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When something seems wrong years after your child's birth

Most New York parents are no different from others who love thinking back to the very day their child was born. You've probably done this a time or two as your son or daughter has continued to grow. Having a baby is often an exciting and rewarding experience. Sadly, this is not every parent's recollection as some births have gone terribly wrong due to doctor error or other medical mishaps. What if your child seemed fine at birth, however, and you had no idea an injury occurred?

Who is liable for your slip-and-fall accident?

Winter has arrived in the New York area, and with it comes a higher chance that snow and ice will affect your commute, whether you are driving or walking. If you fell as you were walking on an icy or snowy sidewalk, it may not be your fault. You could have grounds to seek compensation through a premises liability claim.

Elder abuse: what to look for

Parents work hard to raise their families, making many sacrifices along the way to ensure that their kids have every opportunity to thrive. We grew up thinking they were able to do anything and often did to support us. So it can be hard to watch as those people go from being omnipotent to fragile. And while we'd like to think that they would be okay staying with us, this often isn't realistic because of their needs or the general pace of our day-to-day lives. Maybe dad has become forgetful and tends to wander off and get lost, or maybe mom is in a wheelchair and physically fragile.

Three tips to avoid drowsy driving

Just how dangerous is driving while drowsy? According to a recent study by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the answer may be surprising. The organization found that "a sleepy driver is just as dangerous as a drunk driver." In fact, a driver that has not slept for 24 hours is comparable to a driver operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.10 percent. That's well over the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Failure to monitor a pregnant woman: holding doctors responsible

Birth defects and injuries that are identified while a fetus is still in utero can be assessed and addressed by the proper medical professionals. In recent months, birth defects stemming from the Zika virus have been highly publicized. This health crisis sheds light on the larger issue of how a pregnant woman should be monitored throughout her pregnancy.

New York State and its scaffolding laws: protecting workers

The city of New York is a labyrinth of construction with scaffolding covering the sides of buildings throughout the entire 5 boroughs. With so much scaffolding on construction sites, used by window washers, and utility workers it is no surprise there are many accidents involving scaffolding and other types of hoists, ladders, and lifts resulting in injury or even death.

Accidents on someone else's property: who is responsible?

Recently, a deck collapsed on a mansion in Brooklyn injuring 16 people. So far, the owner of the property has been slapped with code violations, including fines, but there is a good chance that at least some of the injured persons will file a premises liability case with a personal injury attorney. A premises liability case looks into injuries that happened on someone else's property due to its negligent upkeep. It does not cover any injury that happens outside a person's own home. In most cases the following conditions must apply:

When Fido bites: Dog bite basics in New York

Dogs are an important part of our lives. We grow up with them on television, some with Lassie, some with Turner and Hooch and still others raising this generation with Paw Patrol. We have them in our homes or encounter them at parks or on walks. In most experiences, the encounter is a positive or neutral one. In some, the encounter may be aggressive and could turn into an attack that results in injuries. In New York City alone, there are an estimated 4,000 dog bites every single year. Boys between the ages of 5 and 12 are statistically most likely to be bitten, but anyone can be a victim.

Who's liable for medical malpractice?

When injured or ill, we go to the hospital. We expect to be treated well and, in most cases, receive care that helps us on our way to recovery. Unfortunately, in some instances a mistake is made. Instead of helping the recovery process a medical professional's negligent or reckless action results in additional injury. In these instances, compensation may be available to the victim to help cover the cost of additional treatment, rehab and lost wages through a medical malpractice claim.

After a car accident: who will pay your bills?

A car accident that happens in seconds may impact you for a lifetime. It is important to know that life does move forward and you will be okay. However, many people are very concerned with all of the bills that start coming in after an accident. Having to take time away from work while trying to recover makes it even more difficult to financially stay afloat. Many people wonder who will pay their bills after a car accident, and what rights they have to obtain compensation for their losses.

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