Highlighting Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Issues Affecting New Yorkers

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Knowing the Signs of a Stroke in Progress

A Stroke is a life threatening medical condition that occurs when the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs due to blood vessels being blocked or bursting. There are three major types of strokes. An ischemic stroke occurs when blood flow to part of the brain is cut off, due to a blocked or clogged blood vessel. An embolic stroke occurs when a blood clot breaks free and blocks circulation to the brain, depriving it of blood and oxygen. Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when blood vessels in the brain leak or rupture, causing blood to build up and put pressure on surrounding areas, resulting in the death of brain tissue. Regardless of the type of stroke, rapid diagnosis and treatment are key Read More→

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Auto Accidents – Know Your Rights

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The winter months always lead to an increase in the number of auto accidents. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, every year more than 118,000 people are injured or killed in vehicle crashes attributable to winter weather. If you are in an accident it is important to know what you need to do and what time limitations apply.

After an auto accident in New York you are required by law to stop and exchange information. If possible, take a photograph of the other driver’s insurance card, driver’s license and license plate. If anyone is injured Read More→

Protect Your Family Before An Accident

 

Being injured in an auto accident is traumatic, but that trauma can be magnified if there is insufficient insurance to compensate you for your injuries. You can protect yourself and your family by being smart about your own coverage before an accident by purchasing sufficient uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.

Although the law prohibits driving without insurance, there are unfortunately drivers who ignore that law Read More→