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Car accidents: UTV crash kills 1 teen, injures 2

Anyone in upstate New York could drive a utility terrain vehicle, regardless of age, and with no need for a driver's license, although there are some restrictions for drivers under the age of 16. Like in car accidents, the driver of a UTV may be financially responsible for damages of passengers who are injured or killed due to the driver's negligence. UTVs require advanced driving skills because of the terrain on which they are used. However, many UTV accidents involve drivers in their early teens who lack the necessary skills.

Trusts can ensure funds to take care of minor children

Some New York residents put estate planning on the back burner for when they are middle-aged. However, anyone who earns an income and has children should seriously consider the need for wills and trusts. Lives can be lost in the blink of an eye, and wills and trusts can ensure that funds are available for the care of young children, should the parents die before the children reach adulthood. Parents do not usually want to stop and think of such a possibility, but having estate planning documents in place could provide peace of mind.

Dangerous conditions in public places pose brain injury risks

Public places like shopping malls in New York could pose slip-and-fall hazards to consumers. While most people spot fall hazards outdoors on sidewalks and in parking areas, slippery wet areas might be less evident inside malls. An accidental fall can happen in the blink of an eye, and a brain injury could result if the person's head strikes the floor or another hard object.

Car accident: Pizza delivery ends in fatal crash

Police detectives launched an investigation into a fatal crash that occurred in New York State on a recent Wednesday. According to a crash report, two vehicles were involved in the car accident that happened at approximately 4:30 p.m. The person who died in this accident was a 49-year-old delivery driver of a pizza restaurant.

Pros and cons of including trusts in estate planning

Including a will in estate planning can ensure that assets are distributed as wished by the testator. However, many people in New York may also benefit from creating a trust, mainly those with larger estates. There are several different types of trusts that might serve their unique needs. However, it is advisable to learn more about the pros and cons of trusts before going that route.

Brain injury: Foul balls striking baseball fans not uncommon

Baseball fans may not realize that Major League ballparks can be dangerous places. Being struck by a foul ball can be catastrophic, especially if it causes a brain injury. A woman who was struck in the face at a game between the Cubs and the New York Mets in 2018 recently filed a claim against Major League Baseball.

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