Red light cameras are about as popular as gum disease, but their supporters believe that the devices promote safety. Recent research calls that belief into question, though the data was collected in Texas where driving conditions are somewhat different. The issue is important as NYC's authority to use speed and red light cameras in school zones lapsed on July 25.
The story of the death of a vulnerable young man is what draws our attention today. The details of what happened in this case offer a view into the possible challenges one can face when trying to assess whether circumstances that caused injury or a loved one's death are sufficient to support making a claim for compensation.
New York City attracts people from all over the world. Some come to visit briefly. Others become permanent residents. One of the biggest challenges for any newcomer hoping to stay for a while is finding reasonably priced living quarters. The hunt can be so arduous that some might be tempted to jump at the first thing they come across, even if all outward signs suggest they are walking into a danger zone.