Wrongful death funding
Some financial institutions provide wrongful death funding to help you cover your living costs during legal proceedings. Wrongful death is one of the types of legal proceedings that can be covered with a loan. While undergoing additional debt with wrongful death funding may not be ideal, it will help you to get some peace of mind regarding your finances while the wrongful death case is ongoing. Some financial institutions offering wrongful death funding only expect you to pay back the expenses if you’ve won your wrongful death case.
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We know how you feel. You may have been in a major car accident that was not your fault and missed your sister’s wedding because you were bed-ridden in the hospital and now all you want to do is to sue the daylights out of negligent party who caused the accident. When you do call the lawyer’s office, the only person you get to speak to is an inexperienced paralegal. Is it so much to ask to just talk to an attorney about your personal injury case, face-to-face?
Don’t waste your time with lawyers who won’t take a personal interest in your case
If you don’t get to speak to an experienced lawyer the first time that you contact their offices about your case, you deserve a better law firm! Lawyers who think that talking to you about your case is a waste of their time will be wasting your time and money in the end. If you get blocked by secretaries and paralegals, march right out of that office and find a lawyer who wants to take a personal interest in your case. Linden Law takes a personal interest in each client’s case – no matter how big or small.
Personal injury best practice requires personal attention
A good personal injury lawyer will take a personal interest in your case from the get-go. You will be able to see them the first time you make contact and they won’t charge for taking a look at your case. A good personal injury lawyer will also keep you in the loop on the progress of your case, be open about the costs involved and, will be quick to respond to your questions.
At Linden Law, you get to talk to an attorney EVERY time you call or come in. If you want to speak to a real and experienced lawyer in New York about your personal injury case today, call the experienced and friendly New York City Attorneys at Linden Law at 212-804-8440 or visit our offices at 1500 Broadway, Suite 903.
Claiming compensation from the government
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Working for a railroad company can be a hazardous business. There are many places that can potentially be dangerous and if your employer doesn’t make sure that you’re working in a safe environment, it can be easy to get injured. The sad news is that your employer is not likely to have your best interest at heart. Railroad accidents fall under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) which means that they have to compensate you for all of your losses if it’s proven that they were negligent. And they definitely don’t want to do that.
Covering up negligence
Naturally, they will do their very best to cover up their negligence and let you take the fall. They will try to make you feel like a bad person for filing a complaint and will trivialize your injuries. When you do decide to file a complaint, they will try to get you to confess that it was your fault. They will bombard you with confusing incident and accident reports in the hope that it will hide their negligence.
This is why it’s important to collect evidence of your injuries, get witness accounts such as eyewitnesses or fellow employees that can confirm that the working environment was dangerous and that it was brought under the attention of the railroad company. Keep a diary where you note down anything that you can remember about the accident and the events following the accident.
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The airline is not liable for damages due to canceled flights
What about overbooked flights?
And delayed flights?
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The most common types of mistakes resulting in birth injuries
- Neglecting to observe and monitor the mother and baby’s distress
- Misdiagnosis of a medical issue
- Using the wrong methods when applying birthing tools
- Not carrying out an emergency C-section if it is necessary
- Not taking measures to help prevent preterm labor
When can you file a personal injury complaint?
- There must be a doctor-patient relationship. This is automatically the case if the doctor delivered your baby
- The doctor must have done something wrong
- His negligence must be the cause of the birth injury
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Did you know that texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to cause an accident? In fact, 30% of all car crashes in the United States are the result of drivers texting while driving. What’s more, texting while driving has been found to be more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol. Believe it or not, if you text while drive, the five seconds slower reaction time means that you will be traveling the length of a football field before you react to a possible accident – a sure fire way to get into trouble.
Texting while driving is negligence
The reason why we emphasize the word cause in the previous paragraph is that, if you are in a car accident due to texting while driving – you will be held liable for the crash. And if anyone got hurt in the process, they may very well make a civil case against you for personal injury. Texting while driving is a form of negligence, one of the fundamental pillars on which a personal injury case is built against you.
What they can sue you for
- Damage to their car
- Medical bills
- Out of pocket expenses like rental cars etc.
- Pain and suffering such as emotional distress
All of these can cost a pretty penny. And if you add these expenses to the legal costs you’ll have to ask yourself whether that text was that important.
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A New York Judge awarded a woman $700 for personal suffering because she was denied the right to give her dog a proper funeral and to be able to visit his grave after the animal hospital didn’t deliver the dog’s body to the funeral arrangement company.
In New York, some judges have even awarded compensation for the cost of treatments for very old dogs which some other state judges might argue that the dog was on its last bones anyway.
Another New York judge ruled that a man who abused a dog had to pay punitive damages (compensation as punishment) after the dog suffered head trauma due to his abusive actions.
Potential personal injury claims for a pet’s wrongful death
- Cost of treatment if the dog is injured
- Market or replacement value of the dog. In this case, claiming the cost of replacement will likely be more effective, as most pets don’t have much of a market value, while it can be costly to replace a dog if it is an expensive breed
- Sentimental value of the dog
- Emotional distress
- Additional damages to punish the person responsible
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Let’s imagine you’ve paid your contractor to install a new ceiling
While ceilings often collapse in older buildings, if you contract a building or home repair company to install a new ceiling, safety is implied – not personal injury. There’s no reason for a new ceiling to collapse except shoddy work.
You could have been seriously injured
If you were at home when the ceiling collapsed, there was a big chance that you could have been injured. Even severely so. And a personal injury due to a collapsed ceiling could result in broken bones or trauma. Imagine a little child suffering from anxiety of her home no longer being safe. Imagine a son losing a football scholarship over a serious leg injury. And while we’re talking about family a lot, if you’re single and living by yourself, the same rules apply to you.
When would suing make you a bad person?
If no-one really got hurt, you probably shouldn’t sue for personal injury. However, if you have proof that the ceiling collapsed due to poor workmanship and if someone in your family got injured, physically or emotionally, suing makes you a responsible person – not a bad one. No-one would blame you or think badly of you for trying to protect your family’s interests.
You have every right to sue
This is a tricky question. Of course, if the trespasser entered your premises without your permission, one would think that it was his own fault for getting hurt. In New York, the victim of the accident should legally be allowed on the property to be able to claim expenses for an injury on the property.
There are a few exceptions, though. Children don’t have a clear idea of the concept of trespassing and may often find themselves on a property where they do not belong. If the property is not child-proof, for example, if there is a swimming pool without a fence, the owner of the property may be liable for some of the expenses if the child gets injured on his property. This is true if the owner was aware of the child on his property and did not give a warning about potentially harmful areas on the premises.
For adult trespassers, it comes down to whether the premises owner knew that the trespasser was on his property and whether he had warned the trespasser about areas where the trespasser got injured. If the trespasser had fair warning, he wouldn’t have much of a personal injury case and would likely not be able to claim compensation for his injuries.
Basically, if you have warned the trespasser of any potential danger on your property, you wouldn’t have to pay any expenses as a result of him getting hurt on your property.
If someone trespassed on your property and wants to claim compensation for personal injury, you can contact one of our expert lawyers at Linden Law for a free consultation. Call us at 212-804-8440 or visit our offices at 1500 Broadway Suite 903.