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April 2019 Archives

Despite being unsafe and illegal, too many drivers still text

We've all heard the warnings about the dangers of texting and driving. Here in New York, the use of a handheld device for talking or texting is illegal. Unfortunately, however, some drivers nonetheless make it a habit to text while behind the wheel.

Motorcycle wrecks are likely when the roads are slick

The roadways can turn slick during the spring and summer months when it is raining. While many motorists can traverse the roads during these showers, motorcyclists face some unique challenges. These are because it is difficult to control a two-wheel motorcycle when it is wet. Following some basic safety tips can help motorcyclists remain on the road and make it to their destination without suffering from injuries.

Poorly maintained swimming pools can present dangers

When using a public swimming pool or a pool at the home of a friend, your primary safety concern is likely to revolve around watching your children. Of course, drowning is a real risk for those who are not strong swimmers, and additionally, wet surfaces can present significant dangers for children. However, many people do not often consider the health risks of poorly maintained pools.

Catastrophic injuries impact the remainder of your life

Motorcycles are a fun way to explore the local scenes, but they can sometimes end in tragedy. The problem is that after the New York winter, the other drivers might not recognize these two-wheel vehicles. This puts the bikers in a precarious position. Motorcyclists shouldn't have to do without their motorcycle just because others can't drive safely.

You can be arrested for 'buzzed driving'

If you're preparing to leave a party, and you're tripping over the furniture or seeing two of everyone, you likely realize that you're in no condition to drive. If you don't, and you're fortunate, someone else will recognize it, take your keys away and order an Uber.

Man from the Bronx indicted for identity theft

White collar crimes are often thought of as crimes without victims because they're not violent and those committing the acts don't see who they affect. The assumption that no one suffers is wrong, though, especially in cases where a person has their identity stolen or their bank accounts emptied.

Slip and falls can happen in spring and summer months

Many people think that walking around is perfectly safe during the warmer months of the year since there isn't any snow or ice. The issue during the spring, summer and fall months is that you have to contend with rain. This can be a very serious issue because it makes the ground slick, but it might not appear to be. We realize that slip and falls that happen like this can be traumatic.

Tips for safely sharing the road with motorcycles

With warmer weather and summer quickly approaching, motorcyclists may begin to take advantage of the fair conditions across New York. As cars and trucks become accustomed to once again sharing the road with motorcycles, all drivers can take safety precautions to prevent accidents and keep both motorcyclists and other drivers safe.

Charges for limo company after 20 people die in accident

In October of 2018, 20 people died in a horrific limo accident in New York. Recently, a grand jury decided that the operator of the company should face charges for negligent homicide and manslaughter. He faces 20 counts of each, for a total of 40 counts.

Spinal cord injuries aren't a single-event problem

A motorcyclist who is involved in a crash can suffer a host of injuries. Some of these, such as a spinal cord injury, are very severe. It is imperative that anyone who is driving takes appropriate steps to watch for motorcycles so that these incidents might be avoided. Unfortunately, not everyone is going to be careful, so people run the very real risk of being struck while they are riding their bike.