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
Apr 13, 2021, 3:11 PM
Bicycle safety in New York City is something of a paradox. Due to the ongoing motor vehicle traffic and pollution issues, the city is actively encouraging more New Yorkers to travel by bicycle...
Apr 13, 2021, 3:07 PM
Toxic mold illness is one of those diseases that is almost entirely preventable. When homes and apartment buildings are designed, built, and maintained correctly, toxic mold should never become an issue. When it does appear, it can usually be traced to human error or negligence.
Apr 13, 2021, 2:49 PM
New York City is a pedestrian city; about half of us don’t even own a car. Yet even with public awareness campaigns and laws protecting pedestrians, crosswalk accidents are more frequent than they should be.
Jan 15, 2021, 12:00 PM
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