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Sleepy driving is seriously risky

It's a dark and stormy night, and driving conditions are already compromised. You get off of a long shift or decide to drive home for the weekend after staying up to study for a test. Despite being very tired, you decide to get behind the wheel and drive. Suddenly, a car in front of you stops short, but you are too sleepy to react correctly, causing you to crash into it.

Study demonstrates dangers to young football players

Blows to the head, even if they are relatively minor, can cause greater brain damage than you might realize — especially in a young child. Mild brain trauma is often more severe than it seems, and many of the effects can last up to a year if a fully grown, healthy adult receives a brain injury.

Insane driving distractions people have seen on the road

Driving distractions often don't seem like a big deal. You lean over to pick up your phone after it falls on the floor. You take a sip of your hot coffee during an early morning commute. You look away from the road for just a second to see who texted you and how important it is.

Negligence and cost-cutting could lead to construction risks

Working in construction is a dangerous career path. Most construction workers finish their jobs without any incident, but some construction workers end up injured or killed while working. Sometimes, accidents are a result of an unpredictable confluence of events. Other times, workers are needlessly hurt or killed due to poor decision making by their employers. While accidents do happen, sometimes they are preventable. Employers should take every possible step to safeguard their workers when on a job site.

Considering a wrongful death suit after a traffic accident

Losing a loved one in a traffic accident can be a devastating experience. It can take months or years for a family to recover emotionally, and the financial impact of this kind of loss could last a lifetime. When a family's primary wage earner gets killed in a fatal traffic accident, all kind of bad things can happen. The family loses out on wages and future income. They can also lose health insurance policies, which can add a crippling monthly expense to an already thin household budget. In some cases, the family could end up without the money to repair or replace the vehicle involved in the crash.

Summer building season could cause more construction accidents

They say New York is the city that never sleeps, and in some regards, that is true. There are retail stores and restaurants open all day and all night. You can always find something to entertain yourself, no matter what day of the year or time of day. Similarly, construction tends to continue year-round, despite the icy winter winds and wet spring conditions. Summer remains the most popular time to do major construction projects, which means more construction workers are busy creating or updating buildings around the city and surrounding areas. Sometimes that means more construction accidents as well.

Waging a semitruck crash case takes a bit of effort

On your way home from work, you noticed that there was a semitruck that was driving erratically. You wonder what is going on with the trucker and try to stay out of the way. When you stop at a red light, you notice that the truck is behind you but it isn't stopping. You realize that you are about to be hit but you can't do anything about it.

Rainy spring weather could result in a slip-and-fall injury

As spring increases the overall temperature and brings cool rains to New York, many people are celebrating. Flowers and trees are bursting forth with life, thanks to all those showers. Unfortunately, all the extra water can also lead to puddles and slip-and-fall injuries. When you are on a sidewalk, in a parking lot or entering a business, it is the responsibility of the property owner or manager to ensure that pathways are clear, dry and safe for pedestrians. Sadly, many businesses may be lax about addressing the puddles and accumulated moisture that result from springtime rain storms.

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