Have You Been Injured by a Falling Tree Limb? One of the many reasons you pay regular taxes is to help keep your city safe. When you head off to work, run errands, or visit the local park, you have the right to expect that the public areas you frequent will be properly maintained. Some…

Drunk Drivers Aren’t the Only Ones Responsible Drunk driving can cause irreparable harm. Even in non-fatal accidents, personal injury and property damage can be huge. It’s hard to overstate the size of this problem. Every day, 28 people die due to car accidents that involve an alcohol-impaired driver, according to the Center for Disease Control….

Are You the Victim of Chlorine Gas Exposure? Most people associate chlorine with the summer fun of a swimming pool. Although the chemical can be a reliable way to keep your pool water clean, the gas itself may not always be safe. Chlorine is also found in many industrial and household cleaning products, and prolonged…

Asbestos is a fibrous collection of minerals primarily made of silicon, oxygen and hydrogen. The two principal types of asbestos are chrysotile and amphibole asbestos. Chrysotile asbestos is frequently used for industrial purposes and is spiral in shape, whereas amphibole asbestos fibers appear straight and sharp on a microscopic level. Asbestos fibers are neither highly…

Have You Been Injured By a Falling Object? When you leave the house every morning, the last thing you expect is to be hit by a falling object. And yet that becomes a reality for many Americans every year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 255 people were killed by falling objects in 2016…

Slip and Fall Accidents — Icy Conditions Everyone knows that icy conditions can make your community’s roads and walkways less safe. You probably drive more carefully when you expect there to be ice. You probably take certain safety measures, like wearing the right footwear or putting salt on your driveway. These steps can help keep…

Were You Recently Injured in a Manhole Accident? Manholes serve an important purpose. They enable city workers and construction workers to access utilities and sewers that are below ground. However, when manholes are not properly managed, they can be extremely dangerous. If a manhole is left uncovered, drivers and pedestrians are at risk of falling…

Were You Injured During a Machinery Accident? If you’ve been injured due to a machinery accident, you may be struggling to get back on your feet. Some machine-related injuries can make it harder or even impossible for you to return to work. Even if you make a full recovery, skyrocketing medical bills can still make…

Were You or a Loved One the Victim of Lead Paint Poisoning? The consequences of lead paint poisoning are extremely serious. Lead paint has been illegal since 1978, but many buildings built before then still contain paint that can severely injure residents. At worst, lead poisoning can be fatal – but even non-lethal doses can…

Subway and Metro Accidents Millions of people rely on the subway or metro to get to work each day. In New York City alone, an estimated 5.6 million people ride the subway every day. Public transportation systems are an integral part of daily life for those commuters. When you ride on local subway systems, you…