Archive for February 2020
How Is Shared Fault Determined in Slip & Fall Cases?
New York uses a pure comparative negligence system when awarding monetary compensation to slip and fall plaintiffs. This means injured victims may still recover damages if they are partially to blame. However, their compensation will be reduced by their percentage of liability. Therefore, it is vitally important to understand how shared fault is determined. Theories…Read More
How is Negligence Shown in Slip and Fall Claims?
A slip and fall injury on someone else’s property does not automatically mean the property owner is legally responsible. Although New York property owners owe all visitors a duty of reasonable care, negligence, or a breach of that duty which caused the injury, must also be proven. How To Prove Negligence Showing a property owner’s…Read More
How to Find Out If a Doctor Has a History of Medical Malpractice
Choosing the right doctor can require some research, and a comprehensive look at their professional history can be extremely useful. Especially since medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. Fortunately, there are numerous resources available for finding out about any past medical malpractice complaints or disciplinary actions. Methods…Read More
How are medical liens used in personal injury cases?
Many victims seeking compensation in a New York personal injury case are surprised to discover that a doctor’s office, hospital, insurance company, or another party can seek a medical “lien” against their settlement. Meaning, the amount of money they’ll receive will be lower than expected. Since a lien can have a drastic impact on your…Read More
[Study] The Most Dangerous School Zones for Pedestrians and Bicyclists in NYC
On October 24, 2014, an 8-year-old girl was killed outside of her school, Luisa Pineiro Fuentes School of Science and Discovery, when a parked vehicle reversed onto the curb and struck her. Nine other pedestrians were injured, including a 9-year-old girl who had just walked out of an after-school program on campus. Although traffic fatalities…Read More