On October 7, 2011, Buffalonews.com reported a three car accident that killed 51 year old Cheryl Ozzimo and her husband, 58 year old Ronald Ozzimo. This tragic incident raises several legal issues. A wrongful death action also includes a personal injury. The personal injury is the underlying theory for the culpability of the defendant. Damages in a wrongful death action is the financial loss to the survivors of the decedent. The time between injury and death including pain, medical treatment, loss of work are brought as a separated personal injury action, they are not covered by the wrongful death cause of action. All damages after death (future wages, services to spouse, etc.) are included as financial losses to the survivors. The statute of limitations for wrongful death is two years.
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Check out Tammy Riddle, Esq., President of the WNY Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association and an attorney at HoganWillig, appearing on WGRZ’s “The Healthy Zone” to discuss the upcoming “Think Pink” event that is offering free mammograms to women, 40 or order, who are uninsured or underinsured.
HoganWillig is pleased to announce that associates Emily M. Cobb, Daniel D. Day, Katherine V. Markel and Jeffrey B. Novak have been admitted to the New York State Bar. Ms. Cobb is a graduate of Vermont Law School; Mr. Day and Ms. Markel are graduates of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School; and Mr. Novak is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School. The four newly admitted attorneys will begin their law practice within HoganWillig’s Litigation Department, focusing in personal injury, medical malpractice and general civil litigation. They join a litigation team of 17 other attorneys and an extensive support staff.
We are pleased to announce that HoganWillig has won silver in the medium business category of the Best Places to Work in Western New York. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all the staff and management here at HoganWillig. One of HoganWillig’s best practices is that we encourage ideas and suggestions that can improve our business from employees at all levels. Management offers genuine respect to everyone; an attitude that permeates through the entire organization that creates an open and honest environment to share ideas. We believe that our system where employee feedback is welcomed and listened to results in positive impacts for the firm and increased job satisfaction. We are a full service law firm conveniently located in Amherst, New York. We have a skilled team of 39 attorneys, as well as an extensive support staff to best serve our clients needs. This February, we moved to a new office located at 2410 North Forest Road. We are excited to serve as the anchor tenant in this 80,000 square foot Class A, LEED registered building. Our new building has state of the art features such as under-floor heating and cooling, which produces cleaner and healthier air to breathe, ambient lighting sensors that are energy efficient and provide better lighting that fluorescents. These features, as well as many others in our new space, are shown to increase productivity and employee satisfaction in the workplace. We will continue to serve Western New York, as we have since 1975, with the utmost commitment to ethical and professional standards. Visit us on the web at www.hoganwillig.com.