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Exactech Knee Replacement Lawsuit Attorney

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Every year, doctors perform knee replacement surgery on thousands of Americans. While some patients develop serious pain due to osteoarthritis, others suffer harm in major pedestrian or motor vehicle accidents. Construction workers also incur knee injuries due to catastrophic falls or repetitive job tasks that wear out their knee joints. Of course, various sports activities can also damage knee joints due to frequent stop-and-start movements and repetitive use. Whatever the cause, once knee pain becomes unbearable or mobility problems arise, most people choose to undergo some form of arthroplasty – commonly referred to as knee replacement surgery. While these operations are...

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Man Charged in Crash that Killed Motorcyclist

Police have charged a man from Rome for a crash that happened on the New York State Thruway last year. This accident killed a motorcyclist. Everett L. Taylor, 23, is being charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident as well as many other charges. The accident happened between Taylor who was in a 2008 Hyundai and the driver of the motorcycle, Joseph A. Perrotti from Utica. Perotti and his passenger were seriously injured and taken to the hospital. Perrotti died of his injuries on June 2. An investigation showed that Taylor kept driving and never stopped after the accident happened. If you’ve been...

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The Best Tips To Avoid E-Bike And Bicycle Accidents In New York City

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Whether pedaling a bicycle or using an electric bike to get around town, all Queens and Brooklyn residents must use extra caution when traveling around New York City or within their own neighborhoods. Recent bike accidents continue to result in serious injuries or deaths. [table-of-content] Recent bicycle and e-bike accidents in New York What follows is a review of recent bicycle and e-bike accidents, along with information about a few Queens and Brooklyn landmarks or events that often attract cyclists and other visitors. This article concludes with key safety tips designed to help all bike riders avoid becoming the victims of careless vehicle...

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New Mandatory Safety Guidelines For Recent Construction Projects In New York City?

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Although new construction projects in New York City nearly ground to a halt due to the pandemic in 2020, new signs of growth have begun to appear in late 2021. In addition to the construction going on at Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side, there are also many new home developments taking shape in the Hell’s Kitchen part of town. In fact, other major construction projects are planned for downtown Brooklyn on Tillary Street and in East Harlem. Yet despite these new signs of construction, all owners and project managers must still abide by COVID-19 restrictions and do all...

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Rideshare Transportation Poses Unique Liability Risks To Many Passengers

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As major metropolitan cities and smaller towns try to reduce passenger car traffic, more Americans are requesting rides with Uber, Lyft, and taxi companies. Yet while these vehicles can offer some added convenience and fee savings, rideshare transportation poses unique liability risks to many passengers who suffer serious injuries or die in accidents. [table-of-content] Taxi company handling of rider safety & liability issues – compared to Uber & Lyft Although taxis are usually inspected and maintained regularly by reputable company owners, the same cannot always be said about the privately-owned vehicles used by Lyft and Uber drivers. Furthermore, many taxi companies have decades...

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Walls Cave in as Employers Ignore Safety Standards In Case Of Trench Accident

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Although many workers face serious dangers when handling trench work on New York City construction sites, unskilled or apprentice workers must often handle the most dangerous tasks. And even when criminal charges are considered after a trench worker dies, employers often escape such liability. Yet despite the difficulties of getting appropriate trench safety training to all workers and supervisors, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and groups like NUCA (the National Utility Contractors Association) keep fighting for better standards and conducting user surveys. NUCA has also sponsored activist programs like the Trench Safety Stand Down. What follows is a brief review...

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How To minimize Injuries In Case Of Motorcycle Accident In NYC

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Traveling without the protection of a car or truck body frame makes it doubly important for motorcyclists to review all driving rules and regulations. After all, simply forgetting a new traffic rule, failing to wear a helmet, or ignoring motorcycle inspection and repair issues can lead to serious injuries or even death. It is also crucial for all New York City motorcycle riders to learn about the different types of licenses available, how to properly maneuver a motorcycle in traffic, and keep up with the minimum safety requirements designed to protect passengers. Here is a broad overview of rules and regulations for...

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Manhole Cover Explosions in NYC Threaten Public Safety

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During the past decade, New York City residents have suffered serious injuries and endured dangerous power failures after fires and explosions have erupted underneath manhole covers. For example, in February of 2021, Manhattan cars and storefronts were damaged around the time the Fire Department received calls about smoke coming from multiple manholes. Soon, one of the manholes exploded, cutting off power to area buildings - and filling some of them with carbon monoxide gas. And back in February of 2015, a man was struck in the head by a flying manhole cover in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood. Days later, he was...

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MTA Driver Arrested for Hitting Pedestrian While Driving Drunk

On April 27, an intoxicated MTA bus driver was arrested. The driver, Raquel James, was driving while drunk along Rockaway Parkway and Winthrop Street in Brooklyn. This happened at around 3 in the morning. While driving, he hit a female pedestrian. This information comes from the police. James was taken into custody. He has been charged with multiple charges including vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated, and more. The extent of the injuries to the pedestrian is not known at this time. If we learn any more details about this accident, we will keep you posted. This is an emerging story. If you’ve been seriously...

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Tenants Can Suffer Serious or Deadly Injuries In Case Of Ceiling Collapses

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Every year or two, headlines reveal the devastating and sometimes fatal injuries that New York City residents and others suffer due to roof and ceiling collapses. In many cases, local officials or landlords were aware of the impending dangers. When these events unfold, those harmed can usually bring a personal injury or premises liability lawsuit to recover money to compensate them for their injuries. Our past ceiling or roof collapse clients have been forced to cope with concussions and other major head injuries, damage to their necks and backs, deep lacerations, and various types of bone fractures. While undergoing surgeries, treatments,...

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