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July 2018 Archives

The importance of legal help after medical mistakes cause damage

Staten Islanders and people throughout New York City who seek medical treatment will have the right to expect that they will be given the proper diagnosis, get the medication they need and have the care that is required to improve the injury, illness or condition. However, medical mistakes are all-too common today, and those who make the mistake should be held accountable for what went wrong.

Slip-and-fall hazards inside a building

When you enter a building in New York, you may expect to feel relatively safe from accidents. After all, many buildings comply with federal standards established for safety and accessibility. Whether it is a place that is new to you, somewhere you have visited before, or your own apartment or office building, you have a right to move about without fear of hurting yourself.

Medical mistakes could result from doctors being burned out

When a Staten Island resident is victimized by medical mistakes, it can cause an untold amount of damage personally and financially. When this happens, after trying to make certain the person receives the necessary care after the errors occurred, it is important to understand what sparked the mistake in the first place. Studies are frequently conducted to determine how doctors come to make these mistakes. One recent study says that burnout is a major factor. This can be crucial when considering a legal filing for compensation.

Staten Island woman hit by a car while crossing street dies

Anyone who ventures out of their home in Staten Island and throughout New York City will be aware of the number of vehicles that speed, behave recklessly, are negligent and place others in danger. In some cases, this will lead to a vehicle-pedestrian accident. Because pedestrians do not have the protection of a vehicle, there is a chance they will be injured and even killed in a crash. In many, the driver of the vehicle will choose to flee rather than stay at the scene, turning these crashes into hit-and-run accidents. People who have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian crash should keep in mind that they have the right to seek compensation in a lawsuit.

Despite better safety, infotainment leads to distracted drivers

New Yorkers are keenly aware of the dangers distracted drivers represent. Often, these drivers are thought to be texting and driving or using their smartphones for other purposes behind the wheel. In an effort to make it safer to use modern technology while driving, car companies and outside manufacturers are trying to create new methods and simultaneously improve safety. Infotainment systems that are meant to make driving and using these innovations safer come in different forms. Some tested as safer than others, but they were also shown to require cognitive attention that still places people in danger.

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