Costly spinal cord injuries are often preventable

While spinal cord injuries happen for a number of reasons, motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of these devastating injuries. Overall, motor vehicle accidents cause almost 40% of all spinal cord injuries. As our blog has mentioned in the past, many times, a New Yorker gets injured a car accident in which the… read more

Overview of no-fault and uninsured motorists coverage

Like other states, New York has unique laws about automobile insurance. It is important for those injured in motor vehicle accidents to understand a bit about these laws, as they can turn out to be an injured victim’s best route for getting compensation after a motor vehicle accident. These laws are especially important in cases… read more

Are hotels responsible for assaults on their property?

It’s not a surprise that millions of people visit New York City every year. Some come because the City has a lot of wonderful tourist attractions and fun things to do. New York City is also one of the world’s major hubs for business and government, so many people travel here on business errands. Many… read more

What is OSHA’s role in work accidents?

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is in charge of regulating workplace safety in many states. In New York, OSHA is the regulator in charge of private workplaces; the state has its own agency to oversee the safety of public employees. OSHA will investigate most serious work accidents, as employers have a… read more

Vaginal mesh has caused serious complications for women

Until recently, a product commonly referred to as vaginal mesh was a popular treatment for certain medical problems prevalent in women. Until the federal Food and Drug Administration ordered manufacturers to stop selling the product in the United States last year, doctors frequently used vaginal mesh to treat certain types of incontinence in women. They… read more

How do products recalls work?

Many New Yorkers who tune in to the news or who pay careful attention while shopping may have noticed announcements that a product has been recalled. Others may have actually received notices about recalls involving the products they own and have had to return them either for a refund, a replacement, or a repair. The… read more

Many New Yorkers work in dangerous occupations

An analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified the 10 most dangerous occupations in the United States. These jobs have an unusually high number of work-related deaths and injuries when compared with other occupations. While some of these professions are well-known as hazardous careers, there are also some surprises on the… read more

Fatal pedestrian accidents on the rise in NY, across US

According to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents increased yet again in 2019. While the report is preliminary, if the estimates hold, there were 6,590 pedestrian deaths across the country in 2019. This is an increase of 5% over 2018, during which there were about 6,225… read more

Common causes of traumatic brain injuries

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, the most common causes for brain injuries are falls and motor vehicle accidents. Overall, falls were the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries, accounting for just over 52% of them. The second leading cause was motor vehicle accidents, which accounted for 20% of… read more

So-called mild brain injuries can cause serious problems

Doctors classify traumatic brain injuries as mild, moderate or severe. Many New Yorkers may already be familiar with the consequences of a severe brain injury. Someone with a severe traumatic brain injury may be comatose for weeks or even months. In the most serious cases, a brain injury can leave its victim in a persistent… read more