Losing someone you love during a common surgical procedure or some other event where medical treatment is applied can be very painful. If the death was caused by poor medical care, including medical malpractice, it is in your best interest to get advice from a lawyer who handles wrongful death cases. Here are three ways a wrongful death attorney can help you receive financial damages for your loss: A Lawyer Will Gather and Preserve Valuable Legal Information
24 July 2016
Many couples going through divorce today are opting to use collaborative family law instead on going through conventional divorce, and for good reason. The collaborative process is more direct and efficient than litigation, as both parties often agree from the start to seek a non-adversarial settlement for the good of their family and future relations. To help you better understand how collaborative divorce works and whether it could be right for you, read on for 2 frequently asked questions about the process.
19 July 2016
Texting while driving continues to be a big problem on the roadways today. Over 1.6 million accidents are caused by drivers who get distracted while driving by using their cell phone, and over 6,000 people are killed in those accidents each year on average. The fight against cell phone usage and texting while driving have lead the New York State legislature to consider legislation that will make texting and driving a crime comparable to drunk driving.
7 June 2016
If you are pursuing an injury case against a tattoo parlor, get ready for a stiff defense. Nobody likes to admit injury liability, tattoo parlors included. Here are three defenses you are likely to face in such a lawsuit: You Signed a Release Form Many tattoo parlors have liability waivers that clients have to sign before getting inked. The wording may differ from parlor to parlor, but the waivers generally have the same message.
1 June 2016
As an employer, it is your responsibility to make your workplace safe via all means possible, including the provision of proper lighting. Poor lighting can lead to workplace injuries and increase your workers' compensation costs. Inadequate lighting can cause eyestrain, lead to falls or even increase the risk of machine accidents. Here are some of the things you need to worry about when it comes to poor lighting: Inadequate Illumination
17 May 2016
When you have been injured in an accident, you may find yourself in unfamiliar territory. Because the accident was through the fault of someone else's actions, you may be in the process of considering your options for a personal injury case or lawsuit. Get to know some of the facts that you should know in order to properly handle your case so that you can get the best possible personal injury settlement.
13 May 2016
Bicycling groups make a big deal about how bikes have a right to the road and how drivers who injure bicyclists should be punished. But what rights do pedestrians have when a bicyclist goes barreling down the sidewalk or right through a stop sign and injures them? Here's when you can sue a cyclist for personal injuries. If They're On the Sidewalk Sidewalk bicycling is a topic of great controversy. Cyclists want to get away from inattentive drivers while pedestrians fear bicycles barreling by.
4 May 2016
Each spring, new motorcycle riders hit the roads and highways with their new machines, eager to savor the freedom and unique experience that only riding a motorcycle can offer. However, motorcycling has a down side. Nearly 4,300 motorcycle riders and drivers were killed in highway accidents in 2014 (the most recent year for which statistics are available). While the number of motorcycle fatalities have steadily decreased from their high in 1998, riding a motorcycle remains a dangerous hobby.
22 April 2016
If you have been injured or your health has been compromised as the result of health care decisions made on your behalf, it is very important to seek legal action as soon as possible. Since your right to pursue financial compensation is time-sensitive, you need to be sure that you are being represented by the most qualified personal injury attorney. In order to do so, you should plan to speak with several candidates and ask several questions.
11 April 2016
If you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you may already know about the compensation you are entitled to receive. Commonly, you can expect to receive your medical expenses and a vehicle repair or replacement from the at-fault driver's insurance company, but missing from that compensation package is any consideration for your pain and suffering. You are entitled to be paid money damages for the emotional impact of the accident on you and your family's life, so read on to learn about the key issues in negotiating a fair settlement that includes payment for your pain and suffering.
30 March 2016