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April 2015 Archives

Defending against claims of nursing home negligence

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1.4 million Americans currently reside in nursing homes. In the coming years, as individuals of the baby boomer generation continue to age, this number is expected to increase exponentially.

Workers' compensation fraud: why we all end up paying

In general, workers' compensation exists to help employees who suffer legitimate job-related injuries cover medical expenses and other related costs until they are able to return to work. Unfortunately, there are some workers who attempt to take advantage of the system and, according to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, annually are responsible for "tens of billions of dollars in false claims and unpaid premiums."

Drivers of cars cited in causing 81 percent of car and truck accidents

If involved in a crash or collision with a large commercial truck, the drivers and passengers of smaller personal vehicles are likely to suffer serious or fatal injuries. For this reason, the commercial trucking industry takes safety very seriously and is one of the most regulated of all U.S. industries. Given the high stakes involved when a semi truck is involved in an accident, truck drivers are often signaled out and unfairly targeted as being at fault. In reality, in the vast percentage of truck accidents, drivers of passenger vehicles are at fault.

Doctors who learn they are the subject of a medical malpractice lawsuit must take action

Doctors are among the most revered of all professionals, and with good reason. The men and women who choose to become physicians spend years learning and training how to help, treat and effectively heal people who are ailing or in emergency medical situations. In some cases, despite a doctor's best efforts, a patient may suffer harm, injury or death.

In slip-and-fall cases, negligence is often difficult to prove

It's a reality of life that accidents involving trips and slips happen. In many cases when these types of accidents occur at retail stores, restaurants and hotels; injured parties attempt to take legal action. Even in cases where an accident is simply just that or where an individual’s own actions contributed to their injuries, businesses throughout New York State are often targeted in lawsuits claiming negligence in slip-and-fall cases.

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