Construction is dangerous – especially in New York City. Almost every day, workers suffer catastrophic injuries through no fault of their own. Following a spinal cord injury or blow to the head, you may need extensive medical care to move on with your life, which will cost a pretty penny. During this time, you may lose out on work or have to change careers, and suffer a huge drop in income.
Since launching the Foundation for Your Future Scholarship back in February, our team at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, has been astounded at the show of support for the award. We have gotten the chance to hear about the great people who are inspiring students from across the country and are grateful to learn what motivates the modern student. It is an honor to hear all of your stories, and we are proud to offer this scholarship each year.
Say you had a medical device implanted in your body. It was supposed to be rigorously tested beforehand, and it’s there to make your life better. But something goes wrong. You’re hurt – but was it the device itself? Or was it the surgeon who implanted it?
Here at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, our focus is always on standing up for injured clients throughout New York City. But we realize that a major part of that process is reaching clients when they need our representation the most. We want to be available to everyone who has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, and having a dedicated website is key to this. To that end, we put considerable resources into improving our website so that clients could easily find and contact us after an accident.
At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, we are on the cusp of summer here in New York City and have been catching up on some much-needed reading. For two weeks now, we’ve had the amazing opportunity to learn about the outstanding youth of this up-and-coming generation. Students, you inspired us as we reviewed all of your applications submitted to our fourth annual Foundation For Your Future Scholarship. After an intense review process, we are now ready to announce the finalists!
A child and a dog may seem like the perfect pair, but parents should always remember how dangerous an untrained dog can be. Children are naturally attracted to dogs and may not know how to keep themselves safe when a dog turns aggressive.
Decades ago, being paralyzed in any degree would irrevocably change your life. You would have difficulties finding work, taking care of yourself, and getting around your home. But great advances have been made over the past years, with new technology allowing paralysis victims to live better lives and have more independence.
It is not possible to put a dollar sign on your child’s injuries, especially if they could have been prevented. When an act of medical negligence causes a birth injury, as a parent, you are completely justified in feeling angry, scared, and hurt. On top of the emotional pain, you are likely worried about the financial costs of your child’s injuries. Even if a doctor can repair the damage and your child can grow up healthy with no other issues, the high costs of this treatment may weigh heavily upon you.
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.
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.