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Rochester Personal Injury Law Blog

The rising number of construction-related injuries

Construction workers in New York have experienced an increase in injuries and death over the last few years. Some of the reasons for these accidents include an increased number of projects and a decrease in the amount of safety inspections being conducted.

According to OSHA, around 20% of work-related deaths every year are in the construction industry. More than half of these incidents are caused by one of the fatal four, which include:

  • Falls
  • Caught in/between
  • Electrocution
  • Being struck by object

TBI may not be evident at the time of a vehicle crash

Let us say that a vehicle strikes your car from behind at low speed as you sit at a light. You appear to have no injuries other than frazzled nerves.

Fortunately, you see a doctor promptly, and much to your astonishment, tests indicate mild brain trauma. How could this have happened?

Reviewing some long-term consequences of car crashes

When some people think about the consequences of a motor vehicle collision, they may picture the immediate and short-term ramifications. No doubt, these consequences can be serious, ranging from debilitating injuries that cause a tremendous amount of pain to property damage and the loss of a victim’s life. However, it is important to bear in mind that not all car crash consequences are evident right away. Moreover, some of these challenges may affect victims years down the road.

Sometimes, the extent of a car crash victim’s injuries may not be clear right away. Whether an injury or health condition is more serious than originally believed or a victim finds out that they sustained a head injury in the crash, it is vital to carefully look into any injuries. Moreover, these injuries may be permanent, in some instances, or they can prevent a person from ever being able to enjoy certain activities or work in a particular field ever again. Being unable to return to work not only causes financial challenges for many car accident victims, but it can change life for the worse in many ways and might result in depression or other issues.

Can you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit for an unborn child?

Having a child is an exciting and joyous time in one’s life, or it should be. Expecting parents have a reasonable assumption that the pregnancy will go smoothly and a healthy baby will be waiting for them at the end of the journey.

Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Someone else’s negligence could cause an accident that abruptly ends a pregnancy. It’s a terrible tragedy for the family.

Distracted drivers and your rights in New York

Distracted driving is becoming an increasingly serious problem on roads and highways throughout the United States. With the increase in digital technology, drivers are turning more to their cell phones while driving instead of paying attention to the road. 

The unfortunate result to this increase in distracted driving is an increase in vehicle accidents. These drivers can easily cause serious harm and injury when they cause vehicle accidents due to their distracted driving. Whether you have simply witnessed distracted driving or have actually suffered an injury because of a crash with a distracted driver, you should know your rights under New York state law. 

Bicycles, intersections and the risk of personal injury

You may be a recreational bicycle rider who enjoys taking a turn around the neighborhood on a nice Sunday afternoon - no intersections in sight. However, if you are an avid cyclist, you probably see your share of cross streets crowded with cars and trucks.

If you ride a lot and are familiar with going with the flow of traffic, you must be alert to the possibility of a car-bicycle crash, which could result in serious injury to you and a total crunch-up for your bike.

The lingering consequences of car accidents: Part 1

As common as car accidents are in Rochester, many motorists are not aware of their impact. Besides not making it to their destinations on time, sustaining damage to their vehicles and the sheer inconvenience of the situations, there are some long-term consequences that people should know about. The aftermath of car accidents is often challenging for most victims to get through. According to Blue & Green Tomorrow, car accidents result in 20 to 50 million people becoming injured or disabled.

Financial effects

3 common types of nursing home injuries

Claims of nursing home abuse and accidents are at an all-time high in Rochester. This a major concern for many seniors who live in them and people who are looking for a safe environment for their elderly loved ones. Anyone who is considering senior care facilities for their elderly loved ones should make themselves aware of the kinds of nursing home injuries that can occur.

Bedsores

Soft tissue injuries caused by car accidents

Car accidents result in many different types of injuries. Some can prove to be fatal, while others are relatively minor. Getting behind the wheel of a car puts you at risk of car accidents and injuries associated with these accidents.

Accident on the Cross Bronx Expressway kills three

A tragic accident on the Cross Bronx Expressway has left several people injured and three dead. The accident happened in the early morning hours on a day in late December and started when a semi truck came to a stop in the middle lane because of traffic. That's when another big rig failed to stop, slamming into the first 18-wheeler and starting a chain reaction that hit three other vehicles.

One of those vehicles was a Ford pick-up that became wedged under the second 18-wheeler. There were five men in that vehicle and three died at the scene of the crash. The other two, along with passengers from a Corolla and the second big rig were rushed to a nearby hospital to receive treatment. 

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