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On February 25, 2015, Marc S. Albert was interviewed by PIX 11 correspondent Kirstin Cole at the PIX 11 News studio. The format of the interview was a Q&A in which PIX 11 viewers could send in questions for Mr. Albert on a variety of subjects in personal injury and medical malpractice law. The viewership response was overwhelming and some well thought out questions were posed to Mr. Albert.
A twenty minute segment was run by PIX 11 under the heading …

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Our increased reliance on handheld electronic devices in recent years has resulted in more ways for drivers to be distracted than ever before. These distractions present a growing danger to other drivers and passengers on the road. According to a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, distracted driving has become the leading factor in most car accidents throughout the country.
Anything that takes your focus away from the road and the …

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Nerve damage caused by a spinal cord injury can have catastrophic, life-altering consequences. One potential issue that often results from nerve damage is paralysis, a loss of function of one or more muscle groups. In many instances paralysis is permanent, requiring a lifetime of daily care for the victim.
Some of the most common causes of nerve damage that may lead to paralysis include:

Car accidents
Slip and fall accidents
Sports injuries
Pinched nerve damage
Herniated disc
Spinal cord injury

The costs associated with medical care after paralysis …

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If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages in a personal injury lawsuit. In order to build a strong case that achieves a successful outcome, you must be able to prove four essential elements:

Duty of care – Your personal injury lawyer must be able to demonstrate that the person responsible for your injuries owed you a duty of care. This can be as simple as the …

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Forklifts are commonly used at construction sites, warehouses, and other industrial workplaces. They are also one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment found at these work sites. Forklift accidents can result in catastrophic injuries for both forklift operators and other workers who are involved in the accident.
There are many different causes of forklift accidents. Some of the most common include:

Inadequate training of forklift drivers
Poor communication with others working around the forklift
Loads falling off of the forklift
Improper forklift maintenance
Forklift tipping …

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The aftermath of a violent crime can be overwhelming for the victim. The emotional and psychological trauma, medical expenses, and lost wages as you recover from your injuries can take their toll on you and your family. Fortunately, New York State law affords you certain rights and protections, and you may be entitled to recover compensation after being the victim of a violent crime.
In 1966, the New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) was established to provide victims of …

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Weather conditions often have a significant impact on drivers in the New York City metropolitan area. Hard, driving rain in the warmer months and snowy, icy roads in the winter can lead to treacherous road conditions. This is especially true for buses.
Due to the large size and weight of buses, they require a greater stopping distance than passenger vehicles. In addition, their boxy design makes buses more prone to tipping over. It is important to take certain precautions when driving …

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You do not have to suffer a violent blow to the head to develop a brain injury. It is also possible to suffer a non-traumatic brain injury, which is typically caused by:

Carbon monoxide poisoning
Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease
Drug abuse
Brain tumors
Infections such as meningitis or encephalitis which cause brain swelling
Oxygen deprivation
Cardiac arrest

These injuries are often as serious as traumatic brain injuries, which are caused by a catastrophic blow to the head. While traumatic brain injuries typically affect an isolated region of the …

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The government has enacted laws which protect consumers and provide remedies when they are injured by defective products. Manufacturers have an obligation to make sure their products are safe when used as intended, and they must warn consumers of any risks associated with the use of their products. When this obligation is not met and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to receive compensation through a product liability lawsuit.
Product liability laws hold all parties in the …

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Cerebral palsy is a condition that effects a person’s coordination, muscle control, and body movement. It is most commonly caused when a baby doesn’t receive enough oxygen to the brain during delivery.
Symptoms of cerebral palsy can vary greatly from person to person, and they gradually develop over a child’s first 2-3 years of development. Common warning signs include:

Muscle tone that is too stiff or too floppy
Poor muscle coordination
Delays in reaching motor skill milestones
Excessive drooling
Walking issues such as walking on toes …

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