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Legal News Archive: July 2015

School Bus Accidents and Victim Vulnerability

July 23, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

School bus accidents are always scary.  Any accident involving small children reminds us how vulnerable kids are, how easily they can be injured or even killed.  But even among children, there are some who are even more vulnerable than others, especially children with special needs.

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Distractions on the Road High During Summer Travel Season

July 22, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Every time we get on the road, we are putting our lives in the hands of strangers.  There is little we can do but trust that other drivers aren’t drinking, or playing on their cell phones, or aren’t just in too much of a hurry to drive safely.  The one thing we can do is make sure we are buying the right car to minimize the chances of something terrible happening.

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Drunk Driving and Six Pack Ends Six Lives

July 21, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Sometimes it takes a truly terrible tragedy to remind people of the smaller tragedies that happen every day.  One such tragedy occurred in Vallejo, California on June 19th, 2015, when a car swerved onto the sidewalk, striking six pedestrians, leaving one dead and more in critical condition.

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Lung Cancer and Promising Breakthroughs

July 20, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Lung cancer is one of the great scourges of American society, continuing to kill and disable thousands of Americans every year.  Cigarettes are still among the most common causes, though other environmental factors including workplace exposure to carcinogens are gaining.  Hundreds of thousands of Americans still work jobs where their employer requires them to breathe in dangerous chemicals on a daily basis.

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Amusement Park Accidents Mean Terrible Days Ahead

July 17, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

One terrible day for California amusement parks underlines just how dangerous these locations can be.  On June 12th, 2015th, three serious incidents made clear that amusement parks can be dangerous, not just for thrill-seekers but for park staff as well.

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Manhattan Attorneys Caution Against Driver Fatigue

July 16, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Public awareness campaigns can only make so much of a difference.  Decades after the creation of MADD, thousands of people still put others at risk by driving drunk.  MADD has made a difference, but there are still dangerous drunk drivers on the road.  And despite the best efforts of authorities to educate people on the dangers of driving while fatigued, thousands of people still do so, including truck drivers and operators of other heavy machinery.

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Insurance Overload Bears Weight of Workplace Accidents

July 15, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It is easy to be overwhelmed by the insurance industry.  Sometimes it seems like there is insurance for everything.  There is health insurance and car insurance and flood insurance and homeowner’s insurance and renter’s insurance.  Most the time we carry these policies and never get anything out of them, and it is easy to forget just how important insurance policies can be until we suffer a house fire or are the victim of a car accident.

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Summer Camp Injuries and Negligence

July 14, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

When you send your kid off to summer camp, you have certain expectations.  The camp is taking responsibility for the safety or your child, and are guaranteeing the safety of the environment where your kid is staying.  Every safety precaution must be taken to make sure your kid is not harmed, especially when dangerous activities are offered.

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No Equal Opportunity When it Comes to Construction Accidents

July 13, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Supervisory positions are the dream of many Americans.  We imagine ourselves working our way up the ranks, until we are the ones in charge, the ones collecting the big paychecks, the ones making a salary instead of a wage.  In most lines of work, the higher you go the less dangerous the work.  That isn’t necessarily true with construction.

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New York Law Firm on Farm Equipment Accidents

July 10, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Serious drought continues to plague California, driving up the cost of water for communities and making it more and more difficult for the local farmers to grow enough food to keep afloat.  As the weather conditions continue to make life harder for the farme workers, the work becomes more and more dangerous.

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Car Accidents with Pets on the Rise

July 09, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The risk of using cell phones and other electronic devices while driving is finally starting to hit the mainstream, though it remains much too common.  Still, many people are starting to use hands-free devices, and more and more new cars are equipped with the ability to sync your phone.  But one cause of distracted driving remains incredibly underappreciated, though it hopefully might start to get some attention due to a recent poll by AAA. 

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Destabilized: Bridge Collapses are Devastating

July 08, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The rainy season has arrived in much of the United States, and as always the highways of America have become more dangerous.  Many people struggle to drive safely in the rain.  But other drivers aren’t the only potential danger that comes from driving in bad weather.  Bridges, which drivers rely upon to carry them safely over waterways and ditches, are often undermined by the elements.

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Manhattan Law Firm Discusses Another Cause of Sepsis

July 07, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

With every passing year, we learn more about sepsis, the terrible disease that kills thousands of people every year.  And the more we learn, the more we learn we don’t know.  Sepsis remains underdiagnosed, and often the delay in diagnosis leads to death or serious disability.

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An Ounce of Prevention Helps Deep Vein Thrombosis

July 06, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Much of the focus on Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and blood clots focuses on the symptoms, and it is very important that people, particularly women, are aware of what to watch out for.  But just as important as knowing the symptoms is knowing what lifestyle situations contribute to the risk of developing these debilitating diseases.

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New York Attorney Advice on Fireworks and Fourth of July Safety

July 03, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The 4th of July is an exciting time.  The opportunity to celebrate the founding of our country with barbecue, beer, and fireworks is a treasured tradition.  But just because we’re having fun doesn’t mean we don’t need to be responsible.  That responsibility includes never drinking and driving, being careful not to start fires with the barbecue, and of course fireworks safety.

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Alert Fatigue Spells Hospital Negligence

July 02, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The doctor is just settling in for lunch when his tablet lights up with a large, red exclamation point.  He glances down just long enough to see which patient is involved and breathes a sigh of relief.  The patient in question is stable after routine surgery, and the alert is probably nothing.  He eats his sandwich, then returns to the floor to find the patient headed to the Intensive Care Unit.

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Patterns of Abuse in Daycare Injuries

July 01, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

People who take advantage of others do so in all walks of their lives.  They display a pattern of behavior, and oftentimes once they are caught doing one thing wrong investigators discover a whole list of other crimes.  That is the case with the women in charge of Alphabet Academy Learning Center of Salem, Oregon.

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