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Why you Seek Medical Attention After a Car Accident

Posted on March 25, 2020 in
Of the 6 million car accidents that occur yearly in the United States, over 3 million accidents result in injuries or deaths to those involved. If you are ever injured in a car accident, you should seek medical attention immediately.  When Should You Seek Medical Attention The short answer is that you should seek medical attention as soon as possible after any car accident. Even “fender-benders” can result in life-threatening injuries or even death. In some cases, medical conditions are not noticeable or felt immediately following a car accident...
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Tips For Handling An Accident With An Uninsured Driver

Posted on March 11, 2020 in
You likely feel terrified and confused following a car accident. However, if you determine that the other driver is either uninsured or is underinsured, you may feel overwhelmed regarding your next steps. If you were in a car accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist in the state of New York, here are some tips that will help you handle the situation.  Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists The state of New York does require that drivers obtain certain amounts of car insurance by law. The following are the minimum amounts required in...
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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Posted on March 5, 2020 in
Nursing home abuse and neglect are on the rise in the United States. It is always a difficult and challenging decision to place an elderly loved one into a nursing home. However, every nursing home has a legal obligation to care for its residents. Recognizing the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect in a nursing home can help you ensure that your loved one is always safe. Signs of Elder Abuse There are four common signs of elder abuse and neglect in a nursing home. Unfortunately,  abuse to...
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How Do Contingency Fees Work?

Posted on January 15, 2020 in
If you were in a car accident, you may be suffering from physical injuries, emotional stress, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damage. If your damages are directly due to someone else’s negligence, you may have the right to receive compensation. However, many people feel hesitant to hire an attorney due to the cost of attorney’s fees. However, most personal injury attorneys will offer their legal services to you on a “contingency fee” basis. Learn more about how you can have a strong representation in your personal injury...
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Can a Passenger Sue a Driver?

Posted on December 11, 2019 in
As a passenger in a car accident, you are not liable for any damages, unless you somehow acted recklessly to intentionally distract the driver. However, as an injured passenger, you may be wondering if you can sue the driver of the vehicle you were riding in, and what your options are. As a passenger in an automobile accident, making a determination of liability will help you understand who you have the right to file a claim against for your injuries.  Passenger Rights As a passenger in a car accident,...
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Improper and Unsafe Lane Changes

Posted on December 5, 2019 in
Approximately one-tenth of all car accidents in the United States are due to improper and unsafe lane changes. This common accident can seem relatively benign, but a driver’s misjudgment can cause catastrophic and permanent injuries. According to New York laws, an improper lane change (also known as “sideswiping”) on a roadway is when a driver changes or attempts to change lanes, without an actual path of safety to do so.  Motorists oftentimes are distracted, or negligent, and fail to monitor their surroundings and check their blind spots. This negligent...
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