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Who Can Be Held Liable for Truck Accident Damages?

A truck accident can be incredibly devastating. Given the fact that these commercial vehicles can weigh nearly 20 to 30 times more than passenger vehicles, they are more likely to cause severe damage and injuries during collisions. As you can imagine, the costs of medical care and other financial burdens brought on by these accidents can be difficult to …

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Who Are Protected Guests in a Premises Liability Accident?

Premises liability laws hold property owners, including homeowners, commercial property owners, and government entities, responsible for the safety of people who enter their property. It is important to understand your rights should you become the victim of an accident while visiting a home, business, or another type of property. Premises Liability Hazards There are several types …

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Injured on New York Subway? You May Have Right to a Legal Claim

New York can be a bustling, busy city. With this many people and moving parts, the chances of accidents increase. In the event of an injury or accident on the New York subway or any other service provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), such as the Staten Island Railway, you may be able to …

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Distracted Driving Accidents: Defining Distracted Driving

Driving is a necessary part of most people’s day-to-day lives. But that doesn’t make it any less stressful for some when heading out onto the road to wherever they’re headed. And their stress isn’t unwarranted—especially with distracted driving accidents becoming all too common with the advent of modern telecommunication and technologies. While most people don’t consider …

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What Legally Qualifies as a Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe a situation where someone’s death was the result of neglectful, reckless, or intentional actions from another person or party. A wrongful death is grounds for establishing a civil wrongful death case by the surviving family members or the estate associated with the victim. Understanding what legally qualifies as …

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Electronic Logging Devices Do Not Facilitate Unreasonable Searches

New York State’s highest Court, The Court of Appeals has ruled that Electronic Logging Devices (ELD’s)which help commercial trucking companies keep track of their fleet truck’s location, engine hours and miles do not constitute an unreasonable search.  Commercial truck drivers are limited by federal regulations in the number of hours that they can be on …

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