Whether you face the rest of your life as a quadriplegic (also called tetraplegic) or paraplegic after an accident, the insurance companies will more than likely offer you settlements far below what you need. In the face of increasing medical costs, your inability to work (at least in the beginning) and other expenses, you might consider taking a settlement offer out of fear and panic. You should consider resisting that urge because it provides only a short-term solution to a long-term condition.
Injuries happen in New York and elsewhere. It is simple a fact of life. When an individual or company is at fault for the injury a person sustains, however, a civil suit may follow.
People in New York and elsewhere often get in their car expecting that they will make it to their destination safely. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. A car accident can snarl a person's plans or even land them in the hospital.
Traumatic brain injuries can be devastating for those living in New York and beyond. After a person suffers a brain injury, they may be left with headaches, memory loss or problems with speech. Many people need long-term care to treat the brain injury, as well as any other side effects, such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
When parents in New York put their children on the school bus they expect that they will safely arrive at school. Sadly, that is not always the case. Officials are investigating two recent bus accidents that happened less than a week apart.
Car accidents happen every day in New York City and beyond, but that doesn't make them any less serious. People can suffer injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives. In some cases, victims may be awarded compensation for the injuries they suffered as a result of another person's negligence. That was the case for one woman who was involved in a car accident with a well-known football player.
Although the streets of New York City are busy, people expect that they can safely walk to their destinations. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case for a 59-year-old Brooklyn man who was killed on his way to work this morning.
Few would expect elevators to be a workplace hazard, but that was the case for one New York advertising executive who was killed on Dec. 14 in the elevator of her Madison Avenue office building.
One construction worker died and four others were injured following a recent building collapse in New York City. Three of the four had a personal injury that required treatment, and were taken to Lutheran Medical Center where they initially were listed in stable condition. Another worker declined treatment.
Two scary situations for New York residents in the same day led to injuries. On a Tuesday in September a 46-year-old man was involved in an accident at the Paramount Building that caused him to suffer neck and back injuries. The injuries occurred after an elevator at the building suddenly dropped three stories with the man inside. The fire department arrived quickly, but the man had to be transported to Bellevue Hospital for his injuries. Police are investigating the cause of the malfunction, but building personnel claim the elevators do not have a history of falling.