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November 2018 Archives

Businesses need a winter safety plan to keep patrons safe

Now that the colder temperatures are here, people are going to have to pay close attention to how they are walking around since snow and ice are very slick. As tempting as staying home for the rest of the season is, this isn't feasible for most people. You still have to venture out to go shopping and handle other errands.

How to defend yourself after an assault accusation

If you have been accused of assault in the state of New York, you will need to act fast in order to adequately defend yourself. Assault charges can come with serious consequences that could affect the rest of your life, therefore, it is vital that you are not complacent.

When can the police search my home?

Going to the door of your home and finding police officers standing there can be a startling and stressful situation. For many people, their natural instinct when being question by officers is to try and assist them in any way that they can. But what if they ask if they can go into your home and look around? What should you do in a case like that? You may wonder if they can even come in to look around without a warrant. In situations like this, the fourth amendment is in place to protect you from unauthorized searches from police officers. 

4 ways drivers can stop cutting off motorcycles

Motorcycle accidents happen for a lot of different reasons, but one of the most common is when a truck or a car turns left in front of the bike. This causes the larger vehicle to cross the opposing traffic lane. A motorcycle in that lane would strike the side of the car, possibly at full highway speeds, with no way to avoid the crash.

Prevent most car accidents and injuries by following these tips

At our law firm, we have seen so many kinds of car accidents that we've become experts on the causes and conditions that result in accidents and injuries on the road. For this reason, we'd like to offer a bit of advice that -- if all New York drivers followed it -- we could eradicate nearly all automobile-related accidents.

Your actions after a car crash can impact your compensation claim

Being involved in a car accident can shake you up to the point that you have trouble remembering what to do afterward. One thing that might help you in this position is to have something written up in your vehicle that you can refer to after this type of incident. Brushing up on the steps you should take after a crash is another option that you might find helpful.

Tips for preserving car accident evidence

If you ever find yourself involved in a car accident, you will have various emotions going through your mind. These emotions can range from anger to fear to stress and many others. You need to keep a level head in the moments following a crash, so you can protect your rights. This includes preserving the car accident evidence so you can build a claim against the at-fault party.

Preventing scaffolding accidents on a construction site

Working on a construction site can be one of the most dangerous jobs you can have in Long Island. Even though there are policies and procedures in place to protect you, there's always the chance of an accident happening that can lead to injury and even death. Scaffolding is an important piece of construction equipment that if not built properly can collapse. Follow the tips outlined today to prevent scaffolding accidents.

Injuries caused by escalators are preventable

It has been reported that around 10,000 people go to the emergency department due to injuries caused by escalators every year in the United States. This is a shocking number, but perhaps even more shocking is the fact that many of these injuries could have been prevented.

Why should you seek compensation when you get hurt?

In New York, a retailer or business could be held liable if a person is hurt on the business' property. It is well-understood that businesses are responsible for maintaining their properties. The owners should do all they can to prevent injuries and to encourage safety on the properties.

Autumn motorcycle accidents: hazards

November is here, which means fall is in full swing. Many motorcyclist accidents occur in the fall due to dangers that one may not think about when riding. What are the biggest dangers to motorcyclists in the fall and how can you avoid them?

Beware of shopping center traffic during the holiday season

The holiday season is likely to bring an uptick in traffic around shopping centers. As you drive around the city for the next couple of months, you should be cognizant of this. Unfortunately, not all drivers are going to do the same. Some people who are going out shopping are so focused on their outing that they don't pay attention to the road. This is dangerous and can lead to serious accidents.