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How Road Rage Leads to Car Accidents

Posted by NY Legal News | May 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

These behaviors and responses may make other drivers angry which can lead to more aggressive driving or confusion. Any of these reactions can lead to a car accident. When drivers are confused or angry, the chances of losing control of their vehicle become higher.

How to Prove Your Premises Liability Lawsuit

Posted by NY Legal News | May 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Not all defective conditions will be considered negligent. A defective condition can be ruled out if the condition is deemed trivial. These trivial conditions are considered too minor to be taken seriously as a cause of the accident. Obvious conditions like wet floors with no signs are more commonly accepted as serious defects.

Did I Suffer a Concussion or a Brain Injury?

Posted by NY Legal News | May 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

The most common symptoms of a concussion tend to last 30 minutes or less. Many people experience temporary confusion with memory and attention problems. Some people faint for a brief period and then wake up not knowing what happened. Not knowing where they are or who they are usually passes within a few minutes. Some people with concussions with experience nausea, dizziness, and vomiting.

Types of Burn Injuries and When to Sue

Posted by NY Legal News | Apr 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Thermal burns are the most commonly known types of burn injuries. They happen from fires, scalding liquids, steam, and other forms of strong heat. Touching a hot metal surface, for example, would be a thermal burn. These burns can leave severe scarring, chronic pain, and permanent disfigurement.

How to Reduce the Chances of a Bicycle Accident

Posted by NY Legal News | Apr 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

Failing to yield the right of way is a mistake both drivers and bicyclists can make. This is common in unfamiliar driving situations and four-way stops. One driver may misperceive what the bicyclist is about to do, and a collision can occur. Some drivers and bicyclists may not know what the right of way rules are for each other. This can also lead to consequential mistakes.

When Can I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Posted by NY Legal News | Apr 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Acts of omission are common with medical malpractice-related wrongful deaths. Doctors may fail to diagnose a deadly medical condition. Pharmacists may make a minor error that leads to an overdose on medication. Surgeons can make errors during surgery that causes an unexpected death.

Who Should I Notify After a Car Accident?

Posted by NY Legal News | Apr 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

Many people write notification letters to their auto insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company. Another option is to ask the other driver to inform their auto insurance company about the accident. Either method works but sending your own notification letter to the other driver’s insurance company gives you more control.

Medical Malpractice of Failure to Rescue

Posted by NY Legal News | Mar 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

A failure to rescue describes incidents where nurses and other medical staff fail to respond to a patient in need of medical attention. The failure to provide medical help to the patient in a timely manner can lead to severe symptoms and death. Some cases like this might be considered neglect while others could be seen as a failure to respond quickly enough.

Most Common Causes of Prescription Errors

Posted by NY Legal News | Mar 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

Prescription errors mainly happen due to a lack of training or understanding. A prescription can be easily miscommunicated or misunderstood due to illegible handwriting or minor mistakes. One decimal point or letter is often enough to lead to the wrong dose or medication.

When Can I File a Personal Injury Claim?

Posted by NY Legal News | Mar 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

Strict liability personal injury claims involve cases where the person is liable regardless of the intent or mental state. What this means is that the lack of negligent actions will not protect the accused in this scenario. A defective product, for example, that causes harm to a consumer will hold the manufacturer liable regardless of negligence being present or not.

Can I Sue for Slipping on Ice?

Posted by NY Legal News | Mar 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

Take photos of the ice and area where you slipped. Without pictures, proving what happened to the jury will be much harder. Juries respond more to physical evidence like photos. However, your claim might be rejected if the ice is seen as a trivial or obvious defect.

Types of Distracted Driving

Posted by NY Legal News | Feb 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

Cognitive distractions involve a lack of attention or focus on driving and the surroundings. Texting while driving fits this category too because drivers have to think about what to say in response to a text. Other cognitive distractions can come from arguing with someone, road rage, or talking on the phone.

How Nursing Home Neglect Causes Such Tragic Deaths

Posted by NY Legal News | Feb 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

In combination, these effects can drain the physical and mental health of neglected nursing home residents. The most severe outcome is death. When nurses have no time to pay attention to signs of dehydration, malnutrition, or infection, nursing home residents often end up passing away.

Most Common Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Posted by NY Legal News | Feb 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

Mild spinal cord injuries may also be brushed off as being shaken up after the accident. However, if not treated, brain and spinal cord injuries can worsen into irreversible damage. Seek medical help if you feel dizziness, lost coordination, and tingling sensations after the accident.

Dog Bite Prevention Tips

Posted by NY Legal News | Feb 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

Many dog bite causes involve territory issues, food, and rabies. Some dogs are very protective over their territory, their owner’s territory, or their owner. If you come too close to a dog’s territory or owner, you may run the chance of being bitten. A few signs a dog is about to bite in this scenario include:

Tips for Avoiding Bicycle Accidents

Posted by NY Legal News | Jan 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

The most common internal injuries in these accidents involve damage to the brain, lungs, spleen, pancreas, and bowel. Whether a bicyclist sustains these injuries depends on where they are hit and how they land during the accident. Brain and lung damage can be life-threatening. Either can stop someone from being able to breathe.

What Causes Nursing Home Negligence?

Posted by NY Legal News | Jan 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

With higher stress comes a higher risk of making mistakes. Less time for residents opens the possibility up for failing to catch a resident’s concern or a minor error. All it takes is one minor error to cause an accident. This could be something as simple as not putting the bed railing up correctly and the resident falling out of the bed.

Top Construction Accident Injuries

Posted by NY Legal News | Jan 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Being struck by a falling heavy object from above or from the side can lead to severe injuries. Many people suffer bone fractures and internal organ ruptures. Others may experience severe lacerations, traumatic amputations, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries. This all depends on how large the object is and where the worker is hit.

Three Types of Product Defects You Can Sue For

Posted by NY Legal News | Jan 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

As a result, most products with design defects are recalled or pulled from all store shelves. This commonly happens after hundreds of customers are injured by the same product. Companies do this to protect themselves from multiple lawsuits. Although when the damage is already done, they may already face several claims against them.

Top Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Posted by NY Legal News | Dec 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Even when drivers check their blind spots, a motorcyclist can be missed if the driver does not check well enough. Since motorcycles are lower to the ground, other drivers have to check their blind spots at different angles. Not doing so can lead to an accident when a driver is turning right, turning left, or changing lanes.

How to Sue for Slip and Fall Injuries

Posted by NY Legal News | Dec 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

The challenge is proving the property defect caused your injury and proving the defect was neither too minor nor obvious. Minor defects are considered too trivial to be legally pursued. Whereas obvious and major defects may free the property owner from needing to warn others of the defect.

Suing for a Traumatic Amputation

Posted by NY Legal News | Dec 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

The risk of infection continues throughout the healing process. Hospital spread infections can still happen when staff fails to keep everything sterile. Medical malpractice involving failure to properly sterilize the wound can also cause infection. This may lead to surgeries to remove infected parts or prolonged hospital stays.

The Reasons Why Drinking and Driving Causes Accidents

Posted by NY Legal News | Dec 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Once a driver has a BAC level of 0.08%, muscle coordination, memory, and self-control become significantly impaired. Driving skills like speed control, information processing on all the various changes on the road, and perception are all impaired. Concentration is also decreased which can make focusing on the road and driving challenging.

When Can I Seek Additional Compensation for Bone Fractures?

Posted by NY Legal News | Nov 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Comminuted fractures rank highest on the list because they involve shattered bones. The damage from this type of fracture is often so severe that metal rods and screws are required to replace bones or hold bones together. Compression fractures may also require similar surgeries since they involve crushed bones.

What to do After a Pedestrian Accident

Posted by NY Legal News | Nov 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Call 911, even if the pedestrian only seems mildly injured. The last thing you want is for the pedestrian to walk away with hidden injuries. A variety of injuries can happen during pedestrian accidents that may not show signs right away. Letting the pedestrian leave without calling 911 may make you look negligent.

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