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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every 10 seconds someone in the United States is involved in a car accident. In the state of New York in 2007 there were 323,106 motor vehicle accidents, including roughly 183,000 accidents resulting in property damage and 139,000 resulting in personal injury. There was approximately one injury caused by motor vehicles for every 100 residents of the state of New York. Read More

Construction is a dangerous business and many construction workers are seriously injured or killed while simply doing their job on construction sites. Construction workers must deal with some of the most dangerous working conditions faced by employees in any industry. Regulations, specifications, inspection requirements, and job safety programs all seek to prevent construction site accidents and promote safety awareness on the part of all parties involved in a construction project. Read More

Slip and fall is a term used for a personal injury case in which a person slips or trips and falls, and is injured on someone else’s property. Slip and fall accidents fall under the category of premises liability and these types of cases are often very complicated when trying to determine fault and to determine whether conditions were indeed hazardous. Read More

According to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute there are 73 to 85 million bicycle riders in the United States. 770 bicyclists died on US roads in 2006 and over 90 percent died in crashes with motor vehicles. It is estimated more than 51,000 people are injured every year due to bicycle accidents. Bicycle accidents can occur at any time and can happen in the blink of an eye. Two of the leading causes of bicycle accidents are road conditions and incompetent car or truck drivers. Read More

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2010 over 500,000 large truck and commercial vehicles were involved in accidents; with over 100,000 people sustaining serious injuries, and over 5,000 people dying in these accidents. This was compared to only 3200 deaths involving large trucks in 2009. Read More

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motorcyclist is 15 times more likely to die in a crash than a passenger in an automobile accident. Motorcycle riders enjoy the freedoms that come with their chosen form of transportation, but they are also left exposed to dangers not met by automobile drivers and other motorists. They lack the physical protection of a car and are often difficult to see which makes them more susceptible to serious injuries from other vehicles on the road, debris from road construction and potholes, inclement weather, and manufacturer defects. Read More

A child’s birth should be a time of joy and celebration and one of the happiest moments in life. However, when a birth injury occurs due to medical malpractice, delight turns to devastation as parents and family members are suddenly faced with an uncertain future. When a doctor or medical professional does not handle the situation properly, your infant may suffer injuries or illnesses that can leave him or her permanently disabled. In worst cases, mishandled childbirth complications may result in death. Read More

Burn injuries are in the top five leading causes of accidental death in the United States and are among the worst injuries a person can face. They are painful and medically complicated injuries to treat and often require long recuperation and rehabilitation periods and they leave massive amounts of scarring. In the United States, approximately 2.4 million burn injuries are reported every year. There are around 10,000 pediatric burn injuries yearly in the United States. Around 650,000 of the injuries are treated by medical professionals and about 75,000 people are hospitalized. Out of those that are hospitalized, there are 20,000 who have major burns, and 8,000 to 12,000 who die from these burns. Read More

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain. TBI is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. The impact on on a person and his or family can be devastating. In many cases these brain injuries leave their victims disabled in need of months or even years of brain injury rehabilitation, and may even cause wrongful death. Read More

Spinal cord injuries dramatically impact the lives of victims and their families. In many cases, these injuries leave victims permanently disabled or in need of months, years, and in some instances, a lifetime of rehabilitation, therapy, and care. These injuries can be devastating, causing physical and emotional distress, as well as loss of wages. Read More

Nothing can ever prepare us for the sudden death of a loved one. When that death is caused by someone else’s negligence, it is difficult to understand why it happened. The loss is sudden and devastating. A wrongful death lawsuit claims that the victim was killed as a result of negligence (or other type of unjust action) on the part of the person or entity being sued, and that the victim’s survivors are entitled to monetary damages as a result of the improper conduct. Read More

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