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Your immigration status doesn't impact workers' compensation

New York is a common destination for immigrants to the United States. At one time, most European immigrants came through Ellis Island and would then end up living in New York. The Big Apple is famous for being the city where countless people have started their lives in a new country. Even today, New York is a city of immigrants.

Prescription opioids may be linked to serious car crashes

Many New York residents worry about the impact of the opioid epidemic, from growing rates of addiction to the threat of deadly overdoses. One area where opiates may also have an impact on safety is on the roadway. A study examined fatal two-car accidents across the country and discovered that drivers held responsible for causing these crashes were almost twice as likely to have prescription opiate medications in their system at the time as the driver of the other vehicle.

Factors in car accidents in New York

There are a several common factors in New York car accidents. Human error is behind many, especially distracted driving. This has become a widespread issue with more and more drivers using their smartphones behind the wheel. Virtually anything, though, from talking to passengers to eating, can become a distraction. Another factor is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

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