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
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...Read More
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
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
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.
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