Category Archives: Personal Injury News

Rule Allows Residents & Families to Sue Nursing Homes for Abuse & Neglect

By Basch & Keegan |

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 »

Construction Site Accidents: Who Can I Sue for My Injuries?

By Basch & Keegan |

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 »

Slipped on “Black Ice,” You Say? Well, Don’t Say It.

By Basch & Keegan |

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 »

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A Big Win for The Rights of the Elderly & Their Families

By Basch & Keegan |

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 »

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Erin Andrews – Privacy & Emotional Distress

By John DeGasperis |

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 »

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The Legal Considerations of Auto Technology Advances

By John DeGasperis |

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 »

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Technology for Short-Range Communication Could Save Drivers from Accidents

By Basch & Keegan |

Hudson Valley personal injury attorneys Basch & Keegan on short-range vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems which may prevent car accidents in the future.

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Change in Federal Law Limits Travel of Teen Truckers Across State Lines

By Basch & Keegan |

Hudson Valley personal injury attorneys Basch & Keegan in Kingston & Albany discuss truck accident safety & allowing teenagers as interstate truckers.

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Study Reveals that Rear-Facing Car Seats Need Improvement

By Basch & Keegan |

Hudson Valley personal injury attorneys Basch & Keegan report on Swedish study of safety of rear-facing infant car safety seats in rear-end collisions.

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Man Receives $500,000 Settlement for Truck Accident with Deputy Sheriff

By Basch & Keegan |

Hudson Valley personal injury attorneys Basch & Keegan report on settlement for man injured in truck crash with Albany County deputy sheriff in Westerlo.