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New York biker in critical condition after accident

It is important to remember that bicyclists can cause serious damage to pedestrians in the event of an accident, and cyclists everywhere are encouraged to take extra care in the heavily populated streets of New York to avoid striking pedestrians. However, it is also important to remember that bicyclists are at an equal risk when it comes to the other, larger vehicles with which bicycles often share the road. A collision with a motor vehicle can cause serious or fatal damage to a bicyclist.

Who is liable for an accident on a construction site?

Injuries sustained from an accident on a construction site can be very complex to manage from a legal perspective. There are usually many factors at play in such accidents, and since so few are alike, a great deal of the case is dependent on the circumstances of the accident. If you are a construction worker and you suffer an accident on a construction site, you probably know that you will be entitled to benefits from workers' compensation coverage. What you might not know is that you could also be entitled to compensation from other sources.

Fatal accident occurs in New York

It seems like there is never a shortage of car accidents in New York, and this week was no exception. Just recently an accident occurred in Old Westbury, just a few short miles from New York City, when two cars collided. According to state police, a man driving a Mazda veered out of his lane and clipped another vehicle before crashing into the shoulder. The Mazda driver was killed, and the other driver reported no injuries.

What to do in instances of medical malpractice

Medical malpractice can be a daunting personal injury claim that fills you with anxiety. When you seek medical assistance from professionals, you are entrusting your well-being to their care. If you come out of a medical procedure with a serious or debilitating injury that you were not expecting, you may be understandably hesitant to bring a claim against the medical professionals. After all, they are the experts, so you want to be sure that the fault was truly theirs.

Legal assistance for defective product injuries

Advances in technology have truly revolutionized the way we live our lives. From the cell phones that allow us to contact our loved ones when we are apart to the cars that allow us to get to work and school, we employ hundreds of devices on a daily basis. While these products are designed and tested to ensure that they are safe for consumers, there are always risks that a product could cause harm to its user.

New York Bicyclist injured in accident

Make no mistake: Bicycles can be very dangerous for pedestrians in New York. Many bicyclists try to capitalize on their minimal size and hyper-maneuverability in order to navigate around the busy city streets, and this often leads to injured pedestrians. However, it is important to remember that bicyclists can be victims too. The dangers that bicyclists pose to pedestrians are also dangers that bicyclists themselves face with regard to larger vehicles such as cars.

New York Product Liability Statute of Limitations

In modern society, there are hundreds of products that are vital to our daily lives. We need our refrigerators to keep our food fresh; we need our cars to get to and from work; we need our phones to contact clients and schedule important meetings. A defect in any of these products can cause serious inconveniences in our lives, and in some extreme cases, they could even cause death.

Get legal assistance following a delayed diagnosis

Medical malpractice is a fairly well-known area of personal injury legal practice, but what is less commonly known is just how many different forms of medical malpractice there are. Medical malpractice refers to negligent behavior or a mistake made by a medical professional that causes further injury. Many people take this to mean an error in surgery, for example, that results in other health complications. While such a mistake would qualify as medical malpractice, there are other types of negligent behavior that may not be so obvious.

Bicyclists can pose a danger to pedestrians

When one thinks of traffic accidents, one cannot help but notice the obvious hierarchy of vehicles in a collision. At the top of the hierarchy sit large trucks carrying heavy loads, as any vehicle that strikes such a truck will suffer significant damage, while the truck itself will likely come out of the crash in rather good shape. As you continue down the list, you will come across large cars such as Suburbans or SUVs, then smaller cars including convertibles, and finally two-wheeled vehicles such as motorcycles or bicycles.

Constructions zones can be dangerous

Construction workers are often expected to work in less than ideal conditions, not only because the circumstances of their workplace are subject to rapid change, but also because sometimes reasonable precautions are simply not taken. Unfortunately, many of these workplaces are very public, such as the streets of a busy city or along a major highway. These dangerous conditions can put not only the construction workers, but other bystanders at risk. It's never easy to see victims suffer injury from a problem that could easily have been avoided.

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