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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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What To Do If You Had A Trip And Fall Accident

What to do if you had a trip and fall accident

1. If you are injured, call an ambulance from the scene of the accident and go to the hospital. Don't leave the scene. One of the most frequent defenses raised by insurance companies is that the accident did not happen in the manner alleged or in the location alleged. Having an EMS crew arrived at the exact spot you fell and document it in their report will help prevent such arguments by the defendants. 2. Take photographs of your injuries including bruises, scarring, and casts or braces. Take photographs of the location where you fell and the defective condition that caused...

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The Revel Mopeds Are Back on NYC Streets with Stricter Rules

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Ever since they were first introduced into New York City back in 2018, Revel mopeds have been quite popular. And now that it is still risky to ride mass transit due to the pandemic, there’s even greater demand for these two-wheeled vehicles. However, during the summer of 2020, many riders and city officials became concerned about all the new Revel moped accidents. In fact, three people died due to accidents involving Revel mopeds. Concerned about safety and legal issues, Revel pulled all its mopeds off the streets. However, after a brief time away, about 3,000 of the mopeds can now be...

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Injury Lawyers on Caring for the Injured

If someone you know was injured because of a negligent act, you may be suffering along with them. However, here are some tips from injury lawyers on how to best care for the injured. Encourage your loved one to get medical treatment. Treatment not only allows the injured to improve their physical and mental condition, but it also serves to prove their condition's severity. Even though you may not have much money available (especially if the injured was the bread-winner and cannot work), the injured needs to seek treatment to get better and get a fair and equitable settlement. Help the injured with...

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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 City Police Brutality: Its Origins & Key Elements

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American society needs properly trained and responsible police officers to protect the public against crime and other dangerous elements. However, officers are never entitled to abuse their power by using any level of excessive or unreasonable force to manage or control a situation. When excessive force isn’t justified by the surrounding circumstances, a victim can often file a successful claim for police brutality. Acting as government agents, police officers can and should be held responsible for their unlawful actions. Brief review of historical events that likely gave rise to police brutality Whether you consult more conservative sources of information – or more activist-oriented...

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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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The Dangerous Increase in NYC Speeding Drivers During the COVID-19 Crisis

Speeding Drivers During the COVID-19 Crisis

Too many careless drivers are now either speeding or street racing on New York City roadways. This odd behavior poses a major threat to the safety of those on foot or riding bicycles. It also robs all New Yorkers of the chance to quietly stroll down city streets while going to pick up groceries – or simply get some much-needed exercise. Those breaking the law while speeding need to find more mature ways to cope with their frustrations. The New York Times states in one article that speeds have risen by 288% in one section of town. After reviewing several speeding accidents...

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Head-On Collisions Remain a Deadly Threat to Many

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Unfortunately, head-on collisions can be devastating to witness and hard for first responders to handle. And all too often, survivors must endure lengthy treatment regimens and complete long-term rehabilitation programs. However, our law firm’s experience in handling these types of major accident claims can help clients win sizeable settlement awards or fully comprehensive verdicts. Once you contact our office, we will carefully review the facts of your case to see if there’s clear proof that another party negligently caused your accident. In some cases, you may still be able to recover for your injuries, even if a small percentage of fault...

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Car Accident Lawyers Discuss Lawsuit Against Apple in an Alleged Distracted Driving Case

The parents of a child that died in an alleged distracted driving incident are suing Apple Inc explain New York car accident lawyers at Frekhtman & Associates. They allege that Apple’s FaceTime app contributed to the death by encouraging distracted driving. The lawsuit was filed in December 2016, in California Superior Court in Santa Clara County. The litigation also asserts that Apple was aware of the safety risks posed by the FaceTime app, and that it failed to use its own patented lock-out feature to prevent driver use at highway speeds. Details of the Accident At about 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, 2014,...

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