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Statute of Limitations for New York Wrongful Death Claims

The statute of limitations dictates the amount of time a plaintiff has to file a lawsuit, which varies by case type and state. In New York, plaintiffs must file wrongful death claims within two years of the deceased’s passing. Exceptions to the Rule The exceptions to New York’s statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits … Read more Statute of Limitations for New York Wrongful Death Claims

Legal Tips for Communicating With an Insurance Adjuster After a Car Accident

If you’re in a serious car accident with damages that exceed the $50,000 limit of New York State’s no-fault laws, you’ll likely receive a phone call from an insurance adjuster. Here’s what you should—and shouldn’t—say when the at-fault driver’s insurance company contacts you about the accident. Provide Limited Personal Information You only need to provide … Read more Legal Tips for Communicating With an Insurance Adjuster After a Car Accident

How Failure to Warn Can Impact a Product Liability Claim

Consumers should expect that the goods or products they purchase are safe to use, and if the reasonable use of a product causes injury or death, these parties can be held liable for damages. Failure to warn consumers is one principle of product liability lawsuits; without adequate warning of the dangers associated with the use … Read more How Failure to Warn Can Impact a Product Liability Claim

Product Liability and Accidents Involving Workout Equipment

According to a study by the National Institutes of Health, around 25,000 children get injured by exercise equipment each year. Because minors are more likely to get hurt, it’s the manufacturer’s responsibility to ensure that their products are safe and have warnings for children. If a member of your family has been injured because of … Read more Product Liability and Accidents Involving Workout Equipment

If a Hit-and-Run Driver Can’t Be Located, Can You Still Receive Compensation?

Each year, there are 682,000 hit-and-run auto accidents in the United States. The aftermath can be devastating for both victims and witnesses, who may be injured or emotionally traumatized after the incident. Though no one can predict when an accident will happen, you should know your options if you’re ever involved in a hit-and-run. What … Read more If a Hit-and-Run Driver Can’t Be Located, Can You Still Receive Compensation?

Are New York Landlords Responsible for Pest Control?

Whether you’re hunting for a new unit to rent or are a long-term resident of a New York City apartment, pest control is a concern for many tenants living in the city. New York is near the top of the list of the most pest-infested cities in the United States, with 15% of residential areas … Read more Are New York Landlords Responsible for Pest Control?

What Are Common Bone Fractures in Car Accidents?

While personal injuries can result from various types of incidents, automobile accidents are often the leading cause. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 2 million people in the U.S. are treated in an emergency room for injuries sustained from a car accident each year. Unfortunately, bone fractures are frequent injuries … Read more What Are Common Bone Fractures in Car Accidents?

Can You Sue a Property Owner for Injuries Caused by ADA Violations?

The Americans with Disabilities Act was a watershed moment in protecting the rights of the 61 million citizens who have a disability. If a business commits an ADA violation, that isn’t necessarily enough to be considered negligence, but noncompliance can be used as a factor to prove negligence in a personal injury case. If you … Read more Can You Sue a Property Owner for Injuries Caused by ADA Violations?

What Is Carlos’ Law and How Can It Help Protect Construction Workers?

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Employers have a duty of care to provide and maintain a safe work environment for their employees. Following the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations, businesses are required to follow safety protocols that protect the lives of our nation’s workers. However, across the country, construction accidents and other workplace fatalities don’t always lead … Read more What Is Carlos’ Law and How Can It Help Protect Construction Workers?

What to Do After an Accident in a Lyft or Uber

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When you use a ridesharing service like Uber or Lyft, you are trusting your driver to get you around safely. Unfortunately, you will always run the risk of being involved in a car accident. Due to most ridesharing companies’ policies, handling these legal suits can quickly become a complicated process. Here’s what you should know … Read more What to Do After an Accident in a Lyft or Uber