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January 2018 Archives

Lawsuits can be multi-faceted

Many people are under the impression that when someone is killed in a tragic accident that it is simple to determine who was at fault and assign liability to that person or entity.

Who is protected by Labor Law 240 in New York?

There are many dangers at New York construction sites. For this reason, it is important that the safety regulations and procedures are followed by workers. It is also important that contractors and owners of the buildings provide the proper safety equipment for the workers to use. When individuals fail to adhere to implemented safety regulations, construction accidents can occur, leaving workers with catastrophic injuries as a result.

77-year-old woman is killed in a hit-and-run crash

There are many vehicles travelling on the streets of New York. There are also many pedestrians walking to various locations throughout the city. There are sidewalks for these pedestrians and roads for the vehicles to keep pedestrians safe, but the vehicles and pedestrians do have to interact with each other at intersections. In many locations there are traffic control devices that signal when pedestrians can cross. It is important that both pedestrians and the vehicles obey the laws to avoid pedestrian accidents.

Signs that a loved one is the victim of nursing home neglect

New Yorkers will continue to age. People can try a number of different things to try and slow the process, but it is inevitable. As people age, some need more assistance in doing daily tasks, while others experience various medical conditions that require someone to provide care for them. Although family members may be able to step in and help out in these instances, many loved ones are unable to provide all the necessary care.

Seat belt use across the country varies significantly

At this point in automotive history, you might think that it is obvious that all drivers and passengers should wear a seat belt any time they get into a consumer vehicle. However, this is far from reality, at least according to research that indicates many areas of the country report significant portions of the driving population do not wear seat belts, or do not wear them consistently.

Points to consider about vehicle safety

The car you drive can have a big impact on how you fare when you are in a crash. Car manufacturers know that the American driver is more conscious than ever about vehicle safety ratings. Many have focused their engineering efforts over the years on improving safety, but many makes and models are still not as safe as they could be. Even if you aren't in the market for a new car, you can still use this information to help you learn about the possible hazards you face while you are driving.

Construction groups are against caps for construction accidents

There are many construction workers in New York who rely on their jobs to provide for themselves and their families. These construction workers understand that there are inherent dangers in the jobs that they perform. However, with the proper safety equipment and safety procedures many of these dangers can be mitigated and injuries can be prevented. In order to be effective though, these safety procedures need to be followed by everyone at the construction site.

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