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4 Main Causes of Construction Accidents

Those who work in construction know that every day can come with a new set of risks. From working on top of buildings to operating dangerous machinery, working in construction brings a set of risks that many other professions don’t have to worry about. Working with heavy machinery can often lead to accidents and injuries … Read more 4 Main Causes of Construction Accidents

Latest CoolSculpting Lawsuit Exposes Dangers of This “Cosmetic” Procedure

In the news: Linda Evangelista, a well-known supermodel, says she has filed suit against Zeltiq, a subsidiary of Allergan, over her unfortunate disfigurement while undergoing the CoolSculpting procedure. Evangelista was apparently stricken by a known side effect of CoolsSculpting known as PAH (Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia), a condition in which the fat cells intended to be … Read more Latest CoolSculpting Lawsuit Exposes Dangers of This “Cosmetic” Procedure

What Are the Most Common Premises Liability Claims?

Premises liability is a broad area of the law that covers things like slip and falls and other accidents because a property owner fails to maintain their property efficiently. If you are a New York resident, landlord, or business owner, you should understand how premises liability in New York works. Many situations may give rise … Read more What Are the Most Common Premises Liability Claims?

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Sings and Repercussions

Nursing home abuse and neglect is a significant problem in the United States. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that more than 1 in 10 nursing home residents suffer abuse or neglect. Nursing home abuse and neglect can happen in many different ways, including verbal, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse. No … Read more Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Sings and Repercussions

Social Security Disability: How to Secure Benefits after a Serious Injury

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In New York, people who suffer injuries in automotive accidents can file claims for insurance reimbursement regardless of who caused the collision. Additionally, some may also qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD). The process of getting those benefits can often be complex and confusing. The information below will help guide you through the process. Understanding … Read more Social Security Disability: How to Secure Benefits after a Serious Injury

Secondary Car Crashes: What Are They, and Who Is Liable?

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Any time you are in a car accident, it’s a scary situation. Countless things could be running through your mind, from the shock of what happened to the possible costs. Additionally, when you end up in a car accident caused as a direct result of another accident, it can leave you wondering who is responsible. … Read more Secondary Car Crashes: What Are They, and Who Is Liable?

Best Practices for Reporting Accidents at Construction Sites

From trips and falls to fire and explosions, accidents on construction sites are a common occurrence. When accidents do occur, you must know how to report them properly and from whom to seek guidance in order to protect yourself and your family. If you suffered an accident on a job site in New York, a … Read more Best Practices for Reporting Accidents at Construction Sites

Motorcycle Lane Splitting in NYC: Laws and Legal Assistance

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Lane splitting on a motorcycle occurs when the operator drives between two lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction. Also known as filtering or white-lining, lane splitting allows motorcyclists to overtake other vehicles in traffic, specifically during high congestion. Many argue that this practice makes the roads safer for motorcyclists, while others think it … Read more Motorcycle Lane Splitting in NYC: Laws and Legal Assistance

Who Has the Right of Way? Pedestrians, Drivers, or Bicyclists?

Whether you choose to get around New York or any other city by car, bicycle, or your own two feet, you’ve probably had to make a quick decision about who has the right of way. Let’s delve into the specifics of who has the legal right of way according to New York State Vehicle and … Read more Who Has the Right of Way? Pedestrians, Drivers, or Bicyclists?

Can Parents Be Held Liable If Their Teen Is in a Car Accident?

The damages from collisions caused by teen drivers account for a third of all costs related to auto accidents in America. More importantly, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that the rate of collisions for teenage motorists is higher than any other age group. It’s normal to encourage teens to practice driving … Read more Can Parents Be Held Liable If Their Teen Is in a Car Accident?