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Medical Mistakes That New York Doctors Commonly Make

  When patient injury or illness occurs due to a medical provider’s mistake, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed. Your medical provider is expected to follow the generally accepted standard of care. In cases of negligence, your rights are protected under New York law.   About one person in every 25 hospital patients develops an infection, according to CDC reports. These infections lead to death in about 10% of the over 700,000 reported infections […]

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Where Do Most New Yorkers Experience Slip and Falls?

Usually when we slip and fall, we get up, dust ourselves off and have a laugh at our clumsiness. However, sometimes slips and falls can result in serious or even fatal injuries. In fact, slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of emergency room visits for New Yorkers.   Watch out for these common sites of slips and falls to avoid getting hurt, and also to properly maintain your property to prevent accidents and […]

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Types of Damages New Yorkers Can Sue for in Car Accidents

If you or a loved one are involved in a car accident, you may be left with debilitating injuries that cause pain and suffering, and which may even make you or your loved one unable to work. Tragic circumstances may even have led to the death of your loved one. Whether you are trying to recover or simply move on, seeking out compensation may help ensure your family’s financial security.   Unsurprisingly, more car accidents […]

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In Bike Accidents, Drivers May Not Even Realize They’re at Fault

  Cyclists and drivers who have to “share the road” don’t always have the best relationship. This is especially so in a bustling city like New York. Streets are narrow, and everyone moves fast. The rules aren’t exactly clear to all drivers about who has the right of way when they are on the road with cyclists. In fact, if a driver hits a cyclist, they might not even understand that they made a mistake. […]

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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 have lost their lives to a police officer. They have become household names. They are symbols for what’s wrong with the law enforcement community in our country today. Since these controversial attacks, law […]

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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 […]

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Elevator and Escalator Accidents Are On the Rise

  Every few months, a clip on the evening news or a story online shows footage of an elevator or escalator accident. These incidents are usually pretty scary, whether the elevator is randomly speeding up as it rises, or a malfunction causes people to pile up on the floor below.   We ride escalators and elevators everywhere – in malls, airports, stadiums, and so on – and most of the time the possibility of an […]

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Customer Hits Spa Employee after Not Paying for Treatment

No matter how tough your job is, it’s safe to say your day wasn’t as bad as the spa employee in the below story. Unless, that is, you’ve ever been hit by a car while running after a customer who didn’t pay.   Here’s what happened. In late February, a customer at the Spa Castle in Queens received some services, then left the building without paying. A 21-year old employee ran after the woman in […]

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Ramarley Graham Wrongful Death Suit

Ramarley Graham, the black teen fatally shot by the NYPD in 2012, is in the news again. This time, there is controversy over the resignation of the cop who shot him. The family believes more action should have been taken against the cop. Up to now, the only recourse the family of Ramarley Graham received was a $3.9 million wrongful death settlement. So, what is wrongful death and how does one successfully file a suit? Wrongful […]

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How Assumption of Risk Complicates Sports Injury Cases

Between the March Madness and the beginning of baseball season, sports are on everyone’s mind. Still, as fun as sports are to play, the risk of injury is high. However, many people want to file personal injury lawsuits when they sustain injury while playing sports. Unfortunately, the assumption of risk complicates these cases. Assumption of Risk Assumption of risk, or assumed risk, describes situations where you intentionally agree to an activity that you know could lead to injury. An example of […]

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