A recent administrative fee added by Suffolk County onto red light camera charges has been ruled unconstitutional by a state Supreme Court justice. Red light cameras have long been an area of contention due to both their proliferation and their debatable legality. This decision is a victory for those who advocate against the cameras, although it merely reduces their cost in Suffolk County, rather than eliminating them entirely.… Read the rest
Research has shown that pedestrian deaths increase in the period immediately after the end of Daylight Savings Time. The combination of fewer daylight hours plus the sudden shift in people’s sleep schedules has the combined effect of drastically increasing the danger to pedestrians in the weeks immediately after the “fall back” to Eastern Standard Time. Nassau County has recently announced a plan that would hopefully reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities that occur as result of the fall back.… Read the rest
With automobiles being the most popular form of transportation, the United States experiences approximately 6 million car accidents a year. Almost half of these accidents result in injuries to one or more of the occupants of the vehicles. While we hope you are never involved in a motor vehicle accident, knowing what to do in the situation could be the key to receiving the compensation you deserve.… Read the rest
The autumn season is around the corner! Long Island is home to miles of farmland, pumpkin patches, and apple orchards that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. However, the beauty of the fall foliage and sweet smell of freshly picked apples can mask some of the potential safety hazards that lurk behind these fall activities.… Read the rest
Summertime is here, and families have begun to enjoy boating and water sports. However, it is important to keep in mind that these activities can sometimes lead to deadly accidents. Commonly, inexperienced, intoxicated, or reckless boaters can cause accidents that may lead to a boat capsizing or tipping over resulting in the death of a passenger. If you or someone you loved has been injured or killed in a boating accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced personal injury attorney that can fight for the compensation you deserve.… Read the rest
Everyone loves BBQ! BBQ and smoked meat have become a summer staple in many households across the nation. However, this seemingly easy method of cooking can sometimes lead to a tragic event. Unfortunately, every summer thousands of people are injured, due to grilling accidents. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are more than two thousand BBQ related fires every summer that result in millions of dollars in property damage.… Read the rest
Each year, tens of thousands of people are injured in slip-and-fall accidents. The most common time of year individuals find themselves or their loved ones a victim of a slip- or trip-and-fall accident is during the winter. When these incidents take place, it is sometimes difficult to determine who is ultimately at fault for the incident. Generally, there are a few factors that personal injury attorneys look at in determining liability.… Read the rest
Proper use of car seats and seat belts are essential to protecting the lives of children in motor vehicles. A recent study has revealed that one in five children involved in fatal car accidents were either unrestrained or improperly restrained. Recently, it was reported that the Graco My Ride 65 convertible car seat may be defective due to its failure to restrain a child in a car accident.… Read the rest
The New York County Supreme Court awarded $29.3 million to a New York University student who fell from a faulty East Village fire escape in 2008. After a four-week long trial to ascertain damages, Anastasia Klupchak succeeded in her claim against the owner and managing agent of 82 Second Avenue. The complaint alleged that the owner and managing agent were negligent in their failure to update the outdated fire escape.
In 2008, the 22-year-old Klupchak was visiting her friend in the East Village apartment when she stepped out onto a vertical ladder fire escape platform that only had railings on … Read the rest
Electrical accidents rank sixth among all causes of work-related deaths in the United States and are both fatal and costly. Recently, the Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) has taken actions to improve the safety of its workers through its new safety procedures. But the company’s actions have come under scrutiny, as the new measure has increased customer outages by 5 percent a year. According to Newsday, company officials have defended the practice as the reduced risk of serious on-the-job injuries and fatalities to its employees outweighs the minimal impact to efficiency.
Last June, PSEG enacted its new safety feature … Read the rest