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Personal Injury

How Do Lawyers Investigate Personal Injury Cases?

Proving fault in a personal injury case is often about showing a defendant’s negligence. Sometimes that negligence is direct, and the facts are obvious. For example, imagine a driver who was clearly speeding through multiple stop signs and hit another driver who was obeying traffic laws. A case like this requires little investigation. This is what you might call an…

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Are Slip-and-Fall Lawsuits Frivolous?

In the U.S., it is technically legal to file a lawsuit for any reason, but a lawsuit does not automatically go forward just because it was filed. Often, judges will “throw out” a case that they believe has no merit. Sometimes, however, lawsuits that seem unjustified make their way to court. People often refer to these suits as “frivolous.” What…

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New York’s “Scaffolding Law” Protects Construction Workers

As a major metropolitan state, New York has several laws specifically designed to protect construction workers. One such protection is its “scaffolding law,” also known as New York Labor Law 240. This law is designed specifically for workers who deal with scaffolding, a dangerous job at the best of times. What Is This Law? There is a long history of…

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Distracted Driving Laws in New York: What You Should Know

Drivers have a responsibility to always be alert and aware. If they are distracted, they could cause serious injury to themselves and others. There are specific laws designed to prevent distracted driving, most of them revolving around electronics use. With the cultural rise in cellphones, there are more and more cases of car accidents involving people texting or talking while…

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Why Are Catastrophic Injury Cases Often Settled Out of Court?

Personal injury cases are designed to compensate people for their injuries. In a best-case scenario, an injury can be immediately paid for, and everyone can move on. There are times, however, when the injury is so severe that someone will need financial benefits for a long time, maybe for the rest of their life. Such injuries are often classified as…

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Who Is Liable for Bicycle Injuries?

Depending on the circumstances, there are many possible individuals who could be held liable in a bicycle accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), biker accidents per year break down as follows: 30% were hit by a car. 17% fell while biking. 13% had an accident due to poor roadway conditions. 13% were classified as “rider error.”…

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Can Peloton Be Held Liable for Their Recalled Treadmills?

Peloton, a company known for its exercise machines, recently recalled many of its treadmills in a highly publicized move. Reports of adults, children, and even pets being injured by the brand’s Tread and Tread+ machines made the news, and Peloton responded poorly; at first claiming that no one would be hurt as long as they used the treadmills correctly. Not…

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