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NYC Commercial Truck Accidents: FAQs, Definitions and Statutes

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Without a doubt, the most dangerous type of vehicle to collide with in an accident is a large commercial truck. Even the smaller ones often weigh far more than the average passenger car that weighs between 3,000 and 4,000 pounds. As might be expected, injured passengers of other vehicles (as well as cyclists, pedestrians and motorcycle riders) often die of their injuries. People who manage to survive accidents with commercial trucks are often left paralyzed – or suffering from traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries – or a vast array of other medical problems. While many people improve greatly...

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What Is The Lawsuit Value Of Herniated Disc

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A New York City Car Accident Lawyer Explains  What is the personal injury lawsuit value for a herniated disc ? Clients often ask, how much is a herniated disc worth after a car accident case? Well, it really depends on the type of injury that you sustain and the type of medical treatment that you end up getting and the way that the case progresses.  In New York, a herniated disc can be worth just five thousand or ten thousand dollars. How much is a soft tissue injury case with little medical care worth ? If, for example, you as a client sustain...

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Self-Driving Cars Could be Legal Matter

As self-driving cars come closer to being a reality for more people, the legal issues relating to these cars are being talked about more and more. Deadly crashes involving Tesla inc and Uber Technologies vehicles have made this problem very real for lawyers. Many auto industry lawyers gathered this month for a conference about the issue. The American Bar Association also held a conference just a few miles from the scene of a fatal accident involving an Uber test vehicle. The crash has put pressure on the self-driving vehicle industry to make sure that the technologies they are using are safe. It appears...

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Safety Tips for Workers

Construction sites are very dangerous, both for workers and those in the nearby area. By following a few simple tips, construction workers can complete their projects while ensuring everyone is kept safe. Construction workers should make an ongoing effort to attend all safety training programs offered by employers, unions, and other local organizations. These courses and seminars can provide new information on job safety even for those who have taken similar classes before. Workers should also always ensure they are wearing proper safety gear for their job. Steel-toed boots, high-visibility vests, helmets, and harnesses are just a few pieces of equipment construction...

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How workers compensation lawyers can help?

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You went to work every day to support your family. Your income helped to pay the bills and put food on the table. But, in an unexpected moment, this changed because you became injured on the job. Work done on the job has its share of rewards but can also pose unique medical and financial challenges in the wake of a serious on-the-job injury explain the worker's compensation lawyers at the F&A injury law firm in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan and Queens. It's understandable to have many questions when this happens. How will you support your family if you are the primary...

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New York State (NYS) Workers Compensation Lawsuits-Claim Guide by Injury Lawyer

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As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 4 million workers were injured on the job during 2005 and 5,700 workers lost their lives from work-related injuries. New York State’s no-fault worker’s compensation program is meant to provide financial protection to workers hurt on the job and to provide the appropriate medical care. NYS State law requires employers to purchase insurance in order to provide workers’ compensation benefits to his/her employees. This insurance covers payments for medical care and to replace lost wages. It also provides facilities regarding medical treatment. However, denials are common while filing an injury claim....

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New York Construction Site Accident Lawyers Discuss Building Stairway Accidents in the Workplace

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Given the constant pressure to quickly erect all new business and residential skyscrapers, it’s a wonder that stairway injury and fatality statistics aren’t even higher. One study indicates that during one year alone, over eight million people required medical treatment for fall-related injuries. Furthermore, the National Safety Council and the Bureau of Labor Statistics have both noted that falls remain the number two cause of workplace fatalities. When it comes to safely use stairways, we all need to stop and reassess the risks involved. After all, 80% of falls on stairways are due to people’s poor choices – as opposed to...

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NYC Police Brutality & Excessive Force: Statistics & Real Cases

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Nearly every month, new cases of potential New York City police brutality or misconduct are reported to authorities, covered by the press or referenced in court filings. While many may never reach the settlement stage before they’re dismissed, dozens of others may eventually wind up costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. All too often, public officials state that most claims filed against the NYPD are false or exaggerated – yet no one can make excuses for the terrible damage done to so many people’s lives by the misconduct of such former NYPD detectives as Brooklyn’s Louis Carcella. Helping to convict...

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Accident Lawyer in New York Emphasizes Pool Safety, Especially for Children

Swimming pools provide many opportunities for fun and healthy activity. They can also pose a risk to people, particularly children. If you've been using a pool this summer, whether on private land or in a public facility, you need to be mindful of the risks to yourself and to your loved ones. A 2012 report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shares data on how drowning is a leading cause of death for children between the ages of one and four, with African American and Hispanic children especially vulnerable. Along with fatal drowning, it's also possible to sustain permanent, life-altering...

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Charter and City Bus Accidents Remain a Dangerous Threat

Three people died and 16 others were injured in one of the most serious bus accidents recently in New York City. A speeding chartered bus (traveling at about 58 miles per hour) ran a red light in Queens and hit an MTA bus on September 18, 2017. The entire event was caught on a nearby video surveillance camera showing the danger to NYC from bus accidents. The improper speed of the chartered bus sealed the fate of many. Those who perished included the chartered bus driver, a pedestrian, and a passenger on the MTA bus. Within twenty-four hours, National Transportation...

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