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Monday, September 16, 2019

Get Your Kids Safely to and from School with These Tips


It is hard to believe that September is upon us and soon enough our kids will be back in school. When it comes to our families’ daily back-to-school routine, one of the most important parts is how we get our children to and from school safely. Here are three tips that can help us do so – regardless of type of transportation. 

1. Follow the Speed Limit in School Zones

Under New York state law, wherever there is any section of a road, street, or highway that is marked as a school zone (with the proper signs), no one may drive any vehicle upon that section of the road in excess of the reduced speed limit during the time that it is in effect.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

6 FAQ’s About the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak


1. What is Legionnaires’ Disease?

Legionnaires’ Disease may sound like an ancient ailment, unfortunately, as scores of Sheraton Atlanta Hotel guests have learned, it is a present-day, type of pneumonia that can cause severe illness and even death.  It is caused by the Legionella bacteria.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Treating Dog Bite Injuries


Even though dog is man’s best friend, sometimes dogs bite. Whether it’s because of prior abuse, lack of care, overzealous playing, or inherent nature, dog bites can result in severe injury and/or blood loss. They are not to be taken lightly.
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Thursday, August 8, 2019

5 Tips for Keeping You and Your Children Safe at the Pool This Summer


Most of us relish the summertime. Longer, sunnier days mean time spent lazily in and around the pool to stay cool and refreshed. Unfortunately, what begins as fun sometimes ends in tragedy. Accidental drownings are not an uncommon occurrence during the summer. The worst part about them is that they are 100% preventable.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

What Are the Most Common Public Transit Injuries?


Public transportation is an integral part of New York City Life. The residents depend on it and so do the visitors. Whether it is a bus, train, or subway, public transportation is a convenient and cost effective way to get around town. Countless people rely on the New York City public transit to get them safely to where they need to go every day. Operators of buses, subways, and trains are required to be properly trained and operate their respective modes of transportation in a safe way.
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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Tiger Woods


Wrongful Death Liability

A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action where the plaintiff files suit against the defendant for causing a death due to negligence or a wrongful act. In New York, a wrongful death claim may only be brought by the personal representative of a deceased individual’s estate. The claim may, however, pursue damages for losses suffered heirs or beneficiaries of the deceased person’s estate.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Tiger Woods

A 24-year-old employee at Tiger Wood’s flagship restaurant died in a car crash after being served alcohol at the restaurant while working as a bartender. A wrongful death lawsuit followed.
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Monday, June 24, 2019

Injured Taxi Passenger


The New York City taxi has become a kind of symbol of the city. Taxis are all over the place and are often used to transport residents and visitors throughout the five boroughs. Just like other vehicles on the city roads, however, taxis can and do get into crashes. Taxi passengers may even be injured in these crashes. If you have been injured as a passenger in a New York City taxi, one of the questions running through your mind is probable, what happens now?

What Happens When You Are a Taxi Passenger Injured in a Crash?

The priority after being injured in any type of motor vehicle accident is to seek medical attention.
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Friday, June 21, 2019

What to Avoid After Getting Injured in a Car Crash


After getting injured in a car crash, you should absolutely seek out medical care. You should definitely try to take pictures at the scene and get the names of any witnesses to the crash. These are all good things to do after getting injured in a car crash, but is there anything you shouldn’t do? There are several important things you should avoid after getting injured in a car crash. Failure to avoid these things can jeopardize your health and any personal injury claim you may wish to file to recover monetary compensation for your injuries and losses associated with the crash.

What Should You Avoid After Getting Injured in a Car Crash?

First thing is first, if you have been involved in a car crash, contact the police.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Common Construction Site OSHA Violations


Construction sites are dangerous places even when all safety regulations have been met. There are often toxic chemicals, large machines, heavy materials, and working at great heights. When the proper safety measures are not observed on a construction site, catastrophic injuries can occur all too easily. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has put detailed regulations in place pertaining to constructions sites. These regulations mandate specific safety measures that must be complied with on construction sites.
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Don’t See Any Injuries Post-Crash? Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t There


Car accidents can have many effects on us. Whether they cause mental and emotional, physical, or property damage, it can have a negative impact. Though you may not feel sore after a car accident, it is not uncommon to feel sore the next day. And in much the same way, even if you do not see any physical injuries, it is extremely important to remember that they may still be present – and life threatening. 

More Going on Than Meets the Eye


When you feel even minor pain after impact you should take it seriously – especially if the pain is located around your torso or abdominal area.
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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Hit by an Uninsured Driver


The days following a car crash can pass in a whirlwind of activity and uncertainty. You may have been injured. You may have some post-accident anxiety. You may be in pain and unable to work. In addition to all of this, you may have an ever increasing pile of medical bills as you seek the care you need to address your accident injuries.
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