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Common Causes of Car Accidents in New York

Car accidents happen every day throughout the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2020, there were 5,250,837 police-reported traffic accidents in America. New Yorkers involved in car accidents often suffer from injuries that result in physical harm or even death. The car accident mortality rate in Long Island was 7.1% in 2019. Given the...

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Recoverable Wrongful Death Damages in New York

Losing a family member to a preventable accident can be a traumatic experience with significant lifelong psychological and financial consequences. As it stands, New York’s wrongful death statute limits family members who are seeking compensation for the death of their loved one. However, Senate Bill S74A, known as New York’s Grieving Families Act, will amend the provisions and distribution...

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How to Get Your Queens Accident Report

First responders who arrive at a scene of an accident typically have three primary objectives: to keep all parties safe, to treat anyone who suffered injuries, and to document the scene through a police report. At its core, a Queens, NY car accident report establishes the occurrence of the incident, and this evidence is critical to securing compensation in...

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Common Bicycle Accident Injuries

Biking is a great way to get around much of New York. But cyclists also face tremendous risks. Even if you wear a helmet and take all the necessary precautions, you cannot control the actions of others on the road. And because bicycles offer little protection to riders, the injuries cyclists face after a collision with another vehicle tend...

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Signs of a Concussion After a Car Accident

Concussions are one of the most common car accident injuries. However, the symptoms of a concussion may not be immediately apparent after the accident, making it challenging for victims to understand the full extent of their injuries. At the same time, untreated head injuries may worsen over time, resulting in significant and long-lasting limitations. At the Law Offices of...

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How to Prove Misdiagnosis in New York

Unfortunately, some patients leave a doctor’s office worse off due to a misdiagnosis. Studies show that medical errors, such as misdiagnosis, may be one of the leading causes of death in the United States.  If your doctor made an error in treatment or judgment, you might wonder how to prove misdiagnosis in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Below, the skilled...

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Elements of a Premises Liability Claim

When someone owns or rents a piece of real estate, they must be careful to protect visitors from harm. The duty that a landowner owes to others who are harmed on their property depends on what is reasonable under the circumstances. If you were injured by the conditions on someone else’s property, reach out to our legal team at...

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in New York? 

When someone’s passing is the result of another’s negligence or misconduct, New York law allows the distributees of the departed to recover damages in a wrongful death claim. In wrongful death cases, the departed is called the decedent, and the law limits who may initiate legal action against a party who is responsible for the decedent’s death.  Below, we...

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Wrongful Death Car Accident Settlements

The unexpected loss of a loved one is an emotional, frustrating experience, especially when their loss resulted from someone else’s wrongdoing or carelessness. In addition to the loss of companionship and support provided by the decedent, you may also lose their monetary and physical contributions to your household. While nothing can bring your loved one back, a wrongful death...

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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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