AREAS OF PRACTICE
Area of the law that holds persons or organizations responsible for the harm they cause to others. The purpose of a lawsuit is to recover the cost a victim incurs as a result of an injury caused by another, and to obtain compensation for damages that may not have a dollar value, such as a lifelong disability, and pain and suffering.
Construction is a very large, busy, and potentially dangerous industry, which is at high risk for job site accidents. These risks include, but are not limited to: scaffolding collapses, ladder accidents, falls of all kinds, motor vehicle accidents, forklift injuries, electrocution, machinery accidents, injuries sustained from fallen objects, crane accidents, and numerous other on-site risks.
Under New York State law, your lost wages and medical expenses will be paid by the insurance company of the automobile that you were in at the time of the accident, regardless of whose fault the accident is. You’ll often hear this referred to as No-Fault insurance.
Figuring out who is at fault in an accident is a matter of deciding who was careless. For traffic accidents, your state’s traffic laws provide guidelines by which liability may be measured. These rules apply not only to automobiles, but also to motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians.
You may file a lawsuit against the responsible party for pain and suffering depending upon your degree of injury. It is difficult to tell early on whether or not this may be an injury that will qualify you to sue for pain and suffering.
To know if you have a case, the first thing you should do is call a qualified attorney who has extensive experience in handling medical malpractice cases. That attorney can usually tell you whether or not you have a potential case merely by discussing it with you during a brief telephone conversation, free of charge.
These are some of the early warning signs of nursing home abuse. Many cases are thought to go unreported because the nursing home resident fears disclosing information about their treatment or many simply may not have the physical and/or mental capabilities to do so.
It is only necessary that you show that the owner had prior knowledge of the dog’s vicious propensities. Although the fact that a dog bit somebody before you may be the best way of showing vicious propensities, it can also be shown in other ways, such as the fact that the dog would often growl or bark at strangers, strain at his leash, and that there were “Beware of Dog” signs on the property, etc.
Many times the cause of a fall is a defect in the floor or stair, causing the person to stumble. These cases come under the heading of premises liability because the owner or operator of a premise is responsible to maintain the grounds in a reasonably safe condition. If the occupier of the land fails to do so, and that failure causes an injury, then the injured person can to sue to recover his or her losses sustained.
A product is defective if it does not provide the level of safety which the community generally is entitled to expect. The level of safety will vary from case to case and it is ultimately for the court to determine whether a product is defective.
Smart business planning includes preventing potential problems and making sure the business is protected against foreseeable risks. The start-up phase for a new business is undoubtedly a busy time. Unfortunately, at this crucial time, it is easy for the focus on daily operations to take priority over legal issues. A brief consultation with a lawyer as you are starting up your business can help you quickly identify your business’ legal needs. Bringing in a lawyer early on is a worthwhile investment that can help prevent major problems down the road.
You should always meet the lawyer who will actually handle your case to make sure you feel comfortable in placing this important matter in his hands. Look over Paul Goldstein and Lindsey Goldstein’s biographies and make “The Right and Intelligent Choice”.
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