A spinal cord injury (SCI) can happen in a matter of seconds because of a car accident, a fall, a gunshot wound or even playing a sport. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are nearly 18,000 new SCI cases every year. SCI patients spend less time in hospitals and rehabilitation centers than ever before because of advancements in treatment, but many will live with the physical, financial and emotional effects of their disability for a lifetime.
Car accidents are stressful. Even a seemingly minor accident can cause expensive damage to the vehicles involved and leave the drivers and any passengers suffering physically and emotionally.
The State of New York has strict car seat and booster seat laws designed to protect children in the event of a car accident. The law requires children under the age of four to ride in a car seat, and all children between the ages of four and eight to ride in a child restraint system such as a booster seat.
Every worker has the right to be safe while performing their job. A federal rule, Stop Work Authority, allows full-time and contract employees to speak up and refuse to work in unsafe working conditions.