After the transportation industry, the construction industry has the most workplace fatalities each year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS. Anyone who works in the construction industry knows how dangerous a construction site can be. A number of factors go into making constructions sites dangerous, meaning that if you are injured in a construction accident there may be more than one negligent, or at-fault, party. For this reason, a common question asked when an individual is injured in a construction accident in Queens is "Who can I sue if I was injured in a construction accident?"
In a perfect world all the products you purchased over the course of your lifetime would work precisely as advertised, would never break down, and would be free from defects. As you know, however, we do not live in a perfect world. Products do not always work as advertised, they all break down eventually, and some of them are defective. While the law may not intervene if a product doesn't live up to expectations or reaches the end of its useful life, the law most certainly addresses situations where a product is defective. In fact, a defective product that causes injury to an individual can form the basis of a personal injury lawsuit.
In a recent victory for safety advocates, the family of a man killed by a tired trucker was awarded $58.5 million by a jury.
The average American can expect to live about 30 years longer his or her counterpart did a century ago. Living longer, however, often means that long-term care will be necessary at some point. If you have an elderly loved one in a nursing home or other long-term care facility it is crucial that you monitor the care your loved one is receiving to ensure that he or she is not being neglected.
The recent typhoon in the Philippines is a dramatic reminder that millions of us are vulnerable to destructive storms that cause injuries, deaths, and property damage on a scale that is often hard to comprehend. Here are some tips for preparing yourself and your family for dealing with a damaging storm.
In the United States we rely heavily on tractor-trailers to move goods and materials across the city, state or country. Though we rely on these giants of the roadway we are also fearful of them -- and with good reason. A collision with a semi-truck can be catastrophic for the occupants of a passenger vehicle. Although each accident is unique, there are some common causes of trucking accidents.
For every parent who has ever put a child on a school bus for the first time, the thought of the bus being involved in an accident is truly terrifying. School bus accidents do happen though. Fortunately, serious school bus accidents are rare; however, a single accident in which young children are injured is one accident too many. If your child is injured in a school bus accident in Queens, who is liable for the injuries the accident caused?
If you are employed in the construction industry you already know how dangerous a construction site can be for the workers who are working there. In fact, the construction industry is second only to the transportation industry in the number of fatal workplace accidents in the United States each year. If you have been injured in a Queens construction accident, or have lost a loved one as a result of one, you could be entitled to substantial benefits from the New York workers' compensation system.