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Legal News Archive: March 2016

Sun Glare is No Excuse for an Accident

March 28, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

We see it all the time in the movies. Characters with their sunglasses on, driving with the top down on a clear highway with the sun shining on the horizon. It sounds wonderful but it is hardly reality. Driving while facing the sun, especially at a certain point in the sky, can cause the dangerous condition known as sun glare, where drivers temporarily lose sight of the road ahead.

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Danger Comes in Different Forms for School Children

March 24, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

When parents send their children off to school in the morning, there is always concern that their young ones will be kept safe. Aside from more common school injuries such as accidents on the playground or while playing sports, parents now have an entire new set of concerns. What does a parent do with the possibility of everything from students with weapons roaming the halls or their children being exposed to lead in the water they drink every day?

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Owners Held Responsible for Dog Bites

March 23, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Dogs are known as man’s best friend. And for the most part, they are. Coming home to the family dog greeting you with love and excitement can be wonderful. Sadly, some dogs are raised to be aggressive, or they are not cared for properly by their owners, causing more behavioral issues. When these dogs are not supervised or let loose in the streets, it becomes scary and dangerous for anyone who is confronted and attacked by these animals.

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The Finz Law Firm Files Suit on Behalf of Severely Injured Skydiver

March 22, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

On July 30,2014, skydiving instructor Christopher Scott was paralyzed after a jump that also took the life of a NYC corrections officer when their parachute encountered an atmospheric change, sending the two men crashing to the ground. While many people may have viewed this as a tragic accident, the law firm of Finz & Finz, P.C. feels strongly that this “accident” was the result of negligence.

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Even a Slight Distraction Can Cause a Major Accident

March 21, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Parents of members of an Indiana boys high school basketball team are shocked but grateful after the school bus bringing the team to a game rolled over on the highway after being sideswiped by another vehicle. Even more maddening for parents was the reason the driver lost control of her car: she was distracted while grabbing for a drink that had spilled on her.

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A Sobering Reminder on Drunk Driving for St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate being Irish. Even if you’re not Irish, it is a day to celebrate Irish culture. Whether you are one of the millions of parade spectators on 5th Avenue or someone who decides to wear green for the day, March 17th is considered a day of celebration. Unfortunately, it has also become a day known for excessive drinking, which increases the risk of drunk drivers on the road.

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Taking a Stand on Prescription Pain Medication Abuse

March 16, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Addiction to prescription pain killers has become an increasingly deadly epidemic in this country. The number of deaths from these drugs is almost triple the amount of deaths from other prescription medications, and the number of overdose deaths is at an all-time high. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for doctors in an effort to get this problem under control by limiting the number of prescriptions written for these potentially dangerous drugs.

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Common Medical Misdiagnosis and What to Look Out For

March 15, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

If you are not feeling well and go to the doctor, you expect to find out what is causing you to be sick. Sometimes doctors can tell what is wrong after your initial visit. Sometimes it takes additional testing for a medical professional to come to a diagnosis. And in either situation, there is a possibility the conclusion is wrong and you are faced with a medical misdiagnosis.

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The Importance of Smoke Alarms in Avoiding House Fires

March 14, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Each year when we adjust our clocks to either spring forward or fall back, we are reminded to change the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. It may seem like a simple task, but not doing so can put you and your family in a difficult and possibly deadly situation. For this reason, the Red Cross is trying to get as many smoke alarms as possible installed in homes across the country.

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Stop Signs Are Not Suggestions

March 11, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It has happened to every driver out there—you are at a stop sign waiting to proceed through an intersection or make a turn, when out of nowhere comes another vehicle blazing by you. The driver had no regard for the stop sign now only visible in their rear-view mirror. While you shake your head in disbelief, consider yourself fortunate as an accident with one of these careless drivers could be critical.

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The Dangers of Being a Teenage Driver

March 10, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Obtaining a driver’s license is a rite of passage for many teenagers. It is seen as a gateway to becoming an adult and a symbol of freedom. Do teens realize though the dangers and responsibilities that go along with having that license? Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers 16-19 years old. In fact, the Center for Disease Control’s Injury Center reports that in a single year, six teens in that category die every day from motor vehicle related injuries.

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Pulmonary Embolisms: The Dangers of Undiagnosed and Misdiagnosed Blood Clots in the Lungs

March 07, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Fans of Dancing with the Stars were stunned last season when singer and reality star Tamar Braxton withdrew from competition with only three weeks remaining. Surprisingly, Braxton did not leave due to a broken bone or torn muscle, but because of something even more serious—blood clots in her lungs.

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Daycare Nightmares: Who is Supervising Your Children?

March 05, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Every day millions of Americans head to work and entrust the safety of their children to daycare workers. Their job is to provide the same care and supervision at the daycare facility that a child would receive at home with his or her parents. When this trust is broken and workers put your child in harm’s way, the results can be devastating.

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The Alarming Rate in the Increase of Prediabetes

March 03, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The number of Americans with diabetes has increased four times over the past 30 years. In an effort to bring those numbers down, the Centers for Disease Control wants to bring awareness to prediabetes, a condition that affects 86 million people across the country, and is a precursor to type 2 diabetes. One of the reasons the CDC is bringing attention to prediabetes is that only 10% of people with the condition know they have it.

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New Findings with Alzheimer's

March 01, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win,” Gandhi said, and it seems that proponents of a controversial theory that Alzheimer’s disease is transmittable have proceeded past the ridicule stage.  Scientists are starting to fight them.

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Pedestrian Accidents are a Growing Concern

March 01, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

New Yorkers are thinking twice about where they walk as a series of pedestrian accidents left five people dead and two critically injured across the city in a span of 31 hours. Even more distressing is that five of these incidents involved a hit and run driver.

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