Simon & Gilman, LLP Serving Queens and NY Metro area for over 35 years
Free Consultation 718-267-8542718-459-6200 SE HABLA ESPAÑOL

May 2017 Archives

23 pedestrians struck by deranged driver at Time Square

A tragic pedestrian accident happened in Time Square last week, after an 26-year-old man from the Bronx drove his vehicle down Seventh Avenue. The driver struck 23 pedestrians, injuring 22 of them and killing one. The woman who died was an 18-year-old woman from Michigan.

Why construction teams take unnecessary risks: The truth

You joined the construction field because you love to solve problems. Sadly, there is a problem that isn’t very easy to solve. That problem is the issue of unrealistic deadlines, poor safety precautions and overall danger in the workplace. While it seems easy to make the workplace safer, there are reasons why some employers fail to do so. This puts you and others in harm’s way.

Why are seatbelts so important in a crash?

There are quite a few things you can do to avoid getting injured in a car accident. Most of these involve your active participation in being a safe and defensive driver who follows the traffic rules. However, there's one thing you can do that is -- for lack of a better phrase -- a no-brainer: Wear your seatbelt no matter what.

Youth in the workforce: Understanding your rights after an injury

There is a first time for everything, and for some people, today, tomorrow or even next week is the first day they'll spend on the job. Young workers may be fresh out of high school or still in school. Some are straight out of vocational programs or college classes. It's important for these new workers to understand the dangers of their jobs and to take steps to avoid injuries.

How your estate plan will help you before you die

Most Queens estate planners will delay putting their estate plans together until the last possible moment. In fact, many Queens residents never create an estate plan, and they die without the most rudimentary of wills. Part of the reason for the delay might be due to procrastination, part of it might be because no one wants to think about his or her death and part of it might be because people wrongly assume that they, themselves, will not benefit from their estate plans.

Does your car have the best headlights?

Nighttime driving is the most dangerous kind of driving. If you made the decision to never drive at night, and only operated your vehicle during daylight hours, you would significantly reduce your chances of being involved in a fatal or injurious crash. However, life isn't that simple, and we clearly have to drive in the evening just as much as we have to drive during the day.

Left-hand turn motorcycle crashes: A common killer

When compared to motorcycles, vehicles are larger, slower moving, and their occupants are better protected. Perhaps if everyone on the road were a motorcyclist, there would be fewer accidents because bikers tend to be some of the safest drivers on the road. That's because their lives depend on it.

Accidents with commercial trucks can cause severe injuries

Getting behind the wheel of a car or even riding as a passenger poses some risk. Accidents can and do happen. Sometimes, however, the other vehicle in the crash is a much larger, commercial vehicle. In these situations, the risk of serious injury, catastrophic property damage and even death are much higher. Commercial trucks are larger and heavier than passenger vehicles. That means that truck drivers who make mistakes behind the wheel are much more likely to injure or kill someone else than to suffer an injury themselves.