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Personal Injury

New York City Reaches Historic $5.9 Million Settlement with Family of Eric Garner

As a West Chester County accident law firm, our professional legal staff is equipped to help families navigate the murky waters of New York’s wrongful death laws. While pursuing legal action in the wake of a family tragedy may seem incomprehensible at the time, seeking redress to compensate for the all-encompassing loss of a loved one will reap enormous benefits in the end.

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Posted on August 31, 2015 in Personal Injury

Driverless Cars & Personal Injury: Who’s at Fault?

With driver-assistance technologies emerging as the latest competitive edge between auto makers, it stands to reason that driverless cars cannot be too far off the horizon. While this notion is still just beginning to take hold of the tech sector, it behooves those in the active practice of managing, mitigating and minimizing risk to consider the personal injury and negligence implications of an auto collision involving one or more computer-operated driving machines.  Learn More

Posted on July 22, 2015 in Personal Injury

New York Court of Appeals Emphasizes Importance of Reliable Evidence in Injury Cases

When it comes to a car accident case, the keystone of a successful verdict or settlement is reliable, thorough and definitive medical evidence supporting the injury claim. In most instances, this is achieved by working with medical experts familiar with the plaintiff’s affliction(s), who are then called to testify as to the impact of the victim’s injuries on his or her lifelong prognosis. 

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Posted on July 8, 2015 in Personal Injury

Family of New Yorker Killed in Auto vs. Train Crash Prepares for Wrongful Death Lawsuit, Facts May Present a Problem

In the early morning hours of February 3, 2015, a horrific tragedy struck the town of Mount Pleasant as a 49-year old mother of three was fatally stricken by an oncoming Metro-North train en route from New York City. In addition, several passengers onboard the train also met their untimely deaths that fateful evening – resulting in a total fatality count of six adults.

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Posted on June 10, 2015 in Personal Injury

Five Procedural Issues Common in Commercial Trucking Accidents

An accident with a big rig is a big deal – and enduring this kind of collision can leave lasting effects, both physical and emotional. If you are reeling from a recent truck accident in the Westchester County area, our lawyers can help you navigate through the procedural issues that typically arise in personal injury actions – which can be especially complex if a commercial freightliner was involved in the wreck.

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Posted on May 13, 2015 in Personal Injury

Cosmetic Medical Procedures: Defending Against Malpractice Claims

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the vast majority of medical malpractice claims made against practitioners arise from the aesthetic and elective component of practice.

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Posted on April 22, 2015 in Personal Injury

On Thin Ice: Know Your Slip-and-Fall Rights in the Following Scenarios

It’s cold, windy and treacherous outside. En route from your favorite department store, you suddenly find yourself face-to-face with the ice-covered pavement in front of the store – and are in need of serious orthopedic rehabilitation for the next several weeks to heel your injured ankle. Who is responsible in this situation? The department store? The snow removal company? The local municipality?

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Posted on April 8, 2015 in Personal Injury

Measuring Damages Following a Motor Vehicle Accident

A successful auto accident lawsuit can be the light at the end of a very long, arduous tunnel. Oftentimes, Westchester County car accident attorneys are able to recover much more for their clients than just reimbursement for medical expenses. What’s more, victims facing severe, life-altering injuries may be able to obtain compensation to redress the limitations and lifestyle changes facing them for the duration of their lives. 

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Posted on February 25, 2015 in Personal Injury

Bicycle Accidents: A New York Epidemic

No matter the weather, season, temperature or distance, New Yorkers will take to their bikes to avoid the hassle and headache of our infamous bumper-to-bumper traffic. Therefore inevitably, New York is one of the leading states in terms of bicycle accidents, injuries and fatalities – a statistic we hope to see decrease dramatically over the next year. 

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Posted on February 11, 2015 in Personal Injury

Five Tips for Keeping Safe on Winter Roadways

Northeastern winters can be brutal, particularly in the northern areas of Brewster and White Plains, New York. One of the best ways to avoid a catastrophic winter collision is to practice preventative measures when traveling the treacherous terrain. In this post, our car accident lawyers count down five important tips for drivers eager to remain safely on the roadways this winter season: 

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Posted on January 30, 2015 in Personal Injury

Wrongful Death in New York: A Guide for Grieving Families

The death of a loved one can impart incomprehensible grief upon the immediate and extended members of a family. What’s more, handling the emotional and mental anguish that accompanies death from an unexpected accident can be at times unbearable for survivors. 

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Posted on January 23, 2015 in Personal Injury

Peer to Peer Sexual Harassment and School Liability

For years schools have been held to stand “in loco parentis” meaning that they stand in the stead of parents while the children are at school. Unfortunately, bullying in the form of sexual harassment, has become a widespread problem at primary and secondary schools and colleges.

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Posted on July 22, 2014 in For Our Clients, Personal Injury

New York’s No-Fault Accident Law May Affect your Right to Recover after a Car Accident

The days and weeks following a car accident can be stressful, especially when the bills start piling up. Drivers recovering from an accident may incur costs for the repair or replacement of their vehicle, lost wages for missed work, or medical and hospital bills. Most people assume that any major bills will be covered by their car insurance; however, many New Yorkers do not realize that the state of New York limits how much a person involved in an accident may recover from his or her insurance. 

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Posted on March 26, 2014 in Personal Injury

Can I Sue After an Accident Caused by Poor Road Maintenance?

The American Northeast is known for its severe winter weather, and this year has certainly brought its fair share of cold weather and winter storms to White Plains. Winter weather often creates slippery conditions that can significantly increase the risk of injury due to slip and falls or motor vehicle accidents. In addition to these risks, cold weather and snow or ice can also have a negative impact on the structural integrity of roads and sidewalks. 

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Posted on February 26, 2014 in Personal Injury

CPSC Issues Space Heater Safety Advice in Response to Bitter Cold across the Country

In the colder winter months, many New York residents turn to space heaters in an effort to keep their homes warm and their utility bills down. While potentially useful, space heaters are also capable of causing serious injury and extensive damage to property. Sometimes these accidents occur because of user error or carelessness, but other times they occur because of negligent manufacture or design or a manufacturer’s failure to warn about an inherent hazard. People who are injured by a malfunctioning space heater may be able to recover for their losses by bringing a legal claim against the party responsible for the malfunction. 

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Posted on February 12, 2014 in Personal Injury

Can I Sue for a Slip and Fall Accident Caused by Snow and Ice?

New York winters are notoriously harsh, and often involve significant accumulations of snow and ice. Any New Yorker can tell you that these slick conditions are often dangerous and increase the risk of someone sustaining an injury in a slip and fall accident. While slipping and falling may sound trivial, these accidents sometimes result in serious injury that requires intensive medical treatment or care. When these accidents happen because of another’s negligence, people who experience a slip and fall may be able to recover compensation for the losses they may incur, such as medical bills or lost wages.

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Posted on January 29, 2014 in Personal Injury

Winter Driving

The Northeastern United States is known for having severe winter storms that can include significant accumulations of snow and ice, as well as bitterly cold temperatures. These conditions can make driving extremely dangerous, and every year thousands of people are injured in accidents involving winter weather. While some winter weather accidents are unavoidable, drivers still owe other people on the roads a duty to drive in a manner suitable for the conditions, notes White Plains personal injury lawyers. 

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Posted on January 13, 2014 in For Our Clients, Personal Injury

Injuries on the Job in Special Municipal Fields

When employees suffer injury or illness on the job, they are often entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. Worker’s compensation benefits often include reimbursement of medical treatment, costs, and other related expenses.  Furthermore, if an employee must miss work in order to recover from their illness or injury, they are entitled to at least a portion of their salary for their time off work as a form of disability insurance.  However, not all injuries are always covered under worker’s compensation and your employer may fight against you to avoid paying benefits.

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Posted on November 20, 2013 in Personal Injury

15 Million Surge Protectors Recalled Due to Fire Risk

When consumers purchase products for their use, they rightfully expect those products to be safe to use as intended and not present an unreasonable risk of injury. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and every year thousands of people are injured each year by poorly designed, manufactured, or marketed products. The types of products that can cause injury due to defects include seemingly innocuous items such as baby strollers to inherently dangerous power tools. 

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Posted on October 28, 2013 in For Our Clients, Personal Injury

Lynch Schwab Obtains $134,271 Judgment in Real Property Action and Dismissal of Claims against Client

Claims against Lynch Schwab Client were dismissed, and Client's cross-claims for Judgment were granted in real property action.

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Posted on September 24, 2013 in Firm News, Personal Injury

Partner Lou Gasparini Named to Super Lawyer Rising Stars List

Lynch Schwab Partner, Lou Gasparini has been named to Super Lawyers "2013 New York Metro Rising Stars List".

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Posted on September 24, 2013 in Firm News, Personal Injury

Concussion Protection Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune: Choosing a Football Helmet For Your Young Player

Your White Plains personal injury attorneys take child safety seriously, and are consistently searching the latest findings. According to a recent study, when it comes to protecting young football players from concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, an expensive football helmet may be no more helpful than a less-expensive model. 

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Posted on September 18, 2013 in For Our Clients, Personal Injury