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Tag Archives: personal injury

Children Face Greater Risk on Foot

In June, during her last week of kindergarten, a six-year-old girl and her mother were walking to school in Jackson Heights. They were almost to school and passing through a crosswalk when an off-duty police officer made a left turn and hit them. The young girl suffered six broken ribs, a broken pelvis and femur… Read More »

Improving Your Visibility as a Motorcyclist

One of the most common excuses you’ll hear from drivers that cause accidents with motorcyclists is, “I didn’t see them!” Their defense will most likely be that motorcycles are smaller and easily hidden by other objects or vehicles on the road, which makes them difficult to see, particularly at intersections. While there certainly are many… Read More »

Don’t Spend Summer in a Cast

Now that summer is finally here, you and your family are likely anxious to indulge in all sorts of outdoor activities. In order to avoid having your summer fun cut short by an accidental injury such as a slip and fall, make sure you do whatever you can to stay safe while having fun. Some… Read More »

Don’t Spend Summer in a Cast

Now that summer is finally here, you and your family are likely anxious to indulge in all sorts of outdoor activities. In order to avoid having your summer fun cut short by an accidental injury such as a slip and fall, make sure you do whatever you can to stay safe while having fun. Some… Read More »

Staying Safe While You Get Fit

When you visit the gym, it’s good to think about more than what you’ll look like at the beach. Give a thought or two to safety. According to Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates quoted on NBCNews.com, thousands of people are treated in emergency rooms each year as a result of injuries from gym equipment… Read More »

The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries disrupt the normal functioning of the brain. They can occur in a wide variety of ways, such as a motor vehicle accident, falling debris from a construction site, or a slip and fall injury in a grocery store. In a split second, your life can change forever. According to the Centers for… Read More »

Injuries While Bicycling in New York City

The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) evaluates how bicycle-friendly each state is, using several indicators such as legislation and enforcement, infrastructure and funding, and evaluation and planning. Unfortunately, New York was ranked 42 in the country, and scored especially low in terms of its policies and programs. According to the New York Department of Motor… Read More »

Medical Malpractice and New York Public Hospitals

New York City has the largest municipal public health care system in the country, with 11 city hospitals offering more than 7,000 beds and serving 1.4 million New Yorkers every year. According to the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HCC), which operates the system, in 2011 the New York hospitals handled over 1.1… Read More »

Who Is Responsible for Keeping Snowy Sidewalks Clear?

New York City may be photogenic after a snowfall, but the charm soon fades for pedestrians trying to negotiate treacherous sidewalks. Often there is no way to avoid a stretch of unattended concrete. Slipping on an icy pavement can put you at risk for bruises, a broken bone or serious brain or spinal damage. Every… Read More »

Five Common Workplace Injuries

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately three million nonfatal workplace injuries in 2011 — representing 3.5 percent of all workers. Some industries, such as mining or logging, have a greater number of accidents, given the dangerous nature of these jobs. However, employees in the service industry or information technology fields also miss… Read More »