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How Long Does a Car Accident Stay on My Record?

Does a car accident go on your record? If so, for how long? A car accident can result in many negative consequences. For example, you may suffer an injury that requires medical attention. And your vehicle may sustain severe damage that necessitates auto repairs. Another issue after your accident is the status of your driving record. Your driving record...

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What Happens After a Personal Injury Deposition?

One of the biggest stressors associated with filing a personal injury lawsuit is not having a firm grasp of the process. By better understanding how cases proceed through the system, much of the stress and anxiety of being embroiled in a lawsuit can be reduced. Read on to learn more about what happens after a deposition.  What Is a...

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Who Is to Blame for Dangerous and Defective Equipment on a Construction Site?

Construction is one of the most dangerous types of industries to work in. Construction sites are dangerous places for several reasons. For example, workers spend a significant amount of time high up in the air, work with potentially dangerous tools, and are in proximity to large construction vehicles. However, one of the most common causes of injuries to workers...

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How Do Depositions Affect Personal Injury Cases? 

Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 30, depositions are a witness’s sworn, out-of-court testimony used for gathering information. Depositions are some of the most critical and productive devices available during the discovery stage of a New York personal injury lawsuit. Further, depositions provide one of the only opportunities for a lawyer to speak directly with the opposing...

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How to Prepare for a Personal Injury Deposition

Depositions are a critical stage in almost any personal injury case because it is one of the first times the other side gets to ask you questions about the accident and your injuries. Most of the time, the at-fault party and their insurance company determine whether to offer a settlement after reviewing a victim’s depositions, along with the other...

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What’s the Difference Between Contributory Negligence and Comparative Negligence in New York?

After an accident, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the person you believe was responsible for your injuries. However, to succeed in bringing your claim, you must prove that the other party was negligent. Typically, these cases are defended by the at-fault party’s insurance company. Of course, the other party’s insurance company is unlikely to admit that...

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Rights As a Hospital Patient in New York

In many cases, the knowledge gap between patients and doctors is quite large. This can lead to patients placing an inordinate amount of trust in their healthcare providers—potentially to their own detriment. As a New York hospital patient, you have certain rights related to the medical care you receive from a hospital. Understanding these rights is critical to ensuring...

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What Are Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in New York?

Pedestrian accidents are among the most likely to result in serious injury or death. And New York pedestrian accidents are especially common, given the non-stop traffic rushing through the city. In fact, according to the Governors’ Highway Safety Association, there were more than 6,500 fatal pedestrian accidents in the United States in 2020. Of these fatal accidents, 241 occurred...

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What Is the Average Settlement Amount for Premises Liability Injuries in New York?

Premises liability cases arise from injuries sustained in slips and falls, dog bites, and other events that occur on public or private property. Understandably, clients want to know the average value for slip and fall cases and settlement amounts. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to provide a settlement range for slip and fall cases or other premises liability claims in New...

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Long Island Failure to Diagnose Cancer Settlement Examples

A cancer diagnosis will change the course of your life. However, in recent years, medical advancements have enabled doctors to more effectively treat many types of cancer. These treatments can not only extend the duration and increase the quality of a patient’s life but, in some cases, can eliminate cancer from the body altogether. However, effective cancer treatment requires...

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