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.
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.
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.
Experiencing a car accident can be traumatic. In the immediate aftermath, it can be hard to know what to do.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the safest vehicles on the market every year. For 2018, there are three SUVs and twelve cars that meet the rigorous standards of the IIHS. The safest vehicles range from small, affordable cars to luxury sedans.
You pay a monthly or yearly amount for auto insurance to comply with state law and have peace of mind that you will get a return on your money if you get into a collision. This is what insurance is for, after all.
If you are in a car accident and sustain a severe injury, chances are the emergency responders will take you to the hospital to get you prompt medical care. But what if you get in an auto collision that does not cause immediately noticeable injuries?
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.
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.