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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips: A Guide to Children’s Toys

What do a plush elephant pillow, a plastic hammer, and a slingshot-like device that shoots out balls of slime have in common? They all appeared, last holiday season, on a list of the year's most dangerous toys compiled by the Boston-based group World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH). The number of injuries associated with toys [...]

By | 2017-11-15T17:10:47+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Dangerous Products, Safety Tips|Comments Off on Holiday Shopping Safety Tips: A Guide to Children’s Toys

Black Friday Safety Tips To Avoid Discounting Your Health This Holiday Season

From fist fights to identity theft, shopping on Black Friday brings a few safety risks all holiday gifters should know. A few years ago, a Black Friday shopping trip to Toys R Us changed the lives of two families forever. For reasons still unknown, two mothers got into an argument which turned deadly. Witnesses reported violence erupted between the [...]

By | 2017-11-09T14:50:09+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Premises Liability, Safety Tips|Comments Off on Black Friday Safety Tips To Avoid Discounting Your Health This Holiday Season

26 Spooktacular Halloween Safety Tips For Parents (2017)

It's almost Halloween! Kids are getting excited, and for good reason. This is a holiday where memories are made that last a lifetime - not to mention a chance to unleash the sweet tooth of children all throughout New York. As a parent, you want your kids to have a fun and safe day.  Unfortunately, [...]

By | 2017-10-26T15:12:41+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Pedestrian Accidents, Safety Tips|Comments Off on 26 Spooktacular Halloween Safety Tips For Parents (2017)

Bullying Is On The Rise in NYC, Here’s How Parents Can Fight Back

A recent study reports that bullying in New York City Schools has increased 10% over the past year. Parents can fight back by knowing their legal rights and what actions they can take to help stop school bullying. Not too long ago, a 17-year-old Manhattan high school student committed suicide by stepping in front of an [...]

By | 2017-09-22T14:23:53+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Legal News, Safety Tips|Comments Off on Bullying Is On The Rise in NYC, Here’s How Parents Can Fight Back

5 Tips to Enjoy Your Labor Day Holiday Safely

By far, the best thing you can do to enjoy a safe Labor Day weekend is to use common sense on the road. Whether you are staying in New York over the long weekend or traveling out of town, know that Labor Day is one of the deadliest holidays for car accidents. Labor Day averaged 308 [...]

By | 2017-09-03T23:31:49+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Car Accidents, Safety Tips|Comments Off on 5 Tips to Enjoy Your Labor Day Holiday Safely

Can Social Media Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury cases often involve an assessment of pain and suffering, not just damages for the other party's negligence and similar fault-based factors. Courts can also assess damages and give a victim compensation based on pain and suffering as well as emotional distress. Understand that courts making a determination on pain and suffering will look [...]

By | 2017-08-01T00:14:38+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Can Social Media Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

Labor Press Radio (Ft. Andrew Levine) On The State of New York State Scaffold Law

Labor Press's Blue Collar Buzz (on AM 970 The Answer) recently sat down with New York scaffold injury lawyer Andrew Levine to discuss the state of New York State Scaffold Law, Scaffold Law Reform and Labor Law 240. (Read the full transcription below). Bill: Hello, and welcome to Labor [...]

By | 2017-07-19T02:40:35+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Construction Accidents, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Labor Press Radio (Ft. Andrew Levine) On The State of New York State Scaffold Law

New York Firework Laws Every Parent Should Know (2017)

Enjoy watching the fireworks this Fourth of July -- but be sure you and your kids stay safe. In some counties outside of New York City, you may be allowed to set off sparklers. But nowhere in New York State are you allowed to set off airborne fireworks and, in the city, even sparklers are [...]

By | 2017-07-03T14:24:18+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Legal News, Safety Tips|Comments Off on New York Firework Laws Every Parent Should Know (2017)

Cyclist Struck By Bus Marks First Fatal Citi Bike Accident In New York History

Manhattan, N.Y. -- We are saddened to hear of the fatal Citi Bike accident that occurred earlier this week in Manhattan, the first such accident of its kind since the introduction of the Citi Bike program to New York four years ago. The bicyclist was a family man with young children and there is obviously nothing [...]

By | 2017-06-14T18:28:06+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Bicycle Accidents, Breaking News|Comments Off on Cyclist Struck By Bus Marks First Fatal Citi Bike Accident In New York History

Worker Fatally Injured After 10-Story Fall At Manhattan Construction Site

Manhattan, N.Y.-- Another construction tragedy demonstrates the need for stricter enforcement of safety laws in New York City. Monday, authorities reported Roger Vail, a 62 year old surveyor from Montgomery, N.Y., lost his life in what seems to be another preventable incident at a New York City construction site. Mr. Vail was working on a [...]

By | 2017-06-08T13:30:31+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Breaking News, Construction Accidents|Comments Off on Worker Fatally Injured After 10-Story Fall At Manhattan Construction Site