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Your Guide to Finding a New York Personal Injury Doctor

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Your Guide to Finding a New York Personal Injury Doctor

 

One of the most important elements of a successful personal injury case in New York is finding the right doctor to treat you. In many cases, it’s just as important as finding the right personal injury attorney.

 

Why is it such a big deal? A couple of different reasons.

 

First, you want the best possible medical care. That means finding someone who has a thorough and specific knowledge of your particular issue. Typically, you’ll need to seek out a specialist.

 

Secondly, the right doctor will be familiar with personal injury cases, and will know how to Continue Reading

Beyond Insulation: Where to Look for Asbestos in New York Homes

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Beyond Insulation: Where to Look for Asbestos in New York Homes

 

Most people know that they should make sure their insulation doesn’t contain asbestos. However, this dangerous material can also be found in other common household items and materials.

 

Here are some of the most common places the material can be found in homes, and what you can do if you think you have been affected by asbestos.

 

Places in Your House to Look Out for Asbestos

 

Pipe Coverings

 

Blankets or tape around ducts for boilers, steam pipes, and furnaces may contain asbestos.

 

Gaskets

 

If seals are worn on gaskets in stoves and Continue Reading

Common Bus Injuries That Can Result from Crashes in New York

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Common Bus Injuries That Can Result from Crashes in New York

 

Did you hear about the school bus in Brooklyn that overturned back in early January?

Eight people – including kids – were rushed to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn and Maimonides Medical Center with what officials said were minor injuries, and an investigation is currently underway.

 

When you hear stories like this, it can make you wonder how safe buses really are and what kinds of injuries can occur when one gets into an accident. Well, as we’ve covered before, buses are actually pretty safe modes of transportation – at least when compared to cars.

 

However, that doesn’t Continue Reading

Just the Facts: A Look at Medical Malpractice Stats in NY and Beyond

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Just the Facts: A Look at Medical Malpractice Stats in NY and Beyond

 

Every year in the United States, 10 percent of all deaths are attributed to medical mistakes. That’s one in 10 deaths. These mistakes can be due to poor performance, lack of management, or low coordination.

 

If you or someone you love has been a victim of medical malpractice, knowing that might comfort you. After all, at least you’re not alone. However, it probably also horrifies you to know that people you trust with your health and your life – supposed experts – can be prone to so many errors.

 

Well, that statistic is just the beginning. Most Continue Reading

Hit by a Drunk Driver? Who Can Potentially be Held Liable?

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Hit by a Drunk Driver? Who Can Potentially be Held Liable?

Every year, over 8,000 alcohol-related crashes occur in the state of New York. Over half of those crashes resulted in injuries to over 6,000 people. Nearly 7,900 drivers in those crashes were legally drunk. Since so many crashes occur each year, the laws are designed to deliver both criminal and civil penalties.

 

So, who can be held liable if a drunk driver hits you in New York?

 

The most obvious answer, of course, is the driver of the other vehicle. However, many people don’t realize that there are others who can potentially be held liable, depending on the Continue Reading

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