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4 Types of NY Accidents That Lead to Wrongful Death Lawsuits

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4 Types of NY Accidents That Lead to Wrongful Death Lawsuits

 

If your loved one was killed due to another individual’s reckless or negligent actions, it may be possible to hold them accountable through a wrongful death lawsuit. This can help you find some degree of closure for the loss of your loved one and also make sure that you are financially secure.

 

You must file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the death, but to facilitate the investigation, it’s best to contact an attorney right away. The most common type of wrongful death suits are vehicular accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and workplace accidents. Let’s take Continue Reading

4 Common Types of Police Brutality in New York

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4 Common Types of Police Brutality in New York

 

We turn to police officers when we want to feel protected from harm, but what happens when a police officer is the one causing you to feel unsafe?

 

Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, and countless others who have lost their lives because of a police officer have become household names and symbols for what’s wrong with the law enforcement community in our country today. These controversial attacks, along with the numerous other incidents we hear about every day, have put law enforcement officers and their actions under heightened scrutiny by the public at Continue Reading

Excessive Force? How the Definition of Force Has Changed In NY

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Excessive Force? How the Definition of Force Has Changed In NY

 

In recent years, headlines around the country have been filled with stories of police officers that are facing heat for possibly using excessive force against African-Americans – including some who have been killed despite being unarmed.

 

While police departments around the world are getting better at holding officers accountable for excessive force, we still have a long way to go before this conflict is over. Moreover, while some cases of excessive force and police brutality are pretty clear cut, others toe the line and leave room for heavy debate.

 

If you take into account the past definitions Continue Reading

How Does the “Rule of Two” Affect NYC Pedestrian Accidents?

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How Does the "Rule of Two" Affect NYC Pedestrian Accidents?

 

In 2014, nine-year-old Cooper Stock was hit and killed by a yellow cab driver on the Upper West Side. The child and his father had the right of way, but the cab driver was not paying attention and failed to yield.

 

Despite this, the driver was able to keep his license and continue driving for the city. Moreover, he was not charged with criminal negligence, even though video footage and witness testimony overwhelmingly blame him for the child’s death.

 

Why? He didn’t commit enough misdemeanors to be brought to court. He was saved by New York’s “ Continue Reading

Survival Action vs. Wrongful Death Lawsuits

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Survival Action vs. Wrongful Death Lawsuits

 

When a loved one passes away, it comes with grief. Everyone knows that. What most people don’t really think about until they are in the situation, though, is that it also comes with something else: expenses.

 

Thinking about money when someone close to you has just passed away may feel wrong, but if the costs associated with their death are causing your family a financial hardship, it can be difficult to think of anything else. From funeral expenses to the unplanned loss of wages, an unexpected death can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars – or more. Continue Reading

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