How New York gets it wrong on wrongful death

The most recent issue of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association’s publication ‘Bill of Particulars’ includes an article by NYSTLA President Michele S. Mirman, Esq. about the deficiencies in New York’s wrongful death laws. New York was actually the first state in the Union to enact a wrongful death statute.  The law, passed back in 1847, finally allowed the families of deceased victims a chance to recover for the losses caused by that death. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much, if any, progress since then.  Today, New York is one of...

Beware of insurance adjusters bearing (small) gifts

As discussed in an earlier blog post, Campbell & Associates does more to protect our client’s rights to “no-fault” benefits than any other personal injury firm in Western New York.  Today we discuss the flip side of New York’s automobile insurance system – the “serious injury” threshold, and how insurance adjusters use the public’s lack of understanding about this law against them. The interaction between “no fault” benefits and the “serious injury” threshold is a compromise.  On one hand, as the name suggests, drivers in New York are...

Fredonia, New York is a Small Business Revolution Finalist!

Campbell & Associates is a small business. We work with clients across western New York and especially with people in Fredonia. It's our pleasure to associate with a town that is now one of the five finalists for Small Business Revolution’s top small towns! Should Fredonia win the town would get a $500,000 investment in its small business community, expert small business advice, and a spot as the featured town on Hulu’s Small Business Revolution Season 5. Show your support by voting for Fredonia as America’s favorite small town at...

How Campbell & Associates does more to protect our clients’ rights to “no-fault” insurance benefits than any other personal injury firm in WNY.

At Campbell & Associates, we do more than any other personal injury firm in Western New York to help ensure that our clients receive and maximize their right to no-fault benefits.  Although insurance carriers are legally obligated to provide no-fault benefits, they typically will not do so without eventually attempting to cut injured people off.  The most common way they do this is by forcing recipients to submit to so-called “independent medical exams”.  These exams are performed by doctors paid by the insurance company, who assess...

How Campbell & Associates does more to protect our clients’ rights to “no-fault” insurance benefits than any other personal injury firm in WNY.

At Campbell & Associates, we do more than any other personal injury firm in Western New York to help ensure that our clients receive and maximize their right to no-fault benefits.  Although insurance carriers are legally obligated to provide no-fault benefits, they typically will not do so without eventually attempting to cut injured people off.  The most common way they do this is by forcing recipients to submit to so-called “independent medical exams”.  These exams are performed by doctors paid by the insurance company, who assess...

Brachial Plexus and Erb’s Palsy – The Perils of Childbirth

As discussed more generally in the Childbirth Injuries section, the birth of a child is a wonderful yet fraught time in any parent’s life. While medical advances have made childbirth exponentially safer than it was even 100 years ago, one type of birth injury is still quite common: brachial plexus injuries. [1] The brachial plexus is a root bundle of nerves in the shoulder region of the arm that empowers movement and sensation in the arm, hand, and fingers. It starts at the spine and then branches out to various parts of the arm, controlling...