As prom season approaches once again, it's important to stress safety issues to parents to make sure that their teens have a safe prom experience.
Car insurance is required in New York, but that doesn't mean that all drivers follow this law. Many drivers fail to get car insurance or fall behind of their payments. Then, when you are in an accident with an uninsured driver, you can feel like you are left to foot the bill on your own.
There is no doubt that construction workers in New York City are exposed to many daily hazards as they go about their job duties. But while some risks are inherent with their occupations, others are greatly exacerbated by companies and bosses that flout safety regulations to control costs.
Earlier this week out on Long Island, a 37-year-old Merrick woman admitted to police that she took half a bottle of prescription medicine before getting into an accident with another driver.
When people are incarcerated, they lose certain rights that they held in the free world — but they don't lose all of them. For instance, if during their incarceration, they are killed or die due to the negligence of the prison staff, their survivors have the legal right to seek compensation for the loss of their loved one.
While it appears as though Old Man Winter might not have finished completely with New York City, it's a given that the weather will soon be warmer. As the mercury rises, kids and adults will once again begin flocking to area pools to cool off, increasing the likelihood of swimming accidents.