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New York’s population is aging and many families will eventually have to confront the decision of selecting the right nursing home for a loved one. New York City has one million residents 65 and older, representing 12 percent of its…

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Crossing a busy intersection in New York City can feel like running a gauntlet of cars, trucks, taxis, and other pedestrians converging from multiple directions at once. Even when pedestrians have a walk signal, some motorists fail to yield at…

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According to OSHA, trenching and excavation can be among the most hazardous construction activities. Excavation is defined as any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in the ground’s surface. A trench is defined as a thin underground excavation that is…

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Winter in New York can bring snow and ice — and occasionally serious slip-and-fall accidents on icy surfaces that may cause life-threatening injuries for their victims. Establishing who is responsible for an accident of this type is a key step…

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According to EMedicineHealth, thermal burns are caused by any hot or heated source or from chemical reactions that release heat. These include burns caused by flames, scalding, electrical burns, and radiation burns. Thermal burns are very common, especially in children,…

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Common Causes of Elevator Accidents

According to FiveThirtyEight, there are more than 76,000 elevators in the New York metropolitan area. And as they are considered one of the safest forms of transportation, we tend to take for granted that the ones we use every day…

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motor vehicle accident

Whom should I call first if I am involved in a motor vehicle accident? Your own well-being should always be priority. Even if the accident was minor, your first call should be to 911. Can I leave the scene of…

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heavy equipment

Construction work requires the frequent use of heavy equipment that, although very useful and time-saving, can be extremely dangerous. The most-used heavy equipment include tracks, excavators, and pavers. And accidents related to these tend to be fatal or to cause…

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winter driving

Winter brings unique hazards for motor vehicle drivers that can be frightening and potentially harmful. And drivers need to be extremely cautious and watch-out for dangers that can cause severe accidents, such as rain, snow, ice, cold, poor visibility and…

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accidents

Although the bus is not the most-used form of transportation in New York, millions of people use it on a daily basis. It is affordable, comfortable, and reaches many places the subway doesn’t. Unfortunately, commuters underestimate the risks of riding…

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