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June 2010 Archives

3 Reasons to Pursue Inadequate Security Claims

The time following a physical attack or sexual assault is often physically painful and emotionally traumatic. You may incur medical bills and time lost from work, and the person who attacked you may be unable to reimburse you for your injuries. The person who attacked you may not be the only one liable for your injuries, however. You should consider contacting a New Jersey or New York premises liability lawyer to discuss filing a lawsuit against the owner or manager of a property. An inadequate-security lawsuit against a property owner or manager may:

What to do After a Subway Accident

A New York City subway accident can interfere with your work day, your sightseeing, or your evening plans. It can also cause you significant physical pain and emotional suffering. If you have been hurt in a subway accident, New York City lawyers advise you to:

How to Collect Damages for Construction Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a New Jersey or New York construction accident then you may be entitled to damages for your physical pain, financial loss, and grief. Construction sites are dangerous places, particularly when there are moving vehicles. The impact of an accident involving an excavator, a forklift, a crane, a truck, or any other type of motor vehicle can be devastating.The law allows injured construction workers or the families of those killed in construction accidents to recover damages for their losses. With the help of a New York or New Jersey construction-accident attorney, workers who have been hurt in construction accidents may recover damages that include compensation for past, current, and future:

How to Collect Damages for Construction Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a New Jersey or New York construction accident then you may be entitled to damages for your physical pain, financial loss, and grief. Construction sites are dangerous places, particularly when there are moving vehicles. The impact of an accident involving an excavator, a forklift, a crane, a truck, or any other type of motor vehicle can be devastating.The law allows injured construction workers or the families of those killed in construction accidents to recover damages for their losses. With the help of a New York or New Jersey construction-accident attorney, workers who have been hurt in construction accidents may recover damages that include compensation for past, current, and future:

Who is Liable for a Construction Injury Caused by Defective Equipment?

When your employer fails to provide you with the necessary construction-safety equipment or allows a coworker to do something that is unsafe and which results in an injury, then a New York or New Jersey construction-accident lawyer can easily identify the potential defendants in your construction-accident case. But what happens when your injury was caused by a defective product? In such a case, your New Jersey orNew York construction injury lawyer must take additional steps to determine who is legally responsible for your injuries.Identifying Potentially Liable PartiesConstruction equipment can become defective for any number of reasons. Your construction accident attorney will consider:

Before an emergency plan can be created for a construction site, the construction company must determine which emergencies must be planned for. In New Jersey and New York, construction lawyers and state and federal government agencies recommend that const

Gulf Coast commercial fishermen have been in a precarious position since the April 20, 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion. As unprecedented amounts of oil seep into the Gulf waters their very livelihood is threatened, and they have no control over the spill response, the oil cleanup, or the effect of the oil on the marine life.

Why Knowing About Accident Prevention is Important to Your Scaffolding Accident Recovery

It might seem like a purely academic exercise to learn how your scaffolding accident could have been prevented after you have already suffered injuries, but learning how your accident might have been prevented could be important to your recovery. New York and New Jersey construction accident lawyers understand how knowing the legal requirements for prevention can help determine the cause of your scaffolding accident, and how that can be important to the determination of your damage award.

The Truth About Commercial Fishing

Commercial fishing is one of the deadliest occupations in the United States, with a fatality rate twenty-eight times that of the typical American workermost professions. In order to make commercial fishing safer, and to understand the inherent dangers of the industry, it is important to understand why these fatalities are occurring.According to the CDC, the most common reasons for commercial fishing fatalities are:

What Construction Workers Should Know About Emergency Action Plans

Before an emergency plan can be created for a construction site, the construction company must determine which emergencies must be planned for. In New Jersey and New York, construction lawyers and state and federal government agencies recommend that construction employers plan for the following types of emergencies:

What to do If You're Hurt in a Commuter Train Accident

When you board a commuter train, you have no control over what happens next. You hope to get to work or back home safely, but you do not know who is driving your train or whether there are any mechanical problems that can interfere with your safe ride. While most of the time you arrive at your destination safely, the one time that you do not can change your life.In the event that you are involved in a New York or New Jersey commuter train accident, you need to know what to do next. First, seek prompt medical attention for any injures that you have suffered. Do not refuse the help of first-responders if you are in any pain, and follow up with your own doctor as soon as possible for a full examination. Next, talk to your fellow passengers. Did anyone notice anything out of place before, during, or after the accident? Do you know why the accident happened?Finally, call the experienced commuter-railroad accident lawyers of Hofmann & Schweitzer at 1-800-362-9329. Our lawyers know how to investigate train accidents, and how to help people who have been hurt in them. New York and New Jersey railroads know that we will fight for fair and just compensation for you if you are hurt in a New Jersey or New York commuter train accident. Let us help you recover the damages that you deserve. 

Lifeboat Accidents

Lifeboat accidents are much too common on cruise ships today and can be prevented by cruise line management taking simple preventive measures. We are pleased to learn that DNV approved a Class "S" Simulator as a training tool for crewmembers. Hofmann & Schweitzer have aggressively fought against cruise line operators who operate in a unsafe manner. Our office represents both crewmembers and passengers in life boat accidents.For further information regarding your rights in life boat accidents, contact Hofmann & Schweitzer today. 

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