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5 Signs it’s Time to Find a New Doctor

5 Signs it's Time to Find a New DoctorYou rely on your doctor to keep you healthy and to listen to your concerns. But what if you feel like your doctor is not right for you? While it’s tempting to keep the status quo, sometimes it’s time to move on and find a better doctor. Here are some signs to look for when deciding whether you should find a new doctor. (more…)

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord InjuriesWhen you’ve sustained an injury due to someone else’s negligence, the results can be devastating. Sustaining a spinal cord injury, however, can have permanent and life-altering consequences. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), there are approximately 17,500 new spinal cord injury cases in the United States each year. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, followed closely by falls. (more…)

Are You at Risk from Dangerous Products in Your Home?

Ae You at Risk From Dangerous Products in Your HomeAccording to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), hundreds of products are recalled every year due to defects. Many of these items are household products that we use every day. When it comes to design, materials, and safe assembly, product manufacturers must meet the standard of being reasonably safe. This standard is even more important when it comes to products that consumers use in their homes. Manufacturers should make sure that products are safely designed, properly manufactured, and contain adequate warnings. Failure to do so can result in serious injuries. (more…)

Proving a Product is Defective

Proving a Product is DefectiveIf you’ve been injured by a defective product, there are certain essential elements that must be proven. It must be proven that the product was defective and that this defect caused an injury. A product defect can be the result of a defective design, a manufacturing defect, or a failure to warn of the hazards of using a product. Just because a product causes an injury doesn’t necessarily mean that the product was defective and the manufacturer or seller is liable.   (more…)

Personal Injury Claims and Pre-existing Injuries

Personal Injury Claims and Pre-existing InjuriesNot every victim of negligence comes into an incident with a clean slate. Many people have some type of injury, either minor or serious, that existed before the incident. Whether this injury includes back pain, knee pain, or a shoulder injury, these pre-existing injuries do not have to derail your personal injury claim. (more…)

What Damages are Recoverable in a Wrongful Death Case?

What Damages are Recoverable in a Wrongful Death CaseWhen a loved one dies due to somebody’s negligence, it is a devastating time. Surviving family members go through a great deal of stress and have sustained a heartbreaking loss. While a wrongful death lawsuit can’t bring back a loved one, it can help provide some measure of financial security in a difficult time.

New York Estates Powers and Trusts Law section 5-4.3 limits damages in a wrongful death case to pecuniary losses and do not include things such as loss of consortium or companionship. Damages that are recoverable include: (more…)