Monthly Archives: November 2020

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NY pedestrian struck and killed in tragic accident

Walking is a popular, efficient and economical way to get around New York City and many communities throughout the state. With proper precautions, it is also a safe way to…

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NHTSA calls for caution during “Blackout Wednesday” | Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP

The United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is calling attention to what has become a tradition among many throughout the country. On the Wednesday before…

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Understaffed nursing homes lead to serious injuries, even deaths

One of the biggest problems in nursing homes across the country is that many do not have enough people on staff. Unfortunately, this is not a new issue. Understaffing has…

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New York school bus accidents: What are my legal rights?

Few accidents are as tragic as those involving school bused. Whether the accidents were the result of driver error, poor road conditions or mechanical failure, these crashes can result in…

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Slip and fall in New York: How long do I have to file a claim? | Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP

New York state law requires property owners to keep the property in good condition. More specifically, state law says the owner must use “reasonable care to keep the premises in…

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Feds call attention to dangers of drowsy driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced an Information Collection Request (ICR) for a survey about drowsy driving. The survey is currently under consideration. At this time, it…

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Teen drivers in NY: Two things to know about car crashes

Getting a drivers’ license is a momentous occasion. Teenagers take courses and study for a written test, they practice behind the wheel and take a practical test and if they…

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New York bikers and dooring: Are there legal remedies? | Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP

Hazards abound when biking in a big city. Between dodging vehicles and potholes, it is easy to miss a driver or passenger within a vehicle opening their door into your…

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New York tries curbing fatal accidents with new backseat buckling law | Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP

November promises to be an interesting month with the nation’s attention on current events, many that will spill over from the previous month of October. One piece of news focuses…

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