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").
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  • Stay Safe This Halloween: Child Pedestrian Tips

    …It’s no surprise that more kids are injured in auto-pedestrian accidents on Halloween than on any other night of the year. Stay Safe this Halloween! All car-vs-pedestrian accidents are preventable, so make sure your children stay safe by following a few simple Halloween safety tips. For those who have to drive on Halloween night, be sure stay…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 17 readers -
  • 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

    … the defendants accountable. Get professional help if you need it. If you are seriously injured, get a good attorney who can protect your rights as soon as possible. Read all about it You can read more about this case, verdict and our client’s comments in these Seattle Times and KOMO News articles. We are here to help We are here to help if you…

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

    … for MassHealth was $14.7 billion. Unfortunately, the FBI says that as much as 10% of Medicaid and Medicare funds are lost to fraud and waste. By our math that is as much as $1.5 billion. Suddenly, an $80,000,000 recovery isn’t so much. While those numbers appear enormous, they are just a small percentage of the total dollars lost to fraud. 2016 MassHealth…

    Due Diligence- 28 readers -
  • $38 Million Verdict for Bicyclist Hit by Valet Driver

    … We are proud to announce that today a jury awarded our client a $38 million verdict, after he was hit on his bicycle by a valet driver using an illegal shortcut to cross a one-way street in downtown Seattle. The valet driver’s company, Standard Parking, knew that its drivers were regularly taking the shortcut despite complaints, and turned…

    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

    … are not the only ones who can sustain serious injuries due to distracted walking. In some cases, drivers may see a distracted pedestrian step out into the road and they may swerve to avoid hitting the pedestrian, which can often cause them to collide with another vehicle. Such collisions can result in head and brain injuries, injuries from airbags or seat…

    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

    … the highway or a one-way street. Fatigued driving — Fatigued driving can affect a driver’s concentration and they may stray from their intended lane. In addition, very fatigued drivers may completely fall asleep while driving, which often results in them unknowingly turning the wheel and driving into other lanes. Sleeping drivers can cross double…

    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 -
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