Personal Injury

Five Common Contributors to Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common forms of accidental injury in the United States. In New York alone, thousands of people every year are injured or killed as a result of an accident involving a car, truck, motorcycle, or other motor vehicle. These accidents, which are often preventable, become more likely depending on how drivers choose to act. Here are five common things drivers do that increases the risk of a motor vehicle accident:

 

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Five Common Consequences of Medical Malpractice

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When you seek medical treatment for some ailment or injury, you expect to be treated with utmost care by your doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. However, sometimes those medical professionals fail to perform their duties as they are intended to, resulting in harm to the patients they are treating, and possible medical malpractice. Here are five common ways that people can be harmed because of medical malpractice:

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Five Ways Negligence Can Lead to Accidents on Construction Sites

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All construction site owners and contractors are obligated to ensure conditions on the site are safe, and to take reasonable precautions against likely sources of harm. However, not everyone does what they are supposed to, and the result of their negligence is that construction workers are more likely to get hurt. Here are five ways in which negligence by construction site owners or contractors can result in accidents:

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Five Reasons for Caught-In/Between Accidents

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Although not as common as some other kinds of construction site accidents, so-called “caught-in/between” accidents are more frequent than most people think. These accidents occur where a worker is caught under a large, heavy object, or is caught inside such an object, such as might happen during a wall or floor collapse, or when being caught by machinery or equipment. It is the fourth most common cause of work-related fatalities on construction sites, ranking only beneath electrocutions, being struck by objects, and falling.

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A Car Accident Can Cost You Much More Than Your Car

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A car accident can happen at nearly any time, and for a variety of unpredictable reasons. You may get hit by a distracted or fatigued driver who simply loses focus for a moment or be unfortunate enough to come across an intoxicated driver who lacks the faculties to control their vehicle. You might collide with another vehicle on an icy or slippery road, or you might become the victim of a mechanical failure. Whatever the reason, a car accident can cost you much more than just your car.

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Beware the “Fatal Four” of Construction Accidents

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps track of all occupational injuries and deaths that occur on the job, and according to them, the deadliest of all professions is construction. The construction industry accounts for more than a fifth of all on-the-job accidents in the United States, with an average of twenty on-the-job fatalities every year in New York City alone. And in construction, most fatal accidents can be attributed to four causes, which OSHA has dubbed the “Fatal Four:” falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions, and caught-in/between accidents.

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Three Workers Injured in Elevator Shaft Accident at Construction Site

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Three construction workers were injured on a construction site in mid-June after a platform inside an elevator shaft collapsed, according to a report by WABC. The three workers were subsequently taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. An investigation is ongoing, and potential enforcement action is pending.

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Woman Trapped by SUV Saved by Good Samaritans

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On the evening of January 26, 2020, as a woman attempted to cross the street at Delancey and Norfolk Street on the City’s Lower East Side, she was suddenly struck by an SUV.  After being struck, the woman became trapped underneath the SUV.  Onlookers immediately came to her rescue and helped free her from underneath the car, once again showing the integrity and compassion that exists amongst the residents of New York City.

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Fire Extinguisher Explosion Results in Construction Site Death

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One construction worker died, and another was seriously injured in a fire extinguisher explosion that occurred at a construction site in Chelsea, early in the morning on May 13. In another unfortunate twist of fate, a police cruiser responding to the call was involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in serious injury to the driver of the other vehicle.

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Man Drives Car Through Staten Island Home on Mother’s Day

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An elderly Staten Island woman got an unexpected, and unwanted, Mother’s Day surprise when a man drove his car through her home early in the morning. The man, driving a silver BMW 330i, crashed into her sunroom at high speed, causing significant damage to the structure and the car. Thankfully, however, neither the resident nor the driver was severely injured, although the driver was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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