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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Common Causes of New York Truck Accidents

In the past two decades, the incidence of accidents involving trucks has increased by nearly 20 percent. These accidents can be more devastating than those involving other motor vehicles because of the size and weight of trucks. When such an accident involves another vehicle, that vehicle is often outmatched and serious injuries or deaths can… Read More »

Texting and Driving: The New Drunk Driving

A new study released by Car and Driver Magazine has frightening news for drivers glued to their cell phones. It showed that texting while driving is actually a far more dangerous activity than drunk driving.  To reach this conclusion, the magazine conducted a study in which a car was rigged with a light to alert… Read More »

Who is at Fault for a Slip and Fall Injury?

When a surface is slippery or uneven, it poses a risk for slipping and falling. Every day people injure themselves due to surfaces that are not safe. Though these injuries can sometimes be as simple as a bruise or abrasion, occasionally they are much more serious and a person can suffer broken bones, a head… Read More »

Pedestrians Face Serious Risks in New York

Every single year, vehicle accidents claim the lives of nearly 4,400 pedestrians and injure another 69,000 on U.S roads and highways. This amounts to a vehicle hitting and killing a pedestrian every two hours and injuring one about every eight minutes. These injuries often occur at legal crosswalks or even when pedestrians are walking on… Read More »

Injured By a Product? Learn About The Types of Claims

Product liability law is a type of personal injury law that is designed to redress the harms caused by malfunctioning products. These types of claim can include vehicles with a dangerous defect such as rolling over to electronics that did not include warnings about their burn risks. This highly specialized area of law is divided… Read More »

Bicyclists at Risk in New York City Intersections

In both urban and suburban areas, more and more people are hitting the road on their bikes. Whether for a more environmentally friendly way to commute to work or as a healthy form of exercise, bicycling is becoming one of the most popular ways to travel. While this is an excellent way for people to… Read More »

Steps to Take After a New York Car Accident

Every year, drivers are involved in approximately 10 million car accidents on U.S. roads and highways. Most of these accidents are relatively minor and motorists walk away uninjured. However, even minor fender benders can be stressful experiences and drivers should know what steps to take to protect themselves from further problems after an accident.  The… Read More »

Injury Claims for Concussions and Post-Concussion Syndrome

Thanks largely in part to the ongoing concussion issues in the news with the National Football League, concussions and brain injuries have been a major topic of discussion recently, particularly in the realm of personal injury law. Now that more people understand the lasting impacts of head injuries, they are able to take appropriate legal… Read More »

Who is Liable for Injuries Suffered While Playing Amateur Sports?

It’s quite common for people who participate in amateur sports to suffer from injuries of all degrees of severity. But is there any legal recourse available for people who suffer from these types of injuries?  In many cases, the answer will likely be no. There is an assumed risk of injury involved with playing amateur… Read More »

Filing a Personal Injury Claim After a Catastrophic Injury

While there isn’t a specific legal definition used for the term “catastrophic injury,” it generally refers to a type of injury that has severe long-term impacts to a victim, often causing disability or disfigurement. Most catastrophic injuries have an extremely difficult and lengthy process of recovery, and could lead to the need for lifelong medical… Read More »