Personal Injury

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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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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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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When Can an Apartment Complex Be Held Liable for a Wrongful Death in New York?

Apartment complexes and other landlords have a legal duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition for tenants and all other guests. When they fail to do so, they may be held liable for any resulting accidents—including fatal...
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Six Mistakes That Could Negatively Affect Your Personal Injury Case

Through a personal injury claim, victims can get justice, accountability, and much needed financial support. Unfortunately, getting a full and fair settlement offer from a large insurance company is rarely an easy thing to do. Insurers are aggressive—and they may...
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How a Letter of Spoliation Can Help to Preserve Important Evidence in a Personal Injury Case

All successful personal injury claims are backed by strong, carefully documented supporting evidence. Without the evidence to prove liability and establish damages, a plaintiff will struggle to recover the full and fair financial compensation that they rightfully deserve. Of course,...
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Understanding Personal Injury Law: What Is Assumption of Risk?

Assumption of risk is a legal doctrine that, in some cases, could prevent an injured victim from recovering financial compensation for their injuries. The basic premise of the doctrine is that a plaintiff cannot hold a defendant liable for an...
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