​How Pedestrians Can Stay Safe on Halloween

Tomorrow is Halloween. With lots of little trick or treaters out in the streets, things can get complicated for pedestrians. Below are some safety tips for pedestrians who will be out and about this Halloween.

  • Choose a route that has sidewalks or designated paths.
  • Opt for well lit streets that have minimal traffic whenever possible.
  • Do your best to avoid busy roads or intersections.
  • As the old saying goes, look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Make sure children in Halloween costumes have enough room to walk on the sidewalk.
  • If you plan on stepping out at night, wear bright colors so you will be visible to drivers.

If your Halloween ends with an injury, we are here to help. To protect your rights and to help you secure the kind of compensation that your injury truly warrants, turn to the experienced personal injury lawyers of Levine and Wiss. We are dedicated to helping our clients secure the maximum compensation. Call toll free at 1.888.GOT.HURT (468-4878) or simply contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

Web Source: http://www.hsrc.unc.edu/news_room/2009-10-21_halloween.cfm

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Ways To Prevent Construction Site Injuries

Construction site workers may be exposed to an unsafe environment. However, this does not mean that construction workers will inevitably get hurt on the job. Below are some steps you can take to prevent construction site injuries.

  • Manual labor requires a lot of physical activity–especially if you are lifting or carrying the materials by yourself. To prevent an injury, utilize trolleys and trucks to transport materials.
  • Some construction site jobs require working at heights. Not only is this nerve-racking, it is also unsafe. If possible, do the work on the ground level and use a cherry picker to get the job done.
  • Always wear a helmet. While they may not be the most fashion forward accessory, they can prevent you from having a head injury.
  • Make sure that scaffolding is secured on a firm surface. To preserve its structural integrity, have it inspected on a weekly basis or after inclement weather conditions.

Have you been injured on the job? We represent carpenters, roofers, excavators, electricians, pavers, landscapers, heavy equipment operators, and drivers who have been seriously injured at construction sites. For advice about your options in the aftermath of a worksite accident, contact Levine & Wiss at 1-888-GOT-HURT.

Web Source: http://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/knowledge/articles/2012/04/2012-04-26-construction-site-safety-tips/

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How To Drive Safely This Spring

Now that the weather has gotten significantly warmer on Long Island, you might take the car out for a leisurely drive. As you are cruising along, it is important to practice safe driving techniques. Below are some tips that will help you do just that.

  • Just because April has come and gone, doesn’t mean there won’t be a shower on the horizon. Always drive slower in the rain.
  • Do your best to avoid driving through large puddles.
  • To remove any moisture from your windshield, turn the fan and defroster on.
  • In the spring, there are bound to be more pedestrians out and about. It is important to be look carefully for pedestrians.

We understand that accidents happen to even the best drivers. Our firm offers its experience and skill to those who have been injured in an accident involving a car, truck or any other motor vehicle. To protect your rights and to help you secure the kind of compensation that your injuries actually warrant, turn to the experienced personal injury lawyers of Levine and Wiss. We are dedicated to helping our clients secure the maximum compensation. Call toll free at 1.888.GOT.HURT (468-4878).

Web Source: http://www.amfam.com/learning-center/my-car/spring-driving-tips.asp#.VVIw7vlVhBd

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Insurance Buzzwords You Should Know

If you are pursuing compensation for your injuries, it is important to familiarize yourself with the jargon. Do insurance terms sound like a foreign language to you? If so, below are some insurance buzzwords you’ll need to know.

Gap Insurance – Did you know that once you purchase a car, your car starts losing its value. If you get into an accident the day you buy your car, an insurance company will pay you for the Blue Book value of your car. It will most likely will be less than what you paid for the car. The term “Gap Insurance” refers to the difference between how much you paid for the car and how much your insurance company covers.

Uninsured Motorist Coverage – If you get in a car accident with someone who does not have car insurance, the compensation you will receive is called uninsured motorist coverage.

Underinsured Motorist Coverage – If you get into an accident with someone and their insurance does not coverage all of the damages and medical bills, the compensation you will receive is called underinsured motorist coverage.

Part of our ability to create success for our clients lies in the fact that our attorneys all have previous experience defending insurance companies from the very sort of claims we now bring for the injured. Having that level of insight allows us to create strategies that are designed to help our clients secure the compensation they need and deserve as they work to recover from their injuries. Contact us today by calling 1.888.GOT.HURT (468-4878) or simply contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

Web Source: http://blogs.findlaw.com/injured/2015/04/5-insurance-terms-to-know.html

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What You Need To Know About Wrongful Death Cases

It is never easy to lose a loved one. Do you suspect that someone’s negligence played a part in their passing? If so, you may have a wrongful death case on your hands. Below are some key things you need to know about wrongful death cases.

Wrongful Death vs. Crime

There are some people who do not know the difference between a crime and a wrongful death case. A crime involves a person who is convicted of a legal charge. In a wrongful death case, a relative of the deceased person issues a civil lawsuit against the individual responsible for the death.

Determining Who Is Liable

Once you’ve determined that it is a wrongful death case and not a crime, it is imperative that you prove that the party in question is liable or responsible. In other words, it must be proven that their actions or negligence lead to the death of your loved one.

Have you or a loved one suffered an injury due to an accident? Contact Levine & Wiss. It is important that you consult an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you call us, the better your chances of recovery will be, as we may still be able to preserve the scene where the injury occurred via photographic evidence and witness accounts. Contact us at 1-888-GOT-HURT (1-888-468-4878) for a free consultation. Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter to keep up with the latest news and legal tips.

Web Source: http://www.ihpersonalinjuryblog.com/wrongful-death-what-you-need-to-know/

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Car Crushed by Train – 7 Dead

Car Crushed by Train - 7 Dead{3:40 minutes to read} Seven people lost their lives on February 3, 2015, simply riding the Metro-North train home after work. This tragedy is the deadliest accident in the history of Metro-North.

At 5:45 pm an MTA train left Grand Central Terminal, headed north on the Harlem Line. It was almost 6:30 pm when that train hit a Jeep Cherokee that was sitting on the tracks at a crossing on Commerce Street in Valhalla, NY. Continue reading

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The Most Common Types of Car Accidents

There are more that 10 million car accidents each year, according to the National Safety Council. This a shocking but true statistic. Below are the most common types of car accidents.

Rear-End Collisions

When cars travel in close proximity to one another, the risk for a rear-end collision increases. Therefore, it is no surprise that rear-end collisions are common during times of high traffic. Rear-end collisions can cause minor injuries or to life-threatening injuries. It all depends on the severity of the accident.

Side Impact Collisions

Side impact collisions, also known as “T-bone” accidents occur when one car hits another car at a perpendicular angle. In these types of accidents, a car goes head first into the driver or passenger part of the other car. It is typical for both cars to experience major damage, and at least one person gets injured.

Head-On Collisions

Head on collisions are usually the most dangerous kind of auto accident. It involves two cars coming toward each other until they finally meet face to face. It is common for the drivers to experience very serious injuries.

It is crucial that you contact a reputable personal injury law firm to represent your case. The car accident attorneys at Levine and Wiss can pursue justice and secure the kind of compensation that your injuries actually warrant.  Call toll free at 1.888.GOT.HURT (468-4878) or simply contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our representation is offered on a contingent fee basis. We only collect attorneys fees if we secure compensation for you.

Web Source: http://www.ihpersonalinjuryblog.com/common-types-of-car-accidents/

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​What To Do If You Are Injured At Work

If you have been injured at work, you may not know the steps you need to take in order to secure compensation for your injuries. Fortunately, the lawyers at Levine & Wiss are here to walk you through the process.

1) Create An Accident Report

An accident report details exactly what happened and the injuries you sustained. It is extremely important to make an accident report because it substantiates your claim. We suggest creating an accident report immediately after the accident. That way, it is fresh in your mind and you won’t leave out any details.

2) Visit The Doctor

After sustaining an injury, it is imperative that you visit the doctor. If the injury is serious, go to the emergency room. Getting an evaluation of your condition by a medical professional is essential in terms of your health and well-being.

3) Contact Levine & Wiss 

You may discover that workers’ compensation does not cover all of your medical expenses. To protect your rights and to help you secure the kind of compensation that your loss warrants, turn to the experienced personal injury lawyers of Levine and Wiss, PLLC. We are dedicated to helping our clients secure the maximum compensation. Call toll free at 1.888.GOT.HURT (468-4878) or simply contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our representation is offered on a contingent fee basis. We only collect attorneys fees if we secure compensation for you.

Web Source: http://www.alllaw.com/articles/workers-compensation/after-accident-at-work.html

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How To Drive During An April Shower

How about those April showers? It is important to learn how to drive safely in the rain. Below are some tips that will help you do just that.

  • Reduce your speed. After all, it takes longer to break or stop your car when the roads are slippery.
  • Keep your distance from the car in front of you. Doing so will give you more time to slow down.
  • When it’s raining lightly or foggy, be sure to put your headlights on. This will help you see the road more clearly.
  • Don’t go full speed through a puddle. It will only cause you to hydroplane and potentially lose control of the car.
  • Use your windshield wipers at the appropriate speed. Having them on will increase your visibility of the road.

Our firm offers its experience and skill to those who have been injured in an accident involving a car, truck or any other motor vehicle. To protect your rights and to help you secure the kind of compensation that your injuries actually warrant, turn to the experienced personal injury lawyers of Levine and Wiss. We are dedicated to helping our clients secure the maximum compensation. Call toll free at 1.888.GOT.HURT (468-4878). Our representation is offered on a contingent fee basis. We only collect attorneys fees if we secure compensation for you.

Web Source: http://www.smartmotorist.com/driving-guideline/tips-for-driving-in-rain.html

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​When You Should Hire A Personal Injury Attorney for Car Accident Injuries

Some people believe that they can handle a car accident claim on their own. While we admire them for their ambition, personal injury claims should be left to the professionals. Below are some scenarios when you absolutely need to have a personal injury attorney to pursue justice for you:

  • The accident resulted in a death.
  • Pedestrians were involved in the accident.
  • You are not the party who is responsible for the accident.
  • A police report inaccurately describes what happened.
  • The accident took place near a construction zone.
  • You sustained serious or life-threatening injuries.
  • Your insurance company denies your claim.

Levine and Wiss offers its experience and skill to those who have been injured in an accident involving a car, truck or any other motor vehicle. We are dedicated to helping our clients secure the kind of compensation your injuries actually warrant. Call toll free at 1.888.GOT.HURT (468-4878) or simply contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our representation is offered on a contingent fee basis. We only collect attorneys fees if we secure compensation for you.

Web Source: http://accident-law.freeadvice.com/accident-law/auto/attorney-and-car-accidents.htm

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