The construction industry undoubtedly has the honor of being the single most dangerous industry in America, with the highest rate of on-the-job injuries and deaths of all industries. This is due to a variety of factors, much of which is the result of negligence on the part of construction site owners and contractors. But why do construction injuries happen in the first place, and what can be...Read More
Premises liability accidents are one of the most common sources of personal injury lawsuits, year after year. That is partly because there are many different ways that property owners can fail to keep their property secure, leading to otherwise preventable harm. Here are seven ways that people may become the victim of premises liability accidents:
- Failing to clean up...
If you have been involved in a serious accident, whether it is a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall accident, or any other kind, you should seek medical attention right away. Even if you do not feel significant pain or have any apparent injuries, a prompt medical examination can make a significant difference. Here are just a few reasons why that is:
- You may be injured and not...
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?
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More