Construction is a dangerous job, and most workers know the risks, at least in theory. However, regardless of the nature of the work, the holder of land owes a duty to the people on it to keep them safe. If that duty is breached, it may give rise to an action in what is referred […]
Social Security Disability and Invisible Illnesses
In this day and age, it is exceedingly difficult to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and prevail on your first application. The system is complex and more than many people can handle alone. It also tends to be friendlier to those with “visible” illnesses or disabilities, such as muscular dystrophy, Down syndrome or […]
The Standard Of Care In Medical Malpractice Cases: What Is Reasonable?
Medical malpractice is an extremely diverse field of litigation, but one constant is the necessity that a doctor or nurse be required to conform to the prevailing standard of care in their field when treating patients. Despite the presence of this requirement, it can be difficult to define the appropriate standard; it is an entirely […]
Driving Under The Influence In New York
It should be understood by now that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is an extremely bad idea. And yet, the rate of automobile accidents caused by someone driving while intoxicated continues to hold steady. The law in New York state reflects a growing impatience with this state of affairs, as the stiff […]