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December 2014 Archives

Construction accident in New York needs a professional to assist

Getting hurt on the job due to a construction accident through no fault of your own is absolutely devastating. Not only could your life forever changed, you may also feel a loss in your wallet. You may hear that you are "lucky to be alive," but why don't you feel lucky? You are hurt and you are in need of more than one professional to help you through this incredibly trying time.

Consumers, beware of buying products on Craigslist

Last month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission challenged popular consumer website Craigslist to better ensure the safety of the site’s users. This challenge was issued after ABC News investigated the site’s operations and determined that many of the consumer products sold on Craigslist leave consumers vulnerable to injury. Specifically, the site is often used to sell products that have been recalled due to various potential hazards.

What does your attorney need to know about your situation?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be thinking about speaking with an attorney about your legal options. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, you may be able to hold another individual or other entity accountable for the harm you have suffered by filing a personal injury claim. However, you must first relay the details of your situation to your attorney before deciding on a course of action.

Stocking your vehicle for winter safety

Many New Yorkers travel during the holiday season. Rather than staying in the heart of the city, they opt to visit friends and family all over New England and the rest of the nation. If you will be traveling by car or light truck this season, it is important to prepare for that trip wisely. Not only can solid preparation help you avoid being involving in an auto accident, it can also help you to stay safe if you get stranded during your travels.

Parents: The most dangerous toys on the market may surprise you

Chances are that you will purchase at least one toy this season. You may have children of your own or nieces and nephews. You may have grandchildren or may adore some of your friends’ children. Or perhaps you are simply generous and will be donating toys to children in need. No matter who you are buying toys for this season, it is important for you to understand which toys are dangerous and why.

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