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On the Car Crash Traffic Accident Scene: Paramedics Saving Life of a Female Victim who is Lying on Stretchers. They Apply Oxygen Mask, Do Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / CPR and Perform First Aid

Compensatory vs. Punitive Damages

By Kohn Law Firm |

If you were seriously injured in a car crash or otherwise injured as a result of someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior, you have the right to seek compensation. In a personal injury case, damages are generally split between “compensatory” and “punitive” damages. Cases in which punitive damages are available can result in especially… Read More »

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The driver is calling for insurance after a traffic accident. car crash accident on street, damaged automobiles after collision. The car crashed on a road between a saloon and a pickup.

What Is the Average Car Accident Settlement?

By Kohn Law Firm |

If you’ve been seriously injured in a New York car accident, you may have a claim for damages against the driver who caused your crash. Whenever we take on a car accident client, one of their first questions is always, “How much is my case worth?” The answer, like so many things in the… Read More »

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destroyed cars in car demolition in the city

What Does Salvage Title Mean in NY?

By Kohn Law Firm |

New York law requires that a “salvage title” be issued on a vehicle that meets certain conditions. If a vehicle meets the requirements for a salvage title, proper steps must be taken before the vehicle can be issued a new title certificate. Salvage title may come into play, for example, if your car was… Read More »

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Car tailgating at high speeds

How Tailgating Causes Accidents and How to Prevent It

By Kohn Law Firm |

Drivers in New York and around the country have many bad habits. Aggressive or impatient drivers can be especially frustrating as they dart between cars in traffic, drive on the shoulder, or tailgate, expecting to shave precious seconds off their commute. Maneuvers like tailgating are not only annoying; they are dangerous. Tailgating reduces the… Read More »

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Injured girl after car accident in the street

Back and Neck Injuries After Rear-End Collisions

By Kohn Law Firm |

Rear-end collisions are the most common car crashes in the United States. Every year, thousands of people are killed and thousands more hospitalized as a result of rear-end collisions. Even a low-speed rear-end collision can lead to debilitating and painful injuries. Damage to the neck or back can be especially damaging. Below, we discuss… Read More »

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Lawyer offers slip and fall accident report form.

More Fatal Slip and Fall Accidents Than You Think

By Kohn Law Firm |

Pop culture has attempted to turn the “slip and fall” into a running joke. A person slides on a puddle of spilled orange juice in the grocery store, suffers a slight bruise to their thigh, and then sues the grocery store for millions of dollars. The reality is much more alarming. Not only are… Read More »

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Man Falling On Wet Floor In Front Of Caution Sign

What to Do if You Slip and Fall on a Wet Floor

By Kohn Law Firm |

If you are on someone else’s property, they have a duty to keep you reasonably safe from harm. If you’re in a grocery store, an office building, or someone’s home and they leave a wet floor unmarked and unattended, they’ve left a hazard that can lead to serious injury. When you slip and fall… Read More »

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Dram Shop Liability in NY

By Kohn Law Firm |

If you were injured in a car accident, there may be several different parties to blame: the negligent driver, their employer, the manufacturer of a defective vehicle… There’s also a lesser-known theory of liability that holds certain parties liable for causing an accident: Dram Shop liability. Under a Dram Shop liability claim, injured accident… Read More »

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Loss Adjuster Inspecting Car Involved In Accident

What Is the Purpose of Accident Investigation and Reporting?

By Kohn Law Firm |

At first glance, it may seem like the purpose of accident investigation and reporting is to understand who caused the accident in order to direct accountability. While one aspect of accident investigation and reporting is for the purpose of accountability, the main objective is to understand what caused the accident in order to prevent… Read More »

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Confident architect at construction site

What Are the Most Important Construction Safety Tips?

By Kohn Law Firm |

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. Over a thousand construction workers are killed in workplace accidents every year, and thousands more suffer serious injuries. The vast majority of construction accidents are avoidable, having resulted from at least one person acting negligently along the way. Keep reading for tips… Read More »

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