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What does it mean when a product is unavoidably unsafe?

The terminology "unavoidably unsafe" describes a product for sale that cannot be considered safe when a consumer uses it appropriately and for the purpose for which it was intended. When a plaintiff suffers an injury caused by such a product, he or she will likely have a viable personal injury claim to seek financial damages in court.

Dram shop laws and drunk driving accident cases

If you were hurt by a drunk driver, you might have heard your attorney reference the term "dram shop." Dram shop laws are special laws enacted to hold sellers of alcohol legally responsible for injuries, deaths and financial damages that arise from their irresponsible sale of alcohol to highly-intoxicated customers. In addition to dram shop laws, social host liability laws exist to prevent the hosts of parties from giving their guests an irresponsible amount of alcohol, and then letting them drive home.

Bronx jail inmate receives $425,000 settlement for injuries

A Bronx jail inmate has accepted a $425,000 settlement after suffering serious injuries. In the lawsuit, the man alleges that jail guards chose to look the other way as a fellow inmate beat him twice. Following the beating and injuries, the man said that correction officers did not report his injuries. The incident happened in February 2015 at the Vernon C. Bain Center.

Deadly airbag maker pleads guilty to fraud

The Japanese airbag maker, Takata Corp. -- which became famous for manufacturing deadly airbags that spew hot metal shrapnel into car compartments -- has pleaded guilty to wire fraud. The auto parts maker has also agreed to a $1 billion payment for its concealment of the fact millions of defective and dangerous airbags were installed in vehicles throughout the world.

What should I do after a car accident?

After getting hit by a negligent driver, the typical New York resident will be shell-shocked to say the least. Adrenaline will be pumping through your bloodstream and it will be hard to stay focused. For that reason, you may want to keep a list of the following steps handy.

Premises liability and nightclub attacks

New York nightclubs are for fun and enjoyment. They're not for fighting and violence. However, when push comes to shove, a verbal altercation can turn into a physical altercation in a heartbeat. When these situations happen, the participants in the altercation and innocent bystanders can get seriously hurt.

14-year-old pedestrian struck by driver after road rage incident

There's no excuse for road rage. This senseless behavior of anger out of control is dangerous for drivers, pedestrians and anyone else we share the road with. Drivers with anger problems need to do everything they can -- and get psychological help when needed -- in order to prevent their reckless emotions from hurting the fellow citizens with whom they share the road.

Are you a victim of traumatic brain injury?

When it comes to traumatic brain injuries, one of the most dangerous aspects is that many people do not realize they have one. While severe injuries are obvious, sometimes damage can be less noticeable and overlooked. Providing education about the different forms of damage is one key to providing better services for traumatic brain injuries.

Personal injury can happen in a wide variety of circumstances

If you think about the term personal injury, what pops into your mind first? If you are like most New York residents, you probably thought of a motor vehicle accident. It is certainly true that many people suffer devastating personal injury in auto accidents caused by negligent parties, but this is just one way in which a person can be injured through negligence.

Driver could face personal injury claim in drag race accident

The state of New York has established speed limits and other traffic laws in order to protect the general public. Whenever individuals choose to disobey these regulations, they put themselves and those around them at risk for accidents and even personal injury. Additionally, when one chooses to disobey these regulations, he or she also chooses to accept the consequences for this decision.

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