Category Archives: Personal Injury News
Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime, to even the most careful person. Most people are in shock if they have witnessed an accident or are a victim themselves and may be at a loss for how to handle the situation. Would you know what to do if you or a loved one was injured? Basch… Read More »
Ice and snow are common this time of year in Upstate New York. These winter conditions are the main causes of slip and fall accidents during winter months. According to the lawyers at Basch & Keegan, most slip-and-fall accidents are preventable and they occur because the property owner acts negligently. Within the first month… Read More »
Last fall, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a broad revision of nursing home regulations. The goal? To help improve care for the country’s 1.4 million nursing home residents. Some of the revised regulations include: Strengthening the residents’ control over important decisions in their lives. For example, the rules allow people to… Read More »
According to OSHA, 1 in 10 construction workers are injured every single year on the job site. Out of 4,386 worker fatalities in private industries during the calendar year of 2014, 20.5% were in construction. The leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by electrocution, struck… Read More »
The phrase “black ice” is often used by slip and fall victims when explaining how their accident happened or describing their injuries to a medical professional. We know that property owners are responsible for maintaining their property after the accumulation of ice or snow, but “black ice” cases can present unique legal challenges. What… Read More »
On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule that prohibits any nursing home that receives federal funding from requiring that its residents resolve any disputes in arbitration, instead of in court, according to a recent New York Times article. This rule, as issued by… Read More »
A Nashville jury awarded sportscaster Erin Andrews over $50 million dollars for emotional distress and a violation of privacy rights. The lawsuit was against the Marriott Hotel chain and Ms. Andrew’s stalker. The stalker had specifically requested the Marriott allow him to stay in a room adjacent to Ms. Andrew’s, from where he secretly videotaped… Read More »
The NY Times recently published an article entitled End of the Road May Be Near for Side Mirrors. This article was interesting to me because it reminds me of the many advancements made in vehicle safety over the course of the last thirty years, as well as the effects those safety improvements have had on… Read More »
Hudson Valley personal injury attorneys Basch & Keegan on short-range vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems which may prevent car accidents in the future.
Hudson Valley personal injury attorneys Basch & Keegan in Kingston & Albany discuss truck accident safety & allowing teenagers as interstate truckers.