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January 2015 Archives

What should you do if you have been in a New York car accident?

When you are involved in a car accident in Staten Island, your first emotions may be shock and fear. You may be worried about your injuries and the injuries of those around you. Once everyone's medical needs are attended to, you need to make sure that you properly report the accident. The state of New York has very specific rules for reporting an accident.

New York pedestrian accident numbers are staggering

Staten Island residents have no doubt heard or read about the alarming number of motor vehicle-pedestrian accidents in New York. As this blog pointed out recently, lawmakers have tried to address the problem by creating new speed limits in New York City. However, speed limits can only do so much to prevent these accidents.

Slip-and-fall accidents an annual threat in Staten Island

Winter weather in the Northeast usually means slick and icy sidewalks. Many Staten Island pedestrians have had their share of painful and sometimes embarrassing slip-and-fall accidents while walking on the busy city streets, especially during the winter months. Sometimes these accidents can leave a pedestrian with more than just a bruised ego. Many people have suffered from head and neck injuries and broken bones. Some have even passed away due to more severe injuries. If you are seriously injured in a slip-and-fall accident, it is important that whoever is responsible for your injuries is held accountable for their mistakes.

Woman injured on Staten Island Expressway settles for $345,000

Truck drivers on the Staten Island Expressway are responsible for numerous accidents each year. Many of these accidents cause serious injuries and some can even be fatal. This is why truck drivers face federal regulations when they are behind the wheels. Despite the additional safety measures, crashes involving trucks still occur and impact the lives of victims involved in them.

What should you do if you have experienced medical malpractice?

When a patient is treated by a medical professional, there is chance that the patient may be harmed or injured as a result of the treatment. In some cases, patients can be misdiagnosed and in turn, receive unnecessary and harmful treatment. Doctors in the New York area are expected to adhere to a standard of care, requiring them to care for their patients in the proper way. Medical professionals who fail to do this may be guilty of medical negligence and should be held accountable for their actions.

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