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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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NY State looks to New Technology to Stop Texting and Driving

Let’s be honest, you’ve probably sent a text message while driving at least once. Our phones have our whole lives on them, and they can be difficult to ignore while we’re stopped at a red light, or while on the move. It’s tempting to respond to messages while driving but more often than not, responding is illegal. 47 states have banned texting and driving in some form so far, and for good reason. Distracted driving, […]

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Should I File an Asbestos Claim in New York?

Should I File an Asbestos Claim in New York? When a worker contracts mesothelioma, asbestosis, or lung cancer from exposure to asbestos, monetary damages may be recovered should the worker choose to file a claim against the company, or companies, responsible for the exposure. That being said, asbestos cases are complicated. Hiring an attorney with experience with asbestos and mesothelioma cases will help to ensure that an appropriate award is  received. Why an Experienced Asbestos […]

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