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Pedestrian Suffered Serious Injuries In New York Bus Accident

A 61-year-old woman was critically injured after being hit by an MTA bus in New York City on March 6, 2017, around 9 p.m. Aurora Beauchamp was crossing E. Houston Street at Avenue D in the crosswalk at a green light when she was struck by the MTA bus. She was transported to a local hospital. Beauchamp suffered serious injuries, including a broken sternum, ribs, hip and pelvis. She also suffered internal bleeding. The bus driver was also transported to the hospital for trauma. The police charged him with failure to yield to a pedestrian. This is not the...

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The Important Steps You Need to Take After a Car Accident

Every year, thousands of Americans are involved in car accidents.  Although modern safety features prevent injury in many of these accidents, there are still tens of thousands of accident related injuries and deaths every year.  With the chances of being involved in a car accident so high during your driving career, it is important to know what to do after an accident. Safety First After an auto accident, it is important to assess yourself and any passengers in your car for possible injuries before trying to move.  You should only exit your car if you believe that you can...

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Statute of Limitation: The Amount of Time You Have To File a Lawsuit

You were injured in an accident caused by the negligent actions of another party. You know you have certain legal rights. But what you need to also know is that you only have a certain time period to act on these rights. In other words, New York law limits the time period within which you may sue a person or company for personal injury. This is known as the statute of limitation. There are different statutes of limitations depending on the type of injury you suffered and who caused it. Different Time Limits To Sue For a Personal Injury...

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Holding Property Owners Liable for Unsafe Stairs

Slip and fall accidents are common. All of us are subject to the laws of gravity. When we lose our balance or trip, the landing can be quite unpleasant. The harder and farther the fall, the more likely it is that we get seriously injured. Falling down stairs can be particularly dangerous because it generally involves a series of impacts as the body hits stair after stair before coming to a halt. Since falls, especially down stairs, hold the potential for causing devastating or even fatal injuries, it is incumbent upon property owners to ensure that their stairs (and...

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Another Reason Why Scaffold Safety Law Saves Lives

The construction industry is an important part of our economy and the nation as a whole. Construction workers risk their lives every day on the job. Serious injuries and death are a big risk they face every day. In New York City alone, there were more than 470 construction-related deaths and injuries in 2015. The New York Scaffold Safety Law was designed to allow injured construction workers and their loved ones to seek compensation from negligent property owners and contractors. The importance of the Scaffold Law is brought into focus by a photograph of a window cleaner working without...

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