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What to Do If You Are Injured in a Bike Accident

According to DNAinfo, the New York City Department of Transportation data has revealed that Mayor de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative has failed New York City bicyclists. For many bicyclists, New York City can be a dangerous place to ride. However, for many people cycling is used as a regular form of transportation. In 2015, there were 53,987 bicycle related accidents and 234 fatalities in the five boroughs, which is extremely alarming. Most bicycle injuries occur due to:

How common are anesthesia errors?

One of the most critical aspects of surgery is the administration of anesthesia. You may not think much about it when you are consenting to a medical procedure in New York that requires you to have it. But it is an aspect of medical care you should not overlook. When administered properly, it relaxes the body and takes away the pain and discomfort you would normally feel without it. When it is given improperly, the results could lead to a great deal of pain, trauma, complications and death. 

Don't Let Social Media Create Inconsistencies In Your Case

Oftentimes, a personal injury case will involve an evaluation of pain and suffering. Today, many people actively use different forms of social media, which can be used by a defendant to prove that such claims are false. For instance, if someone is claiming that an injury has lead to chronic foot pain, but is then captured in a photograph wearing high heels.

Can you avoid becoming the victim of misdiagnosis?

When you feel yourself beginning to experience pain, discomfort or suspicious symptoms that leave you feeling unwell, chances are you confide in your health care provider in hopes of finding a solution. However, New York doctors are at just as much risk of making mistakes as anyone else. Your efforts to take your health and treatment into your own hands can help you avoid becoming the victim of misdiagnosis. 

Be Aware of Hazards Caused by Fallen Leaves This Fall

Fall has officially arrived! The leaves will begin to change from green to brown, red, and orange and will eventually fall to the ground. When this begins to happen, drivers, bikers, and pedestrians must be cautious, because fallen leaves will impact the conditions of the roads and sidewalks.

Bus Accident Leaves Three Dead

On Monday, September 25 2017, around 6:15 a.m. there was a bus accident that resulted in three deaths and many others injured. The accident took place at the intersection of Main Street and Northern Boulevard in Flushing, Queens. According to reports, a Dahlia Travel charter bus went through a red light at 58 miles per hour and crashed into a New York City bus.

Why is keeping a car seat rear-facing so recommended?

Car seats are often misunderstood. Now that there is a recommendation to keep kids in rear facing car seats for a longer time, many parents in New York simply do not understand. You may have such concerns. You may worry your child's legs are too long or it is too uncomfortable for him or her to sit backwards for the recommended time. However, there are some really good reasons why this is being advised.

Try To Avoid Driving While Drowsy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), conducted a study that found that in 2014, drowsy driving claimed the lives of 846 people. Currently, the NHTSA is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to draw awareness to the dangers associated with driving while drowsy in hopes that it will reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries.

What are some ways to combat driver fatigue?

Truck driver fatigue is a huge issue in New York. It leads to many accidents throughout the country, many of which are fatal. The sad part is such accidents are completely preventable. If you are a truck driver, you should never drive when you are tired. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration notes fatigue is any time when you are physically or mentally impaired due to being tired. It can occur if you work long hours, do not get adequate breaks, have extreme stress or just do not get enough sleep at night.

Mixing Zones May Lead To Fatal Accidents

On Monday, September 11, 2017 a truck driver in New York City hit a bicyclist. The incident took place around 11:30 a.m. at West 30th Street and Seventh Avenue. The cyclist suffered serious injuries to her leg. The cyclist had been riding a Citi Bike when a dump truck proceeded to make a right turn as she was cycling straight. The driver stopped his truck when he heard the woman scream. According to reports, the cyclist and driver began to scream at one another over who was at fault. Nearby pedestrians assisted in pulling the victim from under the driver's truck. The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital where she was treated for her injuries. The driver of the truck remained at the scene and was not charged.

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