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What are New York's most dangerous roads for pedestrians?

It's dangerous to walk around in New York, but not because of crime. While the city used to have a bit of a dark reputation, crime rates have plummeted dramatically. Now, experts say the biggest threat is actually from car accidents.

Texting and driving may be connected to other unsafe activities

Texting and driving is obviously a huge issue, especially with young people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that deadly accidents that are linked to driver distraction are most common with those who are under 20 years old.

App aims to make roads safer by collecting driver data

The hustle and bustle of New York City is one of the things that attracts many people to its boroughs. However, the fast-paced way of life and influx of people also mean lots of vehicles on the road. Despite the best efforts of law makers and law enforcement, car crashes unfortunately remain a common occurrence.

How to avoid pedestrian accidents in New York

Pedestrians are everywhere in New York. No matter where you turn, pedestrians can be seen. Walking is one of the easiest ways to get around the city, which is why the streets and sidewalks are flooded with people. When you combine this with heavy vehicle traffic in the city, you are likely to have pedestrian accidents. Here are some tips for avoiding such accidents.

2.7 Million More Takata Airbags Recalled. What Do You Need to Do?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just announced that new testing has prompted Takata Corporation, the maker of millions of recalled vehicle air bag deflators, to label an additional 2.7 million defective. The faulty air bag deflators are found in Ford, Nissan and Mazda vehicles.

New York City Train Derailment: A Recurrent Problem?

Q: Why are there so many New York train accident derailments lately and who is responsible for damages? There are worse things than commuting to work each day with 300,000 other people on the busiest commuter railroad in the country. Being on that morning train when it derails would be one of them. Recently, a Long Island Railroad train entering the Atlantic terminal in Brooklyn, New York, failed to stop when it reached the station. Instead it barreled into the "bumping block" and continued forward into a room just past the track. The impact caused what various witnesses described as a deafening roar that sounded like a bomb exploding, breaking glass, twisting metal, and the derailment of the front two cars of the train. Scores of passengers were literally sent flying and landed in piles on top of one another.Many described an eerie quiet that followed briefly as victims tried to process what just happened and fearing a possible terrorist attack. Over 100 injured passengers were taken to local hospitals. Remarkably, there were no fatalities. The most serious injury was initially reported as a broken arm, though countless others were complaining of neck and back pain from whiplash-like motions and impact injuries from being physically tossed about the cabin. Since the engineer is the person solely responsible for stopping the train, the investigation will look closely at the engineer's actions or inactions and any possible reasons for same. In addition, any possible mechanical issues with the train or tracks will be examined in an effort to assign liability for the accident and the resulting injuries. When you're injured by the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of somebody else through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to recover compensatory damages through a personal injury lawsuit. Such damages may include medical treatment stemming from the accident as well as future anticipated treatment or rehabilitation fees, lost income due to inability to work, property damage, and pain and suffering, depending on the circumstances of each case. If you are injured in a train accident, it's important to hire a law firm with extensive experience in that specialized area of law. The New York City personal injury firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros has been successfully representing people injured in train, airplane, and boat accidents for over 40 years. We've represented plaintiffs in some of the most high-profile New York City cases involving trains, planes, and boats. We represent clients throughout New York and those injured while in New York. If you've been injured in a train accident, call us today for a free consultation at 212.227.2780 or email us at: ajaros@lawjaros.com.

Dangers of Teenage Driving

Are teenagers more dangerous drivers? Are they more at risk than other drivers? Most parents become anxious when their teenagers learn to drive, both because they worry their children may be too immature or impulsive for such a serious responsibility and because they are well aware of the dangers of driving in general. Their anxiety is not misplaced. Car accidents are the number one cause of death among teenagers in the United States. Teens aged 16 to 19 are three times more likely to involved in a fatal crash than drivers over the age of 20. The danger is greatest during the teen's first year as a driver. Many of the injuries or deaths of teens are the result of the careless or distracted driving of other teens. If you or your teen has suffered injury as a result of another teen's dangerous driving, you should consult with an experienced, skilled personal injury attorney to determine your rights to just compensation. Scary Statistics While young drivers represent only 14 percent of the population, they are responsible for 30 percent of the total cost of motor vehicle injuries among males and 28 percent among females. The most dangerous driving  ages are 16 to 19. It is notable that males in their later teens are twice as likely as females to be involved in vehicular accidents in which there are fatalities. Reasons Teenagers Present Greater Risk on the Road There are a number of reasons teens present a greater risk on the road than drivers in other age groups. Immaturity and inexperience tend to make teens more likely to:

Train Derailment Accident Case Takes a New Turn

Q: What is the cause of most train accident injury cases?

Whether it's for your daily commute, a pleasure ride, or part of your vacation plan, traveling by train can be less stressful and even safer than driving or other methods of transportation. You can work, read, chat, eat, and even sleep without having to pay attention to driving. Someone else has been entrusted with that job. But what happens when the engineer is negligent or reckless-- or if some other factor or combination of factors intervenes-- causing a tragic accident? While train accidents may happen less frequently than automobile accidents, when they do occur they often result in numerous serious injuries as well as some fatalities. That was the case when a Metro North train traveling at an excessive speed derailed in December 2013 after its engineer fell asleep at the wheel. While he was sleeping, the train took a turn at 82 mph (instead of the 30 mile an hour speed limit that was deemed safe for the turn), causing the train to careen off the tracks, and scattering tipped-over cars all along the trackside in the Bronx, New York crash. Approximately 70 passengers were injured and four people were killed in the crash. The 20-year veteran engineer-- who was cleared of criminal liability in the crash and who federal investigators said suffered from an undiagnosed sleep disorder that caused him to doze off that fateful day-- marked the third anniversary of the horrific crash by commencing a $10 million lawsuit against Metro North. The suit alleges that the railroad was "negligent and reckless for failing to provide him with a safe workplace" and for not having an automatic brake system. He reportedly suffers from "severe and permanently disabling injuries" to his left shoulder injury and post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the accident. Investigators found nothing wrong with the brake system. More than 2,000 train accidents happen annually in the United States and approximately 70% are derailments. The most common cause of railroad accidents--human error-- accounts for approximately 34% of all railroad accidents and is often due to an engineer failing to abide by speed limits and failing to properly apply the brakes. Passengers injured in a train accident are entitled to compensatory damages for such items as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured, or a loved one has been killed in a train accident, you need a personal injury and wrongful death attorney with experience in the complex legal arena of train accident claims. The attorneys at the New York City law firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros have been representing clients in high-profile train accident cases for decades and can help you maximize your recovery. We also help those injured stepping on and off trains. Don't accept any insurance company settlement without speaking to an attorney. We represent clients all over New York as nationwide. Call 800-269-2780 for free consultation today.

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