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Eugenie Bouchard settles brain injury lawsuit against USTA

When professional athletes suffer injuries that prevent them from playing their particular sport, the impact on their financial stability can be devastating. If the injury is the result of the negligence of somebody else, grounds to file a lawsuit may exist. Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard filed such a lawsuit that recently ended with a settlement agreement in a New York civil court. This came more than two years after she suffered a brain injury for which she blamed the United States Tennis Association.

What happens when New York residents die without wills?

Some people think estate planning is something to consider when they are older. However, they may not understand what will happen if they should die suddenly with no wills in place. The assets of any New York person who dies without a Last Will and Testament will be subject to the intestacy succession laws of the state.

Car accidents: 2 critically injured in alleged DUI crash

The bravery of police officers saved the lives of two people who were trapped in a burning car in New York on a recent Thursday morning. This was one of those car accidents in which an alleged drunk driver put the lives of passengers on the line. A 22-year-old man was arrested after he received treatment for injuries that were reported to be non-life threatening.

Car accidents: How is pain and suffering damages determined?

Any person in New York who has suffered injuries that were caused by the negligence of another person is entitled to pursue recovery of damages. Victims of car accidents may file personal injury claims in a civil court and seek monetary judgments to cover medical expenses, lost wages, property damage and other economic losses. However, certain circumstances also allow victims to claim compensation for pain and suffering.

Revocable living trusts can be modified at any time

Life changes, and when it comes to estate planning, modifications may be necessary from time to time. Changing revocable living trusts can be done in different ways. Although a complete revocation can cancel the trust, this can be an expensive and time-consuming process. New York residents have other less-complicated options available by which the necessary changes can be made.

Medical malpractice: Who to sue for errors by robotic surgeons

Research and testing of utilizing artificial intelligence in various medical fields are moving at a rapid pace. Researchers and scientists want to reassure those who fear a takeover by robots, saying that the goal is to expand the abilities of a physician rather than to replace humans with machines. However, these developments may leave some New York residents with questions about errors and medical malpractice.

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