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Types of Auto Accidents

Feb 14, 2013 — by SEO Admin
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Auto accidents are unfortunately common on our roads. With millions of vehicles and drivers, they are bound to happen, but that doesn't mean that your legal rights in an accident are invalid. With so many types of auto accidents and ways in which it can happen, it's imperative that auto accident victims and their loved ones visit our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. By meeting with skilled legal experts, you will be able to get the counsel that you need as soon as it is needed. Right now, we'd like to look at the different types of auto accidents that may occur.

Common Types of Vehicles in Auto Accidents


Some of the most common vehicles involved in auto acciden


Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes

Jan 14, 2013 — by Gary Zucker
Tags: Brain Injury Auto Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Personal Injury

Brooklyn Motorcycle Accident CausesAs every biker knows, motorcycles arent simply vehicles - theyre a way of life. Nothing beats the pure rush of riding down the open road, with nothing but the beautiful, blue horizon ahead. Still, as every experienced biker also knows, even the safest riders out there still face serious risks that have nothing to do with their skills or abilities. And when motorcycle accidents do occur, regardless of the cause, motorcyclists are at higher risk of serious injury and even death than operators of other vehicles.

Brooklyn personal injury attorneys Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C. provide aggressive, skilled legal representation to bikers who are in


Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Dec 14, 2012 — by Gary Zucker
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Brooklyn Nursing Home Abuse AttorneysWhen you entrust the care of your loved one to a nursing home, you expect that the staff will provide excellent care. When signs of nursing home abuse and neglect arise, it can be difficult to accept. Further, most people aren't sure what to do or where to turn in these cases. At the Law Office of Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C., our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys have extensive resources to help victims of nursing home abuse. We can investigate your claim, help you get your loved one into a safe environment, and hold those that are liable accountable for their actions.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse


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Trucking Accident Litigation

Nov 12, 2012 — by SEO Admin
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Auto accidents happen every day on our city streets and highways. Some of them are minor fender benders that are inconveniences but not serious. Others are life-changing events resulting in major damage to property, serious injuries, and even the loss of life. This is especially true when it comes to auto accidents involving large trucks. It's for that reason that our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys are serious when it comes to trucking accidents. Let's take a moment to look at why these kinds of accidents are so serious and what we can do to help.

About Truck Accidents


Large trucks are essential to interstate commerce, which is why there are so many big rigs and co


Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

Oct 14, 2012 — by Gary Zucker
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Brooklyn Spinal Cord Injury AttorneysThere are few injuries that can affect a persons life as dramatically as a serious spinal cord injury. At the Law Office of Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C., our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys have represented many spinal cord injury victims and their families, and we have witnessed firsthand how devastating the physical, emotional, and financial consequences of such an injury can be.While we may not be able to alleviate all of their burdens, we can certainly help to ensure that they receive the full measure of compensation to which they are entitled.

If you or a member of your family has suffered a serious spinal cord injury due to the negligent or deliber


Burn Injury Causes and Lawsuits

Sep 23, 2012 — by SEO Admin
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There are many kinds of serious injuries that a person may face. Some of these may take place while driving an automobile, some may take place at the workplace or at a work site. Regardless where the injury occurs or what the circumstances, our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys will be here for you every step of the way. One particularly serious set of injuries is burns. These can result in major tissue damage and permanent disfigurement. Let's look at this legal matter right now so you understand what is at stake.

About Burn Injuries


Burn injuries refer to any sort of injury that occurs as a result of burns. There are various degrees of burns, and exposure to numerous things that can result in burns. O


HEALTH CARE REFORM BILL AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Mar 30, 2010 — by Gary Zucker
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One of the many concerns about the health care reform bill that was recently signed by President Obama was that it might deprive those who have suffered devastating injuries or death due to the mistakes of doctors and other medical providers of their right to a jury trial. Fortunately, although the bill permits all states, including New York, to institute alternatives to jury trials in order to resolve medical malpractice lawsuits, it also provides that such alternatives are optional. This means that under the health care bill, plaintiffs in a medical malpractice suit will retain their right to have their claims heard and determined by a jury, a fundamental right under our Constitution. In addition, the proposal to institute caps (limits) on the awards for medical malpractice was defeated, thus ensuring that those who are severely injured due to malpractice will recover just compensation.

If you or a family member have suffered an injury due to medical malpractice ple


Time Extended For Ground Zero Workers to File Claims

Oct 21, 2009 — by Gary Zucker
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Immediately after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, thousands of selfless individuals bravely ventured to the site of Ground Zero to assist in the rescue and recovery efforts. Unfortunately, many of these rescue and recovery workers performed this heroic work without any protective equipment and without the proper clothing that we now know was necessary to keep them safe from the toxic debris and dust that they sifted through in order to save as many lives as possible. As a result many rescuers and recovery workers became ill and suffered various long term and permanent injuries.

Under the law as it existed from 2001 through September 2009, rescue and recovery workers who suffered injuries or health problems as a result of their work at Ground Zero had only 90 days from September 11, 2001 to file a claim for compensation with the City of New York. This requirement resulted in the rejection of claims brought by thousands of workers whose injur


CLAIMS AGAINST NEW YORK CITY AND NEW YORK CITY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS CORPORATION

Apr 17, 2009 — by Gary Zucker
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There are special rules and procedures that must be followed when bringing a claim against the City of New York and the New York Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYCHHC). For personal injuries claims, a Notice of Claim must be served within 90 days of the accident that forms the basis of the claim. For medical malpractice claims, a Notice of Claim must be served within 90 days from the date the malpractice was committed or within 90 days from the last date the injured party was treated for the injuries resulting from the malpractice by the facility, hospital, or health care provider acting in behalf of the City of New York or NYCHHC. The court has the discretion to grant permission to file a late Notice of Claim. Such application must be made within a year and 90 days from the accident or from the last date of treatment, however such permission is not always granted.

In determining whether to grant the application to serve a late Notice of Claim, the court must weigh vari


FAILURE TO PROPERLY DIAGNOSE AND TREAT RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY

Dec 24, 2008 — by Gary Zucker
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Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is a condition that can affect premature babies (babies born before 30 weeks of pregnancy) and can lead to visual impairment or even total and permanent blindness if not treated in a timely and proper manner. ROP is caused when abnormal blood vessels form that can cause detachment of the retina, the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. All infants who are born before 30 weeks should be evaluated for ROP shortly after their birth by an ophthalmologist experienced and familiar with the treatment of ROP, such as a pediatric ophthalmologist or retinal specialist.

There are five stages of ROP, with stage 1 being the least severe and stage 5 being the most serious (total retinal detachment). Infants with stage 1 or stage 2 ROP often suffer no serious complications and require no treatment. However, if an infant suffers from a more advanced stage of ROP, timely intervention is crucial. If proper treatment is instit


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