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What are "Damages" in a Personal Injury Case?

Jan 17, 2019 10:00:00 AM

 

Pain and Suffering

Most people do not fully understand what pain and suffering means until they are forced to go down the path and deal with it head on during an unfortunate accident. Most believe that pain and suffering is only caused by the physical injury but unfortunately the mental damage is also a cause.

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New York Drivers and Passengers Must Buckle Up

Jan 10, 2019 10:03:00 AM

 

Seat Belts Save Lives

New York State's Occupant Restraint Law applies to drivers and passengers throughout the state, including New York City. If you are in the front seat of a vehicle, buckle up. If you are in the back seat, the seat belt restraints are now required for anyone under the age of 16 although everyone should use them. This law applies to drivers and passengers in vehicles from out of the state when in New York.

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What is loss of consortium?

Dec 13, 2018 3:51:07 PM

When a loved one passes or is gravely injured, the effects on family members can be detrimental in numerous ways. Despite the emotionally exhaustive grieving process the affected families undoubtedly go through, there are often practical matters that require attention as well. If the death or injury of a loved one was caused by the wrongful, negligent, or intentional actions of another, family members may choose to proceed with a civil lawsuit. In particular, the family of an individual who was harmed in this manner could sue for loss of consortium.

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Lasik Surgery. Is it for you?

Dec 6, 2018 5:22:08 PM


Pros and Cons of Lasik
No one enjoys struggling with contact lenses every morning, or dealing with the expense of broken eyeglasses. If you are looking for a permanent solution to replace these, you may be considering Lasik Eye Surgery. This procedure is a quick, permanent option that can replace your need for distance lenses and save you money over time. Here are some things to consider when making your decision.

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Who Assumes The Risk If I'm Injured In A Group Fitness Class?

Dec 3, 2018 3:22:38 PM

 

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How Binding are Gym Liability Waivers?

Nov 23, 2018 3:00:00 PM

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As the New Year approaches and you search out local gyms to burn those Holiday pounds, prepare yourself for the anticipated gym waivers. Committing to a gym membership should be fun and inspiring. However many of these facilities expect for waivers to be signed if you are harmed within the gym via personal trainer or equipment. Once you sign the waiver, it seems as though all responsibility is your own for entrusting this facility to assist you with your personal health.

Not So Fast...

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New York Scaffolding Law: What You Need to Know

Nov 15, 2018 2:56:11 PM

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), poor fall protection on construction sites and injuries from scaffolding rank 1 and 3 out of the 10 most cited job site standards violated during FY2017. The New York Scaffolding Law governs issues of liability when it comes to New York construction injuries from falls and falling objects. If you've experienced serious injury from a fall while working on a construction site, contact a New York personal injury lawyer without delay. 

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The Dangers of Being an Ironworker

Nov 9, 2018 11:30:17 AM

Construction workers have one of the deadliest jobs out there—working with and under heavy, dangerous equipment every day. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the percentage of injuries to ironworkers is among the highest of all career fields. Men and women in the ironworking industry face an array of dangers varying from muscle strain to burns and falls.

Because of the uncomfortable positions and small spaces ironworkers have to get into, they face a very high risk of pulling and straining their muscles. Tying rods together and bending over causes constant back strain. They work with very heavy equipment that has to be lifted and carried various distances and loosen rusted and ceased bolts.

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The Importance of Choosing a Certified Personal Trainer

Nov 1, 2018 3:22:40 PM

Hiring a personal trainer can be a smart choice for your health, but it is essential to find out if that trainer is properly certified. You only have one body, and an unqualified trainer could coach you into dangerous or harmful situations that could affect you for the rest of your life. Here are some tips for making sure you choose a properly certified personal trainer. 

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School Zone Related Accidents: The Statistics And Safety Measures You Need To Know About

Oct 25, 2018 3:33:13 PM

The crisp Fall air has returned to make for somewhat cooler mornings and beautiful changing colors on the leaves of trees. It also means that school is back in session, and that means seeing those school zone flashing lights turned on once again in areas around town where schools are. Every single person who passes by any of those signs should know some facts about school zone related accidents.

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