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Motor Vehicle Accidents: Jaroslawicz and Jaros defeats defendant's motion for Summary Judgement

Hit in the Rear

Almost every time there is a law suit filed in a car accident in which one car hits another car in the rear, the "defendant" which is the car in the rear, claims that the car in front allegedly suddenly "stopped short" so that the accident is that driver's fault.

How common are slip-and-fall incidents?

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) data shows that slips, trips and falls account for 15 percent of all accidental deaths. Only car crashes claim more lives. Being able to prevent these types of incidents requires us to identify where and how these slips, trips and falls are most likely to occur.

Data compiled by OSHA reflects that slips, trips and falls can occur virtually anywhere. An individual may slip on a wet or oily floor, trip on ripped carpet, raised nails or on uneven concrete. Stairs and ladders may also put people at risk for slipping, tripping or falling.

How can New Yorkers prevent winter slip and fall injuries?

Winter weather is nearly upon us - that can cause some hazardous situations for pedestrians on the streets of New York City. Even though snow and ice can cause an injury, it does not need to keep you from shopping, going out to eat or attending your favorite venues.

However, in the effort to continue your normal lifestyle of getting around the city, you may want to remember that walking in the winter can be extremely dangerous. In that spirit, enjoy the winter months, but proceed with due caution. 

Sexual harassment victims often are left with deep scars

Over the past year, an increasing number of women and men who have been subjected to sexual abuse have been empowered to come forward and share their experiences on social media and with others. In hearing these stories, many who were either harassed or assaulted have had to relive their very own traumatic situations, some of which they'd kept secret for decades.

What's become clear from hearing their stories is that the treatment that they've endured has had a long-lasting impact on their lives.

How to identify bedsores in a nursing home

We try our best to find the best nursing homes for our parents. We look into the care the facility provides, the staff that manages the residents and even its location. However, we can never guarantee that a home is perfect behind closed doors.

You may be surprised what nursing home staff deals with behind those doors - including a growing prevalence of bedsores.

27 percent of New York City workers who die are in construction

Data published by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 shows that construction workers only account for as little as 5 percent of those who work in New York City. Despite this, 27 percent of them die on the job. There are some clear statistics regarding when and why these incidents occur.

One factor that city officials say gives way to increased construction worker injuries or deaths is the fact that New York continues to undergo a building boom.

Slips are falls are common among workers and the elderly

Each year, more than 8 million Americans end up visiting emergency rooms after a fall. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), these occasions account for just over 21 percent of all hospital visits. Slips and falls account for 12 percent of these types of incidents.

Data collected by the NFSI shows that women are more likely to become involved in a slip-and-fall incident than their male counterparts. Despite this, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that of all falls that occur in the workplace, women are involved in only 5 percent of them. Men are involved in 11 percent of them. The fall-related fatality rate between the two genders is equal.

Recognize the symptoms of lead paint poisoning in kids

Last week, the Health Department revealed that since 2012, over 1,000 children living in New York City public housing have tested positive for lead poisoning. The DOH stated that while the rate of pediatric lead poisoning within private housing has declined, the rate within public housing has remained static.

In light of the DOH’s recent findings, it is important for New Yorkers—especially New Yorkers who have lived in public housing—to recognize the signs of lead paint poisoning in children.

What is sexual harassment and what should I do if I'm a victim?

The New York State Office of the Attorney General defines sexual harassment as any type of gender-based discrimination that involves some type of unwelcome sexual conduct. They note that it can come from a co-worker, customer, supervisor or client. It warns that no matter who it comes from, all sexual harassment is illegal.

Physical, verbal and visual offenses may all be described as sexual harassment. Any individual who is asked to do something sexually suggestive or to perform some type of sexual favor may be in violation of New York's sexual harassment laws. So may someone who is forced to look at sexually explicit images, is forced to listen to similar types of jokes or is at the receiving end of inappropriate gestures.

Residents at risk from crumbling sidewalks

New York is a city that prides itself on the amount of transportation options people have. People that want to get somewhere quick use the subway or a taxi. If someone wants to save money and get a good exercise in, they can use the sidewalk and cross the streets while slowly exploring the sites this city has to offer.

Unfortunately, New York is a place where several infrastructures need repair. This means that there are several areas in the city where a faulty sidewalk could cause serious injury to you or a loved one. Whether you are visiting or staying in this part of the state, it is imperative that you are aware of the dangers these crumbling sidewalks present to different citizens.

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