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Nursing Home Residents are Vulnerable to Abuse and Neglect

Startling information published regarding Hudson Valley nursing home facilities. Although many nursing homes provide excellent care, abuse and neglect of nursing home residents is a common occurrence. The task of a nursing home is to look after vulnerable individuals with complex physical and cognitive needs on a 24-hour basis. It is vital for these facilities to ensure -->

A Reminder to Aggressive Drivers

Some drivers believe the speed limit does not apply to them. They seem to forget speed limits are put in place to protect drivers and pedestrians from serious injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, in 2017 speeding killed 9,717 people, accounting for more than a quarter (26%) of all traffic fatalities that year. -->

Taking These Two Easy Steps May Protect your Child from Injury

If you are a parent, your children are most likely the center of your world. There is nothing more important than keeping your little ones safe, healthy, and happy. Many parents don’t realize there are hidden dangers lurking within their own homes. Unstable furniture and TVs are a common cause of preventable injuries among children. -->

Four Lives Lost in Crane Collapse

On Saturday, April 27th 2019 a crane in Seattle crashed down onto one of the city’s busiest streets. The crane struck six vehicles, killing two motorists. Two ironworkers were also killed in the crane collapse. Officials are still investigating the cause of the collapse, however preliminary data suggests human error was likely a contributing factor. -->

Pothole Accidents and Protecting Your Rights

‘Tis the Season of Pothole Related Accidents, What You Need to Know Pothole accidents are extremely common in late winter and early spring as there are regular fluctuations in temperature. Potholes are generally caused by environmental factors such as heat, rain, ice and snow. These conditions erode the pavement and create cracks, which can be -->

The Truth About New York State Construction Fatalities

According to the New York Committee for Occupation Safety and Health (NYCOSH), New York State construction fatalities are on the rise. NYCOSH went as far as to say the construction industry in New York is “highly dangerous”. Too many families have lost loved ones on construction sites in situations that were preventable. Often times employers -->

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding School Bus Safety

Parents depend on school bus drivers, and the companies that manage school bus drivers, to get their children to and from school safely. According to the National Center for Statistics, data collected from 2007 to 2016 shows an average of 128 school-transportation related crashes each year. NBC reports of all fatal crashes, “58 were in -->

How Will You Get Home this Super Bowl Sunday?

The Super Bowl is a highly  anticipated event, whether you’re are watching it for the game, the crazy commercials, or for the half time show. According to fortune.com, 111.3 million people tuned in to watch the Super Bowl last year. With that many people watching and enjoying themselves it is important to also note that -->

HUGE WIN FOR BLUE WATER VETERANS

PRESUMPTION OF AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE EXTENDED TO VETERANS WHO SERVED ON SHIPS WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL SEAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM.  CHRISTINE K. CLEMENS, ESQ., OF OUR OFFICE, SUBMITTED  AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF VETERAN.  Pursuant to 38 USC sec. 1116, Veteran’s who served in the Republic of Vietnam between 1962 and 1975, and suffered -->

Bullying Defined

Over the years bullying has become an increasingly pressing issue locally and nationally. If you or a loved one has been the subject of bullying it’s important to understand a few basic principles: Any type of unwanted, abusive behavior is bullying. Examples include taunting, inappropriate sexual comments, threatening, spreading false rumors, blatant and intentional exclusion, -->