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  • Preventing Accidental Poisoning of Children: How Grandparents Can Help

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 7 million grandparents live with one or more minor grandchild. Data from the last decade shows grandparents are the primary caregiver of roughly 21% of preschool-aged children. At Jacoby & Meyers, we have an immense amount of respect for the millions of older Americans who sacrifice in order to ensure their grandchildren receive the love and care they deserve.

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  • Pedestrian and Cycling Crashes in NYC, Safety Tips for Cyclists

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    Biking has always been a huge part of New York City culture. Cycling is a way of life for many New Yorkers, as it is an affordable and fast way to transport around the city.

    DID YOU KNOW? According to transalt.org the first bike path in America was opened in Brooklyn, New York in 1894. This just shows how integral biking is in New York City alone.

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  • Did Human Error Cause Fatal Crane Collapse?

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    In New York City construction is booming. You'd be hard pressed to find many areas throughout the five boroughs that don't show some evidence of new or ongoing construction. Dodging construction sites can be difficult and even impossible depending on where you are. That is precisely why it is so crucial for contractors to take all necessary precautions to keep their employees and the pedestrians/cyclists/motorists in the area safe.

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  • Car Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injuries

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    Of all injuries that could be sustained in a car crash, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are among the most common and the most dangerous. This is partly due to the fact symptoms may take weeks and even months to appear, meaning TBI victims may not receive the medical attention their injuries require. 

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  • Lives at Risk- New York Construction Industry Exposed

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    The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) recently released a report which outlines the very real dangers construction workers face. The report explores the situations that lead to construction worker fatalities, and provides recommendations to prevent future injuries and fatalities. Below are a sample of key findings.

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  • Are Sidewalk Sheds doing more Harm than Good?

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    If you’re not from one of the five boroughs of New York City you may not be terribly familiar with sidewalk sheds; and if you are from New York City you may be all too familiar with them. Sidewalk sheds are designed to protect pedestrians and construction workers from personal injury at and around construction sites. According to the Department of Buildings, there are 8,000 sidewalk sheds across New York City.

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  • 3 Game Day Safety Tips

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    Super Bowl Sunday is undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated days of the year. Whether you’re watching to see what team wins, for the commercials, or for the halftime show, it’s important to remember that certain behaviors/decisions could have devastating consequences. 

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  • Sister Firm Secures Cyber Bullying $4 Million Verdict

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    Jacoby & Meyers attorney, Michael Feldman, recently worked with sister firm Finkelstein & Partners, LLP to obtain a $4 Million dollar verdict on behalf of a Rockland County woman who was subject to vicious cyberbullying by a local blogger.

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  • Winter Driving Safety Tips for Treacherous Weather Conditions

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    Winter Driving Safety Tips for New Yorkers and New Jersey Residents

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  • Car Accidents and Heart Related Injuries

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    Drive Safe, Your Heart Is Depending on it

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