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November 2017 Archives

Young man loses life in car crash in New York

There are many distractions that people in New York have to work through each day. These distractions may be at work, at home, while people are driving and in others parts of the day. These distractions can have a detrimental effect any aspect of one's life, but can be especially dangerous when people are driving. When people are not paying attention to the road, they may not see another car change lanes or break abruptly. They may also miss seeing stop signs and other traffic control devices and may cause a car accident.

Statute of limitations for filing a claim under Labor Law 240

There are many safety measures in place at construction sites in New York. These safety measures are imperative to keep the workers safe while working in some very dangerous situations. While there is some risk whenever someone is working at a construction site, certain activities are more dangerous than others. One of these areas is when workers are working at high heights on scaffolding or other equipment.

Study highlights importance of proper child safety restraint use

Children dying in car crashes are horrible events that no family should ever have to deal with. There are many different factors that come into the picture for these accidents. One of these is the location of the crash. The northeastern portion of the United States has the lowest rate of child deaths from car crashes and the southern area has the highest rate.

Pursuing damages after a car accident with an uninsured motorist

No one in New York wants to get into a car crash. However, if they do get into one, they would at least want to ensure that they do not need to pay for the damages, especially if the accident was not their fault. To help ensure this happens, New York law requires that all drivers have car insurance with minimum limits to cover both damage to the vehicles and injuries to the occupants of those vehicles.

Common catastrophic injuries that can lead to lost income

People in New York need money in order to provide for themselves and their families. That is why it is so important for people to have secure jobs they can count on. Having the job is important, but it is also important that people are healthy enough to work their jobs. If the person is injured or too ill to work, it can be very costly for them and their families.

Common reasons for medical malpractice claims

People see doctors every day in New York. Sometimes it is for routine check-ups, because they have the flu or another common illnesses or because of minor injuries that need medical treatment. However, others go to the doctor for much more serious matters such as major surgeries or medical procedures, such as chemotherapy, to treat chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Most times these surgeries and medical procedures are as successful as they can be, but there are always things that can go wrong.

Be mindful of your rights after a commercial truck accident

It won't be much longer before the holiday season is in full swing, accelerating into Thanksgiving and right through the new year. With this, of course, comes the confluence of more challenging weather and increased traffic congestion. This congestion owes in part to the increase in holiday travel, and to the increase in freight transport at the end of the year.

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