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September 2015 Archives

Filing suit against a negligent driver after a car accident

A car accident can have a huge impact on the rest of your life depending on how severe it was. Most people who have been involved in a serious car accident are not prepared for the financial struggle that lies ahead of them. First, there are the repair costs to your vehicle. Next, there are the medical bills. Many serious Staten Island accidents leave people with horrible injuries. On top of the physical pain, accident victims have to also worry about paying for rehabilitation, surgeries and other medical expenses.

Who can you sue in a medical malpractice suit?

If you have suffered unnecessary harm at the hands of a medical professional, it can be both physically and emotionally devastating. Patients like you may want to hold someone responsible for their injuries but may be unsure who to go after in a court of law. The concept of medical malpractice is not limited to just doctors, but other health care professionals and facilities as well.

Who's to blame for a slip and fall accident?

Accidents happen. Car accidents, spills, falls, the list goes on. But some accidents can be avoided. Consider a customer who slips and falls while grocery shopping. Was there a spill that was not cleaned up prior to the fall? Was there a worker mopping the floors without a sign to warn the customer of potentially slippery conditions? There are many things to consider when addressing a potential premises liability claim.

Truck accidents responsible for 100,000 injuries each year

Accidents on New York City roadways have caused countless deaths and serious injuries to motorists. Trucks can be particularly dangerous as they are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road. An associate research scientist at the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute finds that nearly 4.000 people are killed in the 3,800 truck accidents that occur every year. These accidents cause a reported 100,000 injuries each year.With truck accidents responsible for 13 percent of total road fatalities, it's safe to say that improvements need to be made. Fortunately, new technology is out there with the potential to lower the number of fatal car accidents. Safety systems such as active brake assist and forward collision warning can help save lives. The idea of a safety system is to help the driver maintain control of his truck, thereby lowering the chances of an accident occurring.

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