehicle Accidents in NY?

The majority of car accidents involve driver errors, with speeding topping the list of primary causes. While many people understand that driving at extremely high speeds can lead to disastrous accidents, they do not understand that speeding just a few miles over the speed limit can pose significant dangers. With about 75 percent of individuals… Read More »

If Drivers Injure Pedestrians, Do They Face Criminal Charges in New York City?

Assuming driver negligence caused injuries to a pedestrian, the possibility exists for criminal prosecution. But the NYPD may not investigate accidents that are not fatal, so many drivers cause injuries without facing criminal charges. Even in the case of fatal accidents, delays in investigation can cause liable drivers to escape prosecution. The June 11, 2012… Read More »

Is it Difficult to File a Lawsuit for Injury from a Dangerous Product?

Developing any product involves a complex series of steps from the time of the initial design, through the manufacturing process, to the time it reaches a consumer. An error at any point in the cycle can result in injuries to the person who eventually uses the product. Although a products liability lawsuit must identify specific… Read More »

Does a Lack of Security Represent Grounds for a Premises Liability Lawsuit?

Public facilities have a responsibility to take reasonable measures that help ensure the safety of anyone who legally visits the premises. This means they must remain watchful for hazards that can cause someone to suffer injuries, and take such measures as repairing loose carpeting, lighting steps and pursuing other actions to prevent falls. However they… Read More »

Smart Phone Technology Can Make a Difference after an Auto Accident

Although smart phone distractions can lead to collisions on the road, intelligent use of this technology can make a difference for anyone involved in an accident. Many people use their phones to capture photos at the accident scene, but a number of apps provide more comprehensive support when you need it most. Consumer Reports recently… Read More »

Can I Sue if a Pharmacy Gives Me the Wrong Drug?

Medical malpractice law applies to all health care providers, including pharmacies. Individuals who suffer injury due to medication errors made by doctors or pharmacies may have grounds to file a lawsuit, typically based on if a provider failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adverse… Read More »

Is Workers Compensation My Only Option if I Suffer Serious Injuries on a Construction Job?

When you suffer on-the-job injuries at a construction site, or any other place of employment, the Workers Compensation program can provide important benefits to help you obtain immediate medical treatment. However in certain situations, workers can also file a personal injury claim, to pursue additional compensation. In its online Introduction to the Workers Compensation Law,… Read More »