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January 2018 Archives

Understanding the dangers of distracted drivers on the road

Most people are aware of the risk involved with distracted driving, but far too many people think that they can manage a vehicle and distractions simultaneously. People can think that driving distracted is a bad idea and still decide to read or compose a text while driving, get into an argument with a passenger or eat a burrito while merging into traffic.

A falling lamp ignites a Queens fire that seriously injures 4

An 11:20 a.m., fire, at an apartment building at the intersection of Beach 87th St. and Shorefront Parkway in Queens on Friday, Jan. 12, left 17 people injured, some with significant injuries. Among those most critically injured, were at least one police officer, two firefighters and one civilian. All of the others suffered minor injuries in the blaze.

Why a special needs trust is crucial for your disabled loved one

If you have a disabled family member, then you likely are aware that government subsidies awarded by both the state and federal government aren't intended to allow him or her to live overly comfortably. Instead, they're only intended to ensure that his or her basic needs are covered just over the poverty line.

Just how safe is riding on public transit in New York?

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), several million Americans rely on using different forms of mass transit including trains, buses, ferries and subways to get around on a daily basis. Researchers with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) suggests that the use of mass transit isn't slowing down either. Instead, it's growing more quickly than both highway use and the country's population.

What steps should I take if I'm bitten by a dog in Queens?

In an area as congested as New York City, where yards are limited, it forces dog owners and their pets onto the busy sidewalks for exercise or seeking a green space to use the bathroom. While most dogs may be trained to be sociable, given the right stimuli, such as a threatening or stressful situation, they can snap in a second and bite.