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Why older pedestrians are more at risk

For many people in New York City, walking is a fun activity that allows them to exercise while getting places. Win-win. However, being a pedestrian is not without its share of risks, and they seem especially high for pedestrians 65 and older. In fact, city data show that the death rate for pedestrians per 100,000 people in this age group is 5.7 people. It is a much leaner 1.7 people for those aged 18 to 64 and drops to 0.6 for children 17 and younger.

Protect yourself from winter accidents in New York City

When winter weather hits New York City, it is not only the coldest season of the year, it is also a season with weather conditions that encourage the incidence rate of slip-and-fall injuries as well as vehicle accidents. Icy streets and snowy sidewalks can cause people to injure themselves, and serious injuries may lead to costly medical bills and lost work in addition to the pain and suffering of the injury itself.

Are NYC bus tours safe?

Each year, millions from the U.S. and abroad come to see and experience The City That Never Sleeps. In fact, statistics from NYC & Company show that each year for the past seven years, more tourists have visited than the year before. 

Stay safe when walking around construction zones

Construction zones are part of the everyday landscape for many people in New York City. Some of these projects are public and result in museums, libraries, senior centers and much more that enhance life every day for countless people. Private construction projects such as condo buildings are also essential. However, construction zones can pose a danger to pedestrians. After all, there is a reason that construction workers are more at risk for injury than other workers; construction zones are inherently dangerous.

How common are falls among older Americans?

Falls are the single-largest reason Americans visit the emergency room each year, and statistics show your risk of slipping and falling and injuring or dying as a result increases alongside your age. The National Floor Safety Institute reports that in addition to facing an elevated risk of a slip-and-fall injury as you get older, you also face a greater risk if you are a female.

Should truckers and train engineers be screened for sleep apnea?

There are a wide range of potential causes and contributory factors of motor vehicle accidents. Texting behind the wheel, drunk driving and similar problems often receive the most attention in the media. Drowsy driving has gained some attention in recent years as a serious problem. In our sleep-deprived culture, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that roughly 328,000 traffic accidents are linked to drowsiness each year.

Will technology reduce train derailments?

Over the years, train derailments have been a cause to worry for many. In New York, far too many train accidents make headlines. The Federal Railroad Administration released a report last year indicating that almost 11, 000 train accidents were reported during the year alone. Out of this, 805 people ended up losing their lives while almost 4000 ended up injured. This is a worrying trend considering that train travel is considered among the safest modes of transport.

Over $1. 5 Billion Recovered For Clients We have a history of winning large verdicts and settlements for our clients.

  • $21 Million

    Bronx jury awarded 50 year-old truck driver who slipped and fell on loading platform
  • $12 .6 Million

    Manhattan jury awarded women injured in a New York City bus accident
  • $11 .8 Million

    Brooklyn jury awarded to a 62-year-old man who was struck by a New York City police car
  • $10.2 Million

    Brooklyn jury awarded 41 year-old man for back injuries received in a car accident
  • $10 Million

    Queens recovery for wrongful death
  • $9 .7 Million

    Bronx jury awarded 63 year-old school custodian worker for burns received from faulty water heater
  • $9 Million

    Jury award to driver for back injuries that resulted from a motor vehicle accident
  • $8 .7 Million

    Queens 52 year-old man awarded for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accident with two tow trucks
  • $8 Million

    Manhattan jury awarded woman for back injuries sustained from a kitchen ceiling collapse
  • $7 .7 Million

    Brooklyn settlement boy struck by school bus
  • $7 .5 Million

    Brooklyn jury awarded 2 Brooklyn women for injuries sustained in accident with NYC Transit bus
  • $5 .85 Million

    Awarded for injuries sustained in a construction accident
  • $5 .5 Million

    Queens awarded family of man run over and killed by Port Authority Bus
  • $5 .25 Million

    Brooklyn settlement due to landlord negligence and injuries due to fire
  • $5 Million

    Suffolk County settlement fall down
  • $5 Million

    Orange County Car accident
  • $4 .6 Million

    Brooklyn recovery for 58 year old pedestrian struck by NYPD police car
  • $5 .5 Million

    Brooklyn; Hasidic man hit by police car, shoulder fracture brain injury, hearing loss
  • $3 .2 Million

    Settlement for woman who was struck by car while crossing the street
  • $3 Million

    Brooklyn Construction accident by laborer
  • $1 .375 Million

    Brooklyn settlement for our client who tripped on a raised sidewalk

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