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  • What Defenses to Medical Malpractice Your Doctor Might Use

    In a medical malpractice lawsuit, there are several defenses to medical malpractice that your doctor or healthcare practitioner may use, such as: patient negligence, the statute of limitations, patien

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  • Stages of a Medical Malpractice Case in New York

    Understanding the stages of a medical malpractice case will help you and your family prepare for your legal battle. Malpractice cases can take years to settle, and working with a medical malpractice a

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  • Independent Medical Evaluations (IME) after a Car Accident in New York

    An insurance company or attorney representing a defendant may wish you undergo an independent medical evaluation (IME) after a car accident in New York. These can help evaluate the existence and sever

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  • Drunk Driving Liability for a New York Accident

    Drunk driving liability can extend beyond just the intoxicated driver. Other parties whose negligence contributed to the accident can also be liable. New York's social host liability and dram shop law

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  • Paralysis by Medical Malpractice in New York

    Paralysis is one of the most frightening and severe long-term consequences of medical negligence. In severe cases, patients may be paralyzed after surgery; but paralysis from medical malpractice of ot

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  • Collecting Evidence for Slip and Fall Claim in New York

    A successful slip and fall accident claim depends on the kind of physical evidence that you can present to a court or insurance company to prove that your injury was the result of a hazard on the prop

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  • New York Motorcycle Accident Statistics

    Motorcyclists are at a higher risk of injury or fatality in an accident. Motorcycles lack much of the safety features offered on most passenger vehicles, like airbags and seatbelts. Read on for some N

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  • How to Recognize Signs of Defective Brakes

    Defective brakes can lead to brake failure, a potentially dangerous occurrence that can seriously increase a person's risk of accident injury. An accident involving brake failure may be a high-speed a

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  • When You’re Partially at Fault for a Motorcycle Accident in New York

    Motorcyclists who are in a motorcycle accident in New York do not qualify for the state’s no-fault insurance laws. However, they can pursue an auto accident claim for damages. If partially at fault fo

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  • Airbag Injuries and the Right to Sue

    Airbags are some of the most important safety features in vehicles, but when they malfunction, they can cause serious injuries or even death. A number of parties, including the manufacturer of the au

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