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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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Are Age Restrictions for Drivers a Good Idea?

In spite of the occasional headline over news stories about car accidents which seem to suggest that senior citizens shouldn’t be driving, the evidence doesn’t necessarily support the premise that older drivers (65-70+) are any more dangerous than our youngest drivers (age 19 and under). In fact, much research into the topic suggests the very opposite is true and that we should be more fearful of younger drivers than seniors behind the wheel.

Pedestrian Fatalities Soaring in the U.S. Are SUVs the Culprit?

New research indicates that pedestrian deaths have disproportionally increased faster than overall traffic deaths in the past 10 years. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study says that pedestrian deaths are now at their highest level in 28 years. Nationwide, nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2016, a rise of 46 percent from 2009, when such deaths were at a low point. It’s also the most pedestrian deaths since 1990. The Institute found that the growing number of deaths occurred when it was dark and mostly on roads designed to funnel urban or suburban traffic onto freeways. The increase was also attributed to the preponderance of SUVs that travel these roads. The IIHS also discovered that many of them were speeding at the time of the accident. “This analysis tells us that improvements in road design, vehicle design, lighting and speed limit enforcement all have a role to play in addressing the issue,” the institute’s president, David Harkey, said in a statement that accompanied the release of the IIHS study. There’s plenty of accumulated evidence to reinforce the suggestion that SUVs pose more danger to pedestrians. In 2015, University of Michigan researchers found that pedestrians are more than three times as likely to be killed when struck by an SUV than when struck by a traditional passenger vehicle. This is primarily because of the size and general design: a high, blocky front end and hood focuses the driver’s line of sight closer to the vehicle. Clay Gabler, who researched pedestrian safety in SUV collisions for Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, warned about the front end design of SUVs back in 2003. He also predicted that the number of pedestrians killed by SUVs would increase.  “Pedestrians are losing the safety battle. Despite over 4000 pedestrian deaths a year [in 2002] there are no pedestrian impact safety regulations under serious consideration in the U.S.” Keith Bradsher, the former bureau chief for New York Times in Detroit, wrote a biting account of the production and marketing of SUV’s in 2002. In “High and Mighty,” he asked and answered his own question: “Why are big square-nosed SUVs still everywhere? Because they sell: those front-end features that kill and maim pedestrians are popular with consumers.” He also pointed out that SUV drivers are demographically similar to minivan drivers but are more “self-oriented” psychologically.” Bradsher also reported that SUV drivers are more fearful of crime, less likely to be involved in their communities, and less committed to their families, Two years earlier, in 2000, Daimler Chrysler Director of Market Research David Bostwick told Bradsher that for consumers, ”[i]t’s not safety as the issue, it’s aggressiveness, it’s the ability to go off the road.” Research from other organizations has also showed that SUV owners drive faster and place a lower value on being courteous on the...

New York Not Faring Well in Hospital Safety Rankings

New York hospitals rank among the worst in the nation when it comes to safety ratings, according to a nonprofit patient advocacy organization. Connecticut didn’t fare much better than New York, but New Jersey did noticeably better – finishing in the top 20. All this was in a new report on states’ hospital safety released in late April.

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