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The dangers of double-decker tour buses

New York is a massive city with plenty of room for exploration. Not even longtime residents have taken the time to visit all of the city’s iconic locations in every borough. Thankfully, more tourists and locals can get the chance to do so now that the weather is perfect for double-decker bus tours. Having no roof can make a massive difference in how you navigate through the city that never sleeps.

Unfortunately, tour buses aren’t always the safest method to travel around. Any mistake the driver makes could result in catastrophic injuries you don’t often see in a typical car crash. If you plan on riding a tour bus in the future, you need to be aware of potential hazards that can come from a reckless driver and signs for when you should get off.

Recovering from a traumatic brain injury

Residents of New York who get into serious accidents risk damage being done to their head, skull and brain. Brain damage in particular can be difficult to deal with because of its long-lasting and highly disruptive impct on a person's life. Today, we take a look at the recovery process after receiving a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) examines the recovery process after a TBI. In severe cases, a person may start out in a state of altered consciousness. This can include being in a coma, a vegetative state, or minimal consciousness. Most of the effects come from the damage done to the soft tissue of the brain. Therefore, symptoms will decrease as swelling, bruising and bleeding within the brain does.

Are e-scooters and e-bikes legal in New York?

Electronic bikes and scooters have become a popular attraction in major cities, including San Francisco, St. Louis, Chicago, Washington D.C., Dallas and more. However, travelling at speeds up to 20 miles per hour, it's easy to see how these vehicles could be a danger to pedestrians and drivers on busy New York streets.

Yet, the introduction of these renting services seemed imminent earlier this year. That is, until the borough of Manhattan had something to say about it.

Medical errors the nation’s third-most common cause of death

When you show up to a New York hospital or physician’s office, chances are, you feel confident in the quality of care you will receive while there and have faith that your doctor will direct you down the right path. Regrettably, however, doctors, like everyone else, are not immune to making errors, but the errors physicians make can have serious, and even potentially fatal, consequences. At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we understand that doctor errors have the potential to upend many areas of your life, and we have helped many people who experienced hardships due to medical mistakes pursue recourse.

According to CNBC, medical errors are alarmingly common across the United States, meaning they happen far more frequently than you might want to think. In fact, medical errors have become so common across the nation that they now trail only behind cancer and heart disease in terms of the top causes of death among Americans.

5 steps for reporting a sexual harassment claim at work

You know your supervisor should not make sexual jokes and comments to you at work, but you aren't sure what to do about it. Perhaps you are new to your job and you don't want to rock the boat, or you are afraid your company will fire you. You should ask the person to stop. That can feel scary when the person is your boss, but they may not know they have crossed a line. Keep in mind that New York companies are taking sexual harassment more seriously than ever, and you have the law on your side. If your harasser does not stop, you should file a complaint. Here are a few steps to follow when reporting your sexual harassment claim at work:

How common is substance abuse among truck drivers?

Riding alongside commercial truck drivers is an inevitable part of life for most New York motorists, but if sharing the road with these massive and heavy vehicles makes you uneasy, you are not alone. Additionally, the results of numerous studies indicate that you have good reason to fear sharing the road with commercial truckers, because an alarming percentage of them acknowledge using drugs and alcohol on the job.

According to the American Addiction Centers, there are a number of factors at play that can make drug and alcohol abuse among truck drivers particularly common. In addition to living solitary lifestyles that often lead to loneliness, truck drivers often face long days and nights, rough driving conditions, tight timelines and other stresses that can make them more prone to drunk or drugged driving. So, just how often are today’s truck drivers turning to alcohol and drugs?

New York Assembly considering lowering DWI limit to .05

For many years, New York State law has set the blood-alcohol limit for driving at .08 percent. In fact, this has been the BAL limit for drinking and driving in every U.S. state for quite a while.

However, drunk driving accidents continue to pose a serious danger in New York - and the driver is not always above the limit. Many countries are much stricter about drinking and driving, and the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that states set the BAL at .05. Currently, Utah is the only state with the .05 limit, having officially done so at the end of 2018.

You're injured in an Uber crash. What now?

Uber and other ride-hailing apps have revolutionized the way people get around. No longer are traditional taxis the only way to get rides around town. But when you get into a car with a stranger, how much do you really trust that person with your safety?

With the dawn of new forms of transportation also arises a new set of issues. Who is liable in the case of an accident? Who do you turn to if you're hurt? What are your rights after a crash?

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