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Can New Yorkers Sue Amazon for a Product That’s Defective?

Amazon is a mainstay for many US households. The online retail giant offers fast delivery of an unprecedented variety of low-priced products, so it can be used to find just about anything. Amazon maintains this variety partly by offering third-party products for sale. These third-party sellers are independent businesses that offer new, used, or refurbished merchandise that is sold through Amazon. The drawback of this approach is that quality control becomes much more complex. So, […]

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The Correlation Between School Partying and Drunk Driving in NY

There seems to be an everpresent uptick in NY DUI accidents this time of year. The start of the school semester means forging new friendships for teens and young adults. They get together for social occasions, and that often involves underage drinking. Underage drinkers are more likely to make the decision to drive drunk and are also more likely to cause an accident when they do so. The net result of all this partying is […]

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NY No Stranger to Construction Accidents, But United Crane Different

If you’re a New Yorker, you know that the city is always under construction. Although the New York Department of Buildings (DOB) has rigorous regulations that keep construction accidents to a minimum, these incidents are still commonplace by virtue of the sheer volume of construction in New York. Some accidents can’t be avoided, but from time to time, builders do cut corners to increase profits and keep up with extensive demand. Unfortunately, this leads to […]

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Ways New York Drivers Cause Bicycle Accidents

Although bicycling is one of the fastest and most efficient ways to get around the city, sharing the roads with cars is risky business, and you could wind up seriously injured or killed in a collision. The streets of New York are a chaotic mix of cars, trucks, buses, cyclists, and pedestrians. This means that crashes, many of them serious or deadly, are much more common here than in other places. What’s more – the […]

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It’s Back-to-School Time in NY – Tips to Keep Your Kid Safe

Heading back to school can be an exciting but stressful time for kids and parents alike. As a parent, you may wonder if your child will be safe in school — and with good reason. While it’s true we now drill our children on how to face new dangers like mass shooters and parental deportation, we mustn’t forget to teach them the fundamental rules of safety that are still present every day. The Transportation Research […]

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Yes, You Can Suffer from Heat Stroke While in Your NY Apartment

No one enjoys a hot apartment. It’s uncomfortable and can be difficult to find relief. However, a steamy summer apartment isn’t just an inconvenience; it can be dangerous or even deadly. In fact, New York is currently being hit by a heat wave. New York Mayor Bill deBlasio has issued a heat emergency for the city because extreme heat carries the risk of serious heat-related illnesses like heat stroke. The primary issue is many New […]

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Gaming the System: How Sure Are You about Your NYC Doctor?

When we seek medical attention, most of us trust the authority of that white coat. We trust that we’re in the hands of a competent medical professional, who at least meets the minimum acceptable standards of care. Fortunately, most doctors are competent and go out of their way to ensure patients receive the best possible care. That said, some doctors make negligent mistakes that result in serious injury or even the death of their patients. […]

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Injured By a NY Taxi You Weren’t Even Using?

Taxis are ubiquitous in New York. They’re one of the fastest and most convenient ways to get around the city. While they are convenient for New Yorkers, they’re also involved in more than their fair share of accidents causing debilitating or even fatal injuries — even for people who aren’t using them. One taxi driver recently ran a red light in Harlem, then hit and killed a pedestrian in the crosswalk. A recent taxi careened […]

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Fireworks Injuries: The Many Different Ways You Can Get Hurt

It was Founding Father John Adams’ wish that we Americans should celebrate our independence by lighting up the entire continent. On July 3rd, 1776, he wrote a letter to his wife Abigail saying that the day “ought to be solemnized with… bonfires and illuminations.” Well, we took Adams’ letter to heart. Over the years, we’ve had some downright spectacular firework displays—and they keep getting better each year! Sadly, our oohs and aahs sometimes turn into […]

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You’ve Suffered a Slip and Fall in New York – What’s Next?

Most of the time, a slip and fall means no more injury than our pride. We get up, dust off, have a laugh and move on. Sometimes, however, slip and fall accidents can cause debilitating or even fatal injuries. Slip and fall accidents can happen just about anywhere. In fact, a state prison inmate in New York recently slipped and fell while mowing the prison grounds. He claimed an injury was due to the prison’s […]

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