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Study: Drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Drunk and distracted driving receive a good deal of media attention, and rightfully so. However, drowsy driving can be just as dangerous. With many Americans not getting enough sleep, working long hours and having lengthy commutes, it’s become a…

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Avoid these four things for a safer work experience

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Friday, December 9, 2016. Construction site accidents can happen for a multitude of reasons. Too often, they are the result of lax safety measures by companies, contractors and worksite managers or by poor safety training of workers. While these individuals and entities are…

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Electronic cigarettes are among the latest exploding devices

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Monday, November 28, 2016. Electronic cigarettes experienced a significant rise in popularity in the early years after they came on the market as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. Their sales rose to some $2 billion last year. Some e-cigs contain no tobacco, while…

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Union status of sites tracked in construction fatalities

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Thursday, November 10, 2016. The number of construction site accidents in New York City doubled between 2014 and last year, according to city government figures. The 471 injuries that occurred last year was approximately twice that from the previous year. The number of…

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How are energy drinks linked to drunk driving?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Highly-caffeinated energy drinks have become increasingly common in recent years — particularly among college students who often use them to stay awake to study or finish a project. Aside from the obvious dangers of too much caffeine, these drinks…

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What are the most common causes of construction site fatalities?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Friday, September 30, 2016. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4,821 workers killed while working on the job in 2014. That’s the equivalent of more than 13 deaths each day, or over 92 deaths each week. Construction site fatalities accounted…

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Lyft, Budweiser seek to prevent drunk driving on weekends

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. There are more options than ever before for people to avoid getting behind the wheel when they’ve had too much to drink. Here in New York City, ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft are just a click away…

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Trips and slips on construction sites can cause serious injury

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Construction sites are filled with a multitude of hazards, including uneven surfaces, holes, debris and moisture that can cause workers to trip, slip or fall. Many people consider these simply among the expected hazards of the job. They often…

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Forklift safety is key for construction sites

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Many things affect conditions on construction sites. A key one is forklift safety. Construction sites that do not pay enough attention to it will pay the price in injuries, loss of productivity and financial damages. Approximately 97,000 people per…

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Warning labels must be clear and easy to find

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Manufacturers have to put warning labels on their products to help customers use them safely. Naturally, some companies don’t like to do this, as raising awareness about potential hazards doesn’t always make people want to buy the items. Telling…

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“When I got hurt in a traffic accident while riding my bike in New York City, my friend suggested I speak to O’Dwyer & Bernstien. Upon my initial phone conversation with a lawyer from the firm I was impressed by his courtesy, quick return phone calls and concise explanation of the legal tactics available to me. After meeting face to face with him, I decided immediately to retain O’Dwyer & Bernstien to represent me in my personal injury case. I was very happy with my attorney and with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend O’Dwyer & Bernstien to anyone seeking legal representation.”

“When I got hurt in a traffic accident while riding my bike in New York City, my friend suggested I speak to O’Dwyer & Bernstien. Upon my initial phone conversation with a lawyer from the firm I was impressed by his courtesy, quick return phone calls and concise explanation of the legal tactics available to me. After meeting face to face with him, I decided immediately to retain O’Dwyer & Bernstien to represent me in my personal injury case. I was very happy with my attorney and with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend O’Dwyer & Bernstien to anyone seeking legal representation.”

“I retained O’Dwyer & Bernstien on the recommendation of a friend. I was immediately impressed by the firm’s experience and reputation in personal injury law. From the start, my ODB attorney walked me through the process, answered all my questions, explained everything clearly, kept me updated regularly and always promptly returned my telephone calls and emails. My attorney was knowledgeable, professional, courteous and diligent. My case moved through the court system quickly. As trial neared, the insurance company saw that my attorney was experienced and thoroughly prepared to try my case to verdict. As a result, the insurance company caved and settled my case for the full limits of the insurance policy. I love my ODB attorney!”

“When I was hurt on the job I had nowhere to turn for help. I had been working as an electrician’s helper, but my boss was not insured and he had no license to do electrical work. I had just had a new baby girl and Con Ed was going to shut off my lights. A friend told me to call O’Dwyer & Bernstien. They took action right away and got great money for my case. ODB helped me get my life back on track. I will always be grateful.”