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Crossing the Street Safely: The Importance of Eye Contact

NEW YORK. Many of New York’s road users are pedestrians. While the city has been making changes to street crossings to increase pedestrian safety, every year, pedestrians are killed or injured in vehicle accidents while crossing the street in the...

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Don’t Let a Car Crash Ruin Your Holiday

NEW YORK. According to USA Today, during the holiday season alone, 27,900 Americans will be injured in car crashes, and another 300 will die. During the holiday season, more people hit the road, leading to greater car accident injury risk....

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New York Won’t Arrest You for Drinking Alcohol in Public—But Does This Put Pedestrian Safety at Risk?

NEW YORK. In March, the New York Times announced that individuals would no longer be arrested for minor crimes, like drinking in public. If the police determine that offenders don’t pose a risk to public safety, individuals will only receive...

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When Doctors Ignore Women During Childbirth, Medical Malpractice May Soon Follow

NEW YORK. According to NPR and ProPublica, more women die in childbirth in America than in any other developed country. The investigative report found that hospital care is geared toward the wellbeing of the newborn, while not always considering the...

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New York City Crosswalks Give Pedestrians a “Head Start”

NEW YORK. According to NPR, approximately 25% of all pedestrian accidents in the U.S. occur when a pedestrian has a cross signal and a car has the green light to turn left. Both the driver and the pedestrian have the...

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Five Tips to Avoid A New York City Car Crash

NEW YORK. Thanksgiving is on its way. This means more drivers might be heading into the city to visit family and it also means that some drivers might be heading out for upstate celebrations. Regardless of which direction you are...

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When Being at Work Makes You Sick

NEW YORK. According to the New York Times, approximately 45 percent of American workers don’t have paid sick leave. This has an impact on all of us. Individuals who are injured in a car accident who don’t have paid sick...

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Auto Accident and Negligence

In the modern world, we witness a number of traffic collisions which take many precious lives. Auto accidents have become quite common now as compared to the older times. With the ever-increasing rate of automobiles on the road, the risk...

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Lead Danger in Greenpoint Backyards—Are You at Risk?

NEW YORK. A study performed by Columbia University and reported on by the Gothamist found that there may be dangerous levels of lead in some Greenpoint backyards. Columbia graduate students took soil samples from Greenpoint backyards and found that 92...

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Terrorist Uses Truck: Hits Bikers in New York City

NEW YORK. The terror attack that took place in New York on Halloween is an example of a new kind of attack, one that uses rental cars or vehicles to harm as many people as possible in densely-populated areas. According...

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Walking Safety in New York City

NEW YORK. In New York City, one of the most popular ways to get around is by walking. New York is a pedestrian city. According to the New York State Department of Transportation and Health, there were 3,672 pedestrian accidents...

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Can I Sue if My Car Accident Leads to a Lost Job?

NEW YORK. In today’s tough job market, it can be hard enough to keep the job you have in New York City. According to the Balance, workers who are late, who take sick days, or who leave early may find...

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