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September 2019 Archives

New York among the worst for fatal pedestrian accidents

In New York or any large city, crossing the street as a pedestrian has its risks. With the number of drivers who are speeding, reckless, distracted, under the influence and are otherwise behaving in a dangerous way, pedestrian accidents can happen without warning. These crashes can cause serious injuries and fatalities. A pedestrian's vulnerabilities are inherent when they are hit by a car. Understanding statistics for these crashes is important. So too is considering a legal filing for compensation after such a collision.

Motorcycle accidents: What you need to know

Motorcycle enthusiasts often talk about how good it feels to ride their bikes. They talk about freedom, feeling the elements around them and the love of the open road. As the year draws to a close, fewer of them will be on the roadways, which makes now a good time to consider other aspects of motorcycle riding.

Crashes and more make New York one of worst driving U.S. cities

New Yorkers who have driven throughout the city will understand the problems that arise from such a bustling and crowded municipality. However, until they hear about the statistical facts regarding driving in New York, they might not realize how difficult it truly is. With the number of vehicles on the road, bicyclists, pedestrians, auto accidents and other factors, recent research found that New York is one of the worst cities in which to drive. This should be considered when there is a crash and people are considering a legal filing to be compensated for all they have lost.

Fatal elevator accident spurs family to sue property owners

In New York, large buildings will usually have elevators. This is for convenience and to allow those who are older, disabled or are unable to walk up many stairs to get to the upper floors. While this is a benefit, there are dangers with using an elevator and most people do not think about them. The company that installs and maintains elevators and the building owners are responsible for making sure elevators are safe. Unfortunately, accidents can happen and people can be injured and even lose their lives.

Fatal auto accidents at red lights a growing concern

Auto accidents can happen whenever Staten Island residents are on the road. The circumstances of these crashes will inevitably vary, as will the aftermath. There are, however, certain factors that are common with many crashes. Distracted drivers are a problem that has been increasing in recent years. It is now one of the biggest causes of collisions with injuries and fatalities. Researchers are assessing the available data to gauge how to improve safety. One recent study from AAA shows a worrisome increase in fatal accidents at red lights. This information could be critical to a legal filing for compensation.

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