The rate of fatalities caused by pedestrian accidents increased by nearly 20% in 2020, according to the Governors’ Highway Safety Association. This is despite an overall drop in traffic, due to travel restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. So why did the rate of pedestrian fatalities go up during this time?… Read the rest
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, overexertion is one of the leading causes of workplace injuries in the United States. Together, injuries resulting from overexertion factor into 31% of all workplace injuries, accounting for more than 280,000 injuries per year. What is tragic is that most overexertion injuries are preventable, given the right training, equipment, and oversight.… Read the rest
No one wants to bring a personal injury suit. After all, it means you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, and that means suffering all the consequences of those injuries. However, what some people do not realize is that the symptoms of an injury may not appear until days or weeks after an accident, but you can still potentially get compensation for them. Here are five signs you need to look out for that might hint at a hidden injury:… Read the rest
People slip or trip all the time, and get hurt as a result. Some slip-and-fall injuries are preventable, however, and could be stopped if people took appropriate care to keep their property safe. Unfortunately, some property owners can be negligent about removing hazards from their property, making injuries more likely. Here are six common types of injuries people suffer in slip-and-fall accidents:… Read the rest
Medical malpractice can come in many forms, from surgical errors, to prescribing the wrong medication, or even causing additional injuries while attempting to repair an existing one. Sometimes, though, a doctor or other healthcare provider misses something or gets something wrong, resulting in misdiagnosis. However, even an honest mistake can result in real harm to patients, who rely on a doctor’s diagnosis to determine how their illnesses should be treated.… Read the rest
In today’s world it is fairly common for most adults to use some kind of social media website. While there is much value to these websites, there can be some drawbacks. When it comes to personal injury lawsuits, it can be a hindrance to receiving the compensation that you deserve. One of the primary things a personal injury attorney will tell you when you commence a lawsuit is to be careful of your social media activity or discontinue using it at all. … Read the rest
Normally, it’s not possible to sue someone simply because they made you feel bad. Most lawsuits are about causing physical injuries, or damaging or stealing property, or impinging on another’s legal rights. However, on some occasions, it is possible to sue someone for intentional infliction of emotional distress, if their conduct matches certain specific criteria.… Read the rest
Recently, a New York statute has been created to safeguard the interest of those who put themselves at risk of injury in the interest of public safety. Even though law enforcement officers are eligible to receive benefits while injured in the line of duty, this will now provide additional protections to these public servants as well as to their families. According to reports, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has had more officers injured and killed on the job than any other police department in the country. While those injured may be entitled to disability and medical care, often times … Read the rest
Motorcycle accidents can easily lead to serious injury or death, often times with riders and passengers sustaining injuries to their head, neck, arms, and legs. According to New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, during 2014, there were a total of 1,330 motorcycle crashes in New York City.
One reason why motorcyclists must be attentive is because it may be more difficult to see a motorcycle than a vehicle. At times motorcycles can be missed on the roadways because of another vehicle’s blind spot. Another cause for the serious nature of motorcycle injuries is that a motorcycle offers no protection … Read the rest
According to Politico New York, construction worker injuries in New York City have increased 34 percent from the 2014 fiscal year (July 2013-June 2014) to the last fiscal year which ended on June 30, 2015. This increased the number of injuries to 283, and the amount of fatalities to 11. In 2014, the total value of construction projects was $26.2 billion. By June of 2015, the estimated value has already reached $22.2 billion. With the number of construction projectsin New York City increasing, it is no surprise that resulting construction worker injuries are on the rise as well.
Recently, … Read the rest