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The Difference Between a Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall

Slips and falls send more than one million people to the emergency room every year in the United States. They happen at home, at work, and in nursing homes, but they also occur because someone failed to warn of hazards or maintain their residential or business property.
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Who Will Pay My Medical Bills After an Accident?

It should come as no surprise to New Yorkers that driving through New York City streets can be a risky endeavor. In May of 2022 alone, there were 4,602 people who were injured due to a car accident in New York City.
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Common Injuries After an Auto Accident

New York City offers multiple ways to get from one place to another. People drive, walk, cycle, or take public transportation. On an average day, more than four million vehicles use New York City streets.
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What to Do as an Injured Passenger

Passengers rely on the driver of their vehicle to take them safely to their destination. Unfortunately, an accident may occur and leave the passenger with injuries, missed time at work, and other losses.
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What Are Your Rights After a Rideshare Accident?

A study by the University of Chicago and Rice University has found that the introduction of rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have increased traffic fatalities by 2 to 3 percent since their debut in 2010.
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Who Is At Fault When I Slip and Fall on the Ice?

During the winter season, slip-and-fall accidents on ice or snow are a common occurrence in New York and across the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 1 million Americans are injured every year due to falling on ice and snow.
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What to Know About Winter Driving Accidents

Residents and travelers in New York have to be prepared for some of the most extreme weather conditions. From the hot, muggy summers to the cold, snowy winters. Unfortunately, these icy winter conditions create a high chance of getting into a driving accident.
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