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Friday, November 8, 2019

How to Prevent Medication Errors

Medication can be used to treat – and sometimes cure – many things. But while it can prove extremely helpful, when used incorrectly it can prove harmful. Medication errors such as mistakes while prescribing, dispensing, and giving medications injure hundreds of thousands of people annually. Fortunately, we can prevent Read more . . .

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know About Car vs. Truck Accidents

Each year in the U.S., more than 7.2 million car accidents occur. From 2015 to 2016, the number of accidents involving large trucks increased by 5 percent.
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Friday, October 4, 2019

What Should You Collect After a Car Accident?

When you have been in a car accident it may leave you quite shaken up without a clear direction of what you should do next. One of the best things that you can do in this situation is to document as much as possible. By documenting specific things, you can preserve them to deal with them later when you have managed to calm down. This documentation will prove extremely helpful for the purposes of recovery. Here is what you should preserve Read more . . .

Thursday, September 19, 2019

New Technologies Raise Questions of Liability

Technology continues evolving so rapidly that it proves near impossible for the law to keep with it. As new technology emerges, legal experts are looking to determine how it will impact the law.

Even though technology strives to make many things easier, it does not always succeed. While technology has allowed us to connect with individuals all over the world and to do many things more efficiently, there are also incidents in which it has only increased the risk of harm to the public. 

Whether it is due to drones moving rapidly across the sky, hoverboards catching on fire, or vehicles parking themselves, many of these newer inventions may have widespread consequences when it comes to Read more . . .

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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