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  • A Dangerous Pattern Continues, Number of Cyclists Injuries and Deaths Continues to Rise

    Bike lanes

    More than eight hundred cyclists died in 2015 (the most recent year for which data is available), and many experts speculate the total number of 2016 and 2017 fatalities will also be alarmingly high.

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  • Do you Live in a High Rise? You Should be Aware of These Safety Risks

    dangerous apartments

    According to statistics, as of April 2016 NYC had more than 6486 completed high-rise buildings lining city streets. For the many New Yorkers that call these buildings home, being aware of the risks of high-rise living may help to prevent injury and even death. 

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  • Kudos to 4-Year-Old who Saved Her Family from an Harlem Apartment Fire

    safety tips

    On Friday, December 15th a 4 year old child woke to find a fire spreading through her family’s apartment. She immediately yelled “FIRE”, waking her family in time to exit the apartment. Although the child’s younger sister did suffer burns to her right foot, all of those in the apartment survived the blaze.

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  • Do your Part to Keep the Seniors in Your life Safe This Winter

    winter safety

    The winter months are an especially trying time for many seniors. You may be surprised to find that doing your part to keep seniors safer, healthier and happier is quite easy.

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  • Client Thanks Firm for ‘Competent and Diligent Representation’

    personal injury attorney

    As personal injury attorneys we hear stories every day of how in the blink of an eye everything can change. We are grateful to have the opportunity to help so many men, women, and children get back on their feet after the unimaginable happens.

    Our client, Joseph, recently shared the following:

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  • Boulevard of Death May Earn a New Name

    pedestrian knockdown

    If you live in Queens or surrounding areas you’re likely familiar with Queens Boulevard, also known as the “Boulevard of Death”. According to officials, almost 200 people have died on Queens Boulevard since 1990.  Pedestrians and cyclists represent a significant portion of those injured and killed on Queens Boulevard.

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  • Top Workplace Violations

    work related injuries

    In 2016 nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries occurred in the U.S. The vast majority of workplace injuries are preventable if the proper safety protocols are not in place. Each year OSHA releases a report of the most cited workplace violations. Here is the list from 2017:

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  • Don’t Test Your Odds, Surprising Stats about Beating Death

    No fault injuries

    Did you know your chances of being fatally struck by lightning is just 1 in 161,856? And your chances of being fatally injured in an airplane crash is 1 in nearly 10,000. Your chances of dying due to unintentional drowning? 1 in almost 2,000. While the actual likelihood of being fatally injured as a result of lightning, a plane crash, or drowning is quite low, many people have a disproportionate fear of these things.

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  • Children Put at Risk, NYC Tenants Outraged by City’s Negligence

    unsafe premises

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children who are exposed to lead paint have an increased risk of brain and nervous system damage, slowed growth and development, learning and behavior problems, and hearing and speech problems.

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  • When Professionals Fail to Protect Their Clients

    medical malpratice

    As consumers we often place our trust in the professionals we hire. Unfortunately, some professionals are more concerned with increasing profit and saving time than they are with protecting their clients. Recently a New Jersey man was touring a home with his realtor and the stairway he was walking down collapsed. He suffered serious injuries and decided to contact Jacoby and Meyers.

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