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Five People Hurt in a Multi-Vehicle Accident in Buffalo

According to a report from Buffalo News, five people were injured in a multi-vehicle collision near the 1800 block of Broadway. All five people involved in the crash were transported by ambulance to the local emergency medical centers. Unfortunately, two of the people suffered serious injuries—with one of them being extricated from the damaged vehicle...

New Study: COVID-19 Poses Extreme Threat to Mesothelioma Patients

COVID-19 is a highly contagious, extremely dangerous respiratory disease. While everyone needs to take care to protect their health and well-being, some people are at higher risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that immunocompromised people must take additional precautions to protect themselves from COVID-19.  Last month, The Lancet Oncology published the...

Bicyclist Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in East Buffalo—Part of an Alarming Trend

As reported by WKBW-TV, a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle and killed in the Emerson neighborhood of Buffalo. According to a representative from the Buffalo Police Department, the motor vehicle collision occurred shortly after midnight near the 1700 block of Bailey Avenue. No charges were filed against the driver and the accident remains under...

Medical Malpractice in New York: What is Informed Consent?

As a patient, you have a basic legal right to make decisions regarding your own medical care. Under the theory of informed consent—which emphasizes the importance of patient autonomy—medical providers have a responsibility to ensure that you understand the nature and risks of a proposed type of treatment. Lack of informed consent could give rise...

Vicarious Liability in Personal Injury Law

To recover financial compensation through a personal injury claim, a plaintiff must prove that another party is liable for their accident. Most often, a personal injury claim is brought directly against the defendant whose negligence (unsafe conduct) caused the accident.  That being said, other parties may bear responsibility as well. Through a theory called vicarious...

One Man Seriously Injured After ATV Accident in Erie County

According to a report from The Buffalo News, a 45-year-old man was seriously injured in an ATV accident in Erie County. The victim was taken from the scene or the wreck via emergency air medical transport to Erie County Medical Center. Law enforcement officers believe that the crash occurred after an Arctic Cat four-wheel ATV...

Personal Injury Claims: A Guide to Demand Letters

Most personal injury cases are resolved outside of the courtroom. In fact, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) estimates that less than three percent of all tort claims end in a trial verdict. This raises an important question: How do you get the other side to take your personal injury claim seriously? One of the...

New Study: Mesothelioma Connected to Talcum Powder Use

Mesothelioma is an aggressive, potentially deadly form of cancer. It is caused primarily by the inhalation of asbestos particles. While most often linked to workplace asbestos exposure, there is growing evidence that some people have developed mesothelioma after using the common cosmetic product talcum powder.   In March of 2020, new research published in the American...

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