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Medical Malpractice Attorney Helps Client Win $15,800,000

The Harding Law Firm - Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Medical malpractice can lead to serious injury, pain and suffering – and it could easily have been avoided if not for the negligent and wrongful actions of health care providers. As an experienced medical malpractice attorney, Charles Harding has witnessed some horrific cases. His knowledge and expertise as a personal injury lawyer has helped many clients gain rightful compensation and justice in cases involving injury, disability or even death due to negligent actions, often on the part of medical professionals.

Medical malpractice cases are typically complex, with a lot of grey areas making it challenging to place the blame squarely where it should be—on the negligent party. At the Harding Law Firm, we are able to offer professional representation to help our clients win the settlement claims they are owed under the New York legal system.

One such medical malpractice lawsuit we won involved:

  • A horrific case where a 42 year old mother died during childbirth. This was the direct result of medical malpractice.
  • To make a terrible situation even worse – she left behind four children, while giving birth to her fifth.
  • This fifth child was born with severe defects that now require 24 hour nursing care with costs of over $425,000 each year.
  • As the medical malpractice attorney on the case, Charles Harding, along with other personal injury lawyers won on behalf of the client and gained the settlement amount of $15,800,000 in compensation.

If you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, it’s important you speak to a personal injury lawyer about your claim. If you’re a victim due to the careless, negligent or wrongful actions of a health care provider, you need to speak to a medical malpractice attorney.

Contact Charles Harding at The Harding Law Firm or call our office at 518-384-3400 and schedule a free consultation today.

What to Do In Case Of a Motorcycle Accident – Talk to a Motorcycle Injury Lawyer

The Harding Law Firm - Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Summertime in Albany, NY is peak motorcycle season with bikers making the most of the beautiful weather. The reality of that, however, is that accidents can and do happen, especially in busy, crowded New York. According to the Department of Health, New York State:

• On average, 1,606 hospitalizations and 4,092 emergency room (ER) visits occur every year due motor vehicle traffic-related motorcyclist injuries.

• There are, on average, 165 deaths due to motorcycle related accidents and injuries every year.

• The highest death rates occur for males and New Yorkers aged 20-24 years old.

And what’s worse, these statistics only refer to the motorcyclist. With two parties usually involved in an accident, we haven’t even begun to consider personal injuries related to secondary parties. It’s important that New Yorkers, and especially motorcyclists follow these safety tips and stay safe on our roads:

• Wear a helmet. This is a legal requirement under New York motorcycle law. In addition, wear protective motorcycle riding gear.

• Understand and maintain your bike – this will help you gain better control and operate it on the road.

• Keep your lights on at all times even during the day. Make sure you’re visible to all other road users.

• Signal before you turn direction. Check your mirrors constantly.

• Always search for and be aware of potential hazards.

These are general and basic road safety tips – but extremely important, especially for motorcyclists. If you’re involved in an auto accident, you are more vulnerable to serious injury than the driver sitting behind the wheel of a car.

And in the worst-case scenario, if you or a loved one has been in an accident, speak to a motorcycle injury lawyer as soon as possible. This will help ensure you don’t accept insufficient and unfair settlement offers from the insurance companies. As an experienced Albany personal injury law firm, The Harding Law Firm can represent you in an effort to get the compensation you may deserve.

If you’ve been involved in an accident, talk to a motorcycle injury lawyer and be confident that you have quality representation with the insurance companies and other involved parties. For professional advice and experienced service from a motorcycle injury lawyer - contact Charles Harding online or call 518-384-3400 to book a free consultation.

Baby Boomer Divorce Rate Climbing—Tips from an Albany Divorce Lawyer on Preparing for Divorce

The Harding Law Firm - Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The number of people over 50 years old and getting a divorce is at a record high. In fact, one in four baby boomer couples divorce, and the number has doubled from 1990 to 2010.

Divorces are complicated, messy affairs for anyone, but more so when you’re over 50, been married for a long time, have children and maybe even nearing retirement age. From the division of marital assets (including your 401k retirement plan), health care benefits, life-long friendships with other couples and family vacations together with your ex-spouse and adult children – the effect is far-reaching and dramatic. Your whole life can be turned upside down. And worst case scenario, your divorce is taken to court because you and your ex-spouse are unable to resolve the division of assets.

Albany divorce lawyer, Charles Harding, outlines some important legal tips you should consider if you are in this situation:

➢ Fact: when you get divorced, your assets will be divided. But what is the most efficient way of doing this?

➢ Assets you accumulate while married are termed ‘marital assets’ and these are usually divided when you get divorced. This can include your 401k retirement plan, health care insurance, social security benefits and your home.

➢ Generally speaking, an asset that was clearly yours before you got married will stay your after you get divorced.

➢ However, there are many different ways of handling a divorce and determining how assets are split. Community property, where all assets are simply split down the middle to equitable distribution, where the court looks at the ‘fair’ way of dividing assets are some examples of how the jurisdiction may be applied.

➢ Try to settle outside a courtroom by hiring a professional divorce attorney and avoid the cost and stress of going to court.

Divorce law is complicated and no matter how savvy you think you might be, don’t try going through one without professional, legal help. If you’re considering filing for divorce and are over 50 or if you’re going through a divorce, it’s important you hire a good divorce attorney to protect you and your assets.

For professional help and caring advice with your divorce case, contact Charles Harding, Albany divorce lawyer today. Call 518-384-3400 to book a free consultation.