Personal Injuries Articles

How Does a Wrongful Death Claim Differ from a Personal Injury Claim?

May 2016 | Category: Articles, Personal Injuries

Wrongful death claims and personal injury claims have some similarities. Both are based on negligence – the fact that a person had a duty of care, which was breached. In both, someone suffers some form of injury. As a result of that injury, there were financial costs (i.e., medical bills, hospitalization, lost wages, in-home care, and other economic damages). Despite these similarities, wrongful death claims and personal injury claims have two very different purposes – and, therefore, different procedures. The Harm That a Personal Injury Claim Addresses Personal injury claims are concerned with an injured party that became injured because […]

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How to Find a Good Personal Injury Attorney in New York

May 2016 | Category: Articles, Personal Injuries

After a serious injury, you may wonder what your options are for compensation. You may have even contemplated filing a personal injury claim. You know the importance of hiring an attorney to get maximum settlement, but with so many lawyers to choose from in New York, how do you decide? Finding the right personal injury attorney for your case in the state isn’t easy, but you can narrow down the choices just by knowing what to look for – and what factors you can use to weed out all of the choices. Do I Need a Lawyer? Deciding if you […]

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May is Building Safety Month – Are You Prepared?

May 2016 | Category: Articles, Personal Injuries

Building Safety Month (BSM), was created by the International Code Council (ICC) to help raise public awareness among families, businesses, and individuals to understand what it takes to create safe structures in the United States. This campaign reinforces the need for safety in terms of using today’s building codes, using a stronger and more efficient system for monitoring such compliance, and only allowing well-trained professionals to work on such structures. The campaign created a worldwide response and a diverse partnership among other safety companies, government organizations, corporations, construction companies, and more. This Year’s Theme Every year, the ICC comes up […]

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Safety Steps That All Pedestrians Should Follow

April 2016 | Category: Articles, Personal Injuries

In New York City, most residents find that they can get around faster and more efficiently if they choose to take their trip by foot. While drivers in vehicles and trucks are required to provide pedestrians with the right of way, pedestrians are more susceptible to accidents and subsequent injuries while walking in the city. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were just under 4,750 pedestrians involved in fatal road accidents in 2012 – while 76,000 were injured. In order to stay safe while walking in the city, it is important that a pedestrian understand what […]

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