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What to do when a settlement offer arrives after an accident

In the wake of an auto accident, a New York resident may rightfully prioritize the management of their injuries and the improvement of their health. They may take time off from their jobs and seek the help of others to accomplish the tasks they are limited in performing due to their accident-related harm. Only after they have begun to heal may they consider the actions they may wish to take against the party or parties that caused them harm.

What are my rights if a distracted driver hits me?

Distracted driving is a major problem on New York roads, but it affects communities all throughout the United States. It can take on many different forms, though most people just think of cell phone use as the cause of it. While texting, making calls, and using social media apps while driving are all dangerous distractions, other activities also pull drivers' attentions away from the roads. Eating, drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, and looking at maps are all causes of distracted driving accidents as well.

Common examples of medical malpractice

Going to the doctor is never much fun but New York residents keep their appointments with their physicians because maintaining their health is a key component to feeling good and protecting their longevity. It is often the case that a consultation with a doctor will provide a person with valuable information on how to improve their health and continue to lead the strongest lifestyle possible. However, when doctors fail to act in accordance with their duties of care and commit negligence, patients can suffer damaging medical malpractice events.

Injuries are common when slip-and-fall accidents happen

A New Yorker does not have to be accident-prone to slip, trip, or fall. In fact, many of these personal injury-causing incidents happen because victims are subject to unsafe conditions on the premises of others. Slip-and-fall accidents can happen in private homes, in businesses and restaurants, and in open spaces like parks and on sidewalks.

Common mistakes by teen drivers

Experience is one of the biggest reasons people become good drivers. Unfortunately, there is really no way for young drivers to get that experience other than getting out on the road, making mistakes and learning from them. That's one of the reasons that teen drivers often have high accident rates.


Three years ago, Tom Dooley (not his real name) had his life turned upside-down when he fell from a ladder, suffering multiple painful and debilitating injuries.

Do I have to allow access to my social media during discovery?

If you have been injured in a car accident or through the negligence of another, you probably are not concerned with the legal aspects of bringing a personal injury claim. But sometimes bringing a lawsuit is necessary to assert one's right to compensation. In these instances, you will likely go through a process called discovery.


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