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Some words can be used interchangeably and mean the same thing, such as hot dog and frankfurter. The language used in law, however, is very precise. Two terms that sometimes confuse the public are bodily injury and personal injury. Under New York law, they are related but different.
The months and weeks leading to a baby’s birth are often filled with joyful anticipation. However, sometimes the unexpected happens, such as a car accident. Injuries to the mother and unborn child can range from seemingly minor to the most serious, including those resulting in death.
A DWI conviction can impact your life in many ways and for a long time, even after you’ve paid off all the fines and fees, served any jail time sentenced, completed any mandated alcohol education classes, and fulfilled the requirements of any additional legal penalties you received.
But there are plenty of indirect consequences of a DWI conviction, such as affecting your ability to work if your job requirements include driving. One such consequence is an increase to your auto insurance premiums.
In New York and all other states, it is illegal to consume alcohol while operating a vehicle or to drive while intoxicated (DWI). To enforce this law and others, most states, New York included, also have open container laws that limit when and where it is legal for opened bottles of alcohol to exist in public spaces—cars included.
Being arrested can feel intimidating, embarrassing, and downright terrifying. But even if you are suspected of a serious crime, you are still entitled to humane treatment and have certain rights that must be honored by police or those arresting you.
Just because you are arrested and charged with a felony or other crime does not mean that your fate is sealed. The term “innocent until proven guilty” is real, and from a legal perspective, it means just that: the law presumes your innocence unless and until a jury rules you guilty or you plead guilty in court.
At times when we are in need of medical care we find ourselves at our most vulnerable. It is in those moments that we put our trust, our health, and even our fate into the hands of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals.
If you were misdiagnosed or injured because of a healthcare professional’s negligence, you have the right to take legal action and seek compensation for your suffering.
If you were injured in an automobile accident that wasn’t your fault, you expect to receive a fair claim settlement claim from the negligent party’s insurance to compensate you for your injuries, time missed from work and other factors that play a role in a personal injury, such as mental anguish and pain and suffering.