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December 2018 Archives

A stiff neck after a car crash could be whiplash

It might happen something like this: You're minding your own business while patiently stopped at a red light. Out of nowhere, a distracted motorist slams into the back of you. You don't seem to be injured, so you immediately step out of your vehicle to discover that the entire rear end is destroyed. Other than that, you feel fine. When the police arrive, you don't report any injuries.

The most common concerns after a New York car accident

If you have been involved in a car accident in the state of New York, you may be worried about the financial implications that this will have on your future. It is common to be concerned about whether you will be determined to be at fault for causing the car accident, and whether you will be able to gain the compensation that you deserve.

Seek compensation for injuries that happen in stores

Now that the Christmas season is over and things are starting to settle down some, people can start to focus on everything else they have going on. For some, this isn't going to be anything fun. Some individuals might have suffered injuries during their holiday shopping and now they need to determine what to do about it.

What are the primary categories of damages after an injury?

Personal injury law covers a wide variety of circumstances, such as car accidents, boat accidents, elevator accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, pool drownings and dog attacks. However, even though the situations differ, in most personal injury lawsuits, plaintiffs will focus on recovering the same categories of damages. These categories include the following, in alphabetical order:

Do loud motorcycle pipes help prevent accidents?

As a motorcyclist, you probably have two primary goals: (1) enjoy yourself as much as possible while riding and (2) avoid getting into a serious accident. Chances are, you have the first goal covered, or you wouldn't be the owner of a bike. That leaves you with goal number "2" being paramount, and there are many theories about accident prevention. One such theory -- which is highly debated -- relates to noisy tailpipes.

Motorcyclists can face devastating injuries in a wreck

It is easy for people to blame motorcyclists when they are involved in a crash. This might be due in part to the bad boy image that many movies and television shows give to these bikers. What these people don't realize is that the motorcyclist community is filled with law-abiding bikers who just want to enjoy a safe ride.

The 3 possible consequences after drunk driving in New York

If you were pulled over by law enforcement officials in the state of New York, it is likely that you were asked to perform a Breathalyzer test at the scene. The results of this Breathalyzer test will have provided an estimated indication of whether your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was over the legal limit.

What are the most serious sex crimes in New York?

Before going forward, you need to understand that all sex offenses are considered serious in New York and in other states as well. Because all alleged crimes have unique elements, it is difficult to say that one offense is more serious than another is. To have such a determination made, you would be wise to take your case before a criminal defense lawyer. This way, you can acquire a full review of your case with your attorney informing you about how serious your charges are.

What can businesses do to make ice less dangerous?

When nights drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit and the risk of freezing is high, it's important for businesses to monitor their premises and prevent ice from forming on walkways or staircases. If ice gathers on the premises, it's possible that a customer approaching the business could fall and get hurt.

How can motorcyclists increase their visibility?

Motorcyclists have many disadvantages in terms of safety and injury prevention during a vehicular accident. Some of these disadvantages worsen the injuries suffered by the motorcyclist, while others leave a motorcyclist more prone to getting into a crash. One of the issues that leaves motorcyclists vulnerable to crashes relates to visibility.