Bicycle Safety And The NY State Helmet Law From A NY Personal Injury Attorney

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Bicycle Safety And The NY State Helmet Law From A NY Personal Injury Attorney

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported in 2009 that 91% of bicyclists killed in accidents did not wear a helmet. According to the NY State Department of Health, 38% of hospitalizations due to bicycle accidents involve brain injuries. Numbers like this lead to laws requiring those under the age of 14...
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New York Subway Track Dangers: Subway Safety Tips

This week we covered the story of a Brooklyn man who was seriously injured during a fall onto the subway tracks followed by electrocution by the third rail. Unfortunately, these two types of subway platform accidents – falls and electrocution – are somewhat common throughout New York City, including Manhattan,...
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The New York Court of Appeals – A Rarified Practice

By Terrence James Cortelli – a Former New York Court of Appeals Staff Attorney The Court of Appeals, New York State’s highest court, is composed of a Chief Judge and s ix Associate Judges, each appointed to a 14-year term. New York’s highest appellate court was established to articulate statewide...
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Tips From Westchester Car Accident Attorney To Protect Teen Drivers On The Road

A report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association earlier this year showed teen driver motor vehicle accident deaths are on the rise. Most parents who hand the car keys over to a teenage son or daughter know all too well the anxiety that can accompany such an action. Fortunately,...
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Safety Tips For Driving Buses From NY Accident Attorney

Driving a bus not only requires special training, but follow-thru is crucial in order to keep everyone on the road safe. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, bus accidents have decreased over the last two decades, but there were still 11,000 related injuries reported in 2008. This data includes both...
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NY Car Accident Attorney Provides Tips For Avoiding Blind Spots To Prevent Car Accidents

The typical blind spot behind a sedan is an area of 12 feet – while pickup trucks can have a blind spot as large as 30 feet. When you are backing up a car or truck, that’s a lot of room for a child, animal, or other object to hide....
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NY Car Accident Attorney: Long Island S Thomson Avenue Has Always Been A Danger Zone For Pedestrians

Thomson Avenue in Long Island has been known for some time to be busy with students crossing to attend La Guardia Community College and Applied Communications High School. At the intersection of Thomson and 3rd Street, pupils meet with heavy traffic from vehicles heading to and from the Queensboro Bridge, as...
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NY Auto Accident Attorney Offers Tips For Backing Up Vehicles

Backing up a vehicle puts you at greater risk for a car accident simply because it is harder to see what is behind you. All vehicles have blind spots directly behind them, and if there are objects, pets or people in the blind spot – it is possible that you could look...
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