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Facing the “Open and Obvious” Defense in a Slip and Fall Case

Property owners have a duty to make their property reasonably safe for people who visit and to give adequate warning of hazardous conditions. Similarly, visitors have a duty to use reasonable care while they are on the premises. So how does the law apply in a situation where an obvious danger exists on the owner’s Read More

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Determining a Pedestrian Knockdown Accident Victim’s Right to Damages

You may have heard that New York is a no-fault state when it comes to auto accidents. That means an injured party’s own insurance company initially covers medical bills and other accident-related costs up to the policy limit, which is typically $50,000. But what happens when a car accident injury befalls a pedestrian — one Read More

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The Most Common Injuries Resulting from Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are the most common type of two-vehicle accidents. While they don’t often involve fatalities, rear-enders can result in serious and long-lasting injuries to the occupants of both vehicles involved. In addition, there may be internal or soft-tissue injuries that are not immediately apparent, which means they can be worsened by lack of proper Read More

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Can You Sue Your Landlord for Injuries on the Premises?

If you are a residential or commercial tenant and are injured in an accident on the property, a question arises as to whether you can look to the landlord for compensation. The answer depends on who was principally responsible for the condition that led to the accident. While a landlord has an obligation to keep Read More

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Challenges of Determining Fault in a Truck Accident

Determining fault in accidents involving tractor trailers or other large commercial trucks can be difficult. Shipping goods by truck, especially for long hauls, can involve multiple carriers, drivers, cargo loaders and maintenance providers. Any one of these parties may be responsible, in whole or in part, for causing an accident, which in turn determines who Read More

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How Does Not Wearing a Helmet Affect a Bicycle Injury Claim?

A helmet is the most important piece of safety equipment for cyclists. Every year thousands of Americans are in bicycle accidents that result in serious injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and paralysis. A proper safety helmet greatly reduces the chance and severity of head, neck and spinal injuries. As such many states have enacted Read More

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How NY No-Fault Law Affects Pedestrian Accident Claims

Walking can be hazardous, especially in major metropolitan areas. Vehicular and foot traffic congestion are just a way of life in many big cities. Unfortunately, greater foot traffic means more pedestrians being hit by vehicles. When that happens, the injured walker can obtain benefits from the car driver’s insurance without having to prove fault. Pedestrians Read More

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How Divorcing Spouses Hide Assets and How to Find Them

Getting divorced is always more contentious when the spouses cannot agree on money and property issues. The situation is made even worse when one spouse is suspected of hiding assets from the other. If you believe your spouse has taken marital assets and put them outside your reach, you need professional help in locating and Read More

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How Might Failure to Wear a Helmet Affect a Motorcycle Injury Claim?

Being injured in a road accident is always a traumatic experience. But motorcyclists, with less protection than occupants of other vehicles, are at a much greater risk of serious injury and death. If you are hurt while riding and someone else is at least partially responsible for the accident, you can seek compensation for medical Read More

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Estate Planning Tips for Blended Families

Estate planning — the steps you take to provide for your loved ones in the event of your disability or death — can be even more complicated when a blended family is involved. This is generally defined as a marriage or civil union in which one or both partners have children from a previous relationship. Read More

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