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Causes of Car Accidents in New York City

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, most car accidents, including those in New York City, can be traced back to the motor vehicle operators themselves in the form of driver negligence or operator error. According to the New York City Police Department as of March 19, 2019, there have already been over 17,500 […]

Are car accidents common in New York City?

Car accident statistics show an average of six million vehicle collisions across the United States every year. The accidents lead to three million injuries, with about two million drivers experiencing permanent damages. Additionally, about 90 people die in motor vehicle collisions every day in America. When it comes to New York City, car accidents are common […]

Speed Can Kill in New York Traffic Accidents

New York speed limits aren’t just to maintain an orderly traffic flow—they’re an important safety measure. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 30% of traffic fatalities each year are speeding-related and these numbers keep rising.  There were 322 speed-related traffic fatalities in New York in 2014. Despite this high cost, speeding is an […]

Faulty Security Can Be Grounds for Premises Liability Lawsuit

Landlords can be held accountable when their failure to keep their property safe causes someone to be injured. There is no more vivid example of this than allowing an apartment building to become so unsafe that a tenant is subjected to a sexual assault there. Legally, the type of liability involved is usually called negligent security. […]

New York Motorcyclist Fatalities Climb in 2017

According to preliminary data from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), motorcycle fatalities were down 8.6% in 2017. However, despite the decline in motorcycle deaths across the country, fatalities rose from 119 to 136 in New York. That’s a 14.3% year-over-year increase. Neighboring New Jersey fared even worse, with a 15.9% increase. While the increase is certainly […]

Safety Concerns Aired as New York Bike-Share Program Prepares to Launch

The number of bicyclists on New York City streets is about to increase remarkably. After the city’s bike-share program starts next month, up to 10,000 public bicycles will eventually be available. Obviously that’s a lot of bikes. What needs to happen, to make sure the bike-share program does not put more people at risk of New […]

Patient Photos in Electronic Records Can Help Prevent Medical Errors

The way one electronic medical record looks so much alike another can be downright dangerous to patients. When a doctor or nurse has more than one patient record up on a computer screen, tests or treatments meant for one patient can get put on another’s. Medical malpractice like this kills or injures many New Yorkers every […]

Motorcoach Safety: Results of Investigation Into NYC Crash Expected Today

It’s been over a year since the horrific New York bus crash that claimed 15 lives. After 14 months of investigation, federal findings on the cause of the accident are expected today. The National Transportation Safety Board is also expected to recommend improved safety procedures for bus operators. Some of the likely findings by the […]