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Why do I need to know about hearsay for a car accident case?

Whether a person in New York is pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent driver, their employer, a medical professional, or a hospital, they should have some understanding of the law. While this includes statutes and their elements, it also includes the rules of evidence and trial procedure. These highly technical areas of law may seem tedious, but in fact your ability to successfully utilize them could make a huge difference on the outcome of your case.

Effects of distraction may last longer than thought

New Yorkers know, or at least should know, that distracted driving is dangerous. Looking at a cell phone, changing the radio station, eating and even talking to passengers can take one's attention off the road, creating a dangerous situation. After all, it only takes a split second of inattentiveness for a driver to cross the center line into oncoming traffic, blow through a stop sign or fail to yield to a pedestrian. As information about these dangers has disseminated, many motorists have made an active attempt to avoid distractions while moving.

When an Employer Cuts Corners, It Often Results in Construction Accidents

Construction professionals know that workplace safety is critical to their livelihood. Every year, far too many workers across all construction trades suffer serious injuries and accidents that may have been prevented if proper safety precautions had been taken by their employers and other contractors working on the job site. 

New York construction accidents far too common

Just about every job in New York poses a risk of harm to those who perform it. But some professions are inherently more dangerous than others. Police officers and firefighters can face hazardous conditions, but one common profession that can be just as treacherous is that of a construction worker. These men and women, who often work near swift moving vehicles, at extreme heights and near massive machinery, can be seriously injured or killed when workplace safety has been compromised.

Fighting for the rights of New York motorcycle accident victims

Spring is on the horizon, and so, too, is motorcycle riding season. As fun as riding a motorcycle can be, though, it can also be dangerous. This is especially true when drivers of automobiles or other large vehicles act negligently. For example, they may fail to yield to a motorcyclist who has the right away, they may run a red light or they may change lanes into a motorcyclist. When these circumstances exist, a tragic motorcycle accident can occur.

Hospital floors: A major infection hazard?

Infection prevention is incredibly important at hospitals. When a person who is already dealing with a medical issue develops an infection during a hospital stay, their health can suffer greatly. The ramifications of this can stay with a patient for a very long time.

These are the top causes of teenage car crashes

Teenagers are just learning to drive, and for some, this means making mistakes that cause accidents. The reasons often vary from vary from being distracted to speeding or simply not recognizing a dangerous situation on the road. If a teen strikes your vehicle, it's important to know that you do still have the right to pursue a claim. This driver was younger than you, but that doesn't mean he or she should not have to take responsibility.

Aftermath of spinal cord injury can last a lifetime

A motor vehicle accident can happen in a fraction of a second, but its effects can haunt victims for the rest of their lives. Some of the most serious permanent injuries that can result from car, truck, bus and subway accidents are spinal cord injuries. These can render people paralyzed or otherwise disabled, requiring extensive and expensive treatment, and perhaps costing them the ability to earn a living.

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