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April 2016 Archives

Be on the lookout for dangerous property conditions

Whenever you visit another person's property, you should always be acutely aware of your surroundings, especially if it is not a property that you visit often. A stairway with no handrail could cause you to slip and fall, or a low-hanging ceiling could cause you to strike your head and suffer a brain injury. Paying an appropriate level of attention could help you avoid a serious injury. However, sometimes property conditions you were not expecting might slip past your notice and injure you anyway, and the property owner might be liable.

'Res ipsa loquitur' and your medical malpractice claim

Medical malpractice can be a fairly controversial area of personal injury law because many people are hesitant to accuse their healthcare providers of negligence or recklessness. Sometimes this is because they believe that the medical professional was licensed and qualified and thus, could not have made a mistake, and other times it is because victims believe that doctors can afford better attorneys and therefore would not be found liable. In many cases, victims are also concerned about proving malpractice.

A bad hip replacement may not be your doctor's fault

Modern medical science has made impressive strides in treating injuries or health issues that would otherwise eliminate many people's chances of leading a normal life. Imagine, for instance, that your hip gives out on you. Suddenly you are unable to do many of the things that you used to be able to do, and you may even need a wheelchair to move around. Nowadays, hip replacement surgery could help you be back on your feet in just a few short months.

I was injured by a car in the bike lane. Who is at fault?

Many roads in the country do not have bike lanes or areas designated specifically for bikers, but New York City residents are likely very familiar with the white painted stripes on the side of the road reserved for cyclists. But exactly how these lanes work may be confusing for some, especially if you must open your door into a bike lane. Proper knowledge of bike buffer zones can prevent accidents and injuries caused by cyclists and drivers alike.

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