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Spotting Road Rage and How to Deal with It

A road rage accident can occur when an angry driver takes revenge by deliberately crashing into another car, side swiping another car or running it off the road. It can also occur when rage makes the driver lose his or her ability to react reasonably. Due to impaired judgment, mistakes get made and human error is one of the most common causes of accidents. When in a rage, a driver can run a red light, deny another driver the right of way, or simply take a turn at too high of a speed, causing an accident.

What Can You Do to Avoid Being a Road Rage Victim?

Because road rage is often a reaction to another driver's lack of consideration, you can make sure you are considerate of other drivers. AAA suggests observing the following in your own driving:

How to Deal with the Other Driver after a Road Rage Accident

When another driver is in a rage and causes an accident, you should take precautions to avoid further harm. What should your behavior be like?

The following are some suggestions:

Contact an Accident Lawyer

When serious injury or death result from an accident, it is vital to have a lawyer who can protect your rights. If the driver's aggressive behavior disrupts traffic and leads to a collision between two other vehicles, the road rage driver may face legal liability. In fact, the National Law Review indicated in an article that drivers engaging in road rage may also be subject to criminal charges.

When injuries are severe, it is wise to obtain an experienced attorney, who can hold the driver accountable and recover compensation on your behalf.

Schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys at Sackstein, Sackstein & Lee, LLP. We can discuss the legal prospects of pursuing a case.

On June 26, when a scaffolding collapsed, six construction workers suffered injury at a Queens construction site accident in Long Island City.

The incident occurred at 42-20 27th Street, between 42nd Road and Queens Plaza South, according to ABC7NY.

Workers were doing construction on the building’s fifth floor and pouring concrete when the scaffolding failed. All injuries were non-life threatening, but some injuries were serious.

NBC New York reported that the Department of Buildings stopped the work and issued the contractor an aggravated violation for failing to maintain a safe site.

High Fatality Rates Due to Construction Site Accidents

In August 2016, CBS News ran an article that reported one in five worker fatalities in 2014 occurred in the construction industry. The top causes of construction worker deaths were falls, electrocutions, being struck by an object and being caught between objects, equipment or material.

What NY Laws Protect Construction Workers?

New York Labor Law Section 240 (1) has provisions to protect workers that use ladders and scaffolding. Building agents and contractors must properly maintain scaffolding, hoists, stays, ladders, slings, hangers, blocks, pulleys, braces, irons, ropes and other devices so workers are not at risk for accidents and injury.

In fact, scaffolding must be constructed to bear four times the maximum weight required when in use.

Violations of NY Labor Law that cause construction site accidents can make contractors and building owners liable for damages.

For Serious Construction Site Accidents, Seek Legal Help Immediately

When a construction worker is seriously injured or dies in a construction site accident and you suspect a contractor or building owner was at fault, consult with a lawyer as soon as possible. Our attorneys at Sackstein Sackstein & Lee can evaluate the accident and hold liable parties accountable. Seeking compensation for damages can help a family member recover from a serious injury or help the family deal with the consequences of a tragic fatality.

Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP primarily focuses its practice on personal injury cases.



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