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How is a Semi-Truck Accident Different from an Auto Accident?

It is obvious that semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and other extra-large commercial vehicles are much larger and weigh much more than standard automobiles. It then comes as no surprise that the injuries and damage from an accident involving a truck of this size can be far more catastrophic than the injuries from a smaller vehicle. There -->

Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

After a complex labor and delivery, most mothers do not want to question their doctor because we want to believe that our medical team did everything possible to ensure a safe delivery. But if your baby is injured, expensive treatments, therapies and equipment will cost untold amounts of money to help him or she reaches -->

Misconceptions About Workers’ Compensation

In most states, small business owners are required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance for their employees to cover medical care, rehabilitation and wage replacement costs in case an employee becomes injured or sick on the job. Specific rules can vary from state to state, but the following are the general questions most commonly asked by -->

Pothole Accidents and Protecting Your Rights

A pothole is a roadway defect that is caused by environmental factors such as heat, rain, ice and snow. These conditions erode a road and create cracks. When the cracks get deeper or wider, pavement material can separate and become dislodged by the tires of passing vehicles. If the hole spreads beyond the road and -->

Run Over on a Construction Site

Every year, construction workers are seriously injured or killed on construction sites. Some of those injuries may include broken bones, paralysis, head trauma, loss of limbs, neck trauma, internal bleeding and permanent disfigurement. Construction companies and workers are aware of the dangerous conditions present at some construction sites. However, employers sometimes fail to bring their -->

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), approximately 55% of all slip and fall accidents are the result of hazardous walking surfaces. The following issues can create hazardous conditions for unsuspecting victims: Loose floorboards Parking lot potholes Uneven sidewalks Cluttered floors Torn carpeting Recently mopped or waxed floors Poorly constructed staircases Outdoor slip and -->

The Differences Between a Truck Accident Attorney and a Car Accident Attorney

Although both truck accident attorneys and car accident attorneys may have similar legal training, there are vast differences between the laws as they relate to cars versus trucks. It’s vital to choose a lawyer who has experience and training with the type of accident you had. In a car accident, it is usually the driver -->

Nursing Home Abuse – How Safe Are Your Loved Ones?

Placing a loved one in a nursing home facility is a difficult decision. We want them to be treated with kindness and compassion and to receive the best medical treatment available. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a sad fact of life for many of these residents. It can be difficult to ascertain whether your family -->

Slip and Fall Accidents and Premises Liability in Albany, NY

Every winter in Albany, paramedics respond to thousands of slip and fall accidents due to snow and ice. While it may be a lovely sight to see from inside your home, it can be treacherous to walk on. Establishing liability for a slip and fall accident on commercial property is generally the same as proving -->

Driving and Winter Weather Conditions in Albany, NY

Winter weather conditions in Albany, NY can become severe very quickly, and even the most experienced drivers can face dangerous hazards on the road. The Federal Highway Commission stated that one in four car accidents involve inclement weather. Some of the most common hazards are: Black ice: Roadways can be covered by a thin layer -->

Proving Negligence in a Hospital Malpractice Claim

Medical malpractice is a term describing what happens if a doctor, healthcare professional, health care facility, or hospital fails to provide care for an individual in accordance with the accepted standards of the medical profession and that individual becomes injured or ill as a result. Accordingly, there are three basic elements to prove in a -->

Liability and Safety Issues in Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars, also called autonomous vehicles (AVs), are on the way to becoming more common on our streets. They can potentially reduce the incidence of crashes, thereby saving lives. Since they are a new phenomenon, there are many unanswered questions relating to liability and safety issues. The hope is that when all the questions are -->

Suing a Hospital for Malpractice

Patients in a hospital are entitled to a certain basic level of care. If conditions, events or conduct in that hospital result in harm to a patient, that individual has the right to sue the hospital for malpractice. However, it can become difficult to determine whether the hospital or doctor is liable. Contacting an experienced -->

Culture Change and Nursing Homes

Culture change, also called person-centered care or resident-directed care, is a newer model of care for nursing home residents. Long-term care is usually applied in nursing home facilities under the medical model. The person-centered care model attempts to nurture and provide for the humanity of the resident as well as their medical needs. Culture change -->

Visiting Your Loved One in a Nursing Home

Placing your loved one in a nursing home facility can be an emotionally challenging experience for the patient, the family and you. Your loved one’s life will demonstrably change in many ways and those changes can be frightening and confusing. While it is difficult to imagine your loved one being mistreated, neglected or abused in -->

Common Injuries Suffered in Crane Accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that at any given time in the United States, there are over 250,000 crane operators and 175,000 cranes in operation on construction sites and on loading docks. Cranes are intrinsically important pieces of industrial equipment but they are also one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment -->

Choosing the Best Nursing Home in Buffalo, NY

When choosing the appropriate nursing home environment in Buffalo, there are several factors to consider. At the minimum, nursing home facilities are places to live where medical treatment and care is available to every resident that needs 24-hour nursing care and supervision outside of a hospital. Nursing homes are responsible for providing a reasonable level -->