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Be Careful On The Road: Memorial Day 2021

Be Careful On The Road: Memorial Day 2021

| Personal Injury
Around Memorial Day Weekend, alcohol sales usually increase over 25 percent. The unofficial first day of summer is an even bigger drinking holiday than New Year’s Eve. The effects of alcohol, such as slower motor skills and an elevated sense of well-being, help many people relax. But this combination is always dangerous, and often fatal,…Read the article
Peloton CEO Apologizes for Slow Recall Pace

Peloton CEO Apologizes for Slow Recall Pace

| Napoli Shkolnik News
John Foley publicly admitted his company should have “engaged more productively with [the Consumer Product Safety Commission] from the outset” of a safety recall. He “apologized” for this error. Two models of Peloton treadmills have caused multiple serious injuries and at least one death. The Tread Plus has an unsafe motion which, according to regulators,…Read the article
What You Should Know About Car-Bicycle Accidents

What You Should Know About Car-Bicycle Accidents

| Personal Injury
Although vehicle traffic dropped dramatically in 2020, largely because of spring lockdowns and the ensuing rise of WFH (work from home) options, the number of bicycle fatalities increased dramatically. Bicycle traffic increased in most parts of the country, as people tried to avoid overcrowded New York subways and busses. And, as the statistics bear out,…Read the article
The Latest from Peloton: More Safety Questions & Issues

The Latest from Peloton: More Safety Questions & Issues

| Personal Injury
This red-hot company has seen its sales double during the pandemic. But success has come at a price, as the company has been caught yet again cutting corners. The company recalled over 25,000 exercise bikes sold between 2013 and 2016. Peloton received hundreds of reports that the axles broke. The breaks themselves seriously injured some…Read the article
Safe (ish) Activities for Your Family During the Pandemic

Safe (ish) Activities for Your Family During the Pandemic

| Coronavirus
Far and away the best way for your family to stay safe and do some activities during the coronavirus pandemic is to stay at home, whether or not such an order is in place. Face masks and social distancing also slow the virus’ spread, but they are not as effective as sheltering in place. But…Read the article
Revel Puts Brakes on NYC Moped Leasing Service

Revel Puts Brakes on NYC Moped Leasing Service

| Personal Injury
The ridesharing company announced it was suspending service in the Big Apple due to issues with “rider accountability and safety measures.” After two Revel riders died in two separate incidents in less than two weeks, New York Mayor Bill deBlasio called the company’s safety record “unacceptable.” “Our people have been talking to Revel, and they’ve…Read the article
Does Social Media Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Does Social Media Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

| Personal Injury
This question affects many personal injury cases, as over two-thirds of New Yorkers regularly use social media platforms. As outlined below, Facebook posts and other social media posts and likes could have either a positive or negative impact on your claim for damages. So, if you were hurt in an accident, think before you hit…Read the article
How many people are killed or injured riding bikes?

How many people are killed or injured riding bikes?

| Personal Injury
Biking is a great form of exercise, is a fun way to get out in nature, and is a popular means of transportation for hundreds of thousands of people across the country. However, biking is also one of the most common types of roadway accidents. Many bicyclists are struck, hurt, and killed every year by…Read the article
Staying Safe While Riding a Bike in the City

Staying Safe While Riding a Bike in the City

| Personal Injury
Biking is a popular hobby and it is also a wonderful way to get exercise. It is also a very environmentally friendly way of getting around. However, many bikers, as well as those driving motor vehicles, do not always practice the safest habits while on the road. “Biking in the city can make you feel…Read the article
Uber Bike Courier Service Undermines Bike Messengers

Uber Bike Courier Service Undermines Bike Messengers

| Workers Compensation
Uber is creating controversy on the streets of New York, and not because of the conflict between taxi drivers and unlicensed Uber contractors, according to an article by Crain’s New York Business. Instead, the issue is between bike messengers working as couriers and Uber’s new delivery service, which is similar to its driving services in…Read the article