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Common Causes for Staircase Slip and Fall

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Staircase slip and falls are extremely dangerous. Tripping on the ground level is already hazardous enough, but when you add height, repeated impact of multiple stairs, and the possibility of hitting other obstructions, stairs are that much more frightening when kept in an unsafe condition. Below, we discuss the most common causes for slip… Read More »

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Who’s Liable for a Slip and Fall On NY Sidewalks?

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Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. In the home, in an apartment building, in the office, in a department store, or out on the street. When you slip, trip, and fall on someone else’s property, if you slipped because of a hazard that the property owner either created or should have known about… Read More »

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Understanding the Risks of Distracted Driving

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Texting while driving is incredibly common. Everyone seems to understand that texting while driving is dangerous, and yet many people do it anyway. According to a poll conducted by AAA, for example, while as many as 94% of teenage drivers acknowledged the dangers of texting while driving, over a third (35%) of respondents to… Read More »

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What are the Rideshare Regulations? Rideshare Insurance & Rules

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Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have rapidly taken over the taxi industry in New York and countrywide. While rideshare apps have created unprecedented ease of access to commercial taxi services, it’s easy to forget that the barrier to entry for rideshare drivers has been lower than for other professional drivers. If an Uber… Read More »

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How Speed Affects Rollover Accidents

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Driving fast and engaging in aggressive, dangerous driving maneuvers can lead to rollover accidents. A rollover accident is a traffic crash in which at least one of the vehicles is upended, either landing with its top on the ground or rolling over back onto its wheels. Rollover accidents are incredibly dangerous, often leading to… Read More »

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Can You Sue a Police Officer After a Car Accident?

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If you suffer a serious injury caused by a negligent driver, you have the right to recover compensation from them for your injuries. What if the negligent driver was a police officer? Are you still entitled to recovery? Are there limitations on when, how, and how much you can recover? Continue reading to learn… Read More »

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Hudson Valley Man Killed in Head-on Collision With Semi-Truck

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A Hudson Valley man was killed after colliding with a tractor-trailer hauling a gasoline tanker on a recent Friday night. The accident is a stark reminder of just how dangerous any accident involving a large truck is likely to be. A collision with such a massive vehicle is significantly more likely to result in… Read More »

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Can You Sue Someone For Negligence in a Car Accident in New York?

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People are generally aware that there are “fault” and “no-fault” states when it comes to personal injury claims after car accidents. In fault states, an accident victim can sue the at-fault driver. In no-fault states, accident victims are often left to rely on their own insurance for coverage. Below, we explain how fault and… Read More »

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Difference Between Wrongful Death and a Personal Injury Case

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If your loved one was killed by someone else’s negligence, your family has the right to recover compensation from the parties responsible for your loss. Nothing can fill the gap left by a lost family member, but securing compensation can alleviate some of the burdens, and obtaining justice for their death can help the… Read More »

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What Are the Most Common Types of Construction Accidents?

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Construction is an essential industry but also a dangerous one. Construction regularly accounts for most workplace injuries and fatalities per capita each year. Below, we discuss some of the most common construction site injuries. Call a zealous New York construction accident attorney if you or a family member has been injured on a construction… Read More »

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