How to Retrieve Your Medical Records During a Claim

By WRSH on April 6, 2021

When you’re filing a personal injury claim, it is important to keep track of all your medical records, test results, treatments, and appointments due to the accident. This evidence of your injuries supports your claim and shows that you suffered due to the negligent party’s actions. These records also can demonstrate the overall costs of your injuries by outlining your individual medical expenses.

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Can Distracted Walking Threaten My Claim?

By WRSH on March 27, 2021

Most people are aware of the dangers of distracted driving, such as texting while driving, but research is growing in the area of distracted walking. We in New York understand how common it is for tourists or visitors to bury their heads in their phones as they walk down a crowded street, oftentimes bumping into others. While this is a minor issue in most cases, it can become a major point of contention in a personal injury case.

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The Dangers of Doctor Fatigue

By WRSH on March 17, 2021

Worker fatigue has steadily become a major concern across multiple industries as health professionals, researchers, and government officials acknowledge the serious ramifications of a lack of sleep on the human body. There is no doubt that we need regular and consistent sleep to function properly, but it is becoming more apparent that fatigue contributes heavily to slower response times, failures of high-level cognitive functions, and poor decision-making. Like choosing to forego sleep.

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

New York State Works to Improve Bridge Safety

By WRSH on March 4, 2021

Across the state of New York, over 130 bridges see millions of travelers every year. While our state’s infrastructure needs continuous repairs and renovations to deal with high volumes of traffic, education is also extremely important to keeping our roads safe.

So, let’s talk about bridge strikes, which occur when truck drivers ignore height requirements and recklessly collide with bridges, putting everyone on the road in danger.

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Posted in: Truck Accident

The Results of Operation Hardhat

By WRSH on February 25, 2021

As part of an initiative to increase roadway safety and reduce serious auto accidents in New York construction zones, state officials launched Operation Hardhat in 2019. This program was a collaborative effort between State Police, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), and the New York State Thruway Authority. Once again, this program went into effect in 2020 starting last July and resulted in a massive increase in traffic tickets being issued when compared to other parts of the year.

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WRSH Is Accepting Applications for the 4th Annual $2,500 Foundation For Your Future Scholarship

By WRSH on February 15, 2021

At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, we are devoted to helping hardworking individuals achieve a brighter future. Whether by representing a disabled construction worker in a settlement negotiation or an injured pedestrian in a court trial, we dedicate all of our resources to ensuring they can move forward with their lives. But we do not just believe in fighting for people in the courtroom; we also believe in supporting today’s students in achieving higher education.

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How to Represent a Coma Patient in a Claim

By WRSH on February 15, 2021

When a loved one slips into a coma, family members are forced to make heart-wrenching decisions about their future. They may worry that their loved one may never wake up and be resigned to a vegetative state. On top of that, they may also be left with years of medical bills and expenses just to keep their loved one alive.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Why Doctors Should Take Cephalohematoma Seriously

By WRSH on February 1, 2021

Nothing is more distressing than discovering your newborn has suffered a birth injury, especially if it occurred at the hands of a doctor. While the birthing process can be confusing and complicated, doctors should be fully prepared for every situation. During a difficult birth, doctors may use several tools and methods to help your child enter the world, but it is also important to observe your child afterward. This is especially true if your child suffers from a cephalohematoma.

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Posted in: Birth Injury

Identifying a Head Injury After a Construction Accident

By WRSH on January 26, 2021

Construction sites can be messy, chaotic, and noisy, making it difficult for workers to perform their duties safely. Even if workers are following every safety procedure and using their equipment correctly, they always run the risk of suffering a serious injury, especially if someone else is not taking the same precautions. The most dangerous injuries include some form of head trauma. While you may think a minor blow to the head is nothing to worry about, you should still see a doctor, especially if you are experiencing the following symptoms.

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Distracted Driving Named 2nd Leading Cause of Fatal Truck Accidents

By WRSH on January 18, 2021

Independent research from multiple organizations has shed light on the dangers of distracted driving – specifically, due to cell phones. Based on this research and the growing issue of distracted driving accidents among truckers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has outright banned commercial truck drivers from holding a cell phone in their hands at any time while driving. In addition, several states, including New York, have their own strict laws on cell phone use. Despite these regulations and the ever-present danger of distracted driving, truck drivers can still skirt the rules and put everyone on the road at risk.

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Posted in: Truck Accident