When road accidents come to mind, you might think of cars or trucks, perhaps even motorcycles. One thing many people forget is that bicycles are also a common sight on modern roads. Commuters, delivery workers, children and countless others use the roads of New York each day. However, cyclists are vulnerable and can be hard to spot. In the event of a bike accident, the cyclist often suffers serious injuries.
City life can be very dangerous. The roads are always crowded with bumper-to-bumper traffic, bicycles and pedestrians. Practicing safe driving skills is all we can do, but that doesn't necessarily keep us safe from less conservative drivers. It's unavoidable, but it's part of the reason that so many people are injured in motor vehicle accidents in New York each year.
There are plenty of jobs that come with health and safety risks. Freak accidents can occur in almost any profession and can cause unexpected damages to workers and unfortunate bystanders, but construction workers can face particularly dangerous circumstances. Construction workers are employed to perform tasks with dangerous, powerful tools in areas that are sometimes, by their very nature, fairly unsafe. While most construction workers understand the risks associated with their profession, that is no reason to excuse employers and property owners when they take negligent actions that cause a construction site to become unreasonably unsafe.
Everyone knows that the law can be used to help victims of things like burglary and crime or to resolve disputes such as divorce or child custody, but some people might not know that legal protection extends to defective products as well. For example, if your water heater overheats and catches fire, it can deal significant damage to your house and property. You might just write this off as a freak accident, but if the water heater is poorly designed, you could be compensated for the damages.