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What is “Contributory Negligence?”

Contributory Negligence

When a personal injury case arises, the jury will allocate responsibility to all parties reasonably involved. The amount of damages the plaintiff can collect, if any, is dependent on the state in which the accident partakes.

What’s the Value of My Personal Injury Claim?

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There are many things insurance companies look at to determine the compensation value of your personal injury claim, particularly for auto accidents, slip and fall injuries, and workplace accidents. Keeping these things in mind can help you plan and be better prepared for the outcome. First & Foremost The at-fault party is required to compensate … Read more

Social Media Impact on Employment Law

social media and employment law

The average internet user has at least 8 social media accounts. Due to this trend, employers are increasingly utilizing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to screen for prospective hires and to also keep tabs on current employees. Does social media impact employment law? What does the increased use of social media mean for … Read more

Five Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

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The most common types of lawsuits filed every year are personal injury claims. The purpose of a personal injury claim is to compensate those who have been injured or harmed by the negligence of others. There are many different forms of personal injuries that can occur. So, what are the most common types of personal injury claims?

Protecting Yourself During a Layoff

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Understand what your legal rights are when you’ve been laid off. Knowing the difference between an illegal layoff and a layoff that was simply unfair can help you decide whether to fight or move on.

What is Employment Discrimination?

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What is employment discrimination, and what compounds discrimination against employees or job applicants? Workplace discrimination can take many forms. It typically occurs when an employee or job applicant is treated unfairly because of their race, gender, nationality, religion, age, disability, or familial status.

Top 5 Most Common Hazards for Construction Workers in the Winter

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Working in construction can already be a dangerous profession. In fact, according to The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, it is estimated that one in ten construction workers are injured every year. During the winter, there are also weather-specific hazards for construction workers to be aware of.

Can I Sue After an Accident Caused by Winter Weather Conditions?

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With winter comes dangerous driving conditions, particularly in NYC. Black ice, heavy snowfall, roads that have not been cleared of snow and other bad driving conditions can all make it more difficult to control your vehicle and avoid an accident.

Five Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

nursing home abuse NYMaking the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home can be very tough. Nearly two million people live in nursing homes in the United States. While many of those facilities offer great care, others fail to do so. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it’s beneficial to know what you should be paying attention to. It’s imperative to act if you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect.

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