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

    … 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

    … Fraud Recoveries 2016 MassHealth Fraud Recoveries: $80 Million! Let’s break down the recoveries in 2016. The $80 million figure comes from 29 settlements. The biggest chunk of the MassHealth fraud recovery totals comes from a single case. Last May, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer paid $784 million to resolve charges that the company was overcharging…

    Due Diligence- 27 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

    … about Afghanistan, he simply shook his head in dismay. We lose billions of dollars each year to fraud and mismanagement. Absent an insider (whistleblower), finding and proving fraud in the Middle East is nearly impossible. We have written about government contract fraud taking place in Afghanistan You can read another one of those Afghanistan stories…

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

    …, hospitalization, surgery, physical therapy, home health care, assisted living, medical equipment, and more. As you can imagine, pedestrian injuries can be very costly due to medical expenses, lost wages because of the inability to work, long-term disabilities, and more. Drivers can Suffer Injuries Because of Distracted Pedestrians, Too Pedestrians…

    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

    … are in operation, a pedestrian may cross only in a marked crosswalk.” This means that pedestrians are still free to cross the street (when safe) at any point between intersections if at least one of the two adjacent intersections is not controlled by a signal. If both adjacent intersections are equipped with traffic lights, the pedestrian must only cross…

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

    … damage award they were ordered to pay. Recently in Montana, a local jury awarded $16,760,000 in punitive damages against First Interstate Bank. The plaintiff was a small logging company, Kelly Logging. The company and its lawyer were awarded a total of $24,637,852. Of that amount, just $286,550 represented actual damages. Immediately, the bank…

    Due Diligence- 36 readers -
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