Despite an effort by elevator and escalator manufacturers to shift the onus of personal injury onto unsafe riding practices, the American Association for Justice found that the leading cause of injury and death in escalator and elevator accidents is “unsafe design and poor maintenance.”
The demand letter is just the beginning of the negotiation process between you and your attorney and the negligent party’s insurance company. It is essential that you remember the claims process, and the demand letter, in a negotiation.
If you are injured due to negligence or recklessness by another person or company, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment, lost wages, and trauma. Let’s examine the purpose of “contingency fees” and how personal injury attorneys use them to prevent their clients from incurring additional financial stress.
As a parent, you try your best to prepare for whatever life throws at you. Maybe your child took a spill while learning to ride a bike, or perhaps you have a little daredevil at home. Whatever the case may be, parents know accidents can and will happen.
If you are injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation to help cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and legal costs. The goal is to make sure you receive the best possible compensation for your injury, which could mean taking your case to court.
If you or a loved one recently suffered an injury in an accident caused by someone else, you might find yourself a bit confused as you navigate the internet for more information. Understanding the difference between a personal and bodily injury in New York is key to finding the right care, assistance, and compensation for your trauma.
Although not admissible in court, the police report from your car accident contains a wealth of important information regarding your crash. In the event that your accident was caused by a negligent driver, this information is crucial to insurers.
On weekends and during holidays like Memorial Day and the fourth of July, it is common for people to drink at restaurants, bars, and social gatherings. Unfortunately, many people have one too many drinks and get behind the wheel.
If you suffer harm because of the negligence of another person or party, you need to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. In New York, the statute of limitations for accident cases is 3 years from the date of your injury.