An important estate planning document that New York residents should have on file is known as a "health care proxy." Your health care proxy is a document that allows another individual of your choosing to make health care related decisions on your behalf in the event that you're not able to do so yourself.
Bicyclists must follow specific laws when riding in New York City. These laws were created for a very important reason: to reduce the number of bicycle-related accidents and injuries. Let's take a look at some of the most important laws that bicyclists might not be aware of:
A significant percentage of Americans use seat belts when they're in automobiles -- 87 percent to be exact. This is excellent news considering that 80 percent of people who die in motor vehicle accidents failed to buckle up. This statistic sadly changes when Americans get inside a taxi.
The last place you probably thought you'd get hurt is at an office job, but the fact is that anyone can get hurt almost anywhere. All it takes is for some carpet to come loose, an outlet to spark or other hazards to put you at risk.
When most New York residents worry about their drunk driving charges, they focus on the stiff fines, the revocation of driving privileges and increased insurance premiums that can result from conviction. However, there's another insidious result of a drunk driving charge that can follow conviction: the loss of job opportunities.
Thanks to dramatic scenes in movies and television shows, most Americans are aware of the potential risk an elevator poses to its occupants. Far fewer people are aware of the danger an escalator poses to the public. Escalators are essentially stairs on a conveyor belt, and the fact that it continues moving unless manually stopped can result in serious injuries, even deaths.