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Premises liability: Falls at rental properties may warrant claims

Suffering injuries on someone else's property can cause many difficulties. Individuals may find themselves having to contend with medical expenses, time away from work, injury recovery and other hardships that may cost them time, money and enjoyment of life. In such cases, the possibility exists that the property owner or other parties could be liable for resulting injuries, and premises liability claims may be warranted.

New York residents may be interested in one out-of-state woman's claim for such an event. Reports stated that she had been visiting her daughter at a rental property when the incident occurred. Apparently, she tripped on a sprinkler head and fell as a result. It was unclear what type of injuries or other negative outcomes may have come about due to the fall.

New York accident results in fatality of woman

Though serious car crashes take place on a daily basis, different people are affected by each incident. Additionally, one accident may only have minor impacts while another could have much more devastating outcomes. When individuals die in these accidents, surviving family members may never have expected that they could be affected in such a way.

It was reported that a fatal accident recently took place in New York. The incident involved two vehicles and occurred at an intersection. A woman was in a cab touring an area with holiday decorations when the cab was struck by the second vehicle. The accident took place around 2:45 p.m. Additional details regarding how the accident took place were not given at the time of the report.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is indeed complex and painful

Injuries to the hands or feet sometimes lead to ongoing symptoms long after the underlying injury. The person may experience burning pain, swelling or discoloration in the extremity. The affected area may become extremely sensitive to touch or any movement.

The medical term is complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS. It is also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or causalgia. CRPS is a real medical condition. The pain can be disabling. Early diagnosis and treatment is important to alleviating the symptoms and reducing the duration.

How is traumatic brain injury treated?

Suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is every bit as serious as it sounds. It has the potential to be permanent and life-changing, for the injury victim and for the whole family.

Fortunately, the medical world has come a long way over the years, with more treatment options available than ever before, and promises new treatments on the horizon.

Are you and your vehicle ready for winter driving?

The arrival of winter weather always means many spinouts and cars in ditches. It also results in many intersection and highway collisions, including multi-vehicle pileups and sometimes severe or fatal injuries.

Many drivers are just not prepared for that first snowfall or freezing rain. They forget how to drive on ice or packed snow. They forget to drive cautiously and leave extra room. Or their vehicles may not be fit for winter. Are you and your car ready for winter driving?

Teen killed in New York bicycle accident

When a sudden incident results in the loss of a loved one, it can be exceedingly difficult for surviving family members to determine their best courses of action in the aftermath. Of course, they will certainly grieve for their loved one, but they may also wonder about potentially seeking compensation if the death occurred due to an accident caused by another person. In such cases, filing wrongful death claims may be viable courses of action.

One family in New York may be looking into their legal options after a recent incident. Reports stated that a 14-year-old boy on a bicycle was killed after being hit by a vehicle. Details on how the accident occurred were not given in the report. However, it was noted that the teen worked as a delivery boy, but it was unclear whether he was making a delivery at the time of the accident.

Family files lawsuit against restaurant after child's death

The loss of a child can leave any parent feeling devastated. No one truly gets over such an event, and in many cases, a child's death can often lead parents to face difficulties that other individuals may not even be able to imagine. As a result, if another party or entity was liable in the fatality, parents may feel the need to seek justice.

New York residents may be interested in such a case currently underway in another state. Reports indicated that the parents of a deceased 5-year-old boy have decided to move forward with legal action against the restaurant where their child was injured and other liable parties. The incident took place earlier this year when the family was at a restaurant that hosts a rotating dining room. The feature is supposed to allow guests to have a view of the surrounding city.

4 serious complications of traumatic brain injury

After a car accident or other head trauma, victims may be confused, unable to remember what happened or realize where they are. If the person comes to their senses, that does not mean they are “okay.”

In addition to concussion symptoms, an untreated brain injury can result in life-threatening or life-altering medical complications. It is critical to seek medical care promptly after any suspected head injury to prevent further brain damage or fatal side effects.

Teen dies in New York accident after car hits house

Drivers should always remain focused and cautious when behind the wheel. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to take such care, and as a result, crashes often take place. When a serious accident occurs, it is not unusual for injuries or fatalities to happen. These outcomes can have major effects on people's lives, and they may feel the need to take legal action as a result.

The family of one individual may be considering their legal options after a recent crash in New York. Reports stated that a vehicle carrying four occupants was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver attempted to make a right turn. However, the driver was unable to keep the vehicle on the roadway and crashed through a sign, hit a tree and smashed into a house. 

Property conditions that lead to death may warrant legal claims

After the passing of a loved one, it may take some time for surviving family members to get their affairs in order. Depending on the nature of the death, some situations may warrant civil legal action. For instance, if a family believe that their loved one died due to negligence on the part of a property owner, they may wish to file a premises liability claim.

New York residents may be interested in a claim that was recently filed in another state. Reports indicated that the family of a man who died at a professional football game last year have filed their lawsuit against the owner of the stadium where the incident occurred, as well as other parties. Apparently, the man was attempting to leave the stadium when he fell from a fire escape staircase. He suffered injuries in the incident that proved fatal.

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