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Jaroslawicz & Jaros PLLC
212-227-2780

Slip and Fall Accidents in Nursing Homes

Why is the number of older adults who fall in nursing homes so high?

Slip and fall accidents are common among the elderly, but the rate of nursing home falls is much higher than the rate of falls among the general population. Studies undertaken by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that approximately 1800 nursing home residents die of fall-related injuries each year.  Even for those who survive, these falls are frequently life-altering because they result in serious or permanent disability.

Amtrak's History of Accidents

What is the leading cause of train accident injuries?

In the United States, there is only one passenger railroad service, Amtrak, which is a government subsidized entity. It has been reported that the service operates over 300 trains per day among 500 stations in 46 states. Given this exclusivity, the large number of passengers it transports daily, and the fact that Amtrak is subsidized by the government (that is, the taxpayers), one would think that the railroad service would have the highest safety standards and be held accountable by federal watchdogs. So why is it that Federal Railroad Administration's statistics reveal that between 2000 and 2014, there were at least 224 deaths and 2,228 injuries in Amtrak accidents? Whether these accidents involve train derailments, moving trains slamming into stopped trains, trains hitting construction equipment, trains hitting automobiles at railroad crossings, crashes and other incidents can result in serious injuries and death. That's the bad news. The good news is that individuals who are injured in a train accident have powerful legal recourse: a personal injury lawsuit to obtain meaningful compensation for their injuries.

The 3 Calls You Need to Make After a Car Accident

There is a reason our local radio stations give updates on the traffic every 10 minutes during rush hour. Hardly a day goes by that there is not a serious accident causing delays on the Saw Mill Parkway, Long Island Expressway, or some other core traffic artery in the tri-state area. It is easy to get annoyed with all the traffic delays, but at the back of your mind, you should have a plan in place for what to do if you are ever in an accident. Below are the three phone calls everyone should make when they are in a car accident. Notify the Authorities The first thing you should do if you are involved in a car accident is call 911. In addition to sending medical help to you if necessary, the dispatcher will be able to call a police officer to the scene of the accident. When the authorities arrive, follow their directions. They deal with car accidents every day, and are trained to handle even the craziest situations. Be sure to wait for the police in a safe place. There are actually a lot of people who get injured by passing vehicles because they are not cautious when they get out of their vehicle after an accident. Contact Your Insurance Company If you are not dealing with injuries, you should contact your insurance provider while you are still at the scene of the accident. Your insurance company will have specific instructions for you to follow, but generally they are going to have to collect information about all the people involved in the accident (including information on passengers and the responding police officer), and take pictures of the scene. Call an Attorney The third call you should make is to an attorney. Because even a simple car accident can raise so many issues it is important to hire a personal injury attorney as quickly as possible. The reason it is important to act quickly is that in today's world often there are videos that filmed the accident that may be helpful to your case. Witnesses need to be identified and interviewed. The accident scene needs to be inspected and skid marks photographed. The cars may need to be inspected and photographed to document their damage. Police reports need to be obtained. Unfortunately, videos get erased and witnesses may be hard to find. The sooner an investigation is begun the more likelihood it will be to be helpful. If the accident is serious enough accident reconstruction experts may also need to be hired to explain whose fault the accident was based on the physical evidence.

Abraham Jaros among AIOPIA's 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in New York

We take great pleasure and pride in announcing that our very own Abraham Jaros has been nominated and accepted a 3-Year 10 Best Personal Injury Attorney for Client Satisfaction in New York by The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA). This honor is well-deserved, as any client or colleague of Jaros will tell you. Making the cut confirms what those around Abraham Jaros already knew: Jaros is an attorney who always puts his clients first. Jaros' well-honed legal knowledge and courtroom skills are matched by his compassion for the people he serves. A principal partner of the outstanding law firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros, he has a track record of great success in fighting vigorously for his clients' rights and getting them the compensation they deserve. More than that, he has a history of making his clients, who come to him at times of stress and suffering, feel personally supported. Being named by AIOPIA as a 3-Year 10 Best Personal Injury Attorney for Client Satisfaction is not an honor easily won. AIOPIA is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the top 10 attorneys in each state. Each candidate must pass through a rigorous selection process that includes nominations by clients and/or peers, investigation of character and performance, and independent evaluation. The resulting list of superb attorneys is created as a useful tool for clients who are in the process of selecting attorneys. At the center of AIOPIA's selection process is the individual attorney's relationships with, and reputation among, his or her clients. The AIOPIA takes both aspects of outstanding law practice into account: winning cases and treating clients with the care and respect they deserve. Jaros clearly has a record of satisfying his clients both in terms of getting them just and substantial settlements and in terms of treating them with dignity and concern. Jaros, like all the attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros is client-oriented and exceptionally skilled. We congratulate him on his significant achievement.

Understanding Personal Injury Auto Insurance Claims

What are the types of insurance coverage and how are damages awarded?

For most people, the intricacies of car insurance are not especially interesting until they have an accident, at which point, particularly if there is personal injury involved, such matters become of paramount importance. It is helpful to be generally familiar with this information before you are involved in a collision.

Personal Injury Claims for Auto Accidents

What steps should you take if you are injured in an auto accident?

As the media tells us daily, auto accidents involving personal injury are all too common. If you are injured in a car accident, you are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses. Hopefully, insurance will cover most of your costs, but, if not, or if you experience extensive pain and suffering, you may want to receive additional damages through a lawsuit. An insurance company will reimburse you for medical bills, lost wages, and expenses related to your auto accident. Whether this compensation comes from your insurance company or the insurance company of the other driver depends on whether (and which) one of the drivers was at fault. Since being in a car accident usually has an element of psychological shock or trauma, whether or not personal injuries are involved, it is important to understand the protocol to follow once the event takes place.

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