What Are “Loss of Consortium” Claims in New York State?

By WRSMH on July 20, 2023

Sad young woman crying in her bedroom at home. Mental health concept.

In personal injury law, “loss of consortium” is a term that carries a significant impact. It refers to the deprivation of familial benefits due to injuries caused by another’s negligence.

Understanding this term and its implications is crucial for anyone involved in a personal injury claim. It plays a significant role in determining the compensation received for injuries sustained. This plainly underscores the importance of having an experienced New York personal injury attorney who understands these nuances and can effectively argue for the rightful inclusion of such claims in any settlement or judgment.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Injuries from Wheelbarrows and Other Hand-Propelled Vehicles

By WRSMH on July 10, 2023

Home repair. Removal of debris, concrete blocks and bricks from the bottom of a roof - terrace. Worker with orange reflective jacket and shovel in his hand

Wheelbarrows and hand-propelled vehicles have been identified as leading causes of construction site injuries. Overexertion, a common occurrence when handling these vehicles, was reported to affect 48.3 per 10,000 full-time construction laborers in 2020. These injuries can significantly impact workers’ lives and livelihoods, causing physical harm and potential loss of income.

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How Scaffolding on Wheels Can Sometimes Be Dangerous

By WRSMH on June 30, 2023

Buildings surrounded by scaffolds in New York

Proper scaffolding practices are essential in preventing accidents and injuries on construction sites. Employers and contractors are legally obligated to provide a safe working environment for their employees and adhere to relevant safety regulations for using mobile scaffolds.

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Big-Rig Truck Blind Spots and the Accidents That Result

By WRSMH on June 20, 2023

Silver big rig crashed

Blind spots are areas around a vehicle where the driver has limited or no visibility, making it difficult to see other vehicles, pedestrians, or obstacles. In the case of big-rig trucks, these blind spots can be much larger due to the size and design of the truck. These areas typically include the following specific zones:

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Posted in: Truck Accident

Why Drivers Often Have a Hard Time Spotting Motorcyclists

By WRSMH on June 10, 2023

Motorcycle with no rider parked with a cityscape behind it.

Motorcycle accidents are unfortunately common, and this is mainly due to drivers not spotting motorcyclists on the road. Factors contributing to this issue include motorcyclist size and visibility, driver inattention, lack of motorcycle awareness, blind spots, speed perception, and road conditions.

Personal injury attorneys play a major role in advocating for motorcyclist safety and providing legal resources for those involved in accidents.

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Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

Main Causes of Construction Site Wall Collapse Injuries

By WRSMH on May 30, 2023

Pile of concrete in front of partially demolished house. Focus on foreground.

Walls are a key component of any structure. They create barriers and form partitions between rooms. And sturdy walls provide structural integrity for all types of buildings.

When a wall collapses, it can cause serious injuries. In order to prevent catastrophic accidents, walls must be well-designed and built according to code using high-grade materials.

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New York City Has Some of the Worst Roads in the US

By WRSMH on May 20, 2023

Nyc cityscape at an intersection.

It’s no secret that New York City has awful roads. And this costs local drivers countless hours spent behind the wheel and billions of dollars every year. Bad roads also increase the chances that you’ll suffer serious injuries in an accident that could have been prevented.

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Posted in: Auto Accident

Why Some Construction Sites Have Decorated Scaffolding

By WRSMH on May 10, 2023

A look up at high rise scaffolding.

A lot of people complain about scaffolding, but it’s crucial for maintaining and improving buildings in New York City. Many business owners say that scaffolding is unsightly and it discourages customers, especially foot traffic.

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How Dashcams Help New York Injury Claims

By WRSMH on April 30, 2023

Car video camera attached to the windshield to record driving and prevent danger from driving

Dashcams have become increasingly popular for drivers in NYC, and for good reason. These small cameras, mounted on the dashboard of a car, record the road ahead. The camera footage captured in an accident can prove to be the most compelling and relevant in a serious car accident injury case.

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Posted in: Auto Accident

Communication Tower Worker Safety 101

By WRSMH on April 20, 2023

Communication tower high in the sky

Communication tower workers are responsible for maintaining and repairing the communication infrastructure that keeps us connected. Communication tower workers perform their duties both at the ground level and at great heights, often hundreds or even thousands of feet above ground level. The working environment comes with numerous inherent dangers and is widely understood to be a high-risk occupation.

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Posted in: Work Injury