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Legal News Archive: March 2013

Bicycle Accidents: Wearing A Helmet To Protect Against Injury

March 19, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

As parents, we worry about our kids any time they venture from home, from little ones riding a bike to a friend’s house, to older ones embarking on their first major off-road adventure.  Their safety is our main concern.  Many kids may have even received bikes this holiday season.  After all, a two-wheeler is a right of passage for those who graduate from training wheels to a bigger and better style of transportation.  And, biking continues to be a recreation sport for adults as we purchase mountain bikes of various styles and features. The more expensive the better.

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Manhattan Amusement Park Injury Law Firm: Accidents Not Amusing for Victims

March 19, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Amusement parks are popular venues year-round for children and adults, and their visits range in destination from the regional Six Flags in various cities, to local county fairs, to the cream-of-the-crop parks like Walt Disney World and Disneyland.  We trust that we’ll have a memorable time, and that nothing will happen while we are there.  After all, we know these professional amusement parks undergo the most rigorous of safety inspections… most of the time. 

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New York Car Accident Attorney Warns Drivers About Black Ice Conditions

March 06, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Black ice.  We’ve all heard about it, and we all know it’s dangerous.  But, just what is black ice, how dangerous can it be, and how do we protect ourselves when we can’t see it coming?  Black ice is a thin, highly transparent (almost invisible) layer of ice formed on a surface when the temperatures are extremely low.  Accidents happen all the time as a result of snowy and icy roads, especially those where black ice has formed. When we have no choice but to travel the designated route, is there anything that can be done to avoid being injured when black ice is present?

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Pedestrian Accidents: How to Stay Safe on New York Streets

March 05, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Pedestrian accidents happen on a daily basis, in some of the least likely places in the city, to areas of town that gauge high on the danger zone.   We like to think we’re safe when walking along the streets of New York heading to the local grocery store or window shopping along the decorated routes, but large mishaps can occur as a result of seemingly small oversights. Pedestrian accidents are those accidents involving someone “on foot” in areas where there are moving vehicles.  Pedestrian accidents occur in all forms, from crossing the sidewalk, to being hit in a parking lot while walking to a car, to a child running into the street to retrieve a basketball that has rolled into traffic.  While they involve all ages of pedestrians, elders and small children seem to rank highest for incidents involving emergency care.

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