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Distracted drivers are a risk to first responders at crash scenes

We all put our lives at risk when we drive on the roads in and around New York City. However, the people who respond when things go wrong and a crash occurs are at particular risk of being stuck and seriously -- maybe fatally -- injured.

When drivers see first responders at a crash site, they should slow down and, if possible, get into a lane farther from the situation. That's not just safe driving. It's the law. New York's Move Over Law requires drivers to slow down and move over when it's safe as soon as they see emergency, construction or maintenance vehicles or tow trucks and/or workers. All states have similar laws.

Harvey Weinstein reached tentative deal with victims

A tentative deal is on the horizon for Harvey Weinstein after several groups, including Weinstein's accusers, reached a $44 million agreement to resolve lawsuit and compensation for the victims of the former film executive.

According to Reuters, the deal centers on several different lawsuits, including the civil rights lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general's office for failing to protect employees from a hostile work environment and Weinstein's sexual misconduct.

Tips for helping your teen learn to drive

Is part of your summer going to be spent in the front passenger seat of your car as your teen practices driving before their road test to get their driver's license? If so, you may realize when comparing your own driving practices to what your teen is learning in driver's ed that you've slipped into some unsafe driving habits over the years. At the very least, you've probably stopped taking some of the safety precautions you were taught when learning to drive.

Nonetheless, this additional practice time with parents outside of their official driver training is important to helping teens gain more experience before they're on their own in the car. The statistics regarding teen crashes are grim. According to AAA's Foundation for Traffic Safety, 16- and 17-year-old drivers have triple the chance of being killed in a crash compared to adults 30 and older. Fatality rates are twice as high for boys as girls. The main cause of these crashes is inexperience.

The deadly, drunk days of summer

New York has some of the strictest driving laws in the nation, but those alone won’t stop reckless drivers from endangering pedestrians and other motorists. We’ve now entered into arguably the most dangerous driving season of the year, summer.

One of the main reasons why this is one of the worst times to drive is because the amount of drunk drivers that will show up in the next few months. While these motorists are a problem for New Yorkers throughout the whole year, they are especially problematic once school’s out. It is important for residents to know when to keep an eye out for them and who are often the culprits.

Scaffold accident caused disabling injuries, laborer claimed

Jaroslawicz and Jaros is proud to announce a $3,587,064 verdict for one of our clients that was injured in a scaffold accident, which caused disabling injuries. Our firm's Senior Trial Attorney, Stephen H. Jacobson, won the jury trial in Bronx Supreme Court. This noteworthy and significant verdict was featured in New York Verdict Search report dated February 18th, 2019. Click here to read about the details of the case.

What makes seniors vulnerable to slipping and falling?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), those who are 65 and older are particularly vulnerable to falling. In fact, the CDC's data shows that one in four, or several million individuals of this age, fall on an annual basis. Only half of them report these incidents to their doctors even though falling just once puts them at a higher risk of doing so again. This is a preventable type of accident though.

Several factors put individuals age 65 and older at an increased risk of falling. Lower body weakness, foot pain and vision problems may all cause an individual to experience difficulty in maintaining balance or walking. Poorly designed footwear, cluttered spaces and tattered or improperly secured rugs or carpet can also cause falls.

Eye injuries leave thousands blind

Thinking of running a board through that table saw without wearing goggles? You may want to think again. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the number of workers who end up blind annually is in the thousands. Work-related injuries leave them unable to see out of one or both eyes.

OSHA notes that a lot of these events could be prevented if people had used correct face protection gear or at least eye protection. This is why OSHA says that employers need to give workers the right personal protection equipment (PPE) when they encounter:

  • Harsh chemicals
  • Environmental hazards
  • Mechanical irritants
  • Radiological risks
  • Related hazards

Women using NYC Human Rights Law in suit against Charlie Rose

With all the high-profile men in media and show business who have seen their careers decimated by allegations of sexual harassment and assault in recent years, many people may have forgotten about Charlie Rose. The veteran journalist was fired both by CBS and PBS in November 2017 after multiple women accused him of inappropriate conduct.

Three women are still attempting to keep their lawsuit against Rose alive using the New York City Human Rights Law. The women already reached a settlement with CBS, where Rose was one of the anchors of CBS This Morning until his firing.

Accident rates are high for gig construction workers

New York is a popular city for people who don’t have full-time employment. It might be an expensive place to live, but there’s always a job to do somewhere. There are dozens of buildings and streets that need to be built, renovated or demolished within the next year or so.

All of these projects that are in the works are why so many involved in the gig economy try to get a job here. Even when they finish one project, they don’t need to travel too far to find something else they can lend their services to. However, these brief positions are becoming increasingly dangerous as more employers are relying on these gig workers despite how many red flags come up during the hiring process. As a construction worker, you should be aware of the various problems that could come with some of these temporary employees.

Distracted driving: Just a second is a second too long

Distracted driving sounds dangerous, and most people admit that it is. They know the risk. The problem is that they think that taking the risk for "just a second" is all right.

That's why they look down to read a text message or change the radio station. They know that looking away from the road means they're more likely to crash, but they tell themselves that they can do it quickly and everything will be fine.

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