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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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How Can a Crime Result in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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When you are the victim of a crime, you generally want to hold whoever is responsible for that crime accountable. While this obviously means bringing the perpetrator of the crime to justice, it may also mean holding those persons or entities responsible whose negligence contributed to or directly caused the crime to occur. In some instances, it may be possible to hold property owners and their agents accountable for their failures, which hopefully leads to measures that prevent this criminal activity from occurring in the future.

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How Can Construction Accidents Be Prevented?

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While many construction accidents are unavoidable, a shocking number of them happen due to preventable causes. Often, these accidents are the result of negligence on the part of construction contractors or construction site owners, who fail to do what they are supposed to do to protect workers from harm. Here are just some of the ways that construction accidents might be prevented:

 

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Seven Common Reasons for Premises Liability Lawsuits

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Premises liability lawsuits are among the most common types of personal injury suits in the United States, accounting for more than one tenth of all civil lawsuits. These lawsuits involve any situation where someone is injured as a result of improper care of the area in or around someone else’s property. Here are seven of the most common reasons for premises liability lawsuits:

 

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Seven Ways Reckless Driving Contributes to Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Over the past year, the rate of motor vehicle accidents and fatalities has increased dramatically. As more people return to the roads post-pandemic, they nevertheless carry bad driving habits that place themselves and the people around them in danger. Here are seven major ways reckless drivers contribute to motor vehicle accidents:

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Falling Injuries in NYC Construction Industry Increase in 2021

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Falling injuries have always been one of the greatest dangers that construction workers face on the job. Statistically speaking, falls account for more construction injuries than any other, with only a handful of other causes even coming close. Unfortunately, this year has proven to be worse than last year, as the number of fall injuries has already surpassed those which occurred in 2020.

The Dangers of Falling Injuries

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Five Ways Construction Contractors Endanger Their Employees

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Construction contractors have a legal duty to their employees to ensure they are adequately protected from foreseeable sources of harm. Far too often, contractors will be too lax with adherence to proper safety protocols, putting the lives of construction workers at risk. Here are five ways construction contractors commonly put the lives of their workers in danger:

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Seven Common Safety Violations Seen on Construction Sites

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Workplace safety regulations exist to protect workers from the most likely sources of harm, reducing the risk of on-the-job injuries. Given how risky it can be, these sorts of regulations are more important in the construction industry than almost anywhere else. Unfortunately, employers do not always adhere to these regulations, putting their workers in unnecessary danger. Here are seven of the most common safety regulations seen on construction sites:

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