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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Dying to Talk: The Dangers of Driving while Using a Cell Phone

Distracted driving is a leading factor in traffic accidents and fatalities in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates drivers using hand-held cell phones are four times more likely to cause serious injury while driving. Texting drivers are twenty-three times more likely to injure or kill. In July 2011, Governor Cuomo… Read More »

Construction company reneges promise to pay for funeral service.

Deanna Simms lost her husband, Winston Gellett, in a construction accident when a building collapsed on top of him. The accident was contributed to the beams that hold up the top floor not being properly supported. Winston’s boss, Philip Rodrigues quickly consoled Deanna promising the company would cover all the costs for a funeral. “It was… Read More »

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury in New York

Injuries to the brain or spinal cord are among the most devastating injury someone can suffer. Because the brain and spinal cord are the main components of the nervous system, damage to any part of the brain or spine is usually disastrous – and permanent. Many of the injuries we see are caused by car… Read More »