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Why is it Important to Exercise the Right to Remain Silent?

Every American has a constitutional right against self-incrimination, also known as the right to remain silent, and to speak to an attorney whenever questioned by law enforcement. Here are several reasons you should always exercise your right to remain silent and demand to speak with an attorney:

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Why Should You Contest Your Traffic Ticket?

After receiving a ticket, some people may decide to plead guilty and accept the consequences rather than deal with the hassle of going to court and fighting. While this choice may seem convenient, it could also be the most expensive decision and lead to devastating consequences. Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring an attorney to contest your traffic ticket the next time you are stopped for a traffic infraction:

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Five Mistakes That Lead to Premises Liability Injuries

Premises liability lawsuits are some of the most common personal injury lawsuits in America, with hundreds of thousands of people being injured or killed in premises liability accidents. Even when they are not fatal, premises liability accidents can cause severe injuries that lead to long-term health problems for victims. Here are just five of the most common mistakes people make that lead to premises liability claims:

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The Consequences of Getting Points on Your Driver’s License

Every year, millions of traffic tickets are issued to New Yorkers for speeding, moving violations, and other traffic offenses. In addition to fines, these tickets also come with points on a person’s license. But what exactly does it mean to get points on your driver’s license, and what are the potential consequences of getting too many points?

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Why Are Pedestrian Accidents So Deadly?

Among all types of motor vehicle accidents, none are more likely to result in serious injury or death than pedestrian accidents. Victims of these accidents often find themselves suffering from long-term health consequences, along with major medical expenses resulting from their injuries. But what is it, exactly, that makes pedestrian accidents so deadly? Continue reading “Why Are Pedestrian Accidents So Deadly?”

Five Ways to Protect Yourself if You Are Arrested

If you have been accused of a crime or arrested, it is easy to make a mistake that could significantly impact your ability to defend yourself in court. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help yourself. Here are five ways to protect yourself if you get arrested by the police: Continue reading “Five Ways to Protect Yourself if You Are Arrested”

Seven Common Safety Violations on Construction Sites

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 150,000 people are injured on the job in the construction industry every single year. That is more accidents than any other industry, beating out other dangerous jobs like fishing, logging, and mining by a wide margin. While this is partly due to inherent dangers of the job, it is also due to common safety violations that put workers’ lives at risk. Here are seven of the most common safety violations seen on construction sites: Continue reading “Seven Common Safety Violations on Construction Sites”

Seven Things to Know About New York’s Marijuana Legalization Law

This past April, New York passed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), which made marijuana legal to purchase, sell, and possess within the state. In addition, the law also expunged many criminal sentences for possession of the drug. However, that does not mean that it is now a free-for-all when it comes to pot in New York, and there are certain regulations New Yorkers should be wary of. Here are seven things you should know about marijuana legalization in New York: Continue reading “Seven Things to Know About New York’s Marijuana Legalization Law”

Seven Most Common Traffic Violations in New York

Every year, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers are ticketed for violations of local and state traffic laws. Collectively, these tickets cost drivers tens of millions of dollars in fines and fees every year, and result in many drivers having their licenses suspended or revoked. Here are the seven most common traffic violations that people are pulled over for: Continue reading “Seven Most Common Traffic Violations in New York”

Seven Typical Reasons for Premises Liability Cases

When building owners and businesses are negligent in caring for their properties, it creates dangerous conditions that can result in people being injured. Collectively, the area of law that deals with these sorts of injuries is known as “premises liability,” and it is by far one of the most common forms of personal injury suits brought in the United States. Here are just seven typical reasons why people sue over premises liability: Continue reading “Seven Typical Reasons for Premises Liability Cases”