New York City is in a constant state of flux, a hive of demolition and new construction swarming with workers toiling in construction zones that often abut occupied structures. Unfortunately, amidst all of the activity, sometimes tragedies occur.
If you are pursuing a personal injury claim in a New York City civil court, sometimes the defendant(s) or their insurance companies may tender an acceptable settlement offer in order to conclude the case. In other cases, such as a serious car accident where disabling or life-threatening injuries were suffered, one or both of the parties may refuse to settle and the litigation proceeds to the trial phase.
Autumn is a great time to take to New York highways on a motorcycle, but riding motorcycles places people in a great deal of danger due to other drivers' negligence and inattention. According to data supplied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 15 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than those in a truck or car who get in a wreck.
Some Manhattan residents may have heard term "wrongful death" used without ever really understanding what it means. Wrongful death is legal terminology for the death of a person because of another's misconduct or negligence, which may also include murder.