At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, we are on the cusp of summer here in New York City and have been catching up on some much-needed reading. For two weeks now, we’ve had the amazing opportunity to learn about the outstanding youth of this up-and-coming generation. Students, you inspired us as we reviewed all of your applications submitted to our fourth annual Foundation For Your Future Scholarship. After an intense review process, we are now ready to announce the finalists!
A child and a dog may seem like the perfect pair, but parents should always remember how dangerous an untrained dog can be. Children are naturally attracted to dogs and may not know how to keep themselves safe when a dog turns aggressive.
Decades ago, being paralyzed in any degree would irrevocably change your life. You would have difficulties finding work, taking care of yourself, and getting around your home. But great advances have been made over the past years, with new technology allowing paralysis victims to live better lives and have more independence.
It is not possible to put a dollar sign on your child’s injuries, especially if they could have been prevented. When an act of medical negligence causes a birth injury, as a parent, you are completely justified in feeling angry, scared, and hurt. On top of the emotional pain, you are likely worried about the financial costs of your child’s injuries. Even if a doctor can repair the damage and your child can grow up healthy with no other issues, the high costs of this treatment may weigh heavily upon you.
When you’re filing a personal injury claim, it is important to keep track of all your medical records, test results, treatments, and appointments due to the accident. This evidence of your injuries supports your claim and shows that you suffered due to the negligent party’s actions. These records also can demonstrate the overall costs of your injuries by outlining your individual medical expenses.
Most people are aware of the dangers of distracted driving, such as texting while driving, but research is growing in the area of distracted walking. We in New York understand how common it is for tourists or visitors to bury their heads in their phones as they walk down a crowded street, oftentimes bumping into others. While this is a minor issue in most cases, it can become a major point of contention in a personal injury case.
Worker fatigue has steadily become a major concern across multiple industries as health professionals, researchers, and government officials acknowledge the serious ramifications of a lack of sleep on the human body. There is no doubt that we need regular and consistent sleep to function properly, but it is becoming more apparent that fatigue contributes heavily to slower response times, failures of high-level cognitive functions, and poor decision-making. Like choosing to forego sleep.
Across the state of New York, over 130 bridges see millions of travelers every year. While our state’s infrastructure needs continuous repairs and renovations to deal with high volumes of traffic, education is also extremely important to keeping our roads safe.
So, let’s talk about bridge strikes, which occur when truck drivers ignore height requirements and recklessly collide with bridges, putting everyone on the road in danger.
As part of an initiative to increase roadway safety and reduce serious auto accidents in New York construction zones, state officials launched Operation Hardhat in 2019. This program was a collaborative effort between State Police, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), and the New York State Thruway Authority. Once again, this program went into effect in 2020 starting last July and resulted in a massive increase in traffic tickets being issued when compared to other parts of the year.
At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, we are devoted to helping hardworking individuals achieve a brighter future. Whether by representing a disabled construction worker in a settlement negotiation or an injured pedestrian in a court trial, we dedicate all of our resources to ensuring they can move forward with their lives. But we do not just believe in fighting for people in the courtroom; we also believe in supporting today’s students in achieving higher education.