Left Turn Traffic Light in NYC

Left Turn Car Accidents: Causes, Injuries, and Negligence


Posted on February 28, 2019 by

According to a study developed by the New York City Department of Transportation, left turns cause over three times as many pedestrian and cyclist serious injuries and fatalities than right turns do. Furthermore, NYC City Hall reported that between 46 and 56 pedestrians and cyclists died and between 5,577 and 5,928 pedestrians and cyclists were injured in a recent five-month period due to New York City traffic.

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Slip and Fall Accidents Due to Sidewalk Defects


Posted on February 20, 2019 by

In New York City, slip and fall accidents can be caused by many things, including icy walkways, doorway obstructions, and medical conditions that affect a person’s balance. However, sidewalk defects are also a major cause of these injuries, which can be devasting and costly for unsuspecting pedestrians who fall victim to unsafe and unmaintained sidewalks.

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The Serious Dangers of Senior Slip and Fall Accidents


Posted on January 29, 2019 by

Snowy and icy winter weather brings on an increase in slip and fall accidents, especially among senior citizens in New York City. According to the New York State Department of Health, falls are the top cause of emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and injury-related deaths among people over the age of 65. The prevalence of the slip and fall accident is on the rise in our state too, with 304 ER visits, 143 hospitalizations, and three deaths – all due to falls – among seniors each day in a recent year.

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Commercial Semi Truck Accident Patterns


Posted on January 20, 2019 by

Commercial trucks are vital to the New York City economy. Yet driving a semi-truck around the five boroughs is not easy. Semi-trucks operate much differently than the average family sedan in terms of how they brake, steer, and create dangerous blind spots. All of these factors can lead to a New York truck accident. In fact, New York is one of the top ten states for the highest average of fatal large truck and bus crashes.

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No Hot Water in Your Apartment: What are Your Rights?


Posted on December 21, 2018 by

Depending on the circumstances, a landlord’s failure to provide hear or hot water is illegal, and unfortunately it is not an uncommon problem in NY. In 2017, there were 21,894 complaints about heat or hot water in New York City in just one week.

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Cycling in NYC: Statistics to Inform Your Bicycle Commute


Posted on November 30, 2018 by

In 2017 the NYC Department of Transportation released their Safer Cycling: Bicycle Ridership and Safety in New York City study that analyzes growth of cycling and NYC’s bicycle network, noting that as the number of regular bicyclists has increased, cycling has grown dramatically safer.”

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How to Prevent Construction Accidents


Posted on November 27, 2018 by

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries. Across all of NYC, one of every five worker deaths occurs in the construction industry. Specifically, in 2015, New York City’s Building Department (NYBD) recorded eight fatal construction-related accidents just in 2015, the highest it has been since the 2008 boom. Every day, construction workers subject themselves to the dangers of heights, heavy machinery, electricity, and power tools. Anyone of these elements can lead to injury or death.

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Information to Collect After a Car Accident


Posted on October 31, 2018 by

After a car accident, you will likely be frightened. You may be suffering from injuries. Your car may be totaled. You may have a million things running through your mind. One thing you should be thinking about is the proper steps to take following an accident. You cannot simply leave the accident scene and move on with your life. You need to get some information, and the more, the better.

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Can My Landlord Enter My Apartment at Any Time?


Posted on October 23, 2018 by

While being a homeowner has its perks, many people enjoy apartment life. You simply live in your space and let the landlord take care of the maintenance and other work involved. However, as a tenant, you may be concerned about your rights. After all, your landlord owns your apartment. That means he or she can enter your apartment anytime, right?

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