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Lowering Speed Limits in New York Helps to Prevent Pedestrian Deaths

Higher Speeds Result in More Severe and Often Fatal Injuries

Higher Speeds Result in More Severe and Often Fatal Injuries  In early December, an article in Road & Track suggested that lowering speed limits in urban areas like New York City can actually lead to increased rates of pedestrian accidents and fatalities. What was the reasoning behind such a statement? In short, the author suggested… Read More

Spike in Pedestrian and Motorcyclist Fatalities

Spike in Pedestrian and Motorcyclist Fatalities

New Jersey Sees Recent Rise in Deadly Pedestrian and Motorcycle Crashes According to a recent article in NorthJersey.com, pedestrian fatalities have spiked sharply in New Jersey over the last several months. Indeed, as the article reports, “if you managed to remain in one piece after crossing a New Jersey street last month, count yourself lucky”… Read More

How to Prevent Medication Errors

How to Prevent Medication Errors

Patients can Help to Prevent Medication Mix-Ups and Mistakes  When many of us visit a doctor’s office, we expect that the physician has carefully analyzed our medical records and will not prescribe a drug that could have harmful interactions with a prescription medication we are currently taking. Similarly, as consumers, we anticipate that pharmacists will… Read More

Failure to Conduct Lead Safety Inspections in New York City

Failure to Conduct Lead Safety Inspections in New York City - Failure to Conduct Lead Safety Inspections in New York City

Long Overdue Lead Inspections Needed in Thousands of New York Homes How important is it to have the paint in your older home tested for lead? If there are young children living in the house, lead testing is extremely important and failure to conduct proper testing can lead to serious lead poisoning injuries. According to… Read More

Holiday Toy Safety Tips for Families

Holiday Toy Safety Tips for Families

Children’s Hospital Provides Toy Safety Tips for Parents Can toys cause child injuries? Whether you are purchasing toys for your children as gifts during the holiday season or plan to buy toys for the kids of family members and friends, it is important to know that not all toys are safe for kids of all… Read More

Top 10 Reasons for Distracted Driving Accidents in New York

Top 10 Reasons for Distracted Driving Accidents - Top 10 Reasons for Distracted Driving Accidents in New York

Distracted driving has become a focal point for driver safety concerns. The most recent annual government data reports that almost 3,500 people die in accidents attributed to distracted driving and almost another 400,000 sustain serious auto accident injuries. What Is Distracted Driving? Anything that takes attention away from the road in front of a driver… Read More

The Essential Tips to Keep in Mind to Avoid a Truck Accident

tips to avoid truck accidents - The Essential Tips to Keep in Mind to Avoid a Truck Accident

The statistics for crash fatalities involving cars and trucks are startling. One in ten of all highway deaths are related to big trucks, and the number of auto accident injuries as a result of these is equally impactful. While that number is a minority in overall car crash deaths when trucks are involved in an… Read More

Learning More About Philadelphia’s Protected Bicycle Lanes

Learning More About Philadelphias Protected Bike Lanes - Learning More About Philadelphia’s Protected Bicycle Lanes

Protected Bike Lanes Could Prevent Accidents in Philadelphia Motor vehicle collisions happen more often than they should in Philadelphia, and cyclists often get hurt in a bicycle accident because of a driver’s negligent or careless behavior. According to a recent article in The Inquirer, protected bike lanes “have an effect on road safety for everyone.”… Read More

What to Expect in Driverless Car Accident Lawsuits

What to Expect in Driverless Car Accident Lawsuits - What to Expect in Driverless Car Accident Lawsuits

As driverless cars become more sophisticated, the odds of seeing them out on the road get a lot better. There may soon come a day when the majority of vehicles on the highway have no human operators. This leads to an interesting question: What happens if a driverless car is involved in an accident? If… Read More

Bicyclist Death Caused by Speeding Prompts Advocacy Work

bicyclist death cause by speeding - Bicyclist Death Caused by Speeding Prompts Advocacy Work

Calls for Speeding Enforcement Expansion After Brooklyn Teen Bicyclist Killed by Speeding Driver According to a recent article in Streets Blog NYC, Brooklyn elected officials are calling on the state of New York to take steps to prevent bicyclist and pedestrian deaths caused by speeding. The outcry arose after a 14-year-old Brooklyn delivery cyclist was… Read More