Category: FAQ

Crash bars are useful for reducing damage to motorcycle engines and body panels when it falls on the side. Commonly, a crash bar is a loop of chrome-plated steel tube mounted to each side of a motorcycle’s lower frame. The crash bars stick out a few inches wider than the bike. These hit the ground […]

Wrongful deaths in hospitals are an unfortunate reality of the medical profession. Patients may be harmed when employees of hospitals commit negligent medical errors, such as surgical mistakes or wrongful anesthesia. In these situations, a hospital may be held liable for damages. If a patient dies due to a medical error or medical malpractice, relatives of […]

During a trial, the judge may call the lawyers to the bench, or the lawyers may request to approach the bench. The bench is the large, raised desk at the front of a courtroom behind which the judge sits. When a lawyer asks to “approach the bench,” he or she is asking the judge’s permission […]

Workers’ compensation benefits are not considered taxable income at the federal, state, and local levels. Workers’ comp benefits are non-taxable insurance settlements. While a worker does need to report these benefits on New York tax form W-2 (Wage and Tax Statements), the amount awarded by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board is excluded from […]

Personal injury lawyers make money by winning personal injury cases in court or by settling personal injury case out of court. For the majority of personal injury cases, a personal injury lawyer will charge a contingency fee. In a contingency fee arrangement, the fee is contingent on the outcome. It is only paid if the […]

Nurses, like doctors, can be found liable for improperly treating a patient. Yes, a nurse can be sued for medical malpractice if it can be proven that the healthcare provider failed to competently perform his or her medical duties and that failure resulted in harm to the patient. Between 1997 and 2007 over $87.5 million was paid […]

There are four leading causes of fatalities on construction sites. Three out of five (59%) construction worker deaths in 2009 could be attributed to one of these causes. The types of construction accidents that killed most workers were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in or -between. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for more than half […]

Car accidents can cause long-term stress that can eventually lead to depression. According to WebMD Health News, a car accident can cause depression. Like other types of traumatic or stressful events, car accidents can cause long-term stress that affects work and relationships. Eventually, this anxiety can lead to depression. Even a minor auto accident can cause […]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), child restraint manufacturers, and personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., all recommend that child safety seats be replaced following a moderate or severe car accident. There are different viewpoints on replacing car seats that have been in a minor crash. The NHTSA said that child safety […]

Car accidents can lead to a herniated disc, as well as nerve damage. The disc injury and nerve injury can be related, such as when a slipped or herniated disc causes a pinched nerve, nerve impingement, radiculopathy, or chronic pain. It is not uncommon for people injured in a car accident to suffer from herniated discs, […]