There are more accidents and deaths of workers in construction than in any other industry

Working in construction is a job that can be risky. There are more accidents and deaths of workers in construction than in any other industry. According to data from the Department of Labor, 5% of workers in the United States work in construction, but hold the 20% of the deaths … [+]

School is back – and the hazards remain – How to protect your child from the dangers that lurk in schools

We are always concerned when we leave our children in the care and custody of bus drivers, teachers, lunch attendants, principals, etc.  Life has its uncertainties (but we cannot be consumed with the unknown and potential dangers of schooling our children; we would live in a state of constant anxiety … [+]

We should all exercise defensive driving (and defense walking, cycling, etc)

Accidents occur despite people following the Rules of the Road.  That is why we should all exercise defensive driving (and defense walking, cycling, etc). Look carefully at intersections as you are turning into crosswalks – there are blind spots that could obscure pedestrians (especially children).  There is no need to … [+]

If you are involved in an accident in another state, there are a few things that you should be made aware of

Traveling in other states, especially on interstate highways, can add stress to your vacation plans.  Federal highways permit drivers to operate their vehicles up to 75 miles per hour (and many vehicles travel above those already high speed limits). If you are involved in an accident in another state, there … [+]

Wearing a motorcycle helmet is vital to saving your life in an accident

It is well know that the use of helmet is indispensable when riding a motorcycle, in fact it is the law in most states including the State of New York; however, despite that, there are many people decide not to use it. This is very risky, as I said in … [+]

Invest in maintaining your home – it can save you from liability exposure

The simplest maintenance of your property could save you from being sued for negligence. Carpets (especially on steps) should be immediately repaired as they present a trip hazard. Sidewalk cracks, fissures, etc. are clearly an accident waiting to occur.  Bear in mind that members of the public use your sidewalk … [+]

Preserve all evidence following an accident – e.g., photos, videos, clothing, etc

After having been involved in an accident, preserving evidence of the accident may be the last thing on the mind of an injured person.  The injured person is focusing on their pain, not a lawsuit. However, you should be aware that ocular proof best satisfies the burden of proof that … [+]

Tenant Insurance protects renters in many ways

I often recommend that renters should purchase a Tenant Liability policy to protect their property and lives. This type of coverage is is not prohibitively expensive and the benefits are, by far, very substantial.  Your local insurance agent will be able to sell you the insurance product that suits your … [+]

Exercise caution as you walk in a delineated crosswalk

Mayor DeBlasio has pushed his “Vision Zero” initiative to help prevent pedestrian deaths and injuries. The most dangerous place for pedestrians can be in a crosswalk since drivers often do not see pedestrians due to sun glare, driver distraction, etc.  Once defensive driving was the norm.  Now, due to the … [+]

Alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of accidents in the world

Alcohol as I mentioned in previous blogs is one of the leading causes of auto accidents in the world. Driving under the influence of alcohol is very dangerous, very few people measure the true risk of driving while intoxicated. Many people think that drinking little does not affect them, the … [+]