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What should I do in a hit-and-run?

The sound of screeching tires, crunching metal and breaking glass can be scary enough on its own, but what do you do when the other driver speeds off? This is an unfortunate circumstance that many motorists in New York and around the country find themselves in every day. Knowing what you should do before you ever find yourself here can make the situation safer, less stressful and increase your chances of achieving justice.

What you need to know about transferring a deed

Transferring property can often be a complicated undertaking. In most circumstances, you will need an attorney to help you legally transfer a title. Your lawyer will have to examine the transaction and determine what documents must be drafted and filed, what the new owners will be responsible for upon transfer and how the transfer will occur.

3 reasons to get medical help for your child after a dog bite

Fido wasn't happy to see your child today, and he lashed out in a way you never expected. For example, maybe your child already knew the neighbor's pet, he normally only saw the pet when your neighbor was with him. Today, the dog got off its leash and chased your child down on his bicycle, biting him once he was knocked down. Your neighbor called him off quickly, but your child still suffered in the attack.

What is a power of attorney?

If you are unable to make decisions for yourself, a power of attorney can be used in New York to appoint an agent to do make them for you. According to the National Caregivers Library, this legal document can be used to grant power to another person over all your decisions or just particular areas. For example, you could grant a power of attorney to someone who can only handle your medical decisions or you could grant it to someone to handle all of your affairs.

The risk of medical misdiagnosis

People who visit an outpatient clinic or emergency room in New York assume that they will be evaluated, diagnosed and treated by competent medical professionals. Sadly, this is not always the case. A surprising number of people in the United States leave the doctor’s office as victims of medical error. Medical misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a patient is more common that people might think. Researchers found that approximately 12 million people across the country are misdiagnosed by physicians each year. The study, which was published in BMJ Quality and Safety also reported that in half of those cases, patients were harmed as a result of the misdiagnosis.

The various elements that make trucks so deadly in a crash

Commercial trucks necessarily operate and move differently than passenger cars and trucks. This is because they are enormous, very powerful and often carrying heavy or potentially dangerous cargo. For these reasons, there are a number of state and federal trucking regulations that set standards for who can drive commercial trucks, which behaviors operators should avoid, and how cargo must be loaded.

Are you experiencing post-accident emotional outbursts?

You were hit by a car while riding your bicycle to work two weeks ago. Now, after treatment for a broken collarbone and wrist, you're trying to return to your regular schedule. However, you keep experiencing unexpected emotional outbursts.

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