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School Bus Accidents

School Bus AccidentsWhen you put your child on a school bus, you trust that they will get to school or come home safely. According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), from 2000-2014 there was an average of 115 fatal school bus crashes in the United States each year. School bus drivers are expected to have specialized driver training and exercise the utmost care to ensure the safety of their young passengers and other people on the street. But sometimes things go wrong, due to either the negligence of the driver, defects in the bus, or negligence on the part of the school district. (more…)

Certificates of Merit in New York Medical Malpractice Cases

Certificate of Merit in Medical Malpractice CaseIf you believe that you’ve been injured due to the negligence of a doctor or other medical provider, you should consult with an attorney to see if you have a case for medical malpractice. A medical malpractice case is one involving allegations that a healthcare provider violated the standard of care when treating a patient resulting in an injury. Pursuing a medical malpractice claim in New York can be a complicated and involved process requiring the expertise of an experienced attorney. Unlike other types of negligence cases, under New York Civil Practice Laws and Rules section 3012-a, your attorney is required to file a certificate of merit at the time the lawsuit is filed. (more…)

What is an Attractive Nuisance?

What is an Attractive Nuisance?By nature, children are curious, and at times their curiosity can get the better of them. Children may go places or try things that an adult would avoid because of potential dangers. Sometimes this curiosity can put children in a position where they are seriously injured. Children are not expected to behave as adults do, which is why under New York premises liability law, there is the doctrine of “attractive nuisance.” (more…)

Forklift Accidents

Forklift AccidentsForklifts are an indispensable tool in business and industry. They can be found in factories, supermarkets, warehouses, and construction sites. Unfortunately, they also play a role in thousands of serious injuries and deaths every year. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administrative (OSHA) forklifts account for more than 100,000 accidents per year. (more…)

Product Liability and Anticipated Misuse of a Product

Product Liability and Anticipated of Misuse of a ProductIf you were injured by a product, you might think that you have no legal recourse if you were using the product in a way other than what was specified or intended. Even when a product is being used in an unintended way, product liability law places a responsibility on the manufacturers and designers of products. (more…)

The Risks of Vacuum and Forceps Assisted Deliveries

The Risk of Vacuum and Forceps Assisted DeliveryWhen a mother comes to the end of a long and difficult labor, sometimes a doctor may decide to use vacuum extraction or forceps to help the process along. It can be especially helpful to safely speed along the delivery process if the mother or the baby is in distress. While most assisted deliveries are performed safely with no injury, there are significant risks involved, and your healthcare provider should make sure you are aware of the risks and proceed accordingly. (more…)

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