The Most Common Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents

By WRSMH on March 30, 2024

A man driving a car whilst looking at his phone in his hand.

With technological advancements increasing, distracted driving accidents are a mounting concern. Smartphones, in-car entertainment systems, and navigation devices divert attention from the road. Social media, texting, and streaming further multiply the issue by enticing drivers to look at their devices while behind the wheel. However, cognitive overload impairs reaction times and decision-making, escalating accident risks.

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Posted in: Distracted Driving

The Degrees of Burn Injuries and How Recovery Is Affected

By WRSMH on March 20, 2024

A medical professional with gloves wraps a hand in gauze.

In situations where someone has been injured due to a traumatic accident like a car or truck collision, severe burns can result. These types of injuries can be one of the most emotionally and financially costly damages that anyone can suffer. Various sources — including fires, hot liquids, chemicals, and electrical incidents — can cause severe burns. The severity of the burns can significantly impact victims, affecting their physical health, emotional and mental well-being, and financial stability.

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Posted in: Burn Injury

Building or Ceiling Collapse Liability: Who’s Responsible?

By WRSMH on March 10, 2024

A man patching a hole in a ceiling

New York City is a vast metropolis with a rich history spanning almost four centuries. Exploring the city can feel like a trip through time with its incredible heritage and architecture. The older buildings have an exceptional allure and reflect the city’s transformation over time — but updating these buildings can be challenging due to outdated infrastructure and current building codes.

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Posted in: Building Collapse

What If Poor Road Conditions Caused My Accident?

By WRSMH on February 20, 2024

A blue car driving on a road in rain.

More traffic crashes than you might think are caused by road hazards that are not within the driver’s control. Critical reasons for motor vehicle accidents were investigated in a large study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Researchers found that two percent of accidents could be attributed to environmental factors. In addition to inclement weather, these factors include:

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Posted in: Hazardous Roadways

The Symptoms and Long-Term Implications of a Brain Injury

By WRSMH on February 15, 2024

A brain scan.

Traumatic brain injury causes significant long-term problems. The human body has a remarkable capacity to recover, but brain tissue will not heal itself, and there are currently no medical treatments to regenerate damaged brain tissue.

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Posted in: Brain Injury

Some Dog Breeds Are More Dangerous Than Others

By WRSMH on February 10, 2024

Three large dogs sitting in a grassy area.

Dog bite statistics demonstrate that certain breeds are more likely to be involved in attacks on people and other animals. There are genetic reasons why some breeds are more dangerous than others, but the most important factor in determining how dangerous a dog will be is the way it has been treated by its owner.

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Posted in: Dog Bite

Swimming Pool Hazards Leading to Premises Liability Claims

By WRSMH on February 1, 2024

Caution tape in front of a pool

Swimming is a lot of fun. It’s a healthy form of exercise and a great way to cool down during the long, hot summers in New York City. But it can also be dangerous. That’s why swimming pool owners and people in charge of recreational pools must take precautions to prevent pool-related injuries such as drowning, poolside slip-and-falls accidents, chemical irritation, and injuries caused by malfunctioning pool drains.

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Posted in: Premises Liability

Why Medical Attention Is So Important After a Slip-and-Fall

By WRSMH on January 30, 2024

A well dressed man slipping over a white extension cord on the ground.

Slip-and-fall accidents occur when individuals lose their footing and fall, often due to hazardous conditions. These accidents are prevalent and constitute a leading cause of personal injuries, especially in public places and private properties.

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How Bad Weather Conditions Can Impact NYC Pedestrian Safety

By WRSMH on January 20, 2024

A blurry windshield with raindrops on it.

Pedestrian accidents in New York City are, unfortunately, common, given the bustling streets and high foot traffic. One often overlooked contributing factor to these accidents is weather. Adverse weather conditions can significantly increase the risk of injury to pedestrians, highlighting the need for increased awareness and caution among both pedestrians and drivers.

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Posted in: Pedestrian Accident

How To Identify and Address a Daycare Negligence Injury

By WRSMH on January 10, 2024

A woman sitting around a table playing with three small children.

Daycare safety is a primary concern for parents who entrust the well-being of their children to a  daycare center. While daycare providers are expected to uphold rigorous safety standards, instances of negligence can seriously harm children under their care.

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Posted in: Child Injury