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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 17:24

Aggressive driving is a constant problem on New York’s roads, with more than 30,000 accidents every year resulting from these reckless drivers. Often, aggressive driving places both the driver and the people around them at unnecessary risk of an accident, increasing the chances of an injury or death. But what is aggressive driving and why is it such a danger on the roads?

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 17:23

A proposed bill being considered by the New York City Council would make the companies behind delivery apps legally responsible when their drivers get into accidents. The law, if passed, would force major delivery companies like GrubHub, Uber Eats and DoorDash to pay for the costs that result whenever one of their drivers injures someone else in an accident. This would be a major shift in...

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Monday, December 27, 2021 - 11:26

When talking about legal liability in the construction industry, the focus is often placed on construction contractors, the companies that are responsible for undertaking the project itself. However, construction site owners also have several essential duties they must fulfill to avoid liability in the event of an accident. Here are just some of the responsibilities construction site owners...

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Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 14:09

When purchasing real estate, environmental issues may not be at the top of everyone’s priorities. However, environmental regulations are a serious issue, especially for anyone looking to purchase a property for commercial purposes. That being said, almost anyone can suffer from environmental hazards, particularly if the property once housed a business. Here are just some of the ways that...

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Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 17:17

One of the most basic requirements of selling a piece of real estate is ensuring it has a clear title. In simple terms, this means that their ownership of the property is uncontested and without legal or financial complication. While this seems like it should be an easy requirement to fulfill, a shocking number of sellers will put their property on the market without checking to see if they...

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 15:55

The National Highway Traffic Safety Authority (NHTSA) put out a report stating that the number of motor vehicle fatalities across the United States increased by more than 10% in the first three months of 2021. This continues a disturbing trend that saw the fatality rate increase dramatically throughout 2020, even though the number of vehicles on the road went down. The NHTSA has pledged to...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 16:31

When you are the victim of a crime, you generally want to hold whoever is responsible for that crime accountable. While this obviously means bringing the perpetrator of the crime to justice, it may also mean holding those persons or entities responsible whose negligence contributed to or directly caused the crime to occur. In some instances, it may be possible to hold property owners and their...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 10:45

While many construction accidents are unavoidable, a shocking number of them happen due to preventable causes. Often, these accidents are the result of negligence on the part of construction contractors or construction site owners, who fail to do what they are supposed to do to protect workers from harm. Here are just some of the ways that construction accidents might be prevented:

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Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:51

Many people who purchase real estate think about factors like how much a property may cost, or how it looks, or whether it is large enough for their needs. What they may not consider, at least at first, is whether local zoning laws might interfere with those ambitions. If they are not careful, though, zoning ordinances may become a major source of legal headaches and financial woes.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 17:12

Premises liability lawsuits are among the most common types of personal injury suits in the United States, accounting for more than one tenth of all civil lawsuits. These lawsuits involve any situation where someone is injured as a result of improper care of the area in or around someone else’s property. Here are seven of the most common reasons for premises liability lawsuits:

 

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