Monday, December 11, 2017 - 15:05
An attractive nuisance is anything that would urge a young person, especially little children, to trespass because he or she is drawn to it. An attractive nuisance poses potential problems for many homeowners, because if an accident occurs due to a homeowner’s failure to protect the child, the homeowner may be liable for any injuries sustained.
For instance, homeowners who have in-... Read More
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 15:01
Recently, a worker who was repairing a three-family home was injured when plywood fell onto him. The man was cutting sheets of plywood and handing them off to a co-worker, who hoisted the plywood approximately 20 feet onto the roof. The material fell onto the worker, resulting in an injury. He sued, alleging that the property owner was liable under Section 240(1) of the Labor Law, also known... Read More
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 13:38
According to a study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, rural roads are deadlier than city streets, however, rural drivers remain less likely to wear seatbelts.
The study found that fatal injuries in car crashes were higher in suburban areas in the northeast than in urban centers. In addition, rural counties in the country have car... Read More
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 11:01
When an individual is involved in a car accident, a rush of adrenaline is sent throughout his or her body. An adrenaline rush assists in masking any pain a person may be experiencing. This can last from a few hours to an entire evening. While an adrenaline rush may be beneficial in certain circumstances, it has negative risks for those involved in a car crash.
Car accidents are... Read More
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:14
In New York City, biking has become a widespread activity as well as a common method of transportation. Every day, approximately 450,000 bike trips are made in New York City. In 2016, there were 14 million rides taken on Citi Bikes by both tourists and locals. With bike usage increasing across the city, many argue that the city has not taken proper measures to protect cyclists.
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Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:18
New York City is no stranger to the habitual construction worker injury. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the highest number of work-related personal injury accidents happen to construction workers. When looking at the Fatal Occupational Injuries by Industry in New... Read More
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:06
According to a July 2017 Health Department report, Staten Island has the most dog bites per capita of the five boroughs. In 2014 there were 6,373 dog bite cases seen in Staten Island emergency rooms, costing an average of $3,000 per person.
In New York State, victims of dog bites may recover out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. It is important... Read More
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:00
Recently, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma made landfall in the United States causing panic, chaos, damage and death. It is important to know that when any storm occurs, the weather makes it difficult to navigate the roadways. In addition, the high volume of drivers on the roads enhances the possibility of an accident occurring. Here are tips to decrease the risk of having an automobile accident... Read More
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 10:03
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... Read More
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 16:20
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... Read More