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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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Jobs That Kill New Yorkers – Could You Have a Wrongful Death Claim?

New York City is a bustling metropolis with commerce at every corner. It is an international hub of tourism and business, boasting one of the largest populations, some of the richest residents, and the tallest buildings in the country, and it’s remains a thriving port city to boot. In order to make that happen, we’ve got thousands on the ground doing some of the toughest jobs out there every day. Is yours or the job […]

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NY Motorcyclists Can’t Always Avoid Accidents — But They Can Gear Up

The best way to avoid motorcycle injuries is not to get into a motorcycle accident, right? Well, sometimes accidents simply can’t be avoided. Although your skills as a rider can reduce your chances, as the old adage goes, “it’s not ‘if,’ but ‘when’ you lay down your bike.” Even when the accident is someone else’s fault, you still pay the price. Fortunately, you can decrease your risk of injury by investing in the right gear. […]

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Pharmacy Injuries: How a New York Pharmacist Can Be Negligent

Dispensing medication is a complicated profession, and errors can have devastating effects. Yet a quiet epidemic unfolds in pharmacies in New York and around the country. Nearly every prescribed medicine on the market has a laundry list of side effects. Patients rely on their medications to survive, and in some cases missing a single dose could prove fatal. Alternatively, the wrong prescription could interact adversely with another medication the patient is taking, or result in […]

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Common Injuries NY Kids Suffer in the Summer

Summer is finally here in New York. Summer is a great time for kids of all ages to enjoy outdoor activities. It’s also the time of year we typically see an uptick in injuries related to outdoor activities. To keep kids safe and healthy while enjoying summer fun, we’re covering common injuries New York kids suffer in the summer, and how to prevent them. Water Injuries in New York Summer is a great time to […]

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