November 2017 Archives

What to do after a truck accident

According to federal statistics, truck accidents have been on the rise in recent years. In 2015 alone, there were over 116,000 truck-related accidents across the U.S. Worse, occupants of other, smaller vehicles are at most risk for injury when a truck and passenger vehicle collide. So what can New York readers do if their vehicle is struck by a commercial truck? Safety experts have several tips.

Safety issues with NYC school buses

Nothing is more symbolic of school than a bright yellow bus full of children. Although school buses are a safe mode of transportation, accidents and injuries do still occur. Their lower numbers do not mean they should be dismissed, however.

ADHD medication may reduce car accident risk

Drivers in New York know that car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. For people with certain medical conditions, taking medication could make driving safer. This point is illustrated by a recent study of crash rates among drivers who have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The study found that ADHD patients who take medication for the condition may have a significantly lower rate of car accidents than those who do not take medication.

Construction accidents that seriously injure and kill workers

Workplace accidents are common in New York. But on construction sites, they happen so often that they are a standard part of the job. Many construction contractors know they work in environments that have more hazards and risks than the average workplace in other industries. But the promise of high pay is enough for many of them to overlook the risks. 

Flooring a key issue in slip-and-fall accidents

New York slip-and-fall accidents can cause devastating injuries to victims. These accidents are largely preventable, and many businesses have fall prevention programs in place. Despite this, some companies fail to take their flooring choices into account in their fall prevention programs.

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