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How Distracted Driving Leads to More Accidents

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Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents across the country, with an estimated 3,000 people being killed in accidents involving distracted drivers. These accidents could be avoided if drivers did not subject themselves to distractions while behind the wheel. But what is distracted driving, and how does it cause auto accidents?

Defining Distracted Driving

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Keeping Safe From People Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

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Every year, around 17,000 people are killed across the United States by people driving under the influence (DUI), which amounts to one death roughly every 28 minutes. In New York State, close to a third of all motor vehicle fatalities are the result of intoxicated drivers. That is why, if you are driving on the road, you should do your best to watch out for anyone who might be driving under the influence, because anyone committing a DUI could become a serious threat to you and your passengers.

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Why Safety Inspections Are Essential on Construction Sites

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Safety Inspections are an essential part of keeping workers safe in any dangerous work environment. This could not be truer for construction sites. Construction sites see more workplace injuries and fatalities than any other industry. As such, it is extremely important that construction site owners and contractors perform safety inspections to ensure workplaces are safe. Here are just some of the reasons why safety inspections are essential on construction sites:

 

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Five Major Risk Factors That Lead to Pedestrian Accidents

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Among all types of motor vehicle accidents, none are quite so dangerous as pedestrian accidents. No other type of accident, except perhaps motorcycle accidents, has the same rate of severe injury or death as a pedestrian accident. However, there are many risk factors that make pedestrian accidents more likely. Here are some of the biggest factors that contribute to pedestrian accidents:

 

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Why Are Electrocutions So Common on Construction Sites?

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Electrocution is the fourth most common cause of injury and death in workplaces around the country, and the vast majority of those electrocutions occur in the construction industry. This makes electrocution a serious hazard for any construction worker using electrical tools or equipment or working around live power lines. But why is electrocution so common in construction, and what happens when someone gets electrocuted?

Why Do Electrocutions Happen?

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Why Do Construction Injuries Happen?

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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 done to prevent them?

What Are Construction Injuries?

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Why Should You See a Doctor After a Serious Accident?

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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:

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How Do Aggressive Drivers Lead to More Auto Accidents?

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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?

Defining Aggressive Driving

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Proposed Law Would Make Delivery Apps Liable for Accidents in NYC

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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 policy in one of America’s biggest cities, substantially affecting how these delivery apps do business.

Delivery Drivers and Their Current Liability

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What Responsibilities Do Construction Site Owners Have?

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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 have during a project:

 

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