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Man pleads not guilty to three fatal New York City hit and runs

Hearing about a case of a hit and run in New York City is bad enough. But, hearing about a triple hit and run, where the alleged perpetrator claims his innocence, would be enough to make even New York City wrongful death lawyers cringe. The car accident occurred in New York City, when the alleged perpetrator was driving over 70 miles per hour. Reportedly, he struck a car carrying a husband and pregnant wife. The alleged perpetrator, who was driving a borrowed car, left the scene of the fatal car accident, telling the people who were there to help that he was fine. The husband and pregnant wife both died that day and their son, who was delivered via a caesarean section operation, died the next day. The couple's death triggered a manhunt for the perpetrator of the accident. The driver ultimately surrendered himself five days later. Though the loss of a loved one is often felt throughout the entire community, it is the family that is hit the hardest. They are the ones that are typically the most grief-stricken, and who must carry the burden of this loss. They are also the ones that must deal with the financial burdens, such as medical expenses, funeral expenses and any lost wages that the deceased were relied on to contribute. For this reason, a wrongful death lawsuit usually must be brought to ensure that the family is properly compensated for their loss. Often times that suit is made easier if there are already criminal charges because if the perpetrator is found guilty in a criminal suit, then that can be used in a civil suit as well. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is an incredibly difficult process for anyone to have live with. Seeking out help is often the best step to take to try to ease that burden. Source: The Saratogian, "Driver pleads not guilty in triple-fatal New York City hit-and-run," Tom Hays, March 21, 2013.

New York residents should watch out for pains after surgery

After having a surgery, most New York residents expect that there will be some recovery time that involves some pain. However, the amount of times that people experience pain because a surgical item, like a sponge, is left in the patient's body. This apparently happens about 12 times a day. For many patients, it may be months or even years before the surgical negligence is found. A failure to diagnose that the sponge was left in the body could cause patients permanent damage, possibly forcing them to lose parts of their intestines or even their lives. The worst part is that most of those surgical mistakes are completely preventable. Technologies exist to make sure the accidents almost never happen, but they are simply not used. For any patients who suspect that the pain they are suffering is coming from such surgical errors, it is often worth looking into it immediately. Often times Medicare will deny claims involving sponges or items left in the body, so the only avenue left to victims is to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit. On average, these suits can bring in awards of $100,000 to $200,000, depending on the severity of the case. The unfortunate reality, however, is that the patient has likely suffered severe damage at that point, so much so that it is unlikely any amount of money will bring about a full recovery. Suffering from the medical malpractice of having a sponge left behind can be excruciating and long-term. Seeking out legal help if such an item is discovery is often the best step to take. Source: USA Today, "What surgeons leave behind costs some patients dearly," Peter Eisler, Mar. 8, 2013

New York couple and baby killed in car accident

It is likely that residents of New York City have heard the recent tragic news of the couple that was killed in a car accident while in a cab on the way to the hospital. The woman, who was pregnant, was not feeling well so she and her husband decided to call a cab and go into the hospital to make sure everything was coming along as expected with her pregnancy. Unfortunately, while at an intersection, the cab was struck by a BMW. The driver of the BMW fled the scene of the accident and, unfortunately, both the man and his wife died. The accident threw the woman from the vehicle and under a nearby-parked truck. The man, in contrast, was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extracted after the roof was cut off. The baby was delivered and was at first in serious condition. However, now the baby too has died as a result of "extreme prematurity due to maternal blunt force injuries." Situations such as this one may seem hopeless but New York City wrongful death lawyers can help the loved ones of the deceased in incidents like this receive the compensation to which they are entitled. The citizens of the community in which the couple lived are begging for the driver to be charged with a triple homicide. However, that is just the criminal side of the charges. On the civil side of the case, it is possible that the loved ones of the couple and their baby could file a wrongful death claim against the driver of the BMW. After the occurrence of a fatal car accident, it is important to determine whether one or more involved parties' negligence caused the accident and, if so, which party lacked the reasonable level of care. Once that is determined, those that were injured may be able to recover compensation from that negligent party. This compensation can cover the costs associated with the death as well as, in some situations, the income that loved one would have provided during their life. No amount of money can bring back a loved one after a fatal accident. However, compensatory damages through a wrongful death lawsuit can help the family to relieve some of the financial obligations therefore freeing up more time and resources for them to focus on healing emotionally. Source: Claims Journal, "Baby Born After Parents Killed in New York City Crash Dies," March 5, 2013

Jaroslawicz & Jaros File Claim Against Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine

Jaroslawicz and Jaros have commenced an action against a New York City restaurant called, Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine - named after and apparently owned, at least in part, by the former New York Knickerbocker's basketball player Walt (Clyde) Frazier. The restaurant is located on Tenth Avenue in Manhattan near Madison Square Garden where "Clyde" Frazier is a sports announcer for the Knicks. A slip and fall incident inside of the restaurant led to our NYC personal injury lawyers to pursue a personal injury claim on behalf of the injured party. The person was injured while trying to carry materials down a ramp leading to an exit of the restaurant. It was dark and the ramp was in a state of disrepair and he was caused to fall and be seriously injured. The personal injury claim is that the owner of the building and operator of the restaurant had a duty to provide a safe place to work and a ramp which was in proper repair without cracks and with proper lighting. If you've been involved and injured in an accident on someone else's property, you might be eligible to seek compensation for premises liability.

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