How Illegal U-Turns Cause Accidents in NYC

By WRSH on December 22, 2021

Driving in New York City isn’t easy. There’s so much traffic, and there are times when it can be really difficult to find a parking space. Drivers often have to change direction to get where they want to go, and sometimes they make hasty decisions. A properly executed U-turn is handy maneuver, but it can be dangerous when performed suddenly or in an illegal manner.

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Posted in: Auto Accident

Filing a Claim After an Elevator Accident

By WRSH on December 15, 2021

People who live and work in New York City rely on elevators every day to get where we have to go. We may even take them for granted, without considering that an elevator is a complex mechanism that requires constant maintenance to function properly.

Elevator maintenance and repair is highly regulated, but sometimes accidents happen. When they do, the results can be devastating, often resulting in serious injury or death for elevator passengers. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an elevator accident, you have the right to reach out to an experienced elevator accident attorney to discuss your eligibility for compensation.

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Posted in: Premises Liability

Hit by a Driver Who Was Under the Influence of Drugs?

By WRSH on December 8, 2021

New York’s drugged driving laws prohibit driving under the influence of drugs and controlled substances. It doesn’t matter if the drugs in question were obtained legally, or even if they were prescribed by a physician. If a person is not in the right physical and mental state to safely operate a motor vehicle for any reason, they should not be on the road.

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Posted in: Auto Accident

What Are “Caught-in-Between” Accidents?

By WRSH on November 25, 2021

Caught-in-between accidents happen most frequently on construction sites. The term “caught-in-between” is used broadly by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to describe a category of injuries that involve being crushed under, between, or inside heavy machinery or objects.

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What Benefits Do Loved Ones Receive After Construction Accidents?

By WRSH on November 18, 2021

Construction is one of the most hazardous industries for workers. When a construction accident results in death, it can cause tremendous pain and financial hardship for family members left behind. Surviving family members may be eligible for death benefits under workers’ compensation. If the actions of a negligent party contributed to a loved one’s death, survivors may also be entitled to file a wrongful death claim for damages.

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How to Choose the Best Personal Injury Attorney for Construction Site Accidents

By WRSH on November 15, 2021

construction lawyerChoosing a lawyer to represent you may be the most crucial decision you make in your construction accident case. Your best chance of recovering full compensation is to have a skilled and dedicated legal advocate by your side. Before you begin your search, it is important to know what to look for in a New York personal injury attorney or law firm.

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The Deadliest Jobs in America

By WRSH on November 9, 2021

A total of 4,764 fatal work injuries were recorded in the U.S. in 2020, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Workplace accidents can happen in any industry, but some jobs are more dangerous than others. Transportation and jobs involving heavy equipment rank among the deadliest in America.

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Are Building Owners Responsible for Maintaining Sidewalks?

By WRSH on November 7, 2021

If you or someone you love slipped and fell on a New York City sidewalk, you could be entitled to seek compensation. If you fell because of a cracked, wet, icy, or otherwise defective sidewalk, the nearby business owner might be responsible for their negligence and your subsequent injuries. The damages you can recover include medical bills, income loss, and pain and suffering.

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The Dangers of a Roofing Accident

By WRSH on October 30, 2021

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lists falls among the top dangers for construction workers. When falls happen from significant heights, like rooftops, serious injuries can occur. Rooftop falls can happen for a variety of reasons, ranging from inadequate scaffolding to just plain negligence. New York offers injured workers a range of options for seeking compensation. If you or a loved one suffered a rooftop accident while on the job, you can apply for workers’ compensation benefits. Alternatively, you can pursue damages through an injury claim or lawsuit.

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Important Safety Procedures for Falling Objects

By WRSH on October 24, 2021

Rain, hail, and snow should be the only answer to the question “Is the sky falling?” But construction materials, tools, and equipment? They should stay on the ground, attached to workers’ belts, or away from high drops. A single falling object can severely injure a construction worker, even if he or she is wearing a hard hat. Yet these accidents can be prevented when employers utilize proper safety measures.

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