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New York Personal Injury Blog

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If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of another person or organization, it is important to know your legal rights. Keeping current on relevant legislation and court decisions involving personal injury and medical malpractice claims is an important part of recognizing and asserting your rights.

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Dump Truck Hits, Kills Mom Putting Kid in Van

The case of a mother killed by a dump truck in Washington D.C. on Monday tells of a tragedy that seems to be extremely common. This highlights a few factors that are unique to truck accident cases. The 39-year-old mother of three Jennifer Lawson was the victim of a dump truck that hit her as she was placing her child into a car seat. The truck hit her and her van as reported by the Washington Post. Luckily, her child was not hurt at all. Investigations that are on going will be vital in determining the likelihood of a civil liability.

Litigating Motor Vehicle Accident Cases in New York

In the state of New York, things such as accident laws are quite different as compared to other states. This begs the question of how litigation of motor vehicle accident cases happens there.

Company Car Liability for an Accident

If you are an employee and you suffer a car accident while working, employer liability applies. This is usually the case when a truck driver causes an accident. Employer liability applies when the following happens:

Automobile and Motorcycle Accidents: Ten Tips About What to Do After an Accident

Automobile and motorcycle accidents can happen when you least expect it. You might suffer severe injuries that necessitate filing a claim for compensation. Here are a few tips to consider so that your claim is successful:

The Rise of Auto Products Liability Attorneys

In the competitive automobile industry, manufacturers are always looking to offer the best automobiles for their clients in terms of precision, speed, comfort and style. In this industry, the best car wins. With the immense pressure that manufacturers are facing, they always ensure that they conform to the needs of their clients. In a nutshell, better performance is always the key. This necessitates the need for new designs with better technology and of course elegance.

How to Respond After a Car Accident

If you have been in an accident, there is always the confusion of what you need to do next. Firstly, you are in shock and pain and this can cloud your judgment. To assist you in making the right decisions that will not harm your case, you need to calm down and call 911 if you can. Do not underestimate your injuries. Seek immediate medical attention no matter how you feel.

How to Prove Distracted Driving Caused a Crash

The number one cause of car accidents is distracted driving. This can be challenging to prove because the responsible party might deny his role in the accident. Here are some things you can consider when you want to prove that distracted driving caused an accident:

How safe are Children in Cars? Child Safety and New York Laws

When you want to drive the car with your child, the first thing that you think about is how safe he or she is inside the car. For adults, seats belts ensure that you are safe while driving. However, this does not work for children. Indeed, seat belts are best for children who are above the age of eight. When children are below the age of four, how you secure them will ensure that they do not suffer from injuries or at least recover when a car accident happens.

How Do Asbestos Laws Vary from State to State?

Asbestos litigation was among the largest tort cases in the US. Plaintiffs can file this personal injury lawsuit when they suffer from injuries related to exposure to asbestos. A common injury was mesothelioma where patients suffered from terminal cancers of the heart, lungs and abdominal cavity. Since there are no federal laws that deal with asbestos cases, the law regarding these cases is left to the discretion of the state.

Following the Death of Another Construction Worker, the Debate Surrounding NY Scaffold Law Continues

New York Labor Law §240 is probably the most controversial law in the New York construction industry.  Many argue that it’s antiquated and stunts the growth of small business and schools due to high insurance costs to cover personal injury claims.  Unfortunately, however, construction sites remain extremely dangerous places thereby necessitating coverage for the injuries that so many workers endure.

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