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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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  • Walk, Drive, and Ride Safely on “Drinksgiving”

    safe driving

    Did you know in some cities the day before Thanksgiving is actually a bigger drinking holiday than New Year Ever and St. Patrick’s Day? According to PR Newswire the number of people who die in alcohol related crashes between Thanksgiving & New Year’s is 2-3 times higher than other times of the year.

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  • How Safe Are Your Online Habits?

    cyber hackers

    Did you know by simply signing into public Wi-Fi you’re at risk for being hacked? Did you know cyber attackers plant links and buttons on popular social sites? Did you know cyber hackers can disguise themselves as trusted brands/companies/webpages? Here are some simple things you can do to stay safe online:

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  • Why all Cyclists Should be Wearing Helmets

    cycling crash

    The truth is in the numbers, according to a recent article published by the NY Times, 97% of cycling deaths and 87% of serious injuries occurred when cyclists were not wearing helmets.  There are 21 States, not including New York, that require all biker riders to wear helmets.

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  • Getting in the Last of those Playground Days Before the Cold Sets In

    playground

    Did you know 200,000 children age 14 and younger are treated for playground injuries in emergency rooms across the United States each year?* Almost half of all playground injuries are either severe fractures, internal injuries, concussion, dislocations, and even amputations.

    The next time you bring your child to the playground keep an eye out for the following:

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  • If You Have a Cell Phone, You’re at Risk. Pedestrian Fatalities are on the Rise

    pedestrian playing on the phone

    The National Safety Council reports pedestrian fatalities are on the rise, in fact the number of pedestrian fatalities in 2016 was highest since 1990. Pedestrians in New York City are especially vulnerable to injury due to a high volume of road and foot traffic.

    The National Safety Council suggests the following:

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  • New York, Slow to Act on Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations

    nursing home abuse and neglect

    If you or a loved one was abused or neglected in a nursing home how long do you think it would take the State to investigate? 1 day? A week? A month? A recent audit released by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli shows it takes the state an average of 228 days to complete investigations into complaints.

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  • Taking a Lesson from the Yankees

    protective netting around the ballfield

    For decades safety advocates urged the MLB to require all stadiums to add protective netting around the ballfield, and for decades those pleas were ignored.

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