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Take steps to avoid any contest to your last wills and estates

A contested last will is a nightmare. It can drag an estate through probate, taking months and resulting in thousands of dollars going to court costs and other fees. For the testator, the person who created the will, having those last wishes contested in court is a final insult. Generally, if you take the time to create an estate plan or a last will, you do it because you want to see your assets divided a certain way.

Uneven sidewalks could result in major injury or even death

When people think of premises liability in New York, they often think of slip-and-fall accidents or cases of falling ice from tall buildings. One aspects that receives far less attention is the liability associated with sidewalks and their proper maintenance. A lot of people assume that sidewalks are the responsibility of the city, but that is only partially true.

How do you prove fault in a car accident lawsuit?

Almost every New York car accident injury claim boils down to one important factor: fault. Generally, fault in a car accident case refers to a party's failure to act in a way that a reasonable person would have given the circumstances -- especially in terms of preventing injury to others.

Ladder safety tips for construction work

After years of working in the construction industry throughout New York, you may feel like you can do your job blind folded. You have seen all manner of accidents and mishaps on the job site, and even managed to avoid some potentially dangerous situations yourself.

Car accidents pose serious risks to children of all ages

Did you know that for children over the age of 1, unintentional injuries (accidents) are the leading cause of death? Accidents claim three times as many lives in children and young teens compared to the second most common cause of death, cancer (until age 15, when it becomes suicide). Far too many young people's lives have ended early as the result of a potentially preventable accident.

Using a trust in your estate plan could be a smart move

Estate planning can be a complicated process. Thankfully, the sooner you begin planning for your passing, the better prepared you are to enjoy your life. When you know that issues like your medical preferences (like organ donation or life support) and the division of your possessions is handled, you'll feel more prepared for the future. After all, you don't want to leave your family with debt, taxes or other issues to sort out after grieving you. You want your legacy to be more positive than that.

Prevent child car accident deaths in New York

As a parent of a young child in New York, you want to protect your child against the chance that he or she will be injured or killed. Most parents will, therefore, strive to keep their children healthy with an excellent diet, make sure they go for regular checkups to the doctor and so forth.

Slip-and-fall accidents – what it takes to prove fault

Slipping and falling is a common type of accident that often results in serious injuries. From concussions to broken bones, people can easily end up with high medical expenses after such a mishap. But when this happens, whose fault is it? Is it your fault because you were not paying enough attention or was it your favorite New York supermarket's fault for not putting out a caution sign about the wet floor?

Use these tips to save your back while lifting

Can you think of a day where you did not lift even a single item? Probably not. Think about all the different things you lift while on a job site. From heavy bags of cement mix for smaller jobs to almost too-big-to-handle building materials and even your tool belt, you are continuously lifting objects throughout your workday.

Bitten by a dog? Here's 3 steps to take immediately

Anyone can get hurt, even if they're only sitting around outside. The truth is that there are many hazards in the world, one of which is found in many homes around America. That particular hazard is man's best friend, the dog. While the majority of pet dogs are friendly and loving, that doesn't mean that they all are. That's a problem, especially if one gets loose.