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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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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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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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mistakes to avoid in a personal injury claim
Personal Injury

10 Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Claim

Personal injury claims can be complex and emotionally challenging experiences. Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, slip and fall incident, or any other type of accident, it’s essential to navigate the process carefully to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. In this blog post, we’ll explore the

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what is loss of consortium worth
Personal Injury

What is Loss of Consortium Worth?

When an accident occurs, a lot of people are hurt. Victims and their families can have their lives changed drastically and may have to bear the consequences of someone else’s negligence for years to come. One of these consequences is a loss of consortium, which occurs when an accident victim

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c5 c6
Personal Injury

What is a C5/C6 Injury?

An accident or other major trauma that causes a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury can be devastating. Even a minor accident can leave a person with debilitating injuries due to a spinal cord injury. Whiplash is one of the most common neck injuries that, in severe cases, can

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incapacitating injury
Personal Injury

What is an Incapacitating Injury?

A general definition of an incapacitating injury is a non-fatal injury that is evident to witnesses or observers of the accident. Many people may also define an incapacitating injury as a catastrophic, non-fatal injury that prevents victims from functioning at their normal capacity. Serious injuries that would be included in

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What is Compartment Syndrome
Personal Injury

What is Compartment Syndrome?

Acute compartment syndrome is a common type of injury that occurs in traumatic accidents, such as car accidents, slip and fall accidents, or accidents where all or part of the body becomes crushed. The body parts that are the most prone to developing compartment syndrome are the arms, legs, and

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What are the Long-Term Effects of Spinal Compression Fracture?
Personal Injury

Long-Term Effects of Spinal Compression Fracture

Vertebral compression fractures, or VCFs, are one of the most common complications associated with osteoporosis. These spinal fractures affect over 700,000 Americans every year according to AAFP. Vertebral compression fractures can lead to chronic pain, increased risk of pressure sores, and a host of other complications. While the spinal fracture

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