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Construction workers at risk for heat-related injuries

Summers in New York are brutal for construction workers. Heat and humidity make a potentially deadly combination for workers. If they can work summer construction safely in other cities, we can do it here, too. Whether you're working 40 stories up, or out in the open on a freeway, it takes preparation to stay safe.

Who is liable in a drunk driving crash? Here's one surprising answer.

A recent case involving a Hooters restaurant, a drunken patron and a police officer is gaining national attention. The players are enough to catch most people's attention and the issue is one that impacts families throughout the country.

When is a lack of safety at a construction site criminal?

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.

Slip-and-falls on construction sites

As spring is upon us - and summer is right around the corner - you can expect to see construction projects popping up on nearly every block. Whether it's a road construction project, a new building going up or a massive renovation, you can be sure that walking from place to place will quickly become cumbersome.

Stay safe during New York construction season

While most construction workers appreciate the warmer weather, it can be a sign of increased risk, as well. Warmer weather means more work and more income for most construction workers. However since construction work is one of the more dangerous occupations, increased work means an increased chance of suffering a serious construction accident.

Why Do Victims Return to, or Stay, with an Abuser?

Until recently, domestic violence was a topic that was largely swept under the carpet so to speak. Victims rarely admitted to being a victim. Abusers rarely sought help for their conduct and law enforcement usually considered the problem a "family" matter, meaning they did not intervene. All of this, of course, served to perpetuate the cycle of abuse. In the 21st century, however, domestic violence is no longer a taboo topic. Despite this, many victims return, or stay, with an abuser. Why? There is no simple answer to why victims return, or stay, with an abuser; however, there are some common reasons.

What Kind of Damages Can You Sue for in a Defective Product Lawsuit?

Each year, billions of products are introduced into the United States marketplace. As a consumer, you undoubtedly trust that the products you purchase and use are safe and free from harmful defects. Although the U.S. has some of the most stringent safety laws in the world, the reality is that defective products to still make it into the hands of consumers. As a victim, you may wonder what kind of damages you can sue for in a defective product lawsuit in New York.

What Should I Do If I Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?

Sadly, elder abuse and neglect occurs at an alarming rate in the United States and studies show it is on the increase. With the elderly population in the U.S. growing rapidly, there is a good chance you will one day be faced with concerns that an elderly loved one is the victim of abuse or neglect, prompting the question " What should I do if I suspect nursing home abuse or neglect? "

How Much Money Is My New York Slip and Fall Case Worth?

The victim of a slip and fall accident frequently suffers serious, even life-altering, physical injuries as well as experiencing emotional trauma as a result of the accident. Fortunately, the law allows a victim to seek compensation for all injuries caused in a slip and fall accident when another party caused, or contributed to, the accident. If you are a victim of a slip and fall accident you may wonder " How much money is my New York slip and fall case worth? " Although there is no formula for determining the value of a slip and fall case, understanding the factors that go into a slip and fall settlement or award may be helpful. Consulting with an experienced New York slip and fall accident attorney is, of course, the best way to get an idea what your case is worth.