When you walk into a department store, your mind probably goes immediately to the item or items you came to buy. Besides facing the threat of overspending, you likely do not see yourself as being in any real danger.
You sing along to music during your morning commute to work. Then, all of a sudden, a crunching-steel sound replaces your favorite beat, and your head and neck area jerks back and forth. You have just been in an accident where the motorist behind you rear-ended your motor vehicle -- possibly due to careless driving.
It does not matter how many distracted driving campaigns the state of New York runs, you always see drivers using their cellphones while behind the wheel. Distracted driving collisions are frequently reported and numerous people injured every year. If you have suffered injuries in a crash with a distracted driver, you may seek compensation for your losses through legal means.
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.
Are you one of the Staten Island residents who finds pleasure in the freedom of riding your motorcycle on the open road? Then you will likely be aware of the risks and the threats that other motorists pose. Respect for your bike and ongoing improvement of your skills are critical aspects of accident prevention.
Whether you were born and raised in New York or have come to Staten Island to live as an adult, you're likely well aware of how busy and crowded roadways and sidewalks can be on any given day. You may be among those residents who try to choose walking as a preferred means of transportation as often as possible. After all, studies show walking at a brisk pace is an easy way to increase your heart rate and fit aerobic exercise into your daily routine.
For those who live in certain areas of New York, walking may be a part of everyday life. With heavily congested traffic ever present, you may even prefer to walk from place to place. However, while pedestrianism may have numerous benefits, it could also have certain disadvantages, one of which is a lack of available protection.
The last time you had surgery or a dental procedure, a doctor probably prescribed a pain reliever. You may have taken this medication for a week or so after the procedure, and during that time, you may have slept a lot. Perhaps you remember very little of the time you spent in the haze of narcotics.
Though you may love all different types of animals, you likely know that everyone should give those animals their deserved space and approach with caution. Even seemingly harmless pets can sometimes have adverse reactions to strangers or due to other circumstances, and a serious incident could occur. Of course, even if you do remember to proceed with caution, you may still end up as the victim of a dog bite if the animal's owner acted negligently.
When you are walking near traffic, you are naturally vulnerable to injury. After all, unlike motorists on the road, you do not have anything surrounding you to protect you. Unfortunately, sometimes drivers in New York fail to pay attention to their surroundings and end up striking pedestrians.