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Vision Zero Failing as More Choose to Use Cars

When New York City established Vision Zero Action Plan in 2014, its ambitious goal was to eliminate traffic deaths within the five boroughs by 2024. Some of the numerous measures the city has implemented to protect people who walk, bike and ride on its streets seem to have worked. But five years after the program’s […]

Intensified NYC School Zone Speed Camera Program Takes Effect

In an effort to reduce traffic accidents within the five boroughs, New York City is now installing cameras to deter speeding in high-collision areas near schools. A new state law has increased the number of school zone cameras from 140 to 750, and Mayor de Blasio has stated that he expects the city’s Department of […]

Child Pedestrian’s Injury Underscores Dangers of Reckless Bicyclists in New York

Just as New York City drivers need to be aware of bicycles, fast-moving cyclists must take care to avoid hitting pedestrians. A recent accident involving a 4-year-old girl has drawn attention to the fact that bicycles, though they don’t have the same speed or weight as motor vehicles, can cause significant injuries if they strike […]

U.S. Buses and Trains Lack Safety Features that Are Standard Elsewhere

News stories about serious bus and train accidents often focus on the direct cause of the crash, whether it is a negligent driver, mechanical failure or something else. What sometimes goes unsaid is that several reasonably simple measures recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board and used successfully in other countries could cut down on […]

Legal Developments Might Increase Catholic Church Sex Abuse Claims

Even prior to passage of New York’s Child Victims Act, litigation against Catholic Priests and lay personnel in the New York area  has resulted in several multimillion dollar settlements. Now, with the passage of the New York Child Victims Act in February 2019, many adults who were sexually abused as children finally have a chance […]

Climbing Sexual Abuse Litigation Pushing Boy Scouts Toward Chapter 11

For more than a century, American boys have looked to scouting as way to enjoy outdoor activities and develop new skills. However, legal claims and documents obtained from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have shown that many youths were sexually abused by troop leaders and other adult volunteers in positions of authority. Perhaps even […]

After More Than a Decade, New York Child Victims Act Passes

It is well understood that the horrors of child sexual abuse can be so devastating and frightening that victims often wait well into adulthood to report that they were attacked during their youth. When these stories are given media attention, it is not uncommon for someone in their 40s, 50s or 60s to talk openly […]

Understanding the Value of SUM Auto Insurance in New York

Most New York car owners know how much they pay for auto insurance, but few have a true understanding of their various coverages until an accident occurs. Motorists might assume that when they purchase $250,000 in liability protection, it covers injuries to themselves as well someone who is hurt in the other car. This isn’t […]

New York City Occupational Deaths Increase Sharply

Federal records for the 2017 calendar year showed a significant increase in on-the-job deaths among New York City workers. No specific explanation has been given to explain why the number jumped to 87 occupational fatalities from the all-time low of 56 in 2016. However, city officials are attempting to use better tracking and are considering […]

Don’t Let Social Media Sink Your Personal Injury Claim

With more than 70 percent of adults actively using social media, it’s vitally important for anyone with a personal injury claim to be aware of the pitfalls of social media use. As an article in The Huffington Post points out, social media is a rich resource for insurance defense attorneys looking to prove that a […]

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