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New York Labor Laws and Construction Site Injuries

New York Labor Laws and Construction Site InjuriesConstruction sites are one of the most dangerous places for workers. Construction fatalities in New York hit a 14-year high in 2016.  Recognizing the need for construction workers and the significant risk these workers are placed at every day, New York state has labor laws in place that give special protection to workers who are injured in construction site accidents. (more…)

Burn Injuries

Burn InjuriesAccording to the American Burn Association, an estimated 486,000 burn injuries received medical treatment in 2016. Burn injuries are not only extremely painful, but they can cause life-altering permanent disabilities. A victim of a burn injury could have substantial skin damage, and there can be extensive and costly medical treatment involved. (more…)

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

The Dangers of Drowsy DrivingIt happens at an alarming rate. Drivers barely able to keep their eyes open are driving all over New York City and placing pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists on the road at risk. Drowsy driving can cause drivers to focus less on the road, have slower reaction times if they need to suddenly steer or brake, and have a decreased capacity to make safe decisions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1 in 25 drivers admits to falling asleep at the wheel at some point. That’s a frightening number when you consider how many drivers are on the road. (more…)

Taxi Accidents

Taxi AccidentsThousands of taxi cabs are on the road at any given time in New York City. Therefore, it’s not surprising that taxi accidents are a common occurrence. Most taxis safely transport people to their destinations, but sometimes accidents occur and passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists can be seriously injured. Taxi accidents can be caused by a number of different factors including: (more…)

Filing a Personal Injury Claim on Behalf of a Minor

Filing a Personal Injury Claim on Behalf of a MinorIf you’re a parent, part of your job is to protect your child from getting injured. However, this isn’t always possible when faced with someone else’s negligence. If your child was injured by negligence, the effects can be heartbreaking and difficult. Your child will have medical bills and pain and suffering, and has the right to file a lawsuit to recover those damages. (more…)

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