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Wrongful death claim might follow 2-car crash in Upstate New York

An accident reconstruction team and the New York State Police are investigating a fatal crash that claimed the lives of two people on a recent Monday evening. Although the investigation is ongoing, it might eventually lead to a wrongful death lawsuit. A preliminary accident report indicates that the crash occurred shortly after 10:15 p.m. in Rotterdam.

Premises liability claim follows slip-and-fall on icy stairs

Apartment building owners nationwide, including New York, must address all safety risks and ensure that occupants are reasonably safe. Hazards are particularly prevalent during winter months when icy and slippery walkways can cause serious injuries. The owners of an apartment complex in another state are facing a premises liability claim that was filed by a tenant who suffered slip-and-fall injuries.

Brain injury has emotional, physical and financial consequences

Victims of accidents in New York and elsewhere might suffer life-changing injuries. People who are left with TBIs may turn to the civil justice system in pursuit of damage recovery. However, the emotional, physical and financial losses might never be overcome. Furthermore, the impact of a traumatic brain injury could also be severe for the family of the victim.

Single vehicle car accidents typically leave unanswered questions

Two men lost their lives in an upstate New York single-vehicle crash that occurred shortly after midnight on a recent Thursday. Accident reconstruction teams are typically called upon to find answers to the many questions authorities have after car accidents that involved only one vehicle. The process is even more challenging when there are no survivors to answer questions about the crash.

Premises liability claim filed against Club Fitness

Club Fitness, which operates in New York and across the country, is named as a defendant in a lawsuit that was recently filed in another state. The complaint also named an employee of the facility as a defendant. Anyone who suffers injuries as the result of an employee's negligence in such a facility may have grounds to file a premises liability lawsuit in pursuit of damage recovery. The plaintiff, in this case, alleges she suffered severe injuries under the supervision of an uncertified fitness trainer.

Do unmarried couples need trusts and wills?

Many couples in New York state choose to remain unmarried for a variety of reasons. They might have financial or personal reasons not to get legally married. Those who have children from a previous marriage or relationship may fear that a new marriage might affect the inheritance of their children. However, those are matters that can be addressed in trusts, and unmarried couples are advised to make all their wishes known by executing estate planning documents.

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