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December 2017 Archives

3 tips for working with heavy construction equipment

If you are new to the construction industry in Elmhurst, you may have heard about all the various dangers construction workers face. Yet, you may not be familiar with all the safety tips that you need. In general, construction sites are filled with hazards. On a daily basis, you will face electrocution, the threat of falling objects, dangers from heavy equipment or even trench collapses.

Who are you to sue if you're in an Uber or Lyft crash?

When you live in a big city like New York, between insurance, car payments and parking, it can be cost-prohibitive to own a car. Using the services of an on-call rideshare service like Uber or Lyft may be an ideal choice for you to get back and forth to where you need to go at a flat rate.

You should always report a slip-and-fall accident immediately

With winter weather comes accumulation of ice and snow on sidewalks, in parking lots and around buildings. There are a host of hazards associated with winter weather, from increased risk of motor vehicle collisions to the potential for ice or snow to fall on you from a building and injure you. One of the more common accidents related to winter weather is the slip-and-fall.

A New York fertility clinic is sued for not genetic testing eggs

A medical malpractice lawsuit was filed against Reproductive Medicine Associates on Thursday, Nov. 16. The suit alleges that they didn't test donor eggs for Fragile X and other genetic medical conditions prior to implanting donor eggs in the wombs of at least two of its patients in 2009.

Why should I set up a special needs trust for my disabled child?

More often than that, a trust is created as a tool for managing an individual's tangible assets, such as finances or real estate, for someone else's benefit on down the road. In many cases, an individual may create the trust so that his or her assets will be more easily transferred to that person's beneficiaries upon his or her death.

Winter brings the threat of falling ice or snow on sidewalks

Winter in New York can be incredibly beautiful. Shop decorations, mounds of snow icing the fabulous architecture of the city and bright lights can all make for a spectacular visual experience. Sadly, some of the very things that make the winter season beautiful and thrilling can also put citizens in danger of a severe, even fatal accident.