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Drone related injuries are becoming more common

In 2015 a drone accidentally crash landed on the White House lawn as a drunken operator lost control of the unit. Drone injuries these days are becoming more common, here are some of the more noted accidents which occurred in 2016/17: A small drone crashed outside a hospital building at the Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mt. Kisco, NY, almost striking an employee. A small drone flew around Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and crashed into an empty seat in the upper deck. A small drone shooting video of a wedding crashed into two guests in Windham,Continue Reading

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Driver and Family Protection Act…it’s about time!

There is a simple and inexpensive option available on every auto insurance policy that protects you and your family, but many people have never heard of it. It’s so important, that I personally have dedicated my own time to achieving a change in New York State law by joining many of my fellow attorneys on lobbying trips to Albany. I have also written on the subject to raise awareness and pressed our elected officials to take action. I am pleased to say that our voices have been heard and last month New York State passed the Driver and Family ProtectionContinue Reading

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An injury at a Black Friday sale may entitle you to more than a discount

The holiday season is a wonderful time to break the routine of our daily lives and enjoy time with our families. With Thanksgiving behind us, we are now looking forward to Christmas and the New Year. Tradition has it that Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. It is known as the busiest shopping day of the year and brings in around $50 billion of sales for stores. Black Friday dangers Retailers offer huge discounts and people get very excited about picking up a bargain. Sometimes this excitement can turn into a frenzy,Continue Reading

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Gym waivers don’t always prevent you from seeking compensation for your injury

Keeping fit is very important for your health, and as a result 52.9 million Americans are gym members (according to the latest IHRSA annual report) The benefits of working out are well known, however there is also a high risk of injury . People may be out of shape or careless when working out, not stretching muscles beforehand or using equipment improperly. Falls, sprains, strains and broken bones can happen frequently and it is usually the gym-goers fault. Gym owners know this which is why they require members to sign some form of waiver of liability or “assumption of risk.”Continue Reading

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Dash cams: the perfect eye witness

Many people associate dashboard cameras with the police. Police departments across the nation have adopted dash cams as a way to protect both the officer and the public. What some people don’t know is that this technology has been falling in price and has reached the point where many private citizens are installing them in their vehicles. Should you install a dash cam? You might be wondering why you would want to install a camera in your car. There are several ways that you can benefit from having a visual and audio record of everything happening, particularly in the caseContinue Reading

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Helmets protect you and your compensation

One of the best things about riding a motorcycle is the feeling of being free and unrestricted. Some riders feel that a helmet takes away that feeling, and therefore avoid wearing one. Even on short trips around your neighborhood, it’s illegal to ride without a helmet in New York State, and even more important than that, it’s always a risk that’s not worth taking. A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that as recently as 2015, 36% of motorcyclists do not use DOT-Compliant helmets. If you or someone you know is one of those people, I haveContinue Reading

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Who is responsible for firework injuries?

For most Americans, the Fourth of July is one of the best days of the year. It has become synonymous with fireworks, barbecue and having fun with family and friends. This post isn’t another safety lecture, because I know you’ve heard the warnings, maybe so often you’ve become immune. I just want to provide some useful information for those out there who will be injured, and according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there will be many. 230 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday. ThatContinue Reading

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​Driveway accidents involving children: who is liable?

We are all used to parking our car in the driveway, and we tend to think of it as a safe place. However recent studies have shown that driveways, particularly for small children, can be very dangerous places. A shocking 50 children per week in America are injured after being hit or run over by a car that is backing out of a driveway. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 42% of non-traffic related child deaths are due to back-over accidents. And what is more alarming is that the majority of children are injured by aContinue Reading

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10 insurance company tricks to watch out for when you’ve been injured

Anyone who has been seriously injured in an accident knows that the pain, suffering and financial loss are real. The law combined with insurance should protect all of us from losses incurred due to someone else’s negligence. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation being passed around that has led to some victims getting less compensation than they deserve, and some getting no compensation at all. Trick #1 – Encouraging you to not hire an attorney An insurance company’s first priority will be to try to convince you that you do not need an attorney on your side. They knowContinue Reading

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Your attorney is on your side, tell him everything

In order to do the best job he can for you, an experienced personal injury attorney will ask you questions about your life. In some cases, questions may seem embarrassing or personal, and you may not want to answer. Keep in mind that your attorney is not asking because he wants to pry into your personal matters, but because his goal is to win your case. The purpose is to ensure that he is prepared for anything the defense might use against you and that he is aware of any factors which can improve your case. What type of questionsContinue Reading

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