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Wrongful death: Most accidents are preventable

Even with all the safety features of cars, accidents continue to cause catastrophic and even fatal injuries. Motorists in upstate New York are always at risk of crossing the paths of reckless and negligent drivers, meetings that often result in accidents that lead to personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Sadly, most car accidents are preventable, and so are the consequences.

How does an asset protection trust differ from other trusts?

Trusts are established as a part of estate planning by many people in upstate New York. Trusts can create financial legacies for surviving loved ones, and some use them to minimize estate taxes. Individuals who are concerned about legal action to attach some of their assets have additional options in the form of asset protection trusts.

Car accidents: Pickup truck driver dies in 3-vehicle crash

Deputies in upstate New York responded to a report about a multi-vehicle crash on a recent Thursday. Severe or fatal injuries are often the result of car accidents that involve several vehicles. Reportedly, the collision occurred shortly after noon in the Town of Ulysses.

Even a mild brain injury can have long-term consequences

Any bump, jolt or penetration wound to the head can have lifelong consequences. Whether a traumatic brain injury is severe or mild, the impact on the victim's life could be significant. If another party's negligence caused brain trauma, the victim might have grounds to pursue a claim for financial relief through the New York civil justice system.

Premises liability claim might follow child's 3-story fall

The fire department and codes department of an upstate New York city will work alongside the police department to determine the circumstances that led to a child's fall from the balcony of an apartment. A premises liability lawsuit might follow. Reportedly, the incident occurred on a recent Saturday.

Wills: Seemingly insignificant steps are actually significant

When New York residents consider their estate planning, going the online route might seem simple and easy, but the consequences could be significant. The ease of the online process often makes people lose sight of the fact that each person's unique needs cannot be dealt with in once-size-fits-all wills and other estate planning documents. Seemingly insignificant issues, like storing estate planning documents safely and wisely, are significant.

Premises liability claim filed after child falls 3 stories

The parents of a child who fell through a window on the third story of an apartment block in another state are seeking $50,000 in damages. In New York and other states, owners of apartment complexes must ensure the safety of tenants and comply with state and federal construction regulations and building codes. This family tragically lost their 1-year-old son in June 2018, and have since filed a premises liability lawsuit claiming wrongful death.

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