A street is a paved public thoroughfare in a built environment. It is a public parcel of land adjoining buildings in an urban context, on which people may freely assemble, interact, and move about. A street can be as simple as a level patch of dirt, but is more often paved with a hard, durable surface such as concrete, cobblestone or brick. Portions may also be smoothed with asphalt, embedded with rails, or otherwise prepared to accommodate non-pedestrian traffic.Originally the word "street" simply meant a paved road (Latin: "via strata").
Posts about Street
  • Fatalities Caused by Head-On Collisions

    … a car crashing and a motorcycle can be deadly for the motorcyclist. In addition, occupants of a car are at greater risk of injury if their car collides with a large commercial truck. No matter what factors are involved in a head-on crash, there is still the potential for extremely severe injuries, including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain…

    Gabriel Levin/ 13 readers -
  • Bicyclist hit by valet driver shares safety tips for the road and the courtroom

    … A jury recently awarded our clients, Thyce and Amy Colyn, $38.25 million, after a hotel valet driver using an illegal shortcut to cross a one-way street broadsided Thyce and permanently injured him as he cycled home from work on his bike. Before the accident, the valet’s employer, Standard Parking, had started parking downtown Seattle hotel…

    Luvera Law Firm- 19 readers -
  • MassHealth Fraud Lawyer – 2016 In Review

    … that the company wanted to “induce hospitals to utilize Protonix so that patients would be discharged on this drug thereby requiring these patients to seek outpatient acquisition of this drug at higher the market prices.” Like street level drug dealers that give samples of highly addictive drugs to get their customers hooked, Wyeth was allegedly…

    Due Diligence- 27 readers -
  • $38 Million Verdict for Bicyclist Hit by Valet Driver

    … Center, he was hit by Taylor Warn, the valet driver, when Warn cut across both one-way lanes without yielding. Colyn was hospitalized with a shattered hip, traumatic brain injury and additional injuries to his head, back, shoulder, ribs, pelvis and abdomen. He has survived three surgeries and expects to undergo five more. Even after years…

    Luvera Law Firm- 18 readers -
  • $85 Million Wasted on “Empty Shells”? Government Contractor Fraud Post

    … of a hotel and an adjacent apartment building, directly across the street from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.” How serious were these “deficiencies”? Sopko says, “the $85 million in loans is gone, the buildings were never completed and are uninhabitable, and the U.S. Embassy is now forced to provide security for the site at additional cost to U.S. taxpayers…

    Due Diligence- 19 readers -
  • How Distracted Walking Leads to Accidents

    … approaching the intersection would have had plenty of time to stop and avoid a collision – except, the driver was also looking down at their smartphone and, therefore, did not see the pedestrian until it was too late. In such a case, both the distracted driver and the distracted pedestrian may be partially liable. Pennsylvania law allows certain…

    Gabriel Levin/ 19 readers -
  • Top Five Pedestrian Accident Claims

    … described below that are responsible for the most pedestrian accident claims. Failing to Stop at Stop Signs The first, and most common mistake that drivers make that can result in accidents, and subsequent lawsuits or legal claims, with a pedestrian, is not stopping at a stop sign. A pedestrian may be attempting to cross the street and it not uncommon…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 23 readers -
  • Reasons Behind Head-on Crashes

    … Car crashes can occur in many different ways, with drivers often crashing into the rear or side of other vehicles. One of the most dangerous types of crashes is a head-on collision, which happens when the front of one vehicle collides into the front end of another vehicle. These collisions tend to happen when both vehicles are in motion…

    Gabriel Levin/ 10 readers -
  • Unmarked Crosswalks in Texas

    …, vehicles are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in a crosswalk, marked OR unmarked, when in the same half of the roadway as the pedestrian (or if a pedestrian is approaching your half of the roadway from the opposite side of the road). If a pedestrian is approaching traffic from a sidewalk that crosses an alley, private road…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 51 readers -
  • Small Banks and Punitive Damage Awards

    … was no helping the daughter at this point. The bank already decided that the loan was going to be pulled. The bank didn’t help anyone but themselves. They seized mom’s money and tried to take her homestead. In other words, they were trying to kick a 92 year old widower on the street. We sued the bank and won. Like most bank cases, however, the settlement…

    Due Diligence- 36 readers -

    … a day outdoors. It seems as if the entire city is on the street with picnic baskets, umbrellas, and their recreational vehicles…enjoying one of the biggest street parties of the year! Men and women in walking groups from various clubs in the city dress in costumes of green give out flowers, beads, and kisses to lucky parade goers along the route…

    Houma Personal Injury Attorney- 44 readers -
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