Archive: Safety

Most New Yorkers are assiduous users of our train transportation system. Unfortunately, during the last several months, they’ve faced derailments and delays that have caused accidents and injuries. A recently announced repair plan at Pennsylvania Station in New York City…

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House or apartment fires happen every year with more frequency in New York. This type of incidents causes stress and trauma in the victims who may suffer terrible injuries and loose not only their home and their belongings, but also…

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The “Fast and Furious” movies may have grossed well over $2 billion globally, but the New York City street racing scene that inspired them is 100 percent illegal. Speeding, racing and reckless driving are all crimes that carry penalties, as…

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New York City is always changing. There are always new buildings going up, old ones to repair and new projects in the pipelines. Unfortunately, the construction workers who make the city what it is and will be, often work in…

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For most people escalators save a bit of time or exertion — riding one is typically inconsequential — and when they don’t work they’re temporarily stairs to the able-bodied among us. However, mechanical failures, abrupt reversals and falls cause escalator…

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Car accidents and pedestrian fatalities happen all over the city, but “The Boulevard of Death” has a particularly infamous reputation for them. With up to ten lanes of traffic in some portions, Queens Boulevard is structurally hazardous for all road…

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In areas such as Manhattan where skyscraper construction is booming, President Barack Obama’s immigration order could be a lifesaver for undocumented workers. Obama’s executive action, which protects 4 million illegal immigrants from deportation through work permits, could give undocumented workers…

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When teens begin to drive, parents often worry themselves to distraction in an attempt to keep their kids out of car accidents. Yet, when it comes to preventing cell phone use behind the wheel, parents may be causing more problems…

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When you are riding in a taxi cab in a big city, you are at the mercy of the driver that you are paying to transport you. If that driver is not safe, or is too aggressive with others, then…

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If you are interested in hiring a New York City Injury Lawyer at Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, then you may want to check the firm out on their various social media pages. By getting acquainted with the firm on a…

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