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Large Truck Accident Statistics

When it comes to deaths in large truck accidents, the deaths are usually to people in passenger vehicles. This is because people in these smaller vehicles are vulnerable. Trucks can weigh up to 30 times as much as normal care. They are also taller and have larger ground clearance which means that the smaller vehicles can get stuck underneath the truck in crashes. Trucks can also have issues with braking, and they can take a long time to break. When bad roads are a factor, the time it takes for a large truck to come to a complete stop is even...

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Find Out How A Paraplegia Injury Lawyer Can Work For You

People get injured every day explains an NYC paraplegia injury lawyer at the F&A accident law firm in Manhattan. Often, it is because of someone else's wrongdoing or negligence. In some cases, these injuries can cause paraplegia. Paraplegia results from a large number of accidents. Find out how a paraplegia injury lawyer can help you to build a case and potentially obtain a settlement for you. How does paraplegia occur? The causes of paraplegia vary. In many instances, it is as a result of an accident where there is a severe traumatic injury to the spinal cord. The trauma could have occurred as a result...

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Car Accident Attorney Offers Winter Driving Tips for New York Roads and Freeways

Now that clear skies often give way to heavy winter rains, snow and sleet, everyone needs to exercise greater caution while traveling on New York roads and freeways. Perhaps the most tip is to only drive on days you must go out – and try to run critical errands on the way home from work or other key destinations. If you’ll also have your car thoroughly “winterized” with new antifreeze, better tires, and upgraded brakes, you’ll remain much safer than most of those you pass by. Here are some helpful driving safety tips provided by our state government, a local daily newspaper,...

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New York Construction Accident Lawyers Discuss Workplace Amputations

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Far too often, hardworking men and women suffer severe amputation injuries while carefully handling their daily jobs. While most of these cases are addressed by our state’s workers compensation system – others may still justify the filing of a separate civil action against the employer. If you’ve suffered any type of workplace amputation, you need to recover for all past medical expenses, pain, and suffering – as well as all past and future, lost earnings. How Common Are Workplace Amputation Injuries? OSHA (the Occupational Safety & Health Administration) reports that during 2015, workers suffered 10,388 severe injuries. Of that total, 7,636 led...

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NYC Construction Site Accident Attorneys Examine the Evidence: Worker Deaths Are On the Rise

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Whenever construction workers face greater safety risks, New York City Council members often engage in questionable debates that fail to aggressively address key problems. After Councilman Jumaane D. Williams proposed new safety training and other changes back in January of 2017, his suggestions were put aside while other matters received greater attention. It was not until additional crises took place that decisive action was taken to explain NYC construction site accident attorneys at the F&A injury law firm. More Deaths Precipitated a Push Forward Finally, after two Manhattan construction workers died on the same day in September 2017, the safety training proposals...

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NY Brain Injury Lawyer examines recent research to see how parents can improve long-term outcomes for a child’s brain injury

Children suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) for a variety of reasons. Vehicular accidents fall, and sports are among the major causes, resulting in anything from a mild concussion to severe brain damage explains a New York brain injury lawyer at the F&A accident law firm. The Brain Injury Association of America points out that infants, toddlers, and older teenagers are especially at risk; furthermore, among children 14 years and younger, TBIs necessitate hundreds of thousands of emergency room visits and tens of thousands of hospitalizations each year. In the aftermath of a child's TBI, the primary concern parents generally have is how...

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MTA Fatal Collision Ruled Not Criminal

This story is new as it happened on April 5, 2018. There was a fatal train collision that happened south of the Beacon Train Station. The accident has been ruled not criminal, according to Nancy Gamerman. She is a spokesperson for Metro-North. The train was scheduled to arrive at the Beacon Station at 12:08 p.m. The train hit an unidentified victim at 12:24 p.m. The incident left one person dead, and it appears to have involved an unauthorized person who was on the train tracks. The captain of the Metropolitan Transit Authority police, Jennifer Kelly, said that there were six officers who were...

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Medical Malpractice Law Firm in NYC Discuss Unauthorized Sterlizations

We practice in New York, but we pay attention to medical malpractice stories from across the country because we consider it to be part of our duty to stay informed. That explains how we came across the news of the doctor with a long history of medical malpractice accusations who now stands accused of a horrifying practice - sterilizing female inmates at a state prison for women without proper authorization. The 69-year-old doctor worked for the prison until 2011 when he "retired." He was hired as a contract physician immediately after and worked at Valley State until 2012. Between 2006 and 2010, he...

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New York Automobile Accident Attorney Explains if OBEL Coverage is Necessary

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Here at the New York Accident Attorneys of Frekhtman & Associates, we advise New York car insurance holders to consider purchasing OBEL i.e. Optional Basic Economic Loss coverage. Along with basic insurance coverage, OBEL coverage provides protection to automobile accident victims with an additional $25,000 which can be used to cover medical expenditures and lost wages. There are various types of insurance covers that provide compensation for medical bills/or lost earnings in case of an auto accident. OBEL coverage is optional coverage and is not mandatory. If you obtain this coverage then it will provide an additional benefit of $25,000 which...

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New York City Motorcycle Accidents Statistics & Tips

Riding a motorcycle through New York City during rush-hour traffic is often difficult and dangerous. Furthermore, most truck and passenger car drivers forget that motorcyclists, pedestrians and bicyclists are uniquely vulnerable when accidents occur. Although New York City motorcycle collisions aren’t as common as auto accidents, they’re much more likely to result in deadly injuries since motorcyclists have so little physical protection. Furthermore, motorcyclists are at special risk while navigating turns and trying to make it safely through busy traffic intersections. The accident statistics set forth below clearly document the special challenges facing motorcyclists. That information is followed by a list of...

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