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Friday, February 8, 2019

Can I sue for psychological or emotion harm without physical injuries?


New York City personal injury lawsuits do not always arise from the victim receiving physical injuries as a result of the actions of somebody else. Sometimes, personal injury lawsuits are based on a victim’s psychological or emotional pain and suffering allegedly suffered as a result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions – – or in actions – – of another person or entity.


The allegations in a recent New York City lawsuit against a hospital provide a perfect example.


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Monday, January 28, 2019

Can I sue for emotional distress over someone’s unflattering use of my image?


New York personal injury attorneys know that personal injury lawsuits don’t always come from physical injuries. They can also arise from psychological pain instead. 

Recently, a young model from Brooklyn sued the Division of Human Rights after learning it used a stock photo of her in newspaper spots for an HIV public health campaign. The campaign reportedly featured her face and the words “I am positive” and “I have rights”.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

What happens if police administer Narcan unnecessarily or improperly?


More often than not, when police brutality cases hit the headlines, they involve allegedly unjustified beatings, shootings, or other potentially overreaching physical altercations between the public and the police. 


But with the current opioid crisis escalating, and the advent of Narcan, a new area of alleged police misconduct is emerging. Narcan is a drug that medical professionals and more recently police officers, can administer in suspected overdose cases to reverse the overdose and potentially save a person’s life.
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Friday, December 14, 2018

Sorting Out Liability After a College Party Goes Wrong


How do you determine liability after a college party accident?

 

Parents are not the only ones who worry about children they send off to college. New York personal injury attorneys worry, too, because they see some frightening cases.

While the majority of fraternity- or sorority-related accidents or deaths that make the headlines stem from hazing incidents, huge parties can apparently result in multiple casualties, too.
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Monday, November 19, 2018

Restaurant May Be in Hot Water Over Scalding

Q: Can I sue if burned by hot water at a restaurant?

Things aren’t good in the neighborhood at least that’s according to one family who’s reportedly intent on starting a personal injury lawsuit against their local Applebee’s restaurant over a controversial incident.

The lawsuit stems from a toddler allegedly being “severely burned” after grabbing a couple of scalding hot water the mother had requested for sterilizing utensils.

The parents allege restaurant “employees did not call 911 for over 20 minutes”. But the restaurant is defending itself, claiming its staff was very responsive and “acted with urgency”. It further claims that video footage evidence and the fact that police and EMTs “were on-site within minutes” support its defense.


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Monday, October 15, 2018

Don’t Be Afraid to Sue Someone

Q: Can I have multiple lawsuits simultaneously?

Some people go through their whole lives without retaining a skilled personal injury attorney– – either because they were never harmed by someone else they were too afraid or intimidated to pursue legal action. Others, they have multiple lawsuits at the same time. If you have been injured or suffered damages at the hands of someone else, you are entitled to pursue legal action—or actions—to eb compensated.

One famous drummer had a rough summer which reportedly began with a staph infection and was followed by a bus accident, prompting him to file two separate lawsuits regarding the two incidents.


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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Allegedly Drunk Teacher Learns Hard Lesson

Q: Can a DWI crash lead to a civil lawsuit?

A Bronx teacher learned some hard lessons recently – – lessons that resulted in her being charged with “vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated, and driving while ability impaired”.

New York personal injury attorneys know that if the events of that teacher’s day unfolded the way authorities claim, the teacher could be subject to civil lawsuits on top of the criminal charges she is facing.


Read more . . .


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Don’t Be Afraid to Sue Someone

Q: Can I have multiple lawsuits simultaneously?

Some people go through their whole lives without retaining a skilled personal injury attorney– – either because they were never harmed by someone else they were too afraid or intimidated to pursue legal action. Others, they have multiple lawsuits at the same time. If you have been injured or suffered damages at the hands of someone else, you are entitled to pursue legal action—or actions—to eb compensated.


Read more . . .


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Allegedly Drunk Teacher Learns Hard Lesson

Q: Can a DWI crash lead to a civil lawsuit?

A Bronx teacher learned some hard lessons recently – – lessons that resulted in her being charged with “vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated, and driving while ability impaired”.

New York personal injury attorneys know that if the events of that teacher’s day unfolded the way authorities claim, the teacher could be subject to civil lawsuits on top of the criminal charges she is facing.


Read more . . .


Monday, September 17, 2018

The Relationship Between a Criminal Case and a Civil Wrongful Death Suit

Q: Does a criminal action impact a wrongful death claim arising from the same incident?

One of the most disturbing kinds of wrongful death cases to handle is one that involves the death of an innocent baby. Such cases are shocking to the conscience, especially when due to the actions of someone whose nature would be expected to be nurturing – – like a mother or a nurse.

A New York wrongful death lawsuit was brought against a licensed practical nurse who was "accused of scalding a disabled toddler" in a bath so hot that it caused "severe burns" that "peeled off the girl’s skin ".


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Friday, August 31, 2018

Monsanto Loses in Weed Killer Cancer Lawsuit

Q: Can I sue Monsanto for cancer caused by exposure to its weed killer?

Toxic tort litigation lawyers help those who become ill or are injured from exposure to harmful substances. Very often, the toxic tort claim arises from occupational exposure to hazardous substances or toxins such as asbestos, benzene, pesticides, and toxic mold. And now, Glyphosate.


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