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December 2017 Archives

What are the rules for property owners after a snowfall?

The winter often brings snow to New York City and this can place people in danger of being involved in a slip and fall accident and suffering significant injuries. It is a general question as to who is responsible and what the property owners were supposed to do to clear the snow and when they were supposed to do it. Snow and icy sidewalks can place people in danger and if there was a slip and fall incident, it is important to understand that a legal filing is possible to be compensated.

Danger of falling objects shown as construction worker dies

People who work construction in New York are a common part of the city landscape. They serve an important function in building and maintaining structures and, for the most part, do their jobs safely while adhering to the law. However, it is a reality that the jobs these people do can be dangerous to them and to people in the vicinity. When people are involved in construction and suffer head injuries, back injuries, or other damages and are hurt or lose their lives, it is imperative for the family to understand the steps to take to seek compensation in a lawsuit.

Woman in parked automobile injured in hit-and-run crash

When a Staten Islander is in a car accident, it is expected that the other driver will stop and render aid if it is necessary. At minimum, all drivers involved should remain at the scene to exchange information and wait for police to arrive to file an accident report. Unfortunately, some people in wrecks decide not to stay at the scene and flee. Hit-and-run accidents are made worse when there are injuries or fatalities. Accident investigations will immediately be undertaken by law enforcement after a hit-and-run. Those who have been injured or lost a loved one in an automobile accident of this kind must remember their rights and have legal assistance to keep on top of the case.

Study shows distracted drivers often stem from work pressures

Staten Islanders and people throughout New York City understand that distracted drivers are a growing danger on the landscape. It is becoming more and more prevalent that car accidents are being caused by texting and driving and other distracting behaviors. For those who have been in car accidents and believe or know it was because of distracted driving, this information can be important to a legal filing.

Crash prevention technology misses the mark for motorcycles

Whether you love motorcycles for their connotations of freedom or you enjoy the ability to quickly travel without loading up a whole car, it's obvious just how important these vehicles are to you. Many people in New York also enjoy the sensation that is distinctly different than that of a passenger vehicle.

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Staten Island, NY 10301

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