The dictionary definition of professional malpractice states that it is a breach by a member of a profession of a standard of conduct or a standard of care. Medical malpractice is the most familiar sort of professional malpractice, since it can directly impact a person's health or even life, and is thus commonly litigated. But it also can apply to a number of other professions.
According to the Association of Corporate Counsel's Lexology blog, plaintiffs in New York City suing for relief on wrongful deaths caused by asbestos will be able to seek punitive damages. Punitive damages for New York City cases, which are handled on a separate dockets, were deferred in 1998 until such a time as the court deemed appropriate. The theory was that it would not be fair to seek such damages for wrongs committed decades ago, sometimes by predecessor companies. Seeking punitive damages would drain funds that might otherwise be used to compensate victims for actual injuries, would serve no corrective purpose, and would subject companies to repeated punishments for the same offense.
Have you been injured in a store or business due to wet floors or an obstructed walkway? Do you know your legal rights? Were your injuries serious enough to keep you from work or did you require medical attention? If you answered yes to the above questions then you should consider contacting a New York slip and fall attorney.
Motorcycles are a fun way to travel in New York City. Unfortunately motorcycle accidents occur all too frequently and the injuries sustained can be devastating. Certain precautions should be taken to minimize the risk of a motorcycle accident.
If you were injured in a car accident and the other party was as fault you should consider hiring a New York personal injury attorney. You will more likely to obtain what you are entitled to if you have the assistance of an attorney. Here are three reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer after a car accident.
Medical malpractice cases can be scary to the average person. No one wants to face suing a hospital, doctor or their insurance companies; it's unpleasant and tricky territory to navigate. Victims of medical malpractice must partner with a law firm that understands the ins and outs of malpractice law in order to fight as hard as possible to get what you deserve. You need a compassionate and approachable attorney who holds your best interest in as high regard as you yourself do. But, even when you find that lawyer, you may find yourself stressing over your case.
Federal and New York State laws include safety regulations for construction sites in an attempt to keep employees safe. Even with these regulations accidents occur that result in injury or even death of construction workers. In 2013 the number of construction related deaths was 3 which was a significant drop from 8 in 2012. All three died due to lack of adequate fall protection. One was installing a steel beam at a Queens construction site, another worker fell from a scaffold in Manhattan and the third fell while doing work on a Brooklyn home. Three deaths is three too many and as the construction related accident statistics show, the number could have been higher. In 2013 an increase of construction related accidentswas observed at 186 compared to 176 in 2012. Construction related injuries increased to 195 in 2013 from 187 in 2012.
New York City now has more than 800 miles of bike lanes. The Citi Bike System is likely to increase the number of bicycle riders. Currently thousands of bicycles are available at hundreds of stations. They provide convenience by being accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Each station has its own kiosk and a bicycle is released upon rental.