Vicarious Liability In Personal Injury Law

To recover financial compensation through a personal injury claim, a plaintiff must prove that another party is liable for their accident. Most often, a personal injury claim is brought directly against the defendant whose negligence (unsafe conduct) caused the accident....
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What Is the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in New York?

Through a personal injury claim, injured victims can recover financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. If you are preparing to file a personal injury lawsuit, you must do so before the statute of...
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Who Is Responsible for a Rear-End Collision in Buffalo?

Rear-end collisions are among the most common types of car accidents. According to an analysis conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions make up nearly one third of all traffic accidents reported in the United States....
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Will My Personal Injury Claim Go to Trial?

If you were hurt in an accident in Western New York, you may be wondering: Is my personal injury case going to go to court? The answer is “probably not”—while a trial is always a possibility, most personal injury claims...
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Can I Sue a Dentist for Medical Malpractice in New York?

Dentists and dental hygienists owe a duty of care to their patients. If they cause harm by providing substandard professional care, then they can be held liable for the resulting damages through a malpractice claim. Unfortunately, dental malpractice is a...
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What Is the Average Wrongful Death Settlement in New York?

There is nothing more heartbreaking or devastating than losing a loved one in an accident—especially one that should have been prevented. Under New York law (EPT § 5-4.1), the personal representative of the victim can hold the responsible party liable...
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Five Tips for Dealing With Insurance Adjusters After a Serious Motor Vehicle Accident

Motor vehicle accidents occur in every community. According to a report from the New York State Department of Health, 5,305 people in Erie County went to the emergency room for car accident injuries in the most recent year in which data...
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Brain Injury Claims and Future Medical Care: What You Need to Know

Recovering from a brain injury can be a long, difficult process. The adverse effects could even be permanent. An important part of any personal injury claim is ensuring that future medical costs and necessary rehabilitative treatment are properly considered. You...
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New Smart Traffic Signals Proposed for Amherst, NY—Hopes for Pedestrian Improved Pedestrian Safety, but Fears Over Privacy

According to a report from The Buffalo News, Amherst Supervisor Brian J. Kulpa recently introduced a plan to bring smart traffic signals to the town. The goal is to better manage traffic flow and, even more importantly, improve pedestrian safety....
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How to Prove Fault: Four Elements of a Successful Negligence Claim

Negligence is the legal basis of most personal injury claims In New York. As defined by the Cornell Law School, negligence is the failure to behave with the level of care that a person of ordinary prudence would have under similar...
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