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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

Know Your Rights: What to Do After a Dog Attack in New York

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Dogs can be great companions, but not all of them are properly trained or kept on leashes. Dog bites can cause serious injuries, so you should explore your legal options after being attacked by a dog. Gather Information and Contact the Authorities The first thing you should do is get the dog’s name and the … Read more Know Your Rights: What to Do After a Dog Attack in New York

Why Prenatal Care Is Important for Childbirth Outcomes for Mom and Baby

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Pregnancy can be an exciting experience for mothers as they prepare for a new addition to the family. As their bodies change to accommodate the growing baby, expectant mothers must actively care for themselves and their unborn baby to help ensure a healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Prenatal Care Checkups Once a woman learns she … Read more Why Prenatal Care Is Important for Childbirth Outcomes for Mom and Baby

Will Nursing Home Immunity Change?

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On March 25, 2020, New York state lawmakers imposed an immunity provision on nursing homes that could be removed, which prevented healthcare workers and families of nursing home residents from filing lawsuits. A Closer Look at the March Order Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the immunity provision, which prevented nursing homes from denying COVID-positive patients discharged … Read more Will Nursing Home Immunity Change?

How Can Lawyers Prove a Product Is Defective?

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Although there isn’t a federal law that governs product liability, consumers should expect that the goods or products they purchase are safe to use. If the reasonable use of a product causes injury or death, the manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer can be held liable for selling a dangerous product. Evidence Is Key in a Defective … Read more How Can Lawyers Prove a Product Is Defective?

How Do Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work in New York?

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The passing of a loved one can be even more difficult to deal with if someone else’s negligence caused their death. Once the initial grief subsides, family members may wonder how to file a wrongful death lawsuit and who will receive the money if the case is successful. Settlements for a wrongful death suit are … Read more How Do Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work in New York?

A Closer Look at Bone Fractures and Breaks

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Broken bones are a common injury in a variety of accidents, and victims often face pain, discomfort, and mobility issues during the healing process. The terms “fracture” and “break” can be used interchangeably to describe a wide range of injuries, from minor cracks to serious wounds that break the skin. Here’s a more detailed look … Read more A Closer Look at Bone Fractures and Breaks

Understanding How Anesthesia Errors Occur

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The anxiety and fear that many people feel before surgeries often stem from knowing they will be put under anesthesia. Patients should be able to trust an anesthesiologist to safely administer anesthesia and monitor them throughout the procedure, but this is not always the case. What Is Medical Malpractice? Healthcare providers and physicians take an … Read more Understanding How Anesthesia Errors Occur

The Difference Between Elder Neglect and Elder Abuse

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The National Council of Aging reports that almost 5 million cases of elder abuse are documented each year, and, unfortunately, many more cases remain undocumented. Elder abuse and neglect are grave issues affecting millions of families in the U.S. Understanding the difference between the two can help individuals more easily identify this issue and confidently … Read more The Difference Between Elder Neglect and Elder Abuse

When Is a Car Considered to Be Totaled?

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After a serious accident, a car owner might worry about whether or not their vehicle has been totaled. Typically, insurance companies will consider a car to be totaled if the cost of repairs surpasses its actual value. Rules and regulations for totaled cars can vary by state, so having an understanding of this process can … Read more When Is a Car Considered to Be Totaled?