July 2019 Archives

When property owners are responsible for slip-and-fall accidents

When we go to shops, restaurants or other businesses in Latham, New York, we do not expect to suffer an injury. However, sometimes, dangerous conditions exist on such premises that cause a patron to suffer a slip-and-fall accident. These accidents can cause severe injuries that are costly and have a long recovery period. For these reasons, it is important to understand when commercial property owners are liable for the injuries a patron suffers in a slip-and-fall accident on their premises.

Are older cars a safety hazard on the road?

Not everyone can afford to buy a new vehicle every few years. Unfortunately, this means that many people are driving around in cars that are more unsafe than the ones that have recently been released. If you are driving an older model car, you should take steps to try to shore up your safety. Understanding what issues these vehicles have might help you to remain a bit safer.

Police aim to reduce motor vehicle accidents

New Yorkers may have noticed an increased police presence recently on streets and highways throughout the state. That is because the New York State Police has been running an initiative in which checkpoints and patrols are increased to identify drivers who are reckless, drunk or distracted.

What are the Fatal Four construction site accidents?

Especially now that summer is here in New York, residents of the state may see more orange barrels indicating roadwork is being done and they may see more buildings being erected or refurbished. Construction work is necessary, but it is also dangerous, and it is not unusual for construction site accidents to occur. In fact, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has labeled what it has coined the "Fatal Four" most common types of construction accidents.

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