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
With cell phones being available at a moment’s notice, they may be one of the most valuable ways to gather evidence for your personal injury claim. Capturing pictures of your accident can help provide an indication as to who was at fault, preserve and document evidence, and show damages as they were at the time of the accident. While physical evidence of an accident is always the preferred method, if you do not have access or cannot preserve it, taking a picture on your cell phone may be the next best alternative.
When involved in an accident, it is first … Read the rest
On February 13, a massive pileup on I-78 in Pennsylvania that involved 64 vehicles and sent 73 people to hospitals is currently under investigation. Among the three fatalities was a 50-year Long Island resident who died at the scene.
The crash occurred shortly before 9:30 a.m. in a whiteout snowstorm with low visibility, high winds and a lot of drifting snow. Of the 64 vehicles in the pileup 12 of them were commercial. Ambulances and four medical helicopters took the 73 injured to 11 hospitals.
Trucking accidents can cause serious injuries and death. If this year is any indication, accidents involving large trucks have the potential to claim more lives than all domestic commercial airline fatalities during the past 45 years. Some believe that Congress should reform current laws to be stricter on the trucking industry.
Recently, Congress’ actions seemed to sidestep safety improvements that were ordered by federal regulators. Instead of the current 70 hours of driving time over an eight-day period, Congress is advocating to increase it to 82 hours over a seven-day period. Additionally, Congress has suspended the mandatory two consecutive early-morning … Read the rest
In the wake of a recent accident in which a crane fell, killing a passerby, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler announced new rules to ensure the safety of those working at or walking by a construction site. This includes an increase in monetary fines. Mayor de Blasio said these measures are necessary because “no building is worth a person’s life.”
With numerous safety provisions already in place, the spotlight is now on stricter enforcement. As part of the new plan, there will be a greater number of inspections, especially … Read the rest
When it comes to serious auto accidents, it’s important that all injured parties seek legal assistance. This is particularly the case when another motorist’s negligence is the cause of a motor vehicle collision. What many people do not consider is that motor vehicle collisions can be caused by parties that are not motorists on the road and that those parties can be held responsible for the matter.
Our personal injury attorneys would like to consider how road conditions can contribute to the occurrence of serious auto accidents, particularly when a person is on a motorcycle.
What “Dangerous Road Conditions” May… Read the rest
We share the road with others, and it’s important that everyone observes the rules of the road. Not following the rules of the road can mean disruptions in traffic, sudden swerving or overcorrection, and even auto accidents. If another motorist has acted recklessly and caused an accident of some kind to occur, it’s important that you speak with our team of skilled personal injury attorneys as soon as possible so you understand all of your legal options.
Right now, our legal team would like to look at the issue of speeding and why this is so important to consider with … Read the rest
During auto accidents, victims can experience a number of severe injuries. There’s the potential for major contusions, broken bones, fractures, brain injuries, concussions, serious lacerations, and so on. One common kind of injury during auto accidents is whiplash, though it’s one of the most misunderstood injuries people sustain. Just consider it yourself. Have you ever wondered what whiplash involves exactly?
Our team of personal injury attorneys want to take this opportunity to consider the nature of whiplash and look into what it involves and why you should take it seriously if it happens to you.
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Approximately two years ago the New York City Council imposed comprehensive regulations upon pedicabs which had been operating with almost no rules and endangering the safety of riders, pedestrians and others. The closest those regulations came to controlling pedicab rates was requiring that a rate card be posted, but not limiting how much could be charged. But with a Texas family being charged $442.00 for a 14-block ride in a pedicab, that could change. Whereas before pedicabs had the option of charging by time, the law may be changed to prohibit all other formulas and to set a mandatory fee … Read the rest
The claimant’s deceased husband suffered a heart attack and died on Super Bowl Sunday of 2010 while working as acting store manager of a Waldbaum’s supermarket in Roberts v. Waldbaum’s, 513795, 2012 WL 4449387 (3d Dept., September 27, 2012). Claimant applied for workers’ compensation death benefits alleging that the heart attack (myocardial infarction) was triggered by the stress and excitement resulting from the responsibility of running the entire store on Super Bowl Sunday, an historically busy day at the store. Also, several hours earlier decedent was involved in an altercation with an irate customer. The Appellate Division upheld the … Read the rest