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Compensatory vs Punitive Damages
Personal Injury

Compensatory vs Punitive Damages in New York

Compensatory and punitive damages are two categories of compensation plaintiffs can be awarded in a personal injury claim. But what is the difference between compensatory vs punitive damages in such cases? Compensatory and punitive damages serve distinctly different purposes. Compensatory damages, or actual damages, aim to reimburse the victim of

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Chain of Causation
Personal Injury

Chain of Causation

The chain of causation is an essential legal concept that Bailey, Johnson, & Peck, P.C. rigorously applies to establish liability in personal injury cases involving negligence. This legal causation chain involves delineating a clear, unbroken sequence of events—a causal relationship—between the defendant’s actions (cause in fact) and the actual injury

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how to prove a texting and driving accident in new york
Car Accidents

How to Prove a Texting and Driving Accident in New York

While many drivers know how dangerous distracted driving, especially texting and driving, can be, they may still check their cell phones while behind the wheel. According to many driving statistics, cell phone use on the road is a major cause of accidents. Even looking at a text message while at

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HOW LONG CAN TRUCK DRIVERS DRIVE
Truck Accidents

How Long Can Truck Drivers Drive?

How many hours can truck drivers drive daily? The Albany semi-truck accident attorneys at Bailey, Johnson & Peck break down everything you need about safety and hours of service (HOS) regulations. If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries or experienced wrongful death due to a fatigued truck driver, don’t hesitate to

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Can You Sue Someone for a Ski Accident
Premises Liability

Can You Sue Someone for a Ski Accident?

Can you sue someone for a ski accident? Our Albany ski accident attorneys also shed light on key aspects like common causes of ski and snowboarding accidents, common ski injuries, and what to do if this happens on the slopes. If you or a loved one has been injured in

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Informed Consent in New York
Medical Malpractice

Informed Consent

What is Informed Consent? In medical ethics, one principle stands above the rest regarding patient protection and accountability: informed consent. At Bailey, Johnson, & Peck, we recognize the critical role that informed consent plays during a patient’s medical care.  Informed consent is a fundamental agreement between a patient and their healthcare

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how to prove wrongful death
Wrongful Death

How to Prove Wrongful Death

When tragedy strikes, and a family member’s passing is the result of another’s negligence or misconduct, proving wrongful death becomes a critical step toward justice. For the Albany wrongful death attorneys at Bailey, Johnson, & Peck, this is more than a legal challenge; it’s a mission to restore a sense of balance

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what is mediation
Labor and Employment Law

What is Mediation?

Legal disputes can be lengthy, costly, and emotionally draining. In such cases, a mediation session with experienced lawyers can offer a path to resolution that can save time, reduce costs, and provide more control over the outcome to the parties involved. If you’re enduring civil litigation, you may benefit from

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Can You Get Rabies From a Dog Bite
Personal Injury

Can You Get Rabies From a Dog Bite?

Many of us come into contact with dogs on a regular basis, whether at home, at the park, or while walking through the neighborhood. But can these seemingly lovable animals give you rabies? Below, we’ll delve into the main causes of rabies in humans, as well as what to do

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What is Differential Diagnosis
Medical Malpractice

Differential Diagnosis

Doctors are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions. Still, many health conditions have similar symptoms to other health conditions, making it hard for some patients to receive a correct final diagnosis. That’s why so many medical professionals compile a differential diagnosis to help move the

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assumption of risk
Personal Injury

Assumption of Risk

Accidents are, unfortunately, a part of life that we all have to live with. Sometimes, those accidents are minor and don’t result in injuries. However, when accidents do cause harm, it’s common to want to recover compensation from the responsible party, especially if you suspect negligence.  In some cases, accidents

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what is a crush injury
Personal Injury

Crush Injury

Accidents can happen when you least expect them, leaving you or your loved ones with traumatic injuries such as severe head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones. Victims in major car accidents can also suffer a crush injury and crush syndrome, both of which can be fatal. In this

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