Proving Negligence After Construction Site Slip-and-Falls

By WRSMH on December 30, 2023

Two construction workers wearing safety vest and hard hats on a construction site. One is on the ground injured and the other is attending to him.

Construction sites are inherently hazardous environments, and slip-and-fall incidents are unfortunately common. These accidents often have profound consequences, including serious injuries, some of which may require surgery and an extensive recovery period. When a slip-and-fall accident occurs, it’s essential to understand the elements of negligence to hold responsible parties accountable and seek compensation for damages.

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The Most Commonly Harmful Defective Products

By WRSMH on December 20, 2023

A deployed airbag in a car steering wheel.

Product liability is a major aspect of consumer safety, as it emphasizes the responsibility of manufacturers to ensure that their products are safe for public use. When manufacturers fail in this duty, consumers can suffer severe injuries, leading to legal consequences for the responsible parties. This blog explores some of the most commonly harmful defective products across various categories and provides insight into seeking legal recourse for those affected.

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Posted in: Product Liability

Buses and Pedestrians in New York City

By WRSMH on December 10, 2023

A blue city bus and a pedestrian moving in a blur.

Accidents involving pedestrians and New York City buses are unfortunately common due to the city’s dense traffic, frequent stops, and a high volume of pedestrians. The sheer number of buses navigating crowded streets increases the likelihood of accidents, often involving pedestrians or other vehicles. It’s important for victims navigating the legal landscape of pursuing an injury claim or lawsuit to understand the causes of such accidents, unique considerations for school-bus-related incidents, legal implications, and avenues for seeking compensation.

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Posted in: Bus Accident

Building Codes and Premises Liability in New York City

By WRSMH on November 30, 2023

A man wearing a yellow hardhat and holding a clipboard does an inspection of a building.

In the busy environment of New York City, resident safety is always a concern. One crucial aspect that ensures the well-being of individuals within the city is adherence to building codes. These codes serve as a safeguard, outlining the necessary standards for construction and maintenance to prevent accidents and injuries.

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Posted in: Premises Liability

Lawsuits Concerning Construction Site Fires and Explosions

By WRSMH on November 15, 2023

A construction worker putting out a fire at a construction site.

Construction site fires and explosions, though less frequent than other accidents, can have devastating consequences. The combination of heavy machinery, electrical systems, and various materials makes these incidents particularly hazardous.

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Construction Site Injuries: The Importance of Documentation

By WRSMH on October 30, 2023

Man wearing a safety vest. He is holding his knee with his hands in pain as he lays on his back. His hard hat is on the floor next to him.

A construction site accident that causes catastrophic injuries can turn your whole life upside down. These accidents may involve falls, chemical exposure, collapsed ceilings, falling objects, lacerations caused by power tools, and other severe injuries.

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Psychological Injuries in Construction Accident Lawsuits

By WRSMH on October 20, 2023

Man sitting with his knees to his chest and his head in his hand in despair. Black and white image.

A construction accident can have a devastating impact on your life. You may be suffering serious injuries that require a long period of recovery, and if you have experienced a catastrophic injury, it might prevent you from ever returning to work. This will put a major strain on your life.

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Is It True That Motorcycles Are More Dangerous Than Cars?

By WRSMH on October 10, 2023

A mangled motorcycle laying on the street after a crash.

Riding a motorcycle is a great way to get around New York City. Motorcycles are very convenient and more economical to own and operate than automobiles. Despite their advantages, there’s no getting away from the fact that motorcycle riders are more likely to be involved in accidents, and when accidents occur, motorcycle riders and their passenger are more likely to sustain serious injuries or fatalities.

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Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

Rented Trucks and Their Accident Likelihood and Liability

By WRSMH on September 30, 2023

A large U Haul truck

People who are moving can save a lot of money when they decide to DIY instead of hiring an expensive moving company. However, many people renting their own moving truck don’t know how to safely operate a big U-Haul style truck or a moving van.

When inexperienced rental drivers get out on the road, they cause crashes that result in catastrophic and fatal injuries. These accidents often involve pedestrians, cyclists, motorcycle riders, and people traveling in cars.

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Posted in: Truck Accident

When Construction Workers Are Tired or Fatigued

By WRSMH on September 20, 2023

A construction worker in a hard hat with his eyes closed and his hands wiping sweat from his head.

Construction work is very demanding. It requires strength, stamina, coordination, and concentration. Construction workers have to be alert at all times to prevent accidents that could harm themselves and others.

When construction workers get fatigued, accidents are more likely to occur. To help ensure a safe workplace for everyone, foremen, managers, contractors, and construction company owners must take active measures to reduce worker fatigue.

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