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Auto Accidents in New York – Still Claiming Innocent Lives

Recent News Headlines Highlight the Persistence of Dangerous Car Accidents Here in NYC We’ve spoken at length about Mayor di Blasio’s efforts to make New York City’s streets safer, in conjunction with NYCDOT. Through ongoing initiatives including Sustainable Streets and Vision Zero, those in charge of the city’s thoroughfares are working hard to ensure that motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists can travel where they need to go within the five boroughs with a minimum of stress

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Delay In Breast Cancer Diagnosis – First-Hand Accounts

Heartbreaking Narratives from Women in New York and Throughout the Country Whose Illnesses Were Delayed or Incorrectly Diagnosed In a previous post, we discussed the importance of early detection as a means of more effectively fighting breast cancer. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, some women find themselves in a particularly upsetting position: that of being an innocent victim of a doctor’s delay in diagnosing the disease. Take, for example, the case of Karen Holliman. In an article

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Sustainable Streets: NYCDOT’s Infrastructure Measures

Rebuilding, Repaving, and Revolutionizing New York City’s Roads to Reduce Car Accidents and Improve the Bottom Line As part of its Sustainable Streets: 2013 and Beyond brief, NYCDOT has identified specific areas of focus in its efforts to make New York’s roads the very best that they can be for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. In a recent blog post, we discussed the plan’s numerous safety measures. Another important element of Sustainable Streets involves infrastructure: the development, maintenance, and greening of the transportation

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$1.2 Million Verdict Message: Organ Donor Recipients Beware

As a patient receiving a donor organ, you expect your transplant surgeon to fully examine and consider the donated organ for existing diseases that may introduce new and potentially fatal health issues – and make the right life-saving decision to accept an organ as fully viable for transplant or not. In a key, first-of-its-kind medical malpractice jury verdict of $1.2 million Dankner, Milstein‘s top New York organ transplant negligence lawyer, Edward Milstein, has proven that this is not

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American Cancer Society’s 2015-2016 Breast Cancer: Facts and Figures Publication Released – Underscores Importance of Early Detection

According to top New York late diagnosis of breast cancer lawyer, report shows non-Hispanic white women in the State of New York have one of the highest incidences of breast cancer in the country. Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its Breast Cancer: Facts and Figures publication for 2015-2016. This informative document spans over 40 pages and provides an in-depth look into the facts surrounding the disease, as well as diagnosis and survival statistics,

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Sustainable Streets: An Examination of the NYCDOT’s Safety Measures

An In-Depth Examination of City’s Mission to Make New York’s Roads Safer for Everyone Our most recent blog post outlined the Sustainable Streets: 2013 and Beyond brief, which provides an update on the Sustainable Streets plan initiated by NYCDOT in 2008. One of the cornerstones of the plan is that of safety. The DOT is committed to making the streets of New York’s five boroughs safer for its pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists; far too many people are the victims of terrible

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Queens Boulevard Redesign Underway

NYC’s Vision Zero Campaign Focusing on Making this Dangerous Street Safer for Pedestrians It’s known as the “Boulevard of Death” and, historically speaking, the name is sadly appropriate. Queens Boulevard is considered one of NYC’s most dangerous roads; in the last 15 years alone, nearly 200 people have died in traffic-related accidents on it, with injury tolls stretching into the thousands. The majority of those losing their lives have been pedestrians, but bicyclists and drivers

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Sustainable Streets: NYC DOT’s Blueprint for City Transportation

2013 and Beyond, the Plan’s Most Recent Report, Outlines Progress Made on New York’s Roads In 2008, The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) published a comprehensive strategic plan. Titled Sustainable Streets, the plan outlined the department’s short- and long-term goals with regard to transportation policy for the city. Ambitious and wide-ranging, the plan was dedicated to making the streets in all five boroughs of New York safer, more navigable, more efficient, and better

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New York City Speed Camera Installation in School Zones Complete

140 Speed Cameras Installed Throughout NYC in Effort to Reduce Auto Accidents September marked the completion of an important milestone in Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero campaign: the installation of 140 speed cameras (100 fixed and 40 mobile) in school zone locations throughout New York City. The completion was timed to coincide with the start of the school year, and incorporates the maximum number of speed cameras that the State of New York allows. This initiative has

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Avoid Voice-Activation While Driving

Hands-free voice-activated technology allowing you to make calls from the road through your car’s onboard system or your connected phone has been heralded as a driving safety feature. Auto manufacturers claim that instead of fumbling with your phone at the wheel, that voice-activated systems are safer. To the contrary, new research shows that talking to your car or fiddling with your phone-even to make voice-activated calls while driving,can be a dangerous – or even deadly

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Staggering Numbers of New York City Agency Crashes

A first-of-its-kind report from New York City’s CRASH database – launched to track collisions involving government agency vehicles — reveals some surprising as well as expected findings. And experts say the figures are astonishing.Government vehicles involved in accidents across all city agencies, except the New York Police Department, totaled 5,605 in 2014, the most recent complete year of figures collected. This equates to 5% of all vehicle-related accidents in New York City and the surrounding

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Are New York Automobile Accidents on the Rise or Decreasing?

Mayor Bill de Blasio has made a big push for improved pedestrian safety on New York City streets. He introduced Vision Zero, a $100 million project to protect residents from auto accidents. Fifty major thoroughfares and intersection redesigns were completed in the first year of the initiative implemented in 2014 – creating protected bike lanes, improving major intersections, widening sidewalks and installing pedestrian “refuge medians”. In addition, the Taxi and Limousine Commission initiated its Vehicle

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