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Don't forget the risk of a delayed-onset injury

Of the injuries you can suffer in a crash, one of the most unusual is the delayed injury. Delayed-onset injuries are special since they can take many hours or days to emerge. From slow bleeds to pain from broken bones or other significant injuries, delayed injuries can take many forms.

At the scene of a car accident, you're in shock. You've been through a traumatic event, and you may not be thinking straight. Though you feel fine, the reality is that adrenaline is coursing through your veins. Adrenaline and other chemicals are released by your body to help you stay alert and active in a time of stress, but those same chemicals can hinder your body's ability to recognize pain or injuries.

Are you under investigation for healthcare insurance fraud?

Let us say that you and your partners operate a family medical practice. There are three physicians and a staff of 12 that includes two people who handle accounts payable and receivable.

With Mary and Joe as the focus, your office is currently under investigation for possible healthcare insurance fraud. What should you do?

El Chapo sentenced, faces allegedly unfair trial, poor conditions

If you have been following the news, then you may have heard that the so-called drug lord "El Chapo" has been sentenced to life in prison. It's believed that he will be sent to the Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.

The man, 62, is to be sentenced to the prison, which is known to house some of the most high-risk and dangerous prisoners in the United States. He is, after all, one of the most notorious outlaws in the United States today; he ran a Mexican cartel and smuggled over $12 billion of drugs into the country.

Woman sues Syracuse Police Department over rape case

If you have to call the police, you hope that they'll come to help you. You want them to take your situation seriously and to give you the support that you deserve under the law. You deserve protection and help, not to be put in a more dangerous situation.

Unfortunately, not every police officer follows the rule of law. Take for example this horrific case in which a woman has claimed that a police officer brutally raped her in her home, only to be told that her claims don't meet the legal threshold for rape by a police officer.

Who pays for a hit-and-run?

Getting into a car accident is bad enough. When the responsible party flees the scene without leaving information, your claim can be even more complicated. You may have suffered serious injuries or expensive property damage, all with no one to hold accountable.

A hit-and-run means you may not know the identity of the person who negligently or recklessly caused your damages. This does not, however, bar you from financial recovery. A few different outlets could be available to you.

Incarceration does not eliminate your human rights

You might believe that prison guards are meant to maintain order, security and discipline. And while that is the case, guards must also recognize the safety and rights of those they oversee. But in some unfortunate circumstances, prisoners suffer at the hands of those employed to maintain a civil environment.

In one such case of alleged assault by a prison guard, attorney Edward Sivin of Sivin & Miller, LLP helped an inmate bring a lawsuit against New York State. And a judge from the Court of Claims at Albany recently found the state liable for the prisoner's injuries.

Are sobriety checkpoints legal in New York?

At sobriety checkpoints, officers have the authority to stop drivers and test for intoxication. The police do not need reasonable cause or suspicion to do this. It seems to go against a citizen’s Fourth Amendment rights, but close examination of the Constitution has allowed it to pass in several states. 

The NYPD takes these stops very seriously. It has gone as far as ordering Google to modify its popular Waze app to prevent drivers from warning others of a checkpoint’s location. Here is what you should know to best protect your rights at a sobriety checkpoint.

Get help protecting your civil rights

To know if your civil rights have been violated, you need to know what they are. Civil rights refer to the rights citizens have to social and political freedom. Civil rights guarantee equality, no matter who you are, what you look like or where you come from.

There are many different types of civil rights. Some include the right to vote and the right to certain government services. Others might include the right to a public education or the right to use public facilities.

The dangers of food poisoning

Have you ever felt sick to your stomach and immediately blamed it on something you ate? While most minor indigestion issues pass on their own, some situations may be more severe. In fact, foodborne illnesses can sometimes be fatal.

Restaurants have a duty to serve food that is both fresh and well-prepared. It is especially easy to mishandle meat and dairy products if a cook is not careful. If you have experienced significant pain or illness from poorly-prepared food, you may be able to hold the restaurant responsible for your suffering.

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