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Commercial truck accidents: Is the driver or company liable?

Commercial truck accidents often result in catastrophic consequences. If a large truck crashes into your smaller vehicle, you may sustain a serious injury or even die. The significant weight, massive size and less-than-ideal braking capability of a tractor-trailer increases the risk of injuries and deaths.

Which is more dangerous: drunk driving or drowsy driving?

Drunk driving gets a lot of attention and for good reason. It is a serious problem on New York roads, including in Ontario County, which ranked higher in DWI fatalities for every 100,000 people than did every county in New York City according to a 2015 news report on Syracuse.com.

The dangers you face working on or near scaffolding

If you make your living working in construction, building erection, cleaning or another type of industry that requires that you spend time working on scaffolds or temporary work platforms elevated high off the ground, you face unique job-related dangers. Per the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration, anyone who works on or around scaffolding faces at least some degree of risk, but you, your colleagues and your employer can all make efforts to help protect one another and mitigate that risk.

3 pieces of evidence for medical malpractice

Medical malpractice is a serious epidemic in the United States. Offenses can range from failing to disclose important medical information to actively injuring patients while providing care. Though cases may differ in severity, any kind of malpractice is likely to have lasting effects on its victim. If you suspect that you are one of these victims, you might be wondering how to prove your claim.

How certain factors contribute to car accidents

You may think you are one of the safest drivers in the New York area. You may even have a pristine driving record as evidence. But every second you spend on the roads and behind the wheel is one that puts you at risk of suffering an injury in a car accident. You do not need to cause an accident to be in one. All it takes is one distracted or negligent driver, malfunctioning vehicle, or drowsy trucker to compromise your health and life. 

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