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.
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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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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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New York is a busy city, and as with any big city, it is rife with petty and violent crimes. You have probably read many articles and have heard countless words of advice on how to avoid a mugging or how to act if you are unfortunate enough to be mugged.
However, these scenarios usually assume that you are on the street when you’re being mugged. What if you were in a store? You should be safe from being mugged in a store, right?
Property owners are liable for the safety of their property
According to the premises liability laws, property owners have to practice reasonable care to ensure that their property is a safe environment for their visitors. In most cases, people only think about making sure that there are no tripping hazards or dangerous areas on the property. We seldom think about dangerous elements such as muggers entering the property as a potential risk. It is still the property owner’s responsibility to ensure that safety measures are in place to protect visitors and that includes security measures.
Filing a lawsuit for negligence
If you have been mugged in a store and the store did not have adequate security features such as security cameras, security guards or proper lighting, you may have a premises liability case. By not ensuring that the necessary security features are in place, the property owner is negligent regarding providing a safe environment for visitors. Premises liability laws state that if you got injured or suffered damages due to someone else’s negligence, you can file a case to claim compensation for any injuries or damages suffered.
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If you’ve been a victim of a violent crime on someone else’s property due to the property owner’s negligence, talk to an experienced lawyer about your case. Call Linden Law at 212-809-8440 for a free consultation.
If you’re attending a significantly large protest action, you can expect the police to be there to ensure that the event proceeds in a civilized manner. Unfortunately that may not always be the case. Although many of New York’s finest are committed to serve and protect its people, there are always those who, for whatever reason, resort to brutality.
What You Need to Know About Suing if You Have Been a Victim of Police Brutality
Police brutality can cause severe damage ranging from physical injury to depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. These effects can be long-lasting and can affect your ability to work and earn an income. In order to sue a police department or officer for personal injury, you will have to be able to prove that the police officer crossed the line between reasonable force and excessive force. This counts for events before, during or after an arrest. Luckily, with camera phones, it is easy to collect evidence of police brutality, and if you or a friend happened to have caught the incident on camera, you have enough evidence to file a complaint against the officer or the police department. If you can prove that the officer acted in a way that no reasonable officer would have in the same situation, you are within your rights to contact a civil or personal injury lawyer to help build your case.
The Sad Facts Behind Police Misconduct
If you have suffered personal injuries due to police brutality or misconduct of a police officer, contact Linden Law’s experienced New York City Civil Rights Lawyers for a free evaluation of your case. Call us at 212-804-8440 or visit us at 1500 Broadway Suite 903 in New York City.
So, you think you can possibly file a personal injury complaint. However, you know that legal fees can be expensive and you don’t want to be taken for a ride. We’re here to tell you how your legal expenses can play out.
Most personal injury lawyers charge a contingency fee
This means that you won’t have to pay your lawyer any fees unless he wins your case. If you win, your lawyer will get a percentage of the amount that you claimed in the case. If you lose the case your lawyer won’t charge you any fees. But that doesn’t mean that you walk away from the trial with all your dimes in your pocket. You still need to pay for the costs of the trial and case expenses.
What’s the difference between costs and fees?
Simply put, fees are what a lawyer charges for his time, while costs are for his out-of-pocket expenses. Charging a contingency fee means that your lawyer is willing to waive the fees for his time if he loses the case (which he hopefully won’t), but will hold you accountable for the costs that he had to incur to make the trail happen. Seems fair, right?
Okay, what type of costs can you expect?
- Expert witness fees and costs
- Filing fees.
- The cost to hire investigators.
- Obtaining and preparing medical records and police reports.
- Exhibits for trials
- Jury fees
- Mediator fees
- Phone charges
- Research service fees
- Travel costs
The last thing that you want to worry about is getting into an accident while abroad. Although you are in vacation mode where everything feels like sunshine and cocktails, a host of bad things can still happen to you. Slips, falls, motor-vehicle accidents, ferry accidents – just about anything that can happen to you at home can also happen to you abroad.
Check your travel insurance
The first thing to do after getting medical help is to check whether your travel or car insurance will compensate you for your costs.
Check that you have all the evidence
Just as with any personal injury case, you need to have evidence if you want to file a case for compensation. Take pictures of the scene of the accident. Get a police report at the local authorities. Get the contact details of any witnesses as well as the information from the negligent party. You don’t want to get back home without any evidence of what happened during the accident abroad.
Check the jurisdiction
If you want to file a case against someone, you have to file it in a court which has jurisdiction over the subject matter and the individual that you’re suing. So, if you want to sue in New York, the person that you’re suing must have been in New York at some point e.g. or should have done business in New York or give consent to fall under New York jurisdiction. If the person responsible for your accident abroad has never set foot outside his home country, you’ll have to sue him in his own country.
Check whether you have a contract
If you have a contract with the person, tour operator, hotel etc. your contract will usually specify where and how you should file your complaint.
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School district sued for $100k after teen breaks ankle during school “drunk goggles” simulation
What can go wrong in a health class, right? Ask Kylie Nielson from Kaysville, Utah who broke her ankle while wearing “drunk goggles” – a simulation aimed at teaching kids about the dangers of alcohol abuse. She broke her ankle in multiple places after getting her foot stuck under a desk during the simulation.
Compensation for shattered hopes and dreams
The student had to undergo two surgeries to fix her ankle, and her one leg is now shorter than the other. This is especially unfortunate as Kylie was a former track star and can now no longer participate in her sport. Kylie’s medical and legal expenses amounted to $39 000 and the school district sued had to fork out a further $39 000 for pain and suffering.
The dangers of negligent choices
Letting children run around a classroom playing tag wearing “drunk goggles” was an exciting but not very prudent way of teaching kids about the dangers of alcohol abuse. This was definitely a case of negligence on the part of the teacher as the court results showed.
The role of personal injury cases
While the “drunk goggles” is perhaps not the most common factor in personal injury cases, there are thousands of people who get into accidents that ruined their hopes and dreams as Kylie’s were. Filing a personal injury case to compensate for medical bills, lost wages and personal suffering can help, but one has to wonder whether monetary compensation really makes up for personal injury.