Earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State legislative leaders entered into an agreement that changed the landscape of medical malpractice suits in New York State—Lavern’s Law. This law, named after the late Lavern Wilkinson, extends the statute of limitations for an individual to sue a treating medical professional and/or medical facility for the misdiagnosis of cancer.
Do you think you may have a Personal Injury case? Keep reading to learn more....
Social networking sites, such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, have the potential to damage your claim for a personal injury. Insurance companies and claim agents will use Google, Yahoo and other search engines to access these sites and find information they can use against you, including posts or pictures about how the accident happened, who caused it, who was at fault and its effects—even posts that have nothing to do with the accident.
After being in a car accident, your life can become difficult. You may have injuries that require months or years of recovery, operations or other treatments. You may be limited by your new disabilities or have to miss social gatherings due to pain or other issues.
Western New York is known for its severe winter weather, and this year has certainly brought its fair share of cold weather and winter storms. Winter weather often creates slippery conditions that can significantly increase the risk of injury due to slip and falls or motor vehicle accidents
As we dive into the month of November, we realize that winter is right around the corner. Make sure you are prepared before the winter weather hits with these tips!
Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.
Not all dogs are created equal. Regardless of whether an animal is domesticated or not, it is still an animal, and even the friendliest of dogs are not exempt from the off-chance it may bite if provoked.
Everyone is back to school. Children are in school for a significant part of every day, and we trust schools to safeguard our children. As a parent, you should be aware that schools have a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to safeguard our children’s safety.
In these winter months of sledding, snowmobiling and frolicking in the snow, you might wonder if you could be held liable if someone is hurt while having some fun on your property. New York has a law for that! Section 9-103 of our state’s General Obligations Law, commonly known as the recreational use statute, recognizes the value and importance to New Yorkers of pursuing recreational activities, and encourages landowners to open their land for recreational use without fear of liability in most circumstances.