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New York City is an exciting place to live, work, and play. The streets and sidewalks are full of people who may or may not call our City home. But while folks from out of town take in the sights and stand on sidewalks gazing up in wonder at our skyscrapers, New Yorkers rush about the business of getting safely to their jobs and back home to provide for their families.

With the sheer numbers of people moving through the streets of our City, on foot or in motor vehicles, it’s inevitable that an accident will happen. Something as simple as tripping over a mop bucket left outside a restaurant, being clipped by a taxi that went through the pedestrian crosswalk too quickly, or getting rear-ended by a driver who’s not paying attention to the stop-and-go traffic — any imaginable type of accident could change your life in the blink of an eye. The accident may not have been your fault, but it could put you deeply in debt, unable to pay your bills or provide for your family. If this applies to your situation, call a New York City injury lawyer at Kaplan Lawyers PC and take the next step toward financial recovery.

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The firm of Kaplan Lawyers PC has the experience and dedication you’re looking for to help you win the compensation you and your family members are entitled to if you were involved in a motor vehicle accident or other type of personal injury anywhere in New York City. We are members of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. Call a New York City injury lawyer at Kaplan Lawyers PC today at (212) 563-1900 (NYC) | (516) 399-2364 (Long Island), or complete and submit the free and confidential online form

Once Kaplan Lawyers took over my case I knew that I made the right decision. I was able to get medical care paid for and they negotiated for much more than my insurance had offered. I am a client for life! Katrina S.

Commack, NY

The staff at Kaplan Lawyers was friendly and compassionate. They made me feel special. My case was settled faster than I ever imagined and it will provide for me for the rest of my life! Mary T.

Northport, NY

The lawyers at Kaplan took the time to explain the law to me and identified what would have to be proven to win the case. They brought in experts and worked tirelessly to get evidence that showed neglect on the owner’s part. Robin A.

Huntington, NY

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Experts Believe Fatigue May Cause 10 Percent of All Vehicle Crashes

Drowsy driving is a common but often overlooked problem that is to blame for thousands of deaths each year in crashes that cost more than $100 billion. That’s the conclusion of the latest in a flurry of recent reports on the subject. Drowsy driving plays a role in a much larger percentage of severe accidents than federal estimates had led us to believe, according to a study released in early February 2018 by the American Automobile Association’s (AAA) Foundation for Traffic Safety. The foundation reviewed dashboard video from 700 accidents and found that almost one in 10 (9.5 percent) of all crashes involved drowsy drivers, based on the amount of time their eyes were closed leading up to the crash. The survey was an “eye-opener,” as previous federal estimates suggested drowsiness contributed to only one or two percent of all crashes. Overwhelming Evidence of the Dangers of Drowsy Driving About 35 percent of all adult U.S. drivers sleep less than the recommended seven hours per-night, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And in another survey by the AAA Foundation in 2016, nearly all drivers (96 percent) said they view drowsy driving as a serious threat, but only around a third (29 percent) admitted that they had driven while drowsy during the previous month. At least 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries, and over 800 deaths due to drowsy driving occurred during a recorded period of 2013-2014, according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Those at extreme risk of drowsy driving are shift workers, commercial truck and bus drivers, people with untreated sleep disorders or who take sleep medications, and anyone who just doesn’t get enough sleep, which experts agree is at least six hours uninterrupted sleep for healthy adults. In light of recent surveys, what must now be viewed as a bellwether 2016 study underscores drowsy diving’s dangers. It was conducted by the Harvard Medical School’s Division of Sleep Medicine and Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Division of Sleep Disorders. The driving habits of 16 night-shift workers were studied as they drove on a closed track. The researchers found that the volunteers’ driving was dangerously worse after work, when compared to their getting a full night’s sleep. Other conclusions included: Almost 38 percent of the drives performed by the volunteers after a work shift ended in a near-crash; but there were no near-crash incidents after volunteers slept beforehand. Seven of the 16 drives performed after night-shift work had to be terminated early because the drivers could not adequately control their vehicle; but all tests were completed after subjects had slept at least five hours. Ocular (visual) measures of drowsiness were significantly higher in drivers who had just worked a night shift; but not those who had sufficient sleep. How to Avoid Driving Drowsy Here are some warning...

New York & Atlantic Discrimination Lawsuit Alleges Lax Working and Safety Practices

The way management treats the least of their employees says a lot about a business. And we know of one local employer which won’t be found on Fortune Magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For anytime soon. Since 2010, undocumented Mexican, Ecuadorean, and Dominican workers have allegedly endured unreasonably harsh working conditions, substandard pay, and ongoing abuse by their supervisors at the New York & Atlantic Railway (NY&A). Their charges were detailed in a lawsuit filed against the railroad a few weeks ago. The lawsuit was first reported by The New York Times, but still receives local media coverage. The suit is the latest in a series of public criticisms of NY&A business and service practices by federal investigators and other government officials. The company moves 30,000 carloads of construction material, food, waste and other items each year over about 270 miles of tracks from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, to Montauk, Long Island. The 18 plaintiffs claim railway supervisors hired them by first picking them up at Home Depot parking lots and then, once they were “permanently” hired, subjected them to dangerous and humiliating conditions at various company locations in Queens and on Long Island. The men routinely spent 12- to 14-hour shifts – and occasionally as much as 24 hours – working on sections of the Long Island Railroad that NY&A leased for no more than $120 per day, regardless of how long that “day” was. The men said they performed dangerous and strenuous tasks under demeaning conditions — tasks such as righting derailed cars, maintaining switches, and cutting 8×8 railroad ties. And yet, they earned much less than their white co-workers, were denied safety equipment and received no training other than viewing an occasional YouTube “How To” video before performing dangerous jobs such as crawling under derailed railroad cars in attempts to right them. According to the lawsuit, these laborers who reported for work at the Fresh Pond Rail Yard in Glendale were not allowed to walk through the facility’s main gate. Instead, they had to scale a back fence so they wouldn’t be seen. And occasionally, when federal or state rail inspectors arrived, the plaintiff’s said supervisors ordered them to hide, sometimes yelling that the “federales” had arrived. “We felt embarrassed,” said one plaintiff. “And we felt ashamed, and humiliated.” The lawsuit seeks class-action certification and recognition that NY& A violated the City’s Human Rights Law, New York State labor laws and the Federal Employers Liability Act. The plaintiffs also ask for damages including back minimum wage and overtime compensation, repayment for physical injuries, pain and suffering, and a court order that forbids NY&A from repeating the alleged actions. NY&A President James Bonner called the allegations “baseless and without merit.” He added that the company “takes all such claims against our business seriously.”  But it...

Safety Hazards That Might Be Lurking in Your Office

hen thinking of workplace safety, most of us envision a warehouse, factory or construction site. Few think of a business office as a dangerous place, but they can be far from safe.