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Why So Many NYers Celebrating Halloween Fall and Get Hurt

You’re never too old for Halloween. Every year, thousands of adults join in on the Halloween spirit by dressing up and attending parties. The key difference to many adult celebrations, however, is the inclusion of alcohol. Although these festivities are good-natured fun, whenever there’s alcohol involved, there’s a risk. In fact, October 31st has one of the highest rates for vehicle accidents and fatalities associated with driving under the influence. Halloween Drinking and Driving Accidents […]

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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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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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New Yorkers Suffering from Testosterone Therapy Injuries Are Not Alone

Testosterone therapy has been aggressively marketed in recent years, described as the “lost fountain of youth” and “Viagra for the boardroom” by advertisers. Sounds pretty good, right? However, while testosterone therapy may be medically beneficial in some cases, it also carries a high risk for adverse effects, many of which are serious – or even deadly. What options do you have if you’ve been hurt? First thing you need to know – you’re not alone. […]

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Hurt in New York? When You Should Consider Suing

Accidents are an unfortunate reality of everyday life. However, many accidents are preventable, making these losses all the more tragic – and unjust. If you are injured in an accident due to another’s negligence, you can fight back by filing a personal injury claim to get compensation to cover your damages. But how do you know if the way you were injured qualifies as negligence? After all, lots of people in New York get hurt […]

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‘Tis the Season for Parties – Can You Sue a NY Nightclub If You Fall?

Crazy things can happen at holiday parties. Who hasn’t heard stories of people getting drunk and wild at office get-togethers? Or had to deal with family members who enjoy a bit too much “adult” egg nog? Now imagine the typical holiday party vibe at a nightclub. Dancing. Drinking. Complete strangers. And all the emotions that come with the holidays. Insanity, right? Even with the added craziness of the holidays, clubs can get crazy. Like the […]

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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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Getting Litigious about Food Poisoning

Recently, the San Francisco Department of Public Health made a public announcement concerning food poisoning. The department warned the public against purchasing herbal tea at a shop called the Sun Wing Wo Trading Company. The reason for the warning was due to two victims suffering illnesses –  one even dying – after drinking a toxic cup of tea. The herbal tea at the shop contained Aconite, a lethal poison. Unfortunately, there is no antidote for Aconite […]

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Ladder Accidents

Ladders are great tools for climbing to hard to reach places, but can be extremely dangerous. In the United States, 20% of fall accidents involve a ladder, but on construction sites, ladders are involved in 81% of fall accidents. How Does a Ladder Accident Occur? Ladders come in all shapes and sizes, and as a result have their own unique possibilities for failure. Even when used correctly, a defective ladder can lead to serious injury. […]

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How Workplace Injury Compensation Works in New York

When an employee suffers an injury in the workplace, in addition to the physical pain and emotional distress, they also often encounter financial problems.   Treatment for the injury can result in high medical bills, and a serious injury may make the employee unable to work for an extended amount of time, resulting in lost wages. A debilitating injury may even affect the employee’s ability to work and earn income in the future.   A […]

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