The construction industry is uniquely hazardous. According to OSHA, over 21 percent of worker fatalities in 2016 were in construction. The reasons for construction worker injuries and fatalities are numerous. Some causes are easy to notice, while others are subtle.
One would think that in a state with such busy streets, New York would prioritize efforts that are considered bicycle friendly. However, data collected by the League of American Bicyclists paints a different picture.
Parking lots may seem like uneventful places, but they are the location for many types of accidents to both motorists and pedestrians. In fact, CBS cites statistics from the National Safety Council that show parking lots and parking garages are home to 20 percent of auto accidents, leading to a yearly average of 60,000 injured people and 500 deaths.
At some point in your life, you may face some major decisions about your medical care that you do not think will have a major impact on your health and life. As trusting as you are of your physician in New York, there is always the risk that he or she may not perform duties properly and make mistakes with your care.
Many people in New York do not realize how serious dog bites can be. Although it is rare for victims to experience serious injuries, they can and do happen. Some attacks result in minor scratches and bruises, and others are so serious that victims sustain broken bones, deep lacerations and other serious injuries that require medical attention. What's more is that many dog bite victims experience tremendous pain and suffering, huge medical bills and lost wages.
Bicycling through New York City can be intimidating. With taxis, commercial vehicles and pedestrians clogging up the streets, biking in the city comes with unique risks.
Failure to diagnose errors are becoming more common in New York and all across the country. When doctors overlook or fail to properly analyze their patients’ symptoms, they cannot provide them with the right diagnosis or treatment. If you have been under the weather or not feeling your best lately, you may be getting ready to make an appointment to see your doctor. You may have put off this decision for as long as possible because sometimes you feel your doctor is not taking your ailments seriously.
In almost any type of personal injury lawsuit, a major part of winning your case is proving the defendant acted negligently, thereby causing you harm. Showing negligence can involve complex legal arguments as well as close analysis of the specific facts of your case.
Car accidents are the leading cause of teen deaths in New York. On top of an already frightening statistic, AAA reports that summer has the highest fatality rates for teen drivers. Teens have more time and freedom during the summer months and end up spending more hours behind the wheel with friends. As a parent, what can you do to keep them safe during these long summer days?