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Work Injuries: Should I File a Personal injury or a Workers' Compensation Claim?

When a worker suffers an injury on the job, they can either file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. However, many people do not understand the difference between the two ...
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What You Need to Know About NY Dog Bite Cases

In New York, the owner or custodian of a “dangerous dog” is liable for medical costs of any injuries the dog causes to a person, a companion animal, or livestock. A dangerous dog is ...
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Wintertime Injury Hazards To Be Aware Of

As the days and nights become significantly colder in New York, you may anticipate your favorite holidays, winter sports, and the lovely snowfall. However, the winter season is also associated with a ...
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When Should You Talk to a Lawyer About Your Personal Injury

Many people choose to hire an attorney after they’ve been involved in a car accident that results in personal injury and monetary losses. However, you can file a personal injury claim against an ...
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What You Should Do If You Are Hit by a Drunk Driver in New York City

While the end result of a car accident caused by a drunk driver could be the same as a collision caused by a sober driver, the events leading up to the crash will be quite different. In order to ...
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Why Is It Important to Follow Your Doctor's Instructions After a Car Accident?

After a car accident, it’s important to see your doctor, even if you feel like you haven’t been injured. A thorough examination can rule out any injuries that may manifest later and can ...
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Dram Shop Laws: Can You Hold a Bar Accountable in New York?

Dram shop laws place liability on establishments, such as bars, that sell alcohol to visibly intoxicated individuals. If a business is found to have sold alcohol to a person who was intoxicated at the ...
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Pedestrian Accidents in NYC: Common Causes & Prevention

The Vision Zero Initiative plan for New York City adopted by Mayor de Blasio is designed to eventually bring all pedestrian accidents and fatalities down to zero in one year. It was first approved ...
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Is It Better to Settle Your Car Accident Case Outside of Court?

Many lawsuits for car accidents settle well before they reach court, and most claims are resolved before a lawsuit is actually filed. Many people are unaware of settlement as an option and believe a ...
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Risks of Overloaded & Improperly Loaded Trucks

One of the most common causes of truck accidents is overloaded and improperly loaded cargo. Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) details the specific, legal weight limits, ...
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How Much Is Your Truck Accident Case Worth?

Determining the worth of any truck accident case is often tough since there are a wide array of variables involved. No two truck accidents are alike. Furthermore, because truck drivers are working for ...
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Tips for Settling a Car Accident Claim

When you are involved in a car accident that is not your fault, you may need to file a personal injury claim in order to recover financial compensation to cover your medical bills, loss of income, as ...
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What Should You Ask Your Doctor After a Car Accident?

After being involved in a car accident, it is imperative to visit your doctor, even if you only suffered minor injuries. In many cases, symptoms of specific injuries are not immediately apparent and ...
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A Closer Look at the New York Statute of Limitations for Injury Claims

In New York, and essentially all states, you only have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim after being hurt by another party if you want to seek compensation or damages. This is ...
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4 Steps to Take After a Concussion

Suffering a concussion can be both painful and difficult to diagnose medically. You may think you simply bumped your head and there's nothing to worry about, but the problem could be serious if ...
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5 Tips for an Injury-Free Holiday Season

As the holidays approach, you may be excited about the number of parties or festivities you are invited to. Whether you are headed to a work function or a party with your friends, it is always ...
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How Does No-Fault Insurance Work in NY?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be able to claim monetary compensation for your damages. How you claim this restitution, however, can depend largely on the type of accident that you ...
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Overhead Power Lines Leading to Electrocutions in Construction Industry

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), electrocutions are the second greatest cause of on-the-job deaths in the construction industry and the fifth leading case of all ...
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The Difference Between a Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Claim

If you are seeking damages for an injury, you will most likely file a personal injury or worker’s compensation claim. While both claims processes allow people who have been injured in accidents ...
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Toxic Tort Law in New York

A toxic tort case is one in which an individual files a claim or civil lawsuit alleging that they were exposed to a harmful chemical or toxin through no fault of their own. For example, an apartment ...
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7 Surprising Car Accident Statistics

Agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) keep detailed records on car accidents, injuries, and ...
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Teenage Driving Fatality Statistics

Teenage drivers in the United States only make up a small percentage of the total number of motorists on the roads, yet they are involved in a disproportionately high number of car accidents and car ...
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Personal Injury FAQ: Concussion Injuries

In the medical world, a concussion is any brain injury that causes a “disruption or interruption” of normal brain functions, usually temporarily so. The science of studying and ...
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OSHA Announces New Regulations for Silica Exposure

A new rule from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will drastically reduce the amount of silica dust a worker can be exposed to while on the job. ...
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Ways to Keep Your Teenage Driver Safe

Your teenager has just gotten his or her driver’s license and will soon be cruising around town, enjoying their newfound independence. Not only is this an important milestone in your ...
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