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Smartphone apps claim to keep you awake behind the wheel

Fatigued driving is one the most serious threats to the safety of automobile drivers. Some motorists and truck drivers are overworked and therefore not getting enough sleep. It is easy for drivers in this position to fall asleep behind the wheel. Drowsy driving often leads to disastrous consequences for drivers, passengers and other people with whom they're sharing the road.

Tethering tools can save construction workers' lives

If you are a New York City construction worker, your life is in jeopardy every time you set foot on the job site, whether you acknowledge it or not. Construction sites are inherently dangerous venues. If safety rules aren't implemented and followed routinely, it's only a matter of time until a tragedy occurs.

Construction site injuries in New York City

The construction industry is one of the most high-risk in terms of safety in the United States. In 2012, 19.3 percent of all worker deaths were in construction. As a response, regulations are are regularly discussed and imposed in an attempt to make things safer. This approach is especially prevalent for the state of New York.

Deadly fall in Manhattan a reminder of construction risks

One of the many reasons that construction work pays well is that it is a relatively dangerous line of work. There is also much skill and education required for more complex roles in the construction industry, including electrical work, welding and other tasks. Every day, construction workers in New York and around the country risk their safety to help the country grow and provide for themselves and their families.

Frost heave from winter can result in dangerous, uneven sidewalks

When it comes to sidewalk maintenance, many building owners and managers may think that as long as the sidewalk cement isn't so old it's crumbling, they've done enough. In reality, sidewalks are a major source of potential premises liability for business owners and property managers. New York law is very clear that building owners are responsible for repairing, replacing and maintaining safe sidewalks adjacent to their buildings.

Who is most likely to get into a car crash?

Could your choice of profession, place of residence, marital status and education level be indicators of your risk of getting into a car accident? According to insurance industry statistics, there is a clear relationship between the likelihood of a car accident and certain personal characteristics.

A statute of limitations can limit your right to file a lawsuit

When you lose someone you love, it takes time to begin to heal. You may not want to deal with the legal battle you feel is ahead of you right away. It's okay to need time to recover from your loss, but keep in mind that the sooner you file a claim, the better it works in your favor.

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