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September 2017 Archives

Charter bus in New York strikes city bus after running red light

There are many traffic laws in New York. These laws are designed to help ensure the safety of all drivers on the road. However, they are only effective if everyone is following them. Most drivers follow these laws and make their decisions based on the assumption that the other drivers on the road are doing the same thing. So, if a driver violates a law, by turning when they are not supposed to or running a red light, car accidents can occur and people can be injured as a result.

Commercial truck inspections show trend of inadequate maintenance

Commercial trucks can pose a serious threat to those driving smaller passenger vehicles on the road. These massive vehicles take longer to stop, make wide turns and have huge blind spots. All of those factors increase the risk of a serious or even deadly collision with other vehicles. Even if other drivers do their best to share the road safely, it only takes a second for a commercial vehicle to become a danger to others.

Boxer receives big settlement in medical malpractice case

People suffer many from different injuries each year in New York. Some of the injuries do not require medical attention, but that is not always the case. Many people need to go and see medical professionals after suffering injuries. Sometimes if they wait too long, the injury can get worse and become a much bigger issue. This can be especially troublesome when doctors misdiagnose an injury initially, which can cause it to get worse.

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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