New York Personal Injury Blog

Is Your Employer Providing the Right Safety Gear?

By WRSH on August 15, 2017 - Comments off

construction_9283705The right safety gear can mean the difference between a safe work environment and a deadly injury on the job.

What gear? Well, common safety equipment includes helmets, knee and elbow pads, eye and ear protection, and fire extinguishers. You can speak with your employer about the safety equipment you need—make sure that any gear provided to you is properly maintained and repaired. Read the rest »

Posted in: Work Injury


Your Hair Looks Fine: Don’t Primp and Drive

By WRSH on August 10, 2017 - Comments off

makeup-eyeshadow-mascara-applying-primpingThere are three key types of distractions that can occur while driving:

  1. visual,
  2. manual, and
  3. cognitive.

Adjustments to hair and makeup, shaving, or other cosmetic efforts while driving can involve all three types.

Safe driving in New York requires having both hands on the wheel, watching the road and surroundings carefully, and staying focused to adapt to traffic. Primping can make this much more difficult or impossible, which can result in serious and even deadly consequences. Read the rest »

Posted in: Distracted Driving


Food and Beverages in a Vehicle: Recipe for Danger

By WRSH on August 5, 2017 - Comments off

ice-cream-eat-food-summer-funEating or drinking in a car may not be the most common cause of distracted driving accidents, but it’s still a bad idea.

Drivers typically take one or even both hands off the steering wheel while eating, which makes controlling the vehicle more difficult. Grabbing a quick meal while rushing around New York is quite common, but it can be incredibly dangerous to “eat and drive.” Read the rest »

Posted in: Distracted Driving


The Sounds of Safety: Driving While Listening to Music

By WRSH on July 31, 2017 - Comments off

car stereo-radio-driver-distracted-music-listening-changing stationsFew things compare to the simple joy of rolling down your windows, turning up some music, and going for a drive in the evening. The feeling of wind in your hair while you listen to the music playing is a great way to unwind after a long day.

It’s easy, however, to get lost in thought while singing along. Driving in New York can be both fun and treacherous, but music can provide distractions that create even greater dangers. Read the rest »

Posted in: Distracted Driving


Cell Phones and Driving: A Deadly Combination

By WRSH on July 26, 2017 - Comments off

navigation-cell phone-driving-distractedDriving, at the best of times, is a demanding activity that requires eye-hand coordination, attentiveness, and split-second reactions to changing conditions.

In New York, trying to do all these things while texting is to invite disaster. Even talking using a hands-free device poses a distraction and can be very costly. Read the rest »

Posted in: Distracted Driving


Two Wheels or Four, Cars and Bicycles Must Share the Road

By WRSH on July 19, 2017 - Comments off

bicycle-city-bicycles-new york-to rent-city bikesIn New York, bicycles are allowed to operate on roads just like motorized vehicles. Motorists are expected to “share the road” with bicyclists. If everyone plays his or her part, accidents will be reduced. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident


The July Effect and Risks of Malpractice

By WRSH on July 11, 2017 - Comments off

surgeon-doctor-nurse-intern-hospital-surgery-medicalWhat’s the “July Effect” in medicine?

Each year in July, hospitals and other medical centers receive an influx of new interns fresh out of medical school. With the addition of inexperienced doctors and interns at each facility, there is a perceived risk of medical errors that result in inferior care.

It’s mostly a myth.

Still, malpractice can occur at any time of year in New York, so you should always be aware of the quality of your treatment. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice


2016 Motor Vehicle Deaths Highest in Nine Years

By WRSH on July 6, 2017 - Comments off

new-york-rear-end-car-accident-causesFor many years, the number of annual deaths due to vehicle crashes was on the decline.

For the last two years, however, those numbers have started going up, and thousands of people are dying in avoidable accidents across the United States. New York is not free of dangers, and there is a very real concern for drivers and pedestrians across the city. Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Accident


Three Things to Remember for Safer Driving

By WRSH on July 3, 2017 - Comments off

New York City Car AccidentsNearly 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2015. Many of these deaths, if not all of them, were avoidable. Driving in New York is dangerous, thanks to busy streets and distractions. With care, however, you can keep yourself and your loved ones out of harm’s way. Remember these few important things when getting behind the wheel. Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Accident


How to Avoid the Most Common Preventable Deaths by Age

By WRSH on June 28, 2017 - Comments off

safety-firstWhile life is full of risks and rewards, there are certain preventable injuries that you can avoid. Tragically, preventable injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, claiming hundreds of lives each day. Walking down the street in New York, you might not think to look both ways before stepping into an intersection or avoid unlit areas late at night, but a few extra precautions can make a big difference. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury


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