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Category: Personal Injury

Are You Liable If Someone Passes Away at Your House?


In New York, if someone passes away at your house, whether you’re liable depends largely on the circumstances and cause of death. Homeowners have certain legal obligations for safety, but liability is not guaranteed in every case. Understanding how state law applies to these situations will shed light on homeowner responsibilities and potential outcomes. Common… read more

The Causes of Blunt Head Force Trauma


One particularly concerning type of injury that personal injury victims suffer is blunt head force trauma. This type of injury, often resulting from accidents or intentional acts, can have devastating consequences for victims and their families. Here are its most common causes. What is Blunt Head Force Trauma? Blunt head force trauma refers to injuries… read more

What Are The Negligence Laws In New York?


Negligence laws in New York play a crucial role in determining liability and seeking compensation in various personal injury cases, including car accidents, slip and falls, and medical malpractice. What is Negligence? Negligence is a legal concept that refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care in a given situation, resulting in harm or injury… read more

Changes To New York Personal Injury Laws In 2024


As of January 1, 2024, a new law (S1161-A/A2034-A) went into effect that significantly increases New York’s workers’ compensation minimum weekly benefits. This marks a notable change for worker rights.  New York Workers’ Compensation Minimum Weekly Benefit Rate Increase The minimum benefits for permanent or temporary partial disability will gradually rise, starting from the current… read more

The Most Common Construction Injuries In New York


Construction sites, while essential for building our cities, are also high-risk environments where various hazards can lead to injuries. Here are the most prevalent construction injuries construction workers face. Common Construction Accident Injuries Bone Fractures Any construction accident can cause severe breaks or bone fractures, but they are common in falls when a worker hits… read more