Sleep Apnea Could be a Leading Cause in Motor Vehicle Accidents

On March 11, 2016 a publication in the Federal Register discussed concerns over the disorder of sleep apnea and its effects on transportation safety. Sleep apnea is a condition which causes an individual to stop and start breathing during the night multiple times, resulting in consistently poor sleep. When it comes to highway and train […]

Laundromat Liability in a Slip and Fall

Laundromats are a necessity for many people who live in apartments and do not have their own washer/dryer to use. While they are a great convenience, patrons of laundromats should also exercise caution. Laundromats are a prime location for slip and falls which can cause serious injuries.

Slip and falls can occur at laundromats due […]

Five People Indicted For Deadly Manhattan Gas Explosion

Recently, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced five indictments in connection with the Manhattan gas explosion and fire that killed two people. The building’s owners, plumbers and a general contractor were charged with Falsifying Documents, Assault in the Second Degree and Criminally Negligent Homicide.

Prosecutors allege that those indicted recklessly engineered an illegal gas delivery […]

Helpful Suggestions for Slip and Fall Victims

Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in America. For victims of slip and fall accidents, timely actions can significantly impact eligibility for damage awards.

Seek medical attention immediately. Following a slip and fall accident, a victim’s priority is to get immediate medical attention, regardless of whether an injury seems […]

“5 to Drive” Campaign Encourages Parents to Discuss Driving Safety with Teens

October 18-24, 2015 marked National Teen Driver Safety Week as declared by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The campaign, called “5 to Drive” encourages parents to discuss the five most dangerous and deadly behaviors in which teen drivers engage.

The five teen driving behaviors that cause the most injuries and […]

Brooklyn Construction Site Wall Collapses Leading to Tragic Death of 19 Year Old Worker

Another construction tragedy recently occurred in New York City. At a Bed-Stuy construction site, a cinder block wall collapsed killing a 19 year old construction worker and injuring two others. At the site, a one story commercial building was being converted into a five story structure that would also include residential units. The cinder wall […]

Construction Companies Charged Criminally for Death of Young Worker

The Manhattan DA’s Office recently filed criminal charges against two construction companies for the death of a 22 year old worker last April. The companies allegedly ignored warnings issued by inspectors to the site that dangerous conditions existed and disregarded federal safety regulations. The excavation of the site went as deep as fourteen feet without […]

Limousine Accidents

When a person gets into a limousine, they expect to be sitting in a luxurious vehicle as they are driven by a professional driver safely to their destination. Many people use limousines for special events such as weddings, proms, or other celebrations in addition to renting them for business purposes. However, like other vehicles, even […]

What is the Scaffolding Law?

Construction workers spend a great deal of time on scaffolds. In fact, 65% of those in the construction industry work on scaffolds. Accidents related to scaffolds are attributable to 4,500 injuries and 50 fatalities annually. With most of construction work being done at dangerous heights, it is important that these workers have legal protection. You […]

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