Five Dangerous Behaviors That Cause Motor Vehicle Accidents

The vast majority of auto accidents are caused by human error, according to a 2016 study by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), with some form of negligence being cited as a factor in 94% to 96% of all crashes. This means that nearly all motor vehicle accidents could be prevented if people do not engage in unnecessarily dangerous behaviors. Here are five dangerous behaviors that are commonly cited as the cause of motor vehicle accidents:… Read the rest

Can You Sue For Injuries Sustained Due to Police Misconduct?

Every year, an estimated 55,000 people are injured or killed by police officers across the United States. While some of these injuries or deaths are the result of justifiable uses of force, in many cases they are the result of police misconduct. But what exactly is police misconduct, and how can law enforcement be held responsible for injuries they inflict as a result of that misconduct?… Read the rest

2nd Dept Affirms Award in Subway Slip and Fall

The Second Department of the New York Appellate Division has affirmed a $600,000 award for a teenager who was injured in a Brooklyn subway station as a result of a slip and fall. The New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA), a part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), had appealed the decision from a lower court, claiming it was not liable for the slip and fall, and also claiming that the award was excessive. The Second Department disagreed, allowing the decision and the award to stand.… Read the rest

What Makes Motorcycle Accidents So Dangerous?

On average, approximately 5,000 people die every year as a result of motorcycle accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This makes motorcycle accidents one of the most dangerous types of motor vehicle accidents, with the risk of fatalities being about twenty-seven times more likely with motorcycles than any other type of vehicle. Why are motorcycles so dangerous, compared to other types of motor vehicles?

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Mobileye Begins Testing of Self-Driving Cars in New York City

Mobileye, an Israeli tech company, has begun testing its self-driving cars in New York City. The company is the first to ever successfully test its self-driving cars on New York City streets, and only the second to receive a permit to test those cars. This news comes at a time that more companies are looking to use self-driving technology in their motor vehicles.… Read the rest

Seven Most Common Safety Violations on Construction Sites

No industry is cited more often for safety violations than the construction industry. Unsurprisingly, construction sites are also among the most dangerous places to work in the United States, accounting for more workplace accidents than any other industry. Here are the seven most common safety violations that contribute to accidents on construction sites:… Read the rest

Insurer Must Defend NYC in Central Park Accident Suit

The New York Appellate Division, First Department, has ruled that Travellers, the major insurance company, must defend New York City in a personal injury suit that was brought against it. Travellers had been trying to avoid being entangled in the case, saying that they had no responsibility to defend the city in the suit. However, the court ruled that the contractor’s insurance policy also covered the City, meaning the insurer must defend the City in court.… Read the rest

Peloton Issues Recall for Treadmills

Peloton, a major manufacturer of exercise equipment and apparel, has agreed to issue a voluntary recall for its treadmills over safety concerns. The recall comes after reports of dozens of people being injured while using the treadmills, including one child who died of their injuries. Peloton has agreed, as part of an agreement with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), to cease production on the recalled treadmills, and is offering full refunds to anyone who asks for them.… Read the rest

Overexertion a Factor in Nearly a Third of Workplace Injuries

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

Switch to Daylight Savings Means More Car Accidents

Daylight Savings Time comes around the same time every year, when America pushes its clocks ahead one hour. Despite the fact that everyone knows it is coming, people often take a great deal of time to adjust to the change in schedule. This shift is more than a simple inconvenience, however, as the switch to Daylight Savings Time often comes with an increased risk of injury and death, particularly when people are out driving.… Read the rest

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