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July 2014 Archives

Off-duty New York state trooper arrested after DWI crash

Being intoxicated greatly impairs a person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. The decision to get intoxicated is one that puts many lives in danger. A drunk driver is less likely to spot anything that enters into their lane unexpectedly, like a biker, and respond quickly. Understandably, victims and the families of victims of drunk drivers are often devastated following such an accident. Suffering injuries or losing a loved one because of a drunk driver's reckless decisions is a horrific and traumatic experience.

Fatal accident in New York involves alleged drunk driver

Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated is one of the most reckless decisions a person can make on the road. Intoxication greatly decreases a person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. As such, the chances of causing a car accident are greatly increased. Understandably, victims and the families of victims of drunk drivers are often outraged when such accidents occur. Suffering injuries or the loss of a loved one as the result of a drunk driver's actions is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can endure.

New York police officer sent to hospital after crash with pickup

Those who spend a higher-than-average amount of time on the road because of their jobs or lifestyles are often at an increased risk of being involved in a car accident. Even if such a person exercises the utmost caution at all times, it is impossible to control the actions of other drivers on the road. When victims suffer fatal or non-fatal injuries in a car accident, these victims and their family members have rights. If the crash was caused by the negligence of another driver involved, victims or their families may wish to hold those responsible for the accident accountable for their losses.

Two dead after multi-vehicle accident in New York

Sadly, multi-vehicle car accidents can have horrific results. What starts as a simple fender bender can quickly evolve into a devastating affair involving many vehicles and many victims. What's more, many of these victims may suffer accident injuries. These injuries can range from the less severe, such as whiplash, scrapes, bruises and the like, to life altering and debilitating injuries such as brain trauma and spinal damage. Regardless of the severity, victims in car accidents involving negligent drivers have rights.

Construction accident causes fatal injury to worker in New York

Construction sites are among the most dangerous work environments that a New York resident can be exposed to. Falls from scaffolding, electrocution and machinery malfunctions put construction workers at constant risk. Because of the dangerous nature of construction jobs, OSHA has made a number of efforts to set up regulation that should prevent many of these accidents. However, despite the many regulations that construction workers are expected to abide by, construction site accidents are still unfortunately common.