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What you should and should not do after a car accident

While it seems clear the steps one should take following a motor vehicle accident, there are specific things that could either help or hurt a potential personal injury case. Even if no injury seems apparent, it is important to pay attention to the events in case a crash-related injury manifests after. In the interests of helping to facilitate the needs of personal injury victims, here are the most common things accident victims should do following a car collision as well as the things they should not do.

Slip-and-fall accidents in New York

New York residents walk onto property owned by other individuals and businesses all the time. In fact, most of us enter property owned by others every single day and multiple times a day. Whether the property is a supermarket, a store, an office, a home or a stretch of land, the owner of that property is legally bound to keep the property free of dangerous conditions that could hurt people who legally enter the property.

New York nurses' concerns about surgical safety

Two thousand nurses were surveyed to uncover the biggest concerns about job and patient safety, particularly in operating rooms. The survey was conducted in New York and across the country by Medline Industries Inc., the largest, privately-owned national distributor of over 350,000 medical products. Suppliers, manufacturers and health care professionals have good reasons to be worried about safety, in part to avoid medical malpractice liability.

Eye-tracking tech may be fast and inexpensive test for brain injury

Last month, we wrote about an incident in which a high school football player in New York died as the result of a traumatic brain injury that coaches and other officials allegedly failed to address. The player was not taken out of the game, and this decision may have cost him his life. His parents have since filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Drug and alcohol abuse among physicians is a dangerous problem

The last decade has seen an explosion in the rate of prescription drug abuse nationwide. Abuse of powerful painkillers (OxyContin, Percocet, etc) known as opioids is especially prevalent and problematic. In the wrong hands, prescription medicine with legitimate medical value can be as deadly as street drugs.

Understanding revocable and irrevocable trusts and terminology

Most people know very little about trusts, in part, because they assume that trusts are only for the wealthy. This isn't true. Trusts can be used for a variety of important purposes, including taking care of family members after the trustmaker's death, arranging for the care of individuals with special needs and arranging for donations to an important charity.

Who needs a will?

Anyone that owns possessions and has financial responsibilities should have a will. A will doesn't just detail who receives what upon your death, it also directs your survivors how to pay your bills and distribute the remaining funds if any are left. It allows your family to put your final affairs in order.

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