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Serious New York accident leads to critical injuries

Many individuals see vehicles traveling too fast on the roadways every day. Some travelers may understandably fear that one of these speeding cars will cause a serious accident that has irreversible consequences. Sadly, this type of incident occurs far too often, and the impacts that the crashes have affect more than just those individuals who were directly involved.

A recent New York collision had tragic results, and it is believed that speed played a role in the crash. Reports stated that the 23-year-old driver of a car was speeding when he attempted to drive around a tractor-trailer that was making a left turn. However, this action was unsuccessful, and the car ended up crushed beneath the trailer of the truck. A 28-year-old passenger was also in the car. 

Bicycle accident results in New York man's death

Hit-and-run accidents often leave many questions unanswered. One of the main concerns individuals often have relates to the hit-and-run driver not offering aid to injured victims. Unfortunately, this type of accident can lead to serious injuries, and lives could be lost if help does not arrive quickly. Such an incident recently took place in New York.

Reports stated that the collision involved a car and a bicyclist. The bicyclist was traveling east when he was struck by a vehicle at an intersection. The incident occurred just before 3 a.m. The driver of the car did not remain at the scene, but a 911 call alerted police to the event. Authorities later caught up with the vehicle driver, and the 25-year-old individual was taken into custody on multiple charges, including DUI.

Is your broken bone causing secondary symptoms like RSD?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome endures long after the bone has healed

A broken bone is traumatic and painful, but it should be a short-term injury. A bone fracture typically requires setting by a medical professional, a period of rest while it heals, and then physical therapy to regain strength and range of motion.

In rare cases, however, the trauma that caused a broken bone may lead to another, more lasting condition known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). Sadly, this debilitating condition may last the rest of your life. If you believe you have developed RSD or CRPS due to a work injury or automobile accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney right away. 

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Owners could be liable for failing to maintain safe conditions

Serious injuries that result from falling can often create many issues for the injured parties. If the harm occurred due to a property owner's failing to maintain safe conditions, the individual may have reason to file a premises liability claim. This type of claim could allow the negatively impacted party to seek compensation for resulting damages.

New York residents may be interested in one woman's case currently underway in another state. Reports indicated that the woman was on the premises of a car dealership when she tripped over an uneven sidewalk. Her tripping caused her to collide hard with the ground and suffer serious injuries, including a broken arm and shoulder. It was unclear how she had her injuries assessed and treated. 

5 things to know about traumatic brain injury

Recognize the signs of concussion and TBI

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a significant impact on your life. It can change a person in every way - physically, psychologically and emotionally.

Brain damage may occur in almost any type of accident: the violent whiplash action of a car crash, a falling accident, a direct blow to the head, or oxygen deprivation such as a near-drowning.

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Bicycle accident leaves New York teen with fatal injuries

People of every age often enjoy riding their bicycles for various reasons. Whether they are trying to get to a nearby destination or simply riding with friends, cycling can offer many benefits. However, this activity also poses certain risks, especially if individuals are riding on or near roadways. An accident could occur at any time, and bicyclists may be particularly susceptible to serious injuries. 

It was recently reported that an accident between a car and a 14-year-old bicyclist took place in New York. Reports stated that the teen was attempting to cross a road at an intersection when a driver tried to make a left turn. The 52-year-old driver struck the bicyclist. It was unclear whether any crossing areas were being utilized at the time of the incident.

Fatal accident may warrant wrongful death claim in New York

High speed can often be a contributing factor in car crashes. When such an accident takes place, it is also not unusual for serious or fatal injuries to result. Unfortunately, individuals who were not driving are often the ones who end up suffering, and when fatalities occur, surviving families must find a way to come to terms with their sudden losses. 

It was recently reported that a New York crash involved only one vehicle, and speed was believed to have been a factor. Apparently, the vehicle was going approximately 90 mph when the driver lost control, and the vehicle left the roadway. The car then crashed into a tree and overturned. There were two individuals inside the vehicle at the time. Their ages were reported as being 32 ad 28 years old. 

UNDERSTANDING A WRONGFUL DEATH ACTION

How do you know if you have a claim? Who can sue for wrongful death?

When a spouse dies, you and your children are not merely grieving that person. You are suddenly minus a significant source of income. You may have high medical bills from the emergency room care, as well as funeral costs. You have other losses such as household chores piling up and not being able to turn to your partner for counsel or comfort.

A wrongful death action seeks compensation on behalf of the surviving family members for those tangible losses. The lawsuit asserts that if it were not for the negligent party, your spouse would still be alive and you would not be facing these hardships.

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Injuries from slip and fall may warrant compensation in New York

During the winter months, snow and ice can cause considerable hazards to individuals everywhere. However, if property owners do not take the steps to clear walkways and other paths, there is a chance that parties could slip and fall and suffer serious injuries. In such cases, those who have been injured may have cause to file premises liability claims. 

New York residents may find one out-of-state man's case of interest. Reports stated that the man was at a cement company terminal when he fell due to icy conditions. The man stated that the companies connected with the terminal are liable for the incident because they did not take proper measures to clear snow and ice from the premises. They also apparently did not warn of slippery conditions. 

Signs your loved one is suffering nursing home abuse

Caring for aging family members is difficult. Many times, people are caring for their growing children at the same time that they are caring for their parents in their old age. Sometimes, because of Alzheimer's or other medical issues, families have to decide to place their loved ones in a nursing home facility.

You may have done your best to find a safe nursing home, but elder abuse and neglect can happen at any facility. If you suspect your parent or other older family member is being abused or medically neglected in a nursing home, there are some telltale signs to look for before calling an attorney.

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