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Aug 15, 2021, 7:01 PM
Good traction is especially important on stairs, whether they are in public places or private homes. Slippery stairs can lead to slip-and-fall accidents, and even good guardrails often aren't enough to prevent serious injury. If someone is injured due to slippery stairs, the property owner may be legally liable on the grounds of negligence.
Aug 13, 2021, 1:09 PM
An injury accident is highly disruptive, and for many people, it brings an overwhelming feeling of uncertainty. Because depression and other mental health issues are so typical with injury accident victims, it should come as no surprise that we often include "mental anguish" as one of the damages in a personal injury claim.
Jul 6, 2021, 12:47 PM
In an attempt to deal with the ongoing congestion of NYC traffic, many people in New York City are turning to alternative forms of transportation like scooters, e-scooters, and the like. While advocates claim these vehicles do help with congestion and pollution—and users truly enjoy riding them—they’re also creating additional threats to pedestrians. Not only are these e-vehicles fast and more difficult to spot, but users often ride them in shared paths with pedestrians (which they’re not supposed to do). Let’s take a closer look at this dilemma and the risks to NYC pedestrians you need to know about.
Jul 6, 2021, 12:38 PM
Few cities in the world have as many taxi drivers as New York City. Given the traffic issues and abundance of tourists, taxis are a preferred mode of transportation, especially if you don’t like the idea of slogging down NYC’s congested streets. Unfortunately, this also means there are thousands of accidents each year involving NYC taxi drivers—including more than a few pedestrian accidents. The question is if you’re hit by a taxi and injured while walking the streets of New York—who gets sued?
Jul 6, 2021, 12:20 PM
For years, yoga celebrity Rachel Brathen (aka, “Yoga Girl”) struggled with a series of mystery health issues. Symptoms included respiratory issues, sinus problems, nagging cough, fatigue, eczema, and even depression. When she finally suspected the cause might be toxic mold in her home, she says she was “gaslighted,” told she was overreacting, even told she was crazy.
Jun 17, 2021, 4:31 PM
When it comes to our personal safety during and after a pandemic, many of us are aware of the reasons why mask-wearing can be beneficial. However, personal safety questions come up regarding mask-wearing during specific activities—such as walking outside near a busy road. As a pedestrian, should you be wearing a mask? Should you be worried about nearby drivers wearing masks? What’s the best practice for your safety, and why?
Jun 17, 2021, 4:05 PM
For years, we've had an idea that a major concussion or severe head injury can lead to life-long adverse events. We see football players and crash victims suffering from long-term neurological disease. However, as it turns out, victims of seemingly lesser traumas (e.g., trips and falls) could also be at risk.
Jun 17, 2021, 3:36 PM
May 24, 2021, 7:15 PM
For decades now, we’ve known that lead poisoning can result in permanent brain damage in small children, leading to consistently lower IQs and developmental disabilities.
May 24, 2021, 7:06 PM
But even with legal protections in place, evidence shows that many New York landlords haven’t shown much improvement in how they treat their tenants or how well they keep up their properties.