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What Costs are Involved in a Personal Injury Claim?

By Taran Provost |

After a car accident or other personal injury, you may be interested in bringing a lawsuit but be wary of adding more financial burdens. Thankfully, personal injury lawyers know that clients are not prepared to pay them right after an accident. In a personal injury matter, unlike other types of legal cases, you will… Read More »

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Woman Obtains $56 Million Award after Surgical Mistake Leaves Her Paralyzed

By Taran Provost |

A New York jury recently awarded $56 million to a woman who was the victim of a series of physician mistakes during and after her spinal surgery. The woman, who underwent surgery after complaining of back pain and tingling in her extremities, is now paralyzed from the neck down. Learn more about the incident… Read More »

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Majority of New York Motorcycle Deaths Happen in Suffolk

By Taran Provost |

On average, almost 5,000 motorcycle accidents happen across the State of New York every year, moderately or seriously injuring over 2,000 people. Over 130 people were killed in motorcycle accidents across the state in 2017. A recent study from the American Automobile Association (AAA) found shocking results: A huge majority of motorcycle deaths across… Read More »

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How Often do Taxis Crash?

By Taran Provost |

It’s an old but accurate joke that, in New York City, no one drives because there is too much traffic. The reason is the ubiquity of taxis, whether yellow cabs or town cars with medallions. New York taxi drivers also have a reputation for being particularly aggressive. We’ve all had the experience of being… Read More »

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What Percentage of Distracted Drivers are Teens?

By Taran Provost |

Distracted driving is one of the biggest dangers on American roadways today. Everyone seems to agree on this point, and yet drivers continue to respond to emails and texts, watch videos, eat, and generally do other activities that take their eyes off the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that driver… Read More »

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Why is the New York Scaffold Law Important?

By Taran Provost |

Construction or maintenance workers who spend hours suspended hundreds of feet above the air on scaffolds risk their lives on a daily basis just to do their jobs. New York’s labor law has a section specifically aimed at promoting safe practices by contractors and building owners in order to protect the lives of scaffold… Read More »

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What are the Most Common Types of Premises Liability Claims?

By Taran Provost |

People are generally familiar with the idea of a “slip-and-fall” case: The milkshake machine at McDonald’s drips, someone slips on the ice cream and breaks their hip. They sue McDonald’s. But that is just one type of claim available under the umbrella of “premises liability.” Read on for a discussion of some of the… Read More »

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What’s the Difference between Recklessness & Negligence?

By Taran Provost |

In a New York personal injury case, one of the key factors to prove is the degree of culpability of the defendant. As a plaintiff, you must first prove that they actually did something they should not have, or failed to do something they should have. The question then arises: Just how outrageous was… Read More »

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How to Determine Who is at Fault in a Car Accident

By Taran Provost |

After a New York car accident, one of the most important things to determine is who is at fault for the accident. If the accident led to a serious injury such as broken bones, dismemberment or death, the driver who caused the accident will be responsible for paying the damages of the other drivers…. Read More »

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What Happens if You Leave the Scene of an Accident in New York?

By Taran Provost |

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, hit-and-run crashes killed 2,049 people across the United States in 2016, representing an astonishing 60% increase since 2009.The problem is extremely pervasive in every state, including New York. In the Hudson Valley, a 34-year-old Orange County woman was recently killed while walking along State Street in… Read More »

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