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More Energy Efficient Buildings Means Increased Risk of Falling Ice Injury

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As the weather becomes colder, it seems obvious that people should be more cautious of the potential hazards posed by ice and snow, particularly in New York City. This includes the risk of ice accumulating on rooftops and ledges, which then fall and injure anyone standing below. However, there’s one possible culprit contributing to a greater risk of falling ice injuries: energy efficient building construction.

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Hit and Run Car Accidents

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According AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, hit-and-run collisions are increasing over the last couple of years. The current statistics show that a hit-and-run crash happens somewhere in the U.S. just about every 43 seconds.  Unfortunately, when dealing with a hit-and-run collision, it may be more difficult to recover through the use of legal remedies.

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New York City Taxi Cab Jumps Curb and Injures Three

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On March 10, 2016 a New York City taxi cab jumped a curb and slammed into a building after driving at a high rate of speed. According to CBS New York, the taxi cab ran a red light at the intersection of First Avenue and 33rd Street at about 8:45 a.m. The taxi driver hit and injured two pedestrians, as well as suffering injuries himself. Witnesses say that there were many more people in the area that narrowly escaped being hit, especially since the incident occurred during rush hour.

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Pedestrians Must Be Vigilant of Dangerous Drivers

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In Manhattan and the five boroughs, public transportation is easily accessible and convenient. In fact, according to StatsBee, only about 23 percent of households own a car in Manhattan, and between 44 to 64 percent of households own a car in the other boroughs. Although there are more individuals who own a car in the boroughs, the percentage is still low as compared to the high 92 percent of households which own a car in America as a whole.

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