Whenever a person seeks the care of a medical professional, he or she has an expectation of trust and adequate care. When that care is negligent or substandard, the consequences can be life-altering and financially devastating. For New York patients who have been the victim of medical malpractice, there are legal rights and ways to pursue compensation for a wide variety of injuries and outcomes.
When a driver agrees to take passengers in a vehicle, that driver has a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of those passengers. If a passenger is injured, or worse, as a result of the recklessness, carelessness or negligence of a driver, the passenger, or the family of the passenger, may have legal cause to pursue a civil action against the driver. One recent fatal accident in New York may very well fall under the legal realm of wrongful death.
In large metropolitan areas, bikes are a common site. In fact, bike lanes serve to ensure bikes, vehicles, drivers and pedestrians are all safe from harm and injury. However, when a bike is ridden in the roadway or in the wrong lane, an accident can occur. Recently in New York, a woman was struck and became the victim of a fatal accident in the street.