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October 2015 Archives

Motorcycle accidents in Staten Island cause significant injuries

All accidents on the road have the potential to devastate families and destroy lives. Motorcycle accidents in particular expose riders to additional risks. Motorcycle accidents in Staten Island can leave riders with severe injuries and even cause death. Fortunately, motorcyclists and their families can file lawsuits against those responsible for the accident and recover damages to help pay medical bills, lost wages and other costs.

Man killed in an elevator accident in a building in Brooklyn

Thousands of people throughout the state of New York live in apartment buildings for both financial reasons and convenience in terms of property management. Landlords have a duty to provide safe property conditions for their tenants and guests. Tenants rely on property owners to maintain a reasonably safe living environment. When a landlord or property manager fails to address safety concerns or properly notify tenants of dangerous conditions, they could be held liable under premises liability.

Drivers on drugs are becoming a danger to motorists

Fatal accidents on the roadways of Staten Island can be caused by a number of things. Drunk driving has been one of the main causes, killing thousands of people each year. Unfortunately, drunk drivers are no longer the only thing motorists have to watch out for. A new federal report by the Governor Highway Safety Association shows that drivers under the influence of drugs are causing car accidents all across the country. Recently in Long Island, a driver on drugs caused a multi-car crash that killed one and injured six people.

Two pedestrians killed on Hylan Boulevard

It appears that Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island is becoming a dangerous area for pedestrians in the state of New York. Two pedestrians were killed in separate accidents on the same day earlier this month. Pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries and even death. Without the protection that a car provides, and without the protective gear that motorcyclists and bicyclists wear, pedestrians face great danger when crossing the street.

Should you file a medical malpractice suit?

You sought medical care for an injury or an illness, but it seems that the doctor who treated you just made things worse. What should you do? In many cases, it may be in your best interest to file a medical malpractice suit. A number of patients who have been harmed or injured as a result of a medical provider's negligence have filed successful medical malpractice lawsuits and recovered damages from those responsible.

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