New York City Personal Injury Blog

What Does Yielding the Right of Way Mean?

Traffic laws are designed to prevent car accidents. For example, laws stating who must yield the right of way prevent cars from crashing into each other at intersections, highway entrance ramps, and other places. When a driver fails to yield the right of way, a pedestrian, bicyclist, or another motorist may sustain catastrophic injuries in… read more

What is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence

Finding out that your doctor or medical provider made a mistake or error that caused you harm can be devastating. You trust your healthcare providers and expect them to provide adequate care. Whether you are seeking medical treatment for a specific condition or are going in for an annual physical, you deserve competent, skilled treatment… read more

How to Get Surveillance Camera Footage of Your Auto Accident in New York?

New York is an at-fault state for car accidents. Drivers must purchase a minimum amount of liability car insurance coverage. Car accident victims must provide evidence that proves the other driver caused the collision before they can recover money for an insurance or personal injury claim. Evidence in a car accident case may include video… read more

Can I Seek Compensation for Emotional Distress Caused by a Doctor?

If you sustained injuries because of a doctor’s medical negligence or medical errors, you could sue the doctor for medical malpractice. In your lawsuit, you can demand compensation for the injuries and damages caused by medical malpractice.  Examples of the types of damages in a medical malpractice claim include: The cost of treating the injuries… read more

Five Things to Know About Car Accident Settlement Agreements

Even when they are just fender benders, car accidents are stressful. The first thing you always want to know is if everyone is okay. It’s understandable if you are not thinking as clearly as you should about your legal rights in the stress of the moment. However, if the other party caused the accident, it’s… read more

What is Considered a “Reasonable Person” When it Comes to Negligence?

Most personal injury cases are based on the legal theory of negligence. Negligence is used in car accident cases, premises liability, medical malpractice, and other personal injury cases.  Negligence is the failure to use the care that a “reasonable person” would use under the same or similar circumstances. If your conduct or omission results in… read more

Causes and Symptoms of Caput Succedaneum

Many different injuries can impact newborns. Pregnancy alone is fraught with potential ailments, and the birthing process can be traumatic for both mother and baby.  One of the birth injuries you should be aware of as an expecting parent or new mother or father is caput succedaneum. This relatively harmless and common condition is caused… read more

Study Shows Connection Between Retinal Damage and Elmiron

Another study has been published that links Elmiron to retinal damage. The new study published in Retina (The Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases) found that exposure to pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS) or Elmiron could increase the risk of vision problems and vision loss. How Was the Retina Study Conducted? The researchers sent surveys to… read more

Studies Show Long Term Use of Elmiron Increases Risk of Serious Issues

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that labels for the prescription drug Elmiron warn prescribing physicians and patients of the dangers of taking the drug. The primary adverse reactions include changes in vision, alopecia, thrombosis, and hemorrhage. Studies show that the long-term use of Elmiron increases the risk of serious issues. For some, the… read more

How Long Will My Car Accident Case Take To Settle in New York?

New York uses a no-fault auto insurance system. For residents of New York, this can be a good thing, as insurers can more easily settle car accident claims when they do not need to determine fault. However, a no-fault policy only shortens the time it takes to settle claims when they do not involve serious… read more