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Life-Changing Injury: How to Prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Case

Life-Changing Injury: How to Prove Negligence in Personal Injury Cases

If you've sustained a life-changing injury and want to make a claim, you'll have to prove it was caused by negligence. Here's how to prove negligence to win...

1 in five adults have stated that they were injured in a workplace environment. However, most of these workplaces are never held accountable for these injuries, as many employers are unaware as to how to prove negligence.

Read on to learn more about what constitutes as negligence, and how to prove it.

People changing tires in danger of fatal motor vehicle accidents

In Brooklyn, flat tires are an inconvenience that will negatively impact every driver at one point or another. Changing a tire can be time consuming and stressful. What people do not realize at the time is that it can also be dangerous. It is impossible to control where the flat tire happens and people must change it as soon as possible. That can leave them vulnerable to careless, negligent, reckless and distracted drivers. With motor vehicle accidents involving a person who was changing a tire, there can be injuries and fatalities. Those who have been hit or lost a loved one in such a crash should remember they have the right to consider a legal filing for compensation.

According to a recent report, a hit-and-run driver crashed into a man who was changing a tire and killed him. The driver was arrested. The man who died was a 65-year-old grandfather. The 30-year-old driver of a Toyota minivan crashed into the man and fled. He stopped the vehicle a short distance from the scene of the accident and then ran on foot. Law enforcement investigated the incident, used witnesses and surveillance video to locate the driver and arrested him. He faces multiple charges in the incident.

Personal injury and death can come from construction accidents

In Brooklyn and throughout New York, construction is a part of daily life. There are always buildings being erected and maintenance and repairs are being done. This is a boon to the economy and provides jobs to skilled workers, whether they work directly for a construction company or are contractors. However, the benefits do not eliminate the dangers faced by people who do this type of physical labor. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, whether it is due to a company mishap or employee negligence. When there is an accident and workers suffer personal injury or death, understanding the next step is critical when seeking compensation in a lawsuit.

According to a recent report, a man working construction died when sheet metal fell from above and hit him. The man and three members of his family - a son and two brothers - were working on the site. The 44-year-old was declared dead at the site. A condominium is being constructed and the sheet metal crashed down as a forklift was hoisting it. The machine, operated manually, tipped over. It is unknown if the person who was working the forklift was licensed to do so. The construction site is being investigated by inspectors for the city. Work has stopped for the time being. The man who died is believed to have been working for a subcontractor on the project.

Building in the Sky: How to Avoid Scaffolding Injuries

It's all the glory and the guts.

For a construction worker creating towers in the sky, scaffolding is both an enabler and a major source of danger. It may seem exhilarating to climb a few stories above ground and work above the heads of the general population, but a scaffold is also one of the country's greatest workplace dangers, resulting in more than 4,500 injuries per year and 60 annual deaths.

Whether you have a stomach of steel or you get a little queasy when climbing up to your outdoor office every day, if you're a construction worker who works with a ladder or scaffold, protect yourself from injury on the job with the following precautions.

Man's death shows danger of turning motor vehicle accidents

The roadways in New York City can be congested and treacherous. With the combination of vehicles trying to get from one place to another, the reality that the city is a popular place to live and visit, and the frequent inclement weather, motor vehicle accidents are all-too common. Some of these accidents happen when a vehicle is turning and is hit by another vehicle. Since people often make judgmental mistakes or overtly violate the law, it is important to be cautious. After there has been a crash, also important is considering a legal filing to be compensated.

A two-car crash led to a man's death. According to the accident investigation, a 40-year-old man was near John F. Kennedy Airport when he tried to make a turn. A 2015 BMW X5 crashed into him as he was doing so. The man in the first car had head injuries. He was unresponsive to emergency personnel. After being taken to the hospital, he was declared dead. The other driver was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. No arrests have been made, but the investigation is continuing.

Personal injury incidents spark private sanitation crackdown

New Yorkers will understand that the amount of trash that is generated in a municipality this size will require a lot of garbage trucks moving around at all hours to pick it up. When the number of businesses that use private haulers is added to the mix, there is major danger of encountering one of these vehicles when out as a driver, bicyclist or pedestrian. This can lead to accidents. People should be cautious and aware of this.

Since there is little oversight into the behavior of private sanitation companies and they might try to cut corners to finish their routes as quickly as possible, it lays the foundation for there to be accidents. The number of accidents has led to law enforcement cracking down on these vehicles. According to ABC's Eyewitness News, the New York City Police Department is paying stricter attention to these vehicles, conducting inspections and issuing citations if there are violations.

Hit-and-run death shows danger of motor vehicle accidents

The New York City roads can be a dangerous place. While law enforcement and legislators try to improve safety and take steps to ensure drivers are adhering to the rules of the road, the sheer nature of life in the city lends itself to risk. Drivers will operate their vehicles while distracted, behave negligently, speed and drive under the influence. That, combined with how many vehicles there are and the number of people who are going back and forth about the city will lead to motor vehicle accidents, injuries and death. To make matters worse, some drivers will flee the scene after an accident. Those who are in a crash must remember their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.

A man was hit by a car and killed as he crossed the street. The vehicle fled the scene making it a hit and run. According to NBC New York, the man, 29, was hit in the evening at approximately 5:30 p.m. The vehicle was a silver or gray four-door sedan. The man flew in the air and was hit so hard that his shoes came off. He was taken to the hospital and declared dead. The next day, law enforcement stated that they made an arrest in the incident. The driver was a 28-year-old man and he faces a litany of charges from this incident.

How to talk to your teenager about safe driving

The thought of your teenage driver hitting the road without supervision is enough to drive you crazy. Even so, you know this is bound to happen at some point in the future. That's why it's so important to speak with them about safe driving.

There is no way to prepare your teen for every possible situation, but there are some basic things you can discuss to give them the knowledge necessary to remain as safe as possible.

  • Stick with it: You must have the confidence necessary to stick with your approach, knowing that you have the power to impact your teen's behavior when driving.
  • Show them how it's done: If you want your teen to be a safe driver, you need to show them what it means. For example, if you follow the rules of the road while they're in the car with you, they'll see how to drive safely. Conversely, if you're always texting and driving aggressively, they may assume it's okay to do the same.
  • Talk about potential risks: From nighttime driving to distractions, from drowsy driving to driving under the influence, share as much information with your teen as possible. You want them to be fully aware of the risks that exist.
  • Don't stop: Even if things are going well, it doesn't mean you should stop talking to your teen about safe driving. Stay involved, such as by discussing safety risks in the local area, monitoring driving habits and asking questions.
  • Share advice on what to do in an accident: Even if your teen is a safe driver, not everyone follows the rules of the road. Your teen could be involved in an accident, and you want them to know what to do should this happen.

Car crashes into house in early morning hours

With the rain pelting down and roads becoming slick, many New York residents may decide to stay in for the evening to stay safe. After all, one does expect to become involved in a motor vehicle accident in the safety of their homes, but a recent accident in the state demonstrates crashes can take place anywhere, even in one's house.

According to police officers, they were trying to pull over a car for vehicle and traffic violations when the car ran into the front steps of a house in the early morning hours. As a result, the car caught on fire and the driver fled from the scene of the crime. Firefighters managed to quickly put out the fire. An arrest is pending.

Get experienced help for compensation for personal injury

When a New York resident is injured due to someone else's negligence, be it on the road or in a hospital, they most likely are unaware about the long treacherous road they are about to embark upon. Hospital tests and medications begin to pile up, as do costs related to repairing the injured vehicle. At the same time, the person who has been injured is very likely not to be able to return to work temporarily, or even permanently, and this means their source of income might become reduced or ends altogether at the very time they need it the most.

In addition to the physical injuries, the emotional trauma of what one went through can resonate with an accident victim for years to come. He or she can find that they need to go through extensive counseling to put the past behind them, but in many cases this can be a process that takes many years and most people do not have the finances to heal, emotionally and physically.

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