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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Distracted Truck Drivers Can Be Deadly


Why is distracted truck driving so dangerous?

Distracted driving is a significant problem for drivers of any vehicle, but can prove especially deadly when the distracted driving is operating an 80,000-pound tractor trailer.  Distracted truck drivers are believed to kill hundreds of individuals annually.  According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA), truck drivers are over 20 times more likely to be involved in an accident if they are texting or using a cell phone.
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Friday, October 6, 2017

My Doctor Failed to Diagnose My Cancer Until I Was in Stage 4 - Can I Sue?


A cancer diagnosis is not the death sentence it was decades ago. Thanks to developments in cancer treatment, patients diagnosed with cancer early on stand a significant chance of getting cured. However, when patients experience a delayed diagnosis, when the cancer has moved from Stage 1 to Stage 4, their chances of responding well to treatment, having a high quality of life or even surviving, diminish significantly.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

How Do You Prove a Product Liability Case?


Manufacturers have a huge economic incentive to produce products for the American market. Sometimes, this incentive leads manufacturers to relax their safety standards or cut compliance costs in order to increase their profits. Ultimately, defective products are produced which negatively affect the physical, emotional and psychological health of consumers.

If you are a New York resident who’s been injured by defective products, you have a right to sue but it lasts for only so long. Consult a Read more . . .


Friday, September 22, 2017

Children’s Brains Need More Protection From Injuries


Why are children at an increased risk of long term brain damage due to head injuries?

Sports can be a wonderful way for children to get exercise, while developing sportsmanship, team spirit, and skill.  Despite the numerous advantages to participating in a sport, children are at risk of brain injuries when playing in several of the most popular sports in the United States.  The developing brain of a child additionally places children at serious risk of long term brain damage.  Our Read more . . .


Monday, August 21, 2017

What to do if You Are Hit By A Car in an Intersection


A pedestrian road accident is a traumatic event. It also happens very suddenly. You may have been crossing the road at an intersection when a negligent driver forgets to yield way, colliding with you head-on or a tired driver is blinded by the sun and rams into you. You are injured and in pain, for a moment, you may not even know where you are.

If a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, you may be worried about their health, their pain and suffering, and the medical expenses that will come up.
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Combating Texting While Walking


Why has the number of pedestrian accidents increased in recent years?

With the surge in mobile electronics, more of us today are walking around looking down at our phones, instead of in front of us.  Walking while staring at a phone has created a whole new category of accidents dubbed “distracted walking.”  The National Safety Council estimates that distracted walking accidents increased from just 500 in the year 2000 to more than 2,000 each year since 2011.  The true incidence of these accidents may be far higher due to a lack of national reporting standards.  Our Read more . . .


Monday, July 17, 2017

What Laws Are in Place Regarding Distracted Driving In New York?


In 2006, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report identifying “driver inattention” as the primary cause of 80% of automotive crashes in America, as well as 65% of ‘near collisions.’  The definition of driver inattention includes the use of devices like cell phones that divert the driver’s attention from the road.
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

NY Legislature Passes ‘Lavern’s Law’


How will Lavern’s Law help malpractice victims?

A bill that seeks to give medical malpractice victims more time to bring an action has finally been approved by the Legislature. The bill, known as Lavern’s Law, calls for the timeline for bringing a medical malpractice case to start when the error is discovered by the patient, rather than when the mistake happened, as it stands under current law.  This is the third time Lavern’s Law has reached the Senate.
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Insurance Rules for Driverless Cars Considered in NJ


What Does This Mean For NJ Drivers?

The New Jersey legislature is currently considering a bill that would require owners of driverless cars to have auto insurance. Two other states, Nevada and Florida, have already passed such bills into law. New Jersey car accident attorneys are keeping a close eye on developments and what they mean to residents who may be injured in driverless car accidents.
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Birth Injuries: Cerebral Palsy


Do I have a legal claim if my child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy can be a debilitating condition that will impact your child for a lifetime.  Each year, about 8,000 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Cerebral palsy can have many possible causes, with birth injuries comprising one of the most prominent causes of this serious condition.  Our Read more . . .


Sunday, May 28, 2017

How Can You Ride Your Bike Safely This Summer?


Over 1,500 cyclists took to the streets last week to participate in the Police Unity Tour, an annual four-day bike ride that cumulates at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. The entire trip spans more than 300 miles.

Hundreds of riders passed by the site where retired Roxbury Lt. Joseph Franklin was killed in a bike accident in May of 2016.
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