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Elevator Injuries

Many of us use elevators on a daily basis. They provide a quick and convenient way to go up or down many floors. Most of us don’t think about safety issues when riding in elevators. However, 27 people die each year as the result of elevator accidents and 10,200 more are injured. These numbers include […]

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Nine Bills Introduced Aimed at Police Reform

The New York City Council recently introduced nine bills aimed at police department reform.  The bills are targeted at police behavior and would criminalize chokeholds, which have been banned as a practice by the police department since 1993.  The new legislation, if adopted, would make the use of a chokehold a misdemeanor.

Additionally, some of […]

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BBQ Safety Precautions

During the warm summer months, many people enjoy barbequing.  In fact, three out of five households own grills.  However, it is important to exercise safety precautions to ensure that your summertime festivities don’t require a trip to the emergency room.  In 2012, nearly 17,000 individuals were brought to hospitals for emergency treatment due to grill […]

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New Jersey’s Vicarious Liability for Texting a Driver

In New Jersey, you can be liable for not only texting while driving, but texting a driver.  After an avoidable tragedy left a couple without their legs, a New Jersey Court of Appeals held that if a person knowingly text messages someone who is driving, they can be held responsible for causing distraction if that […]

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