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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

What To Do If Your First Amendment Rights Have Been Violated

What Are My First Amendment Rights? Knowing your rights is key in any civil rights case. The First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, … Read more

Filing a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit in NYC

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Pedestrian-related auto accidents are unfortunate, but not uncommon. In 2017, over 5,900 people died as a result of a pedestrian accident and many more were injured. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 137,000 pedestrians received medical treatment for auto accident-related injuries in the same year. There are many aspects to … Read more

Questions to ask when selecting a Medical Malpractice lawyer

gavelMedical malpractice cases are often complicated and hard to prove. 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. Finding the right attorney is essential to the success of your case. Here are five questions to ask when selecting a medical malpractice lawyer.

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