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Elevator Accidents: An Unexpected Danger?

New York Elevator Accidents Most of us don’t give elevators much thought – after all, an elevator ride is typically a mundane part of a person’s day. However, these machines can be extremely dangerous if they are improperly maintained or designed. If you’ve been hurt in a New York elevator accident, we can help you recover fair compensation. Call (607) 228-8404…

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Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) vs. Workers’ Compensation

The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) was passed in 1908 as a system for railroad workers to recover compensation following an on-the-job injury. The majority of people who work in the railroad industry are covered by FELA, rather than the typical workers’ compensation model which is the standard in most other industries. Although these two types of worker protection programs…

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Who Is Liable for Waterpark Injuries?

Summertime is the most popular time to go to a waterpark on a hot day. However, this type of environment tends to spawn all sorts of potential dangers. Water tends to be everywhere, which means slip-and-fall accidents are common. Likewise, people don’t often notice when they start to become dehydrated. Under the hot sun, they can often suffer heat-related illnesses.…

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Understanding Catastrophic Injury Cases

Catastrophic injury cases, unlike other personal injury cases, involve severe injuries that usually leave the plaintiff in a debilitating state. Because of these key differences, catastrophic injury cases are typically handled differently. The damages in these types of cases are higher and arguing to prove negligence faces its own set of obstacles. In this blog, our Oneonta personal injury attorneys…

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What is Failure to Maintain?

Truck accidents are most commonly caused by some form of mechanical error found in the truck. There are a number of basic regulations truck drivers are expected and required to follow, which are outlined to ensure the safety of other drivers, but oftentimes truck drivers fail to perform these routine checks. Failure to Maintain Tires Just as it would on…

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What Damages Can You Recover After a Car Accident?

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to recover damages for the suffering you’ve experienced. These damages can be either economic or non-economic. While economic damages aim to recover the financial losses, non-economic damages are those that cannot be pinned down to an exact price. Medical Expenses Some car accidents will result in minor injuries…

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