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Hopefully, every parent on Long Island has a car seat for their young children. In fact, in the state of New York, it is illegal for a child to ride in a car without a safety seat under the age of four. Car Seats are specially designed so that even if a serious accident occurs, the child has the best chance of avoiding serious injury or death. Sometimes, the car seats can be a little…
What is Roundup? Roundup is a popular herbicide produced by the company Monsanto. Monsanto is a multi-billion dollar agricultural company that has been a major producer of genetically engineered crops for decades. The purpose of Roundup is to keep weeds out to allow the desired crops to grow. The chemicals in Roundup however, has been a topic of major controversy globally. The active ingredient of Roundup is glyphosate, a molecule created by Monsanto in 1973…
When we think of impaired or distracted driving, we often think about people who drive while drinking, texting or under the influence of drugs. However, driving while feeling drowsy is just as dangerous. And unlike other driving impairments, feeling drowsy behind the wheel is something that can happen to anyone. According to the American Sleep Foundation, about 20% of drivers have admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel. In the US, about 800 people
On Monday, a 37 year old man was struck by a Nissan in Lake Ave in St. James. The victim was a school teacher and coach for the Kings Park school district and was jogging around noon in the shoulder of the Lake Ave. As a result of the accident, the jogger was killed and the driver had fled the scene. The alleged hit-and-run driver has been arrested and is facing trial for driving without a…
Summer is a great time of the year for parents to spend more time with their kids. Not only is school out, but the nice weather opens up a lot of activities for families to spend time together. However, some of these activities can cause injury. Whether it’s in the pool or other types of activities, more often it’s the adults who play along with the kids that get injured. Some of these things are…
School is Out Although the bus routes have ended, the fact that school is out means the roads are more hazardous. Teens and college students are now sharing the road, many having just gotten their licenses. They are no doubt the most inexperienced drivers and may not have learned how to drive defensively. Additionally, more cars will be on the road during all times of the day due to these students being off from school.…
Seek Medical Attention Motorcycle accidents have a greater risk of causing injury than a typical motor vehicle accident. Motorcyclists have much less protection and no airbags to prevent the laws of physics to launch a driver at a high velocity. If you are a motorcyclist involved in an accident, even if you feel very little pain, do not let the adrenaline fool you and seek medical attention right away. File a Police Accident Report It…
Drink Responsibly Alcohol obviously has the ability to impair judgement. The more you drink, the worse your decision making is, and could lead to a person making potentially dangerous choices. It’s good to know your limits, before you’ve had too much. Additionally, excessive drinking can cause a number of problems for a person’s short term and long term health. Short term risks include nausea, loss of consciousness, poor quality of sleep, vomiting, increased aggression, and…
Hydroplaning can easily cause major motor vehicle accidents, so here are the best tips to prevent you from injuring yourself and others on the road from hydroplaning. Take Care of Your Tires Nowadays, tires have grooves on them that are designed to channel water from beneath the tire. This creates higher friction with the road surface and can help prevent or minimize instances of hydroplaning. So make sure your tires are replaced and rotated regularly.…
I’ve often been asked by clients if investigators are spying on them. My response is yes, and in more ways than you probably realize. Here are some of the most common techniques insurance companies use to gain information that may be helpful to defend an injury case. Video Surveillance Often, insurance companies will hire investigators to follow you while you perform your daily activities. This is legal as long as they are not infringing upon…