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Tag Archives: injury

Halloween and Pedestrian Safety

With Halloween quickly approaching, children and parents alike are probably more focused on planning the perfect costume or the spookiest party than on pedestrian safety. But keeping your kids safe this Halloween means taking some preemptive measures. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study reports that pedestrian deaths among children are four times higher… Read More »

Woman Crushed by Bus in Recent Accident

A woman who dropped her cell phone upon disembarking from an MTA bus in Brooklyn was killed when she attempted to retrieve it. The victim was pinned under the right rear wheels of the bus and died on the scene, according to witnesses of the September 17 accident. Although pedestrian deaths in New York City… Read More »

Recent Examples of Dog Bite Cases Show Difficulties Involved in Ensuing Legal Battles

Dog bite cases have a variety of challenges, both emotional and legal, that attorneys must navigate through to produce a successful result for their clients. Consider the following example: Vicente Pickett-Garcia was walking along a creek with a small group in Binghamton, New York when he was suddenly approached by a pit bull. The dog’s… Read More »

State Court of Appeals Rules Plaintiffs Not Required to Give Medical Reports in Lead-Based Paint Case

In the case of Hamilton v. Miller this summer, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that plaintiffs in the case did not have to produce medical reports that established causation for their conditions prior to medical exams by the defendants. This case centered on injuries suffered from the plaintiffs’ exposure to lead-based paint as… Read More »

Toxic Toys

Each year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls millions of dangerous consumer products. Many of these recalled products were intended for children. The CPSC’s website publishes a continual updated list of recalled products. Consumers can also subscribe to email newsletters to receive news releases and recall information. In 2012, four million Bumbo Baby… Read More »

Bicyclists Have Special Reason to Take Care on the Roads

Bicycles are subject to the rules of the road, just like cars. However navigating a bicycle on a busy city street takes extra care. The hum of city life means that cars will appear from blind spots, pedestrians talking on cell phones will pop out from behind SUVs and other cyclists may not see you… Read More »

The Dangers of Texting and Driving

Everyone, it seems, is plugged into a cell phone or tablet, texting, talking and surfing the web. Yet when misused, the convenience of ubiquitous communication quickly can become a menace, particularly if a driver decides to use a handheld device to talk or text while driving. Statistics on all distracted driving accidents are suspected to… Read More »

Reasons to Make a Workers Compensation Claim

Workers compensation claims aren’t always about firefighters injured on-the-job or a construction worker maimed by a collapsing trench. The accidents and injuries that can fuel a workers compensation claim can be much less dramatic. However what sort of injuries might qualify? Does an injury have to be dramatic and obvious? The five most common injuries… Read More »

Why Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer, and What will it Cost You?

When you suffer a personal injury due to the actions of someone else, you might hold out hope that the responsible party would be willing to compensate you. While is the right thing to do, it rarely happens in such a straightforward manner. People who cause accidents often refuse to acknowledge the damage they have… Read More »

Should You Call A Personal Injury Lawyer Regarding an Incident of Assault?

When most people think of assault and battery, they think of cases tried in criminal courts. However, if you are the victim of a crime, criminal charges will do nothing to make up for your lost wages, pay your medical bills and compensate you for pain and suffering. In this type of situation, you may… Read More »