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July 2016 Archives

Pokemon Go use leads to car accident

Of course, the last thing New York City needs is more distractions causing drivers to avert their eyes from the busy streets. But it seems that there is an endless stream of amusements and communication tools that people cannot put down, even after they get behind the wheel of a car. And the latest such contrivance is in the form of a new phone app that is currently extremely popular.

Fatal auto-bicycle accident demonstrates hazards of NYC streets

As you are likely aware, there is an ongoing conflict occurring on the streets of New York City. The players in this battle include the police, bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists. And a recent tragedy has given rise to even more complaints among these groups.

Parents need to keep eyes open for dangerous toys

As a parent, you have likely come to recognize the importance of toys in your child's life. Toys are more than just objects of desire, they can play a very important role in your child's development. And, of course, toys are fun and they make children happy. But regardless if a toy is educational or just a diversion, it must be safe for use.

In spite of new laws, texting and driving on the increase in NYC

By now, everyone should be aware that distracted driving is a dangerous practice. And just like most of the rest of the country, New York has laws that are intended to address the problem. Yet it seems that far too many citizens and visitors of our fair city have yet to receive that particular message. Or if they did get the message in the form of a text sent to their phones, they may have simply ignored it.

Premises liability laws can extend to dog bites

Dog owners are generally considered responsible for the actions of their pets. However, it is important to understand that New York has a so-called "one bite free" law. Under this law, an owner typically cannot be held liable the first time his or her dog bites someone.

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