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Who’s Responsible When NY School Bus Accidents Occur?

If your child is injured in a New York school bus accident, who can be held responsible probably isn’t your first worry. You want to make sure that your kid is okay. After you get over your initial fears, though, determining responsibility is one of the most important things you can do. Why? A number of reasons. School bus injuries can be costly. If another’s negligence hurt your child, they should have to pay instead […]

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Injuries NYers Can Expect If They’re Hit by a Car While Walking

Many New Yorkers walk to work, school, and other places around the city every day. Far too often, though, New York pedestrians are seriously injured by cars while walking. How often? Take a look at the facts: Every eight minutes, a pedestrian is injured. A pedestrian is killed every 113 minutes. Every year, over 60,000 pedestrians are injured and over 4,000 are killed in the U. S. Almost 40 percent of pedestrian fatalities involve a […]

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How New York Parents Can Protect Kids after a Bicycle Accident

Bicycle riding is a great activity for children. It helps them stay active and enjoy the outdoors, and it can give older children more independence as they use their bikes as a means of transportation. However, bike riding is also a common way for kids to sustain injuries. How common are bike riding injuries? Bicycle accidents account for about 500,000 emergency room visits annually, and about 300,000 of these injured cyclists are children. Worse, around […]

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As Asbestos Makes Comeback, a Reminder of Why It’s So Dangerous

In Russia, the city of Asbest is built around the largest asbestos-producing mine in the world. Nearly all of the town’s residents work in the mine, and oncologists in the tiny town see about 40-50 cancer patients per day, nearly all of whom are suffering from asbestos-related ailments. Interestingly, the mining company, Uralasbest, recently released boxes of product printed with Donald Trump’s face, stating on social media that “Donald is on our side!” Why? Well, […]

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What to Do If Your Child Is in a NY School Bus Accident?

Buses carrying students and commuters are commonplace, especially in New York. It’s no wonder, then, that buses are involved in about 63,000 crashes annually. Sadly, many of these crashes involve school buses or private carriers contracted to transport students. School bus accidents can run the gamut from minor fender benders to catastrophic accidents with serious injuries and even fatalities. Fortunately, accidents of this magnitude are relatively rare, but any school bus accident is traumatic for […]

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Premises Liability due to Inadequate Lighting

While sometimes overlooked, inadequate lighting in homes or businesses is the cause behind all types of injuries. Even those with 20/20 vision are impaired significantly when a room’s lighting is insufficient. Property owners are required by law to ensure that individuals legally allowed on their property are kept reasonably safe. As such, individuals injured as a result of inadequate lighting may have a claim for compensation from the property owner. Injuries Sustained from Insufficient Lighting: Falls […]

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Starbucks False Arrest and Racial Profiling

After asking to use the bathroom without yet ordering, two black men were arrested for defiant trespassing in a Philadelphia Starbucks on Thursday, April 12. The Starbucks barista called police, despite the men’s explanation that they were waiting for a friend to join them.  The friend joined just in time for them to be taken out of the establishment in handcuffs. Police commissioner Richard Ross, who is reviewing the incident, defended the officers’ actions via […]

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How New York Trucking Accident Cases Work

If you have been in a trucking accident in New York, you will need to prove several elements in your case to receive compensation for your injuries and losses. In this post, we’ll detail what you need to do to have a successful case against a trucking company.   Types of Negligence in Truck Accidents To win a trucking accident case, your attorney will need to prove that another individual or entity was negligent in […]

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Exposure to Mold in your Building

Lurking in the damp nooks and crannies of your building, silently reaping havoc on you and your family…No, this isn’t the swamp monster that you have to scare away from your child’s closet before bed. It’s mold. Mold is much more real than monsters, and can have even worse effects on your health if not dealt with properly and swiftly by your building management. Many types of mold can be hazardous to your health. Additionally, […]

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Safety Inspections on Subway Escalators Reveal Defects

In May of 2017, the New York City Comptroller released a report on the safety inspections on subway escalators for the New York subway system. The results were not pretty. Many of them had significant defects that required a shutdown of the escalator until it was repaired. Every year, about 10,000 people become injured in an escalator accident. Many of them are children. This is fewer than the 12,000 people who die in staircase falls […]

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