Category: Personal Injury
Changes to New York Personal Injury Laws in 2023
Personal injury laws are designed to protect individuals who have suffered harm or injury due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others. These laws ensure that victims receive compensation for their injuries and other related damages. In the state of New York, personal injury laws have recently undergone significant changes. Here are the key updates… read more
Common Examples of Medical Malpractice that Can Lead to Birth Injuries
Some birth injuries are unavoidable, but others are caused by errors. There are many different types of medical malpractice that can lead to birth injuries, such as the following. Types of Medical Malpractice that Often Lead to Birth Injuries Failure to monitor during pregnancy to identify any risk factors Failure to properly monitor the mother… read more
Are Damages Limited or Capped in Medical Malpractice Cases?
Some states limit the amount of compensation a medical malpractice victim can recover, but that is the case in New York. Therefore, it is up to a jury to decide how much compensation a victim of medical malpractice will receive. What are Damage Caps? Damage caps in medical malpractice cases typically restrict the amount of… read more
What Is Wrongful Death in New York?
When an individual unexpectedly passes away due to a preventable accident caused by another party’s negligence, it is generally considered a wrongful death. Wrongful Death Under New York Law By law (New York Estates, Powers, and Trusts Law EPT § 5-4.1), the loss of a loved one is considered wrongful if the following five elements… read more
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
The most common causes of wrongful death are preventable accidents or intentional violence that result in fatal injuries. The four most common types of wrongful death claims brought in New York include the following. Motor Vehicle Accident Wrongful Death Car accidents claimed the lives of 245 individuals in New York in 2021. More than 42,000… read more