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
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 16:10
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... Read More
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 15:55
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... Read More
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 15:35
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. Not included in the recent set of... Read More