April 2017 Archives

Construction workers and spinal cord injuries

You know that you suffered an injury to your back at work, but no one can tell you how serious the injury is and whether you will walk again. As you lie in a hospital bed wondering what your future holds, you might hear doctors throw around words that frighten you, such as paralysis.

Medical evidence in car accident lawsuits

Car accident victims in New York and around the country are generally required to prove two key elements when they pursue civil remedies. They must establish that the accident was the fault of the defendant, and they must also prove that they suffered injury, loss or damage as a result. The damages awarded in car accident lawsuits are largely based on the severity of the injuries suffered by the plaintiff, and detailed records of expenses like medical bills and lost wages are often used to help juries better understand the financial costs of these injuries.

Injuries at large retailers

Trips and falls at big box stores in New York and around the country are very common. Walmart, which is one of the companies that is most frequently sued by people who are injured at one of their locations, has been estimated to face 5,000 lawsuits each year. This works out to about 13 lawsuits per day, and many other retailers, like Target and Costco, face a number of suits as well.

Hyundai and Kia initiate 1.5 million vehicle recall

New York drivers should be aware that, on April 7, Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation stated that they intended to recall about 1.48 million vehicles that were sold in the United States, South Korea and Canada. Approximately 1.19 million of the affected vehicles being recalled were sold in the U.S.

Ice and lingering snow create dangerous conditions after storm

New York residents are likely aware of the hassles caused by a major snowstorm. On March 15, a man was injured when he was hit in the head by a chunk of ice that fell from a building while he was walking on 48th Street. He had to be taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. In response, the area was closed off by firefighters to prevent anyone else from getting hurt.

No such thing as TMI when it comes to TBI

Most people in New York and elsewhere are familiar with the acronym that signifies "too much information" as TMI. However, when it comes to TBI (traumatic brain injury) the more information a victim obtains the better. Understanding what happens to a brain upon impact, and understanding what types of treatment may help achieve as full a recovery as possible can help athletes, military veterans or those injured in motor vehicle collisions.

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