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More Recalls In The Automobile Industry

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Recently, there has been a surge in the number of recalls in the automobile industry. The largest industry recall has been the Takata airbag devices. Takata airbag devices are commonly found in Honda and Acura vehicles. According to reports, there has been a 12th confirmed fatality due to a defect in the airbag. It is important to remember to monitor recalls in the automobile industry, as well as reported defects, to ensure that you or a loved one is not at risk of death or serious injury.

 

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What to Do If You Are Injured in an Uber Accident

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It was recently announced that Uber's services will now extend across New York State, including Upstate New York and Long Island. Uber is a rideshare service that allows individuals to order a ride through his or her smartphone. An Uber driver will then pick up an individual at a determined location with his or her private vehicle and bring the rider to their destination. Uber drivers are employed under a “freelance” status, which may become problematic when trying to determine who is liable in the event an accident.

 

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Car Accident Burns Can Be Life Threatening

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Any time there is a motor vehicle accident, there is a possibility that the fuel tank may explode or a cracked fuel tank will leak, resulting in a fire. A car accident fire is often started due to a hot engine, spark, or exhaust pipe igniting gas that has leaked from the fuel tank. Many automobile accidents occur as a result of a reckless, careless, or distracted driver. In some instances, a driver may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time the crash occurs. According to the National Fire Protection Association, between the years 2007 and 2011, U.S.

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Tractor-Trailer Accidents

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It is a common and scary occurrence when an 18-wheeler truck is driving alongside and suddenly merges onto a parkway forcing a driver into another lane or even off the roadway. These big 18-wheeler trucks have many more blind spots than a typical vehicle, which is why many accidents on the highway involve tractor-trailers. While the number of drivers on the road increases during the summer months, it is important to be educated on how to drive safely alongside an 18-wheeler truck.

 

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New York City Increases Safety Measures for Construction Workers

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On May 10, several bills were signed into law which increases safety conditions for New York City's construction workers. The approved bills include increases in injury reporting requirements, crane-related safety measures, and the requirement of a construction superintendent and onsite safety plan for any building project that is three stories or higher.

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Being Assaulted at New York Sporting Events

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With numerous home teams to root for – including the Jets, the Mets, the Giants, the Rangers, the Yankees, the Islanders, the Knicks, the Nets, the Red Bulls, the Cosmos and the NYCFC – there is no doubt that sporting events are a significant part of New York culture. Over the years, sporting event stadiums and parking lots have set the stage for serious fan-on-fan injuries, including assault and battery.

 

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What is Pain and Suffering?

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What is pain and suffering?

Pain and suffering is an essential part of many personal injury cases. Pain and suffering is a legal term that refers to a variety of injuries that may occur as a result of an accident. Not only does pain and suffering cover the physical pain of an injury, but also the emotional and mental injuries, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and mental anguish. If another party is liable for the incident, a personal injury victim may be able to recover general damages for pain and suffering in addition to compensation for special damages, associated with the injury and treatment.

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Burn Injuries in the Workplace

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Work-related burns are a leading cause of occupational injuries in the United States. As many as 20 to 30 percent of all burn-related hospitalizations are due to workplace injuries, according to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Those who suffer from on-the-job burn injuries can be subjected to serious, debilitating effects.

 

Types of Workplace Burn Injuries

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Back and Neck Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Back and Neck Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents

When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, New York is one of a dozen states that follow a “no-fault” system when it comes to automobile accidents. The system holds that a driver injured in an accident must turn to his or her own insurance company for the payment of medical expenses, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. In order for an injured individual to bring a personal injury claim against an at-fault driver, there must be proof that you met the “serious injury” threshold as required by statute.

 

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Construction Injuries Under New York Law

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One look at the New York City skyline can tell you that the city is currently undergoing a building boom. With more and more construction projects beginning each month, construction worker injuries and deaths are on the rise. The growing number of deaths and injuries were brought to the attention of New Yorkers on January 31st, when thousands of New York City construction workers assembled to mourn the tragic loss of 30 workers who died in construction related accidents over the past two years. With the upsurge of construction site related injuries and deaths, it is important for workers employed in construction to be aware of their rights and remedies.

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