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When you hear PTSD your may think that it is something only soldiers may face. The fact is motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within the general population. It is estimated that each year there is over six million motor vehicle accident in the United States that result in over 2.5 million injuries according to the National Institute of Mental Health study. Out of those accidents over 39.2% of
Seasonal Driving Tips in Upstate New York Now that autumn is upon us, there are no more 90 degree days with trips to the beach. Instead, we have moved into cooler weather with trips with the kids or grandchildren to the local pumpkin patch. The crisp air in the morning and the beautiful sights of red, orange and yellow foliage abound. The transition from summer to autumn has all types of changes and that include
4 Major Myths About Syracuse Car Accident Settlements Anytime you are in an auto accident is can seem overwhelming. After the accident, you may have doubts as to how you should protect yourself or even what rights you may have. To help remove some of the confusion we have listed a few of the myths when it comes to auto accidents in the Syracuse, NY area. Myth 1: Accident Lawyers Are Too Expensive Way too
Bicycle Accident Injuries Can Be Severe Unfortunately, car accidents in Syracuse and Central New York happen far too frequently, and over the last couple of years, they have increased. If you look beyond just the increase of vehicles on the road, several other reasons have contributed to these accidents. Bicycle accident injuries that occur in the United States alone cause over 2% of road accident-related deaths. Injuries from Bicycle Accidents If we look back to
Slip & Fall Accidents - Premises Liability in New York State In New York State, slip and fall accidents are a common type of accident injury associated with premises liability. Slip and fall injuries can range from just minor bruising and abrasions to very serious head injuries and even death. When a slip and fall accident happens in a public place or on someone else’s property, it is up to the injured victim to prove
Contributory Negligence in New York Accident Injury Cases This is a topic that has a lot in interest in regards to accident and personal injury law. When there is a car accident or construction accident, or other type of personal injury case in New York State, the big question that looms over the entire matter is "who is at fault?" But what if the judge or jury determine that both parties are to blame in
In 2015 the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that there were 135 construction workers that were killed due to roadway accidents. Drivers need to be aware and more cautious when driving through construction areas. Distracted drivers are over thirty times more likely to be responsible for causing an accident in work zone than non-distracted drivers. Distracted Driving and Work Zones Most of have heard and know that distracted driving is a serious problem. It can
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