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Car accidents may lead to medical costs, lost wages

Following a New York vehicle accident in which you are an injured victim, your focus can quickly turn from your medical recovery to being worried about insurance claims. You may also be worried about being denied medical care or losing wages due to having to miss work, a common concern in cases of car accidents. An attorney can help you with the particular legal circumstances your car accident case involves.

Premises liability suit filed after woman slips on ramp

Slip-and-fall accidents in New York can occur if businesses do not keep their properties free of debris or remove other potential hazards. Unfortunately, one seemingly small slip can result in significant medical bills, along with pain and suffering. One woman in a recent out-of-state case filed a premises liability lawsuit against a grocery chain after reportedly suffering injuries in a slip-and-fall accident at one of the chain's stores.

Family awarded $30 million in medical malpractice case

Sometimes doctors' negligence in New York causes a person to suffer serious and permanent injuries. In a situation of alleged medical malpractice, the reportedly careless doctor may be held accountable through the legal system. One family in a recent out-of-state case received a jury award of about $30 million after their baby suffered permanent and severe neurological injuries.

Creating wills, trusts important during tax season

One of the biggest mistakes that people in New York make is that they do not create estate plans, which may include wills or trusts. People who have created wills also often make the mistake of not keeping their executors and beneficiaries updated. In addition to taking time to update their wills, a couple of other tips may help people to effectively engage in the estate planning process during the current tax season.

Premises liability claim involves child's use of skateboard

When a business fails to keep up its property in New York, a patron of the business may end up getting seriously hurt, which could result in litigation. In one current out-of-state case, a family claimed that their child suffered injuries at a Target while riding a skateboard inside the store. They filed a premises liability claim against the store as a result.

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