Recently, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo mandated that the State’s Traffic Safety Committee conduct a study to see if accidents in New York State may be prevented by equipping police officers with a textalyzer. A textalyzer is an electronic device that is plugged into a driver’s phone in order to determine if he or she had been texting or using their cell phone prior to an automobile...Read More
Today, many people enjoy bicycling as a hobby, form of exercise, or use cycling as a method of transportation. However, as the weather begins to change, it is important to make sure that you are prepared for freezing temperatures and icy road conditions. One of the biggest concerns for winter cyclists is the lack of visibility due to rain, sleet, or snow, which may result in a deadly collision...Read More
The number of children faced with lead poisoning has decreased since 1995 due to strict laws protecting residents in New York City from the dangers posed by lead paint and other sources. Among children in New York City, lead poisoning decreased by 82 percent in a ten-year span.
Under New York State Local Law 1:
- Landlords are required to inform tenants of any lead...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries contribute to 50,000 deaths each year and 282,000 hospitalizations. According to the Mayo Clinic, a traumatic brain injury happens when the skull is penetrated from a blow to the head. According to the CDC, the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are slip and falls, being struck with an object,...Read More
New York City is home to more than 600,000 dogs. Each year, more than 4,000 dog bites are reported in the city. Children and the elderly are the most at risk of being the victim of a dog bite. Due to the high number of incidents, New York State has implemented laws to mitigate the risk of dog bite incidents and improve public safety. Dog owners in New York State should be aware of the...Read More
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the odds of getting into a collision are two times more likely when a person takes his or her eyes off of the road for just two seconds. Recently, the University of Utah conducted a study which found that a motor vehicle’s navigation system is extremely distracting to a driver. According to the study, on average, it takes...Read More
The holiday season is approaching. It is time to be extra cautious as holiday traffic, hazardous road conditions, and drunk drivers leaving holiday parties will begin to increase. In addition, pay extra attention when pulling in and out of a parking garage or parking lot, because failing to do so may result in death or serious injuries to those around you.
According to the...Read More
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