While motor vehicle accidents can be caused by a wide range of factors, some of the deadliest crashes can be linked to the loss of attention or cognitive function. Whether impairment is caused by drugs or alcohol, drivers can experience slowed reaction times, blurred vision and even the loss of consciousness. Injuries to occupants of both vehicles can be long-lasting or life-threatening.
Being a pedestrian here in New York City can mean taking your life in your hands, as we all know. The same is true throughout the state. That's why Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a new comprehensive pedestrian safety plan -- the New York State Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. It's the first of its kind in New York and is scheduled to run through the 2020 state fiscal year.
It is not surprising the some construction sites are safer than others. But just when does a lack of safety warrant criminal charges? A construction site boss in New York may soon provide the answer to this question. The man is facing manslaughter and other criminal charges after a worker fell six stories to his death.
In many drunk driving cases, breath tests or chemical tests often appear to be the central evidence in a strong case. These tests, however, are not infallible. There are three common factors that must be addressed in all DWI cases.
Subway transportation is an inexpensive, quick, effective mode of travel in areas where it is offered, but there do remain some risks of personal injury or death to those who use subway stations improperly. What are some ways that you can minimize these risks and use subways more safely?
What's an inspector to do when documentation explaining regulations for commercial truck inspections is outdated and confusing? According to one Department of Public Safety Chief, the motto has been "when in doubt, don't document at all".
A proposed bill before the New York legislature would significantly alter medical malpractice laws in the state by allowing patients to pursue claims long after an incident of alleged malpractice occurred.
Now that the warmer months of the year are here, people are going to head out on the waterways in the area. It is easy for a day of fun in the sun to turn into a day of regret if you are found to be operating a boat while you are under the influence of alcohol.