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Top 5 Most Common Hazards for Construction Workers in the Winter

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Working in construction can already be a dangerous profession. In fact, according to The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, it is estimated that one in ten construction workers are injured every year. During the winter, there are also weather-specific hazards for construction workers to be aware of.

Can I Sue After an Accident Caused by Winter Weather Conditions?

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With winter comes dangerous driving conditions, particularly in NYC. Black ice, heavy snowfall, roads that have not been cleared of snow and other bad driving conditions can all make it more difficult to control your vehicle and avoid an accident.

Five Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

nursing home abuse NYMaking the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home can be very tough. Nearly two million people live in nursing homes in the United States. While many of those facilities offer great care, others fail to do so. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it’s beneficial to know what you should be paying attention to. It’s imperative to act if you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect.

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Halloween Safety Tips

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Halloween is an exciting time of the year! It’s a holiday filled with spooky stories, delicious treats, haunted houses, and thousands of trick or treaters. However, with all the extra activities, cars on the road, and people visiting your property, safety hazards can result in serious injuries. It’s important to take the necessary precautions to stay safe this holiday season. Here are some tips for staying safe this Halloween.

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8 Tips to Reduce Auto Collision in NYC

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every 14 minutes someone dies in an automobile crash, every 12 seconds an injury occurs and every 5 seconds a crash occurs. Many of these incidents occur during the workday or during the commute to and from work. Most accidents are minor, such as sideswipes and rear-end hits. But some, such as head-on auto collisions can be fatal.

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The Top 3 Most Common Medical Malpractice Claims

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When you’re suffering from a health issue and go to seek professional medical help, you expect to be taken care of. While most doctors and nurses do their best to provide their patients with quality care, mistakes can still happen. In some cases, those mistakes can have life-altering consequences for their patient. When a patient isn’t treated correctly, the medical professional may be liable for further injury. Let’s take a look at some of the most common medical malpractice claims.

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Auto Accidents Involving An Uninsured Driver – What To Do

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Car insurance is mandatory for drivers in all states except New Hampshire, yet some drivers manage to dodge the expenses and are on the road uninsured. If you are in an auto collision involving an uninsured driver, the process for claiming damages is much more complex and generally takes longer. Uninsured vs. Underinsured Uninsured drivers … Read more

How to Sue for a Wrongful Death

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When a loved one dies due to the negligence, recklessness, or deliberate behavior of another, the surviving family members may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit.  This type of lawsuit will allow the family to collect monetary damages for their loved one. Wrongful Death Causes Most claims involve accidents. However, they can be … Read more

Neurological Injuries Related to Car Accidents

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Brain injuries refer to damage to the brain caused by an external physical force such as a car accident. Brain injuries sustained in a car accident often go unnoticed by victims, as symptoms may not appear for weeks. Common brain injuries include concussions, contusions, blood clots, hemorrhaging and edema. Concussion A concussion is a traumatic … Read more

Types of Police Misconduct

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Unfortunately, police misconduct occurs more than you would think. In fact, 84% of police officers have stated that they have witnessed a fellow officer using more force than was necessary. There are many types of police misconduct, in addition to the excess use of physical force. Police misconduct refers to any illegal or inappropriate action … Read more

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