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March 2015 Archives

Mayor accepts challenge to reduce NYC pedestrian accidents

New York City is known as being very dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists. However, the number of pedestrians that were killed in traffic accidents in 2014 was the lowest in 100 years -- 132. The year before, there were 180 pedestrians killed, which was the highest number in 10 years.

What Constitutes Distracted Driving In New York?

Distracted driving is a broad term that is used to describe any type of activity that has the potential to take away a driver's attention from his or her primary duty, which is to safely operate his or her vehicle. Distracted driving is considered any activity that could force drivers to divert their eyes from the road or take away from their mental concentration while they are driving.

Who Is Liable For A Student Hit While Exiting A School Bus?

A family recently settled a $30 million lawsuit after an 11-year-old girl was killed by a motorist while exiting a school bus. The family will receive a confidential amount from the local school district. The bus accident, which occurred in Wyoming, prompted a state law requiring external video cameras to be mounted on all school buses.

GM Ignition Switch Defects Reveal Near-Underworld Of Business

If someone asked you what enterprise caused 67 deaths and 113 injuries in a little more than a decade, you might guess the mob. Sadly, the answer is General Motors (GM). The auto manufacturer became aware of a defective ignition switch during testing in 2001, but failed to remediate the flaw appropriately then later hid its knowledge of it.

School And Daycare Child Abuse: What Are Parents' Options?

A Brooklyn teacher was arrested Monday after allegedly slapping and punching a 14-year-old student. The teen suffered eye injuries in the attack. The male teacher, 34, is charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

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Past President NYSTLA
Big Apple | Pothole & Sidewalk Protection Committee
Trial Lawyers Care
Super Lawyers
Take Justice Back | www.takejusticeback.com
Life Member | Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum | The Top Trial Lawyers in America
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American Association for Justice | Sustaining Member 2015
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