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September 2017 Archives

The protections of Labor Law 241 in New York

As people in New York know, construction projects are constantly underway in New York. Once one finishes another one is ready to begin. These projects involve heavy machinery and high heights. So, when there is an accident, the consequences can be very severe for the construction workers. Unfortunately there are many construction accidents each year in New York and many construction workers suffer catastrophic injuries.

What will happen if Congress kills class actions?

Class action lawsuits arise from incidents that cause injuries to many people -- for example, the people that purchase a certain product. If that product's production is below reasonable standards and malfunctions, causing injuries or other damages, the people that purchased the product or those injured by the product can band together and file a class action lawsuit.

Assistance after serious motor vehicle accidents

Countless individuals head out on the open road each and every day. While the vast majority of these outing occur without incident, there are some that unfortunately end in severe accidents. Being involved in such an accident is undoubtedly an incredibly stressful experience, but you don't have to go through it alone.

What is the standard of care and why is it important?

This blog has previously alluded to the standard of care. Determining exactly what the standard of care is constitutes an important component of medical malpractice claims in New York because, if a doctor has not met the standard of care when treating or diagnosing a patient, then he or she can be held liable for negligence and have to pay compensation to his or her patient for any injuries he or she suffered as a result of that negligence.

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