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The weather did it?

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Every year in New York State, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of motor vehicle accidents caused by negligent driving practices in poor weather conditions. Collisions are not limited to snowstorms and freezing rain. Even summer has its share of heavy rainfalls that can turn streets and highways into high-risk thoroughfares. The most responsible drivers…

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Suing a child for a personal injury in New York

car and bicycle accident

At first, the thought of an adult suing a child seems ridiculous and even petty, but there are cases where it may be warranted, especially in personal injury law. Imagine you are walking through Central Park on a weekend afternoon, enjoying the fall weather. Suddenly a rock, thrown by a child who looks no older…

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How to have a safe Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner. With our minds on roast turkey, cornbread, pumpkin pie, and a celebratory family dinner, it’s easy to forget that the Thanksgiving weekend is one of the most dangerous ones for motorists. There are also other risks associated with hot cooking appliances, improper food preparation, and more. Here are some…

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Technology that can keep your teen driver safe

driving car with phone

Your son has just turned 16 and is studying to get his driver’s license. He’s psyched. You’re not.  As a parent, it’s normal to worry about the safety of your teen driver. Current statistics are alarming. According to the New York Department of Health, motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death for teenagers in…

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Labor Day accidents to watch for

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Holidays are supposed to be fun and games, especially for the kids, but that’s not the way things always turn out. On the Labor Day weekend, in particular, there is ample opportunity for both adults and children to get hurt—from being scarred by an exploding firecracker to falling off a boat and struck by a…

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How to avoid aggressive driving situations

highway driving

Back in 2009, a marketing and consulting group commissioned a study on aggressive driving across the country. New York City took the top spot for reasons that the state would never acknowledge with pride: New Yorkers were more likely to lean on their horns, make obscene gestures, and wave their fists. Since then, the problem…

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Compensatory vs. punitive damages

car crash at night

The spring weather has been so beautiful lately that you decided to go for a jog in Central Park. Unfortunately, when you crossed the street to catch the bus, a distracted driver struck you, resulting causing you to break your arm and dislocate your knee. Rather than stop and see if you were hurt, the…

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What should you do if an insurer asks for a recorded statement?

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Three days ago you were leaving the parking lot of the Bay Plaza Shopping Center when another driver who had one hand on the wheel and the other on their phone hit you from behind, causing you to suffer whiplash and a dislocated shoulder. Your doctor has informed you that until your shoulder heals, you…

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New York’s first automobile fatality

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On May 3rd, 85-year-old Olimpia Davidovici was struck at West End Avenue and 70th Street by a Jeep traveling north on West End Avenue. She was rushed to the closest hospital, where she died. People living in the area complained that the area was always dangerous for pedestrians, with cars turning south onto West End…

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Staying safe during the Memorial Day weekend

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Memorial Day is drawing ever closer, and while most New Yorkers are looking forward to taking a day off from work and spending an enjoyable time with friends and family, the reality is that the holiday weekend is one of the most dangerous times of the year for accidents. DWI accidents are common The U.S.…

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The most common spring personal injuries

bicyclist and car on street

When the weather grows warmer, people spend more time outside. While the fresh spring breezes are both healthy and uplifting, melting snow and ice create damp and slippery conditions that turn indoor and outdoor surfaces into hazards. Increased car and bicycle traffic and the presence of more dog owners walking their pets also contribute to…

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Injured abroad during spring break vacation?

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Injuries don’t always happen close to home. They can also occur when we’re traveling for work or pleasure. There’s something about being injured abroad that is especially unsettling. We’re miles from home and possibly dealing with different standards of medical care and even laws that apply to your accident. If you’re planning to go abroad…

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Road rage—An ongoing concern in New York

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Last November, a van and an automobile had a minor collision at the intersection of Third Avenue and 67th Street in Bay Ridge. The van driver and a 65-year-old man who was a passenger in the car both exited their vehicles and started an argument that ended in the van driver getting back behind the…

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New York’s comparative negligence rule explained

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When you’re seeking compensation for car accident injuries, you’re going to hear the term “comparative negligence” used a lot. If settlement negotiations fail and your case proceeds to court, the judge hearing your case will have to determine which party is at fault or, if both share the blame, the extent to which each person…

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Technology that reduces distracted driving

Driving with phone

We know we shouldn’t text and drive, but what we know and what we do are frequently at odds. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately nine people are killed, and over a thousand are injured in car accidents involving distracted drivers every day. Strict laws have been passed in New York…

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Dash cam evidence in a car accident case

dash cam

Dash cams are becoming more common in motor vehicles throughout the country. Some motorists treat them as a hobby item, hoping to record something worthy of sharing on YouTube later (a practice of questionable legality), while others see them as an investment in their future safety, meaning that the footage will support their side of…

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Three things auto insurers may do to limit your compensation

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While auto insurance companies are not “bad guys” out to deliberately deprive you of the money you need to recover from a car accident, they are like other businesses in that they are motivated mainly by profit. This aim can, unfortunately, manifest itself by paying out as little as possible when you make a claim.…

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Does your music playlist affect your driving?

car radio driving

Playing our favorite music while we drive improves our mood and creates a sense of contentment. It’s a fact supported by research and our own personal experience. But can it also cause you to get into an accident? In 2013 an Israeli study explored the relationship between your music and your driving abilities. 85 young…

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Wearable technology in personal injury claims

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From the Apple Watch to the FitBit to the Motorola 360, wearable technology has made rapid inroads into our lives. Depending on the device, we can use it to track our fitness levels, send emails and text messages, call people and more. Now it could help validate your personal injury claim. Smartwatches as evidence Smartwatches…

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Christmas trees and cars: a dangerous mix

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Last week, the Sudbury, Massachusetts Police Department made national news when it posted a Christmas tree photo on its Facebook page. The unwrapped tree, which was on top of a Mazda 5 minivan, hung over the sides and rear of the vehicle, covering the windows and even concealing the license plate. Police commented that an…

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The permissive use doctrine in New York automobile accidents

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Imagine this scenario. You are driving to the store for a late-night grocery run when another vehicle collides with yours, causing you to suffer significant injuries. When the police arrive, they discover that the other driver, who ran a red light, was not the actual owner of the car. Who can therefore be held liable…

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How does the eggshell skull rule affect a personal injury case?

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Imagine that you’re driving through the Bronx, en route to meet friends at a newly opened cocktail lounge. When you stop at a red light, a distracted driver rear-ends you. Your seat belt prevented you from hitting your head on the windshield, but your injuries are still serious. This is because you have osteogenesis imperfecta,…

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Common Halloween injuries to watch for

Halloween Injuries

As children, we loved Halloween for a number of reasons: the scary costumes, the thrill of stuffing our bags with candy, and the joy of running around the neighborhood with our friends. We also enjoyed being scared by the idea of ghosts, ghouls, and other monsters lurking in the dark. Now that we’re adults, and…

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School bus injuries in New York: What parents should know

school bus + children + driver

Comparatively few children live within walking distance of their school, making it necessary for them to take the bus. While the majority of trips take place without incident, it is, regrettably, not uncommon for parents to receive a call that their son or daughter has been hurt while riding to or from school.  One of…

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Common summertime personal injuries

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Although Labor Day has passed and school is in session, temperatures are still warm and people remain in the summer holiday spirit. For some, this means weekends away, hours in the swimming pool, and other continued warm weather fun. Although relaxing and enjoyable, summer activities are not without risks. To lessen the chances of an…

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Jaywalking injuries in New York City

New York City’s streets are chaotic, but laws are still in place. If you are using a crosswalk in proper accordance with the signal being displayed and a motor vehicle hits you, then the driver will most likely be held at fault. Even if a crosswalk lacks signals, drivers are legally obligated to give you…

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Whiplash injuries in New York

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If you were recently in a motor vehicle accident—as a driver or passenger- and now suffer from persistent and excruciating neck and / or back pain, then you may have suffered whiplash in the collision. Whiplash is a commonly used term for neck sprains and strains that occur when your neck is suddenly and violently…

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The rights of injured passengers in New York car accidents

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After a collision occurs, passengers have the same rights as drivers when it comes to seeking compensation for their injuries, which may include: Traumatic brain injury and/or facial trauma from striking the dashboard or window Whiplash and back injury from being rear-ended Widespread physical trauma from a side-impact collision Who is legally obligated to provide…

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ATV Safety

atv rider

Over the Memorial Day weekend, a high school teacher was involved in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crash that led to her death in western New York State. The teacher crashed her ATV on a rural road in Yorkshire. She was only 33 years old. ATV crashes, many of which result in serious injuries, occur regularly…

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Can part-time employees receive workers’ compensation in New York?

Worker’s compensation plays an indispensable role in the nation’s employment system. It ensures that if you are injured while carrying out employment-related duties, your medical costs are covered. Many people, however, wonder if this protection is also extended to part-time employees. The answer is, yes. New York is not an elective state when it comes…

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Bringing a personal injury claim against the government

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All kinds of injuries occur on public property. People trip on defective sidewalks, vehicles collide when traffic lights malfunction, and pedestrians stumble into excavation sites that are poorly marked, especially at night. In these cases, the agency responsible for maintaining the sidewalks or traffic signals should be held legally responsible, and they can be, under…

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Requesting your medical records in a personal injury case

medical records for personal injury case

When you are embarking on a personal injury claim, you will have to request your medical records, as these documents will serve as key evidence in any settlement demand or offer. These records confirm details such as: Proof of your physical injuries Assessment of the injuries Medical treatment costs, which can help to calculate any…

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Uber injuries in New York

Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing services have increased in popularity across New York State. They appeal primarily to commuters who either dislike or do not have access to public transit but find regular cab travel cost prohibitive. A couple of taps on their Uber smartphone app and they’re off. When you travel in a motor…

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Limousine accidents in New York

During the holiday season, the demand for limousine services always skyrocket. These luxurious vehicles, stocked with treats, champagne, and built-in entertainment systems, take passengers to and from airports, hotels, and party venues. Many would argue that no holiday bash is complete without a ride in a sleek and graceful stretch limo. When passengers, drivers and…

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Railroad crossing injuries in New York

The United States has an estimated 209,000 railway crossings spread across over 600 railroads. Although train travel is not as common in this era, the nation’s railroads remain fairly active with commercial freight and, like any transport medium, experience their share of collisions and related accidents. Railroad crossing accidents are typically catastrophic events. A review…

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Texting and driving injuries

New York State law prohibits the use of a handheld mobile phone or portable electronic device while driving. Despite this ban, drivers are pulled over all the time for activities like the following: Talking on a handheld phone Reading, composing, and/or sending text messages Surfing the Internet Viewing, taking, and sending photos Playing electronic games…

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Car accident caused death of 3 on Halloween

It is imperative that this year, we all take serious precautions on Halloween as we should every day of the year. Last year’s car-pedestrian crash in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx highlights faced by car drivers and trick-or-treaters. A truck driver, who was driving a sedan at the time of the accident, twice…

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Motor vehicle accidents

Not all motor vehicle accidents are harmless fender-benders. Many are major collisions that result in serious injury and even death, forever changing the lives of the victims and their loved ones. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1,039 New Yorkers were killed in car crashes in 2014, and injury totals were even higher. Leading…

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Injured on a New York City bus? Here’s what to do

When you ride the bus to get to work or school or to accomplish an errand, you rely on it to carry you safely to your destination and back. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Every year literally thousands of people are seriously injured or even killed in bus-related accidents, many of which are caused by…

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Is driving with a pet really all that distracting?

As pets become an increasingly important part of many people’s day-to-day lives, it is tempting to think that getting behind the wheel with your pet in the car is not that big of a deal. Sometimes, there is no choice but to travel with your pet in the car. Whether it is a trip to…

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Help! I got into an accident with my kids; now what?

Being involved in any New York car accident is a jarring experience, but that becomes even more intense when your kids are in the vehicle with you during the accident. The most important thing you can do in the immediate aftermath is to remain calm and contact emergency personnel. Children, much like any other victim,…

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Top signs of a severe neck injury after a car accident

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There are many different injuries that you can sustain after a severe New York car accident, but understanding when you need to get further treatment and tests completed to document your condition and to obtain the proper treatment is important. Plenty of individuals will experience neck problems at some point or another over their life,…

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What should I do if I think multiple parties caused my car accident?

cars

If you have recently been injured in a car accident, then you are probably overwhelmed with the process of trying to keep up with your own medical bills and treatment. Hiring the right New York personal injury attorney is an important first step in protecting your rights and ensuring that you are represented aggressively in…

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New York to consider the “textalyzer”

There have been plenty of technology and public relations efforts associated with texting and driving in recent years and New York may be the first state to set a precedent with a new technology designed to identify drivers at fault for serious accidents. Known as the “textalyzer,” this technology could change the game in terms…

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How to shop around for car insurance after an accident

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Individuals in New York who have been seriously injured in a car accident may have consequences associated with the outcome of the accident in the form of an insurance premium rate hike. According to recent research, insurance premiums are on the rise despite the fact that the bodily injury claims have decreased by just over…

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What should pregnant women do after a serious car accident?

Pregnant women have higher risk factors associated with being injured in a car accident in New York. Even a woman who is relatively early in her pregnancy and believes that she has not sustained critical injuries in a car accident can benefit from speaking with a medical professional as soon as possible. This is because…

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Who is responsible for fixing my car after an accident?

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Individuals who have recently been injured in an accident in New York may be devastated to realize that their car has sustained significant damage. There is no doubt that you would want to get your vehicle fixed as quickly as possible. After an accident, you need to take the proper steps to collect the information…

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What to do after you have been injured in a pedestrian accident

pedestrian accident crosswalk concept

Pedestrians who are struck by cars in the state of New York may sustain serious injuries that impact them for many years to come. Some of the most common injuries associated with pedestrian accidents in New York include back injuries, head injuries, internal bleeding and other trauma that can require serious and immediate medical treatment.…

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What Is negligence and why does it matter for my personal injury case?

negligent driving

In order to have a viable personal injury claim in which you are fighting for compensation, you must be able to demonstrate that the injuries you sustained were associated with another individual’s negligence. When you can demonstrate that the injuries you sustained were tied to another’s reckless actions, you open up the possibility of recovering…

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Avoiding winter driving injuries

Now that we are most of the way through the winter you might think that you’re off the hook for serious injuries. Any individual who lives in New York, however, knows that winter can extend all the way through March and even April. This is why it’s a great time to have your car evaluated…

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Just how dangerous is tailgating?

As it relates to car accidents in New York, one of the most common practices that people engage in on the road is tailgating. Tailgating can contribute to serious and dangerous accidents. The reason is because of the personality traits typically associated with drivers who tailgate. Drivers who engage in this behavior are usually quite…

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Using sleeping pills can increase risks of car accidents

Sleeping pills like Restoril and Ambien can increase your chances of being in an accident, according to recent research. These medications can double your chances your chances of being in a serious accident, even if the effects of the medication should have worn off by the time you drive. The same study indicated that taking…

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How soon after an accident should I file a liability claim?

After you’ve been involved in a car accident in New York State, you need to contact your insurance company as soon as possible in order to initiate the process of filing a claim. If you meet the serious injury threshold in the state, however, you may also need to speak to a personal injury lawyer…

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What you need to know about determining fault in a car accident

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Even if you have been lucky enough to avoid a car accident in New York at this point, you may be curious about how insurance companies and the police determine who is at fault in an accident. Determining fault plays an important role in many different states across the country when it comes to life…

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What to do if you are hurt on your bike in New York

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Many individuals across the state of New York use bicycles to get to work or simply for leisure or the health benefits. According to research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 700 cyclists suffer fatal injuries as a result of bicycle accidents with motor vehicles every year. A further 32,000 individuals suffer serious injuries…

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Three key steps to take post-car accident

There is no doubt that it is an unfamiliar and scary experience to go through a car accident. Even if you are generally an organized person, it is normal to feel like things are chaotic and hectic post-accident. One of the most critical things you can do in this dizzying time is to consult with…

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How does speed influence road safety?

Speed increases both the risk and severity of a car crash. Aside from being against the law, speeding can put you and others at serious risk. This is true even if there are no other risk factors, like distractions or adverse weather conditions, in play at the time of the accident. Across high-income countries, speed…

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Key tips for avoiding a car accident in New York

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Personal injury lawyers in New York City often have thriving businesses because of the number of car accidents in the city and also around the state, unfortunately. Read on to learn more about some of the most important safety tips to keep in mind so that you can prevent accidents. Obey the Speed Limit Make…

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What to do if you are in an accident where a bridge collapses

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Unfortunately, infrastructure problems are being discussed a fair amount in the news, especially with the collapse of the now-famous I35 bridge in Minneapolis. While that bridge collapsed as a result of construction overload, there are many other problems that could contribute to a bridge accident. If you have been involved in a car accident because…

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Should I move someone after a car accident?

If you come upon an accident or if you are involved in one, then your body can enter the shock phase, and it might be difficult to remember what to do and what not to do. Read on to learn more about some tips to keep in mind if someone is thrown from a vehicle…

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The high cost of car accidents

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2010 data indicate that the cost of lost productivity and lives from car accidents hovers around $1 trillion. Sadly, an injured individual is not the only person who suffers after an accident, although he or she is likely to carry the heaviest burden. Employers, too miss out…

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Avoiding accidents at outdoor concerts

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When your favorite band is coming to town, it can be very tempting to forget about safety for the night and focus on the music. Without proper safety awareness, though, a fun concert can lead to serious injuries. When attending a concert, it is a good idea to be mindful of issues both in the…

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What is Leandra’s Law?

In 2009, a new law was signed in reaction to the death of an 11-year-old girl who was a passenger in a car with an impaired driver. This made driving under the influence of something with a passenger under 15 in the car a Class E felony. In addition to strengthening the penalties for this…

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Car Seat Safety Primer

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When hitting the open road, it is important that all children in the vehicle who should be buckled in with a car seat are done so safely. Unfortunately, it is quite common for parents to make mistakes when it comes to the selection of a car seat or actually buckling the child in. Read on…

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What to do if you are hurt in a rollover accident

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If you have been injured in a rollover accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the repercussions may be lifelong. You are likely to suffer serious injuries that require months or years of physical therapy or multiple surgeries to correct. Even in the best case scenario, you may be suffering from the effects of a rollover…

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What causes a car accident?

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Usually, the police are initially charged with determining fault in an accident, so long as the accident has occurred in a state where fault is an important component of an insurance claim or lawsuit. A personal injury lawyer might also fully investigate the circumstances of the accident to determine fault, but it often boils down…

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Preparing for car winterization to stay safe on the road

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New York is easing into fall, and as the temperatures drop, it is a good reminder to prepare your car for the long winter ahead. As the leaves start to change, you should evaluate setting up car protection for months of winter driving. Making sure that your car is ready for colder temperatures and precipitation…

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Do you have some of the most dangerous driving habits?

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When it comes to bad habits on the road, just about everyone is an offender at some time or another. You might not even realize how much a certain activity distracts you from the road. Read on to learn more about some of these risky actions that could be putting you in harm’s way. Pushing…

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How to avoid a head-on accident

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While all car accidents are unfortunate and carry a risk of serious injury, the head-on accident can produce some of the most gruesome outcomes. Even cars built for a head-on impact may fail to live up expectations in an accident where a heavier vehicle careens into another one at a high speed. If there is…

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How multitasking contributes to accidents

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With many people juggling hectic schedules and massive to-do lists, it is no surprise that multitasking has become the method by which most people operate on a daily basis. Doing this in the car, however, can contribute to dangerous accidents. Texting and driving certainly have the worst reputation for being distracting, but it is not…

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The impact of speed limit on accidents

If you have already been a car accident victim in New York City, then you know just how quickly your entire life can change because someone else is willingly or unknowingly breaking the law with regard to speed. In 2014, New York City lowered the default speed limit within the city from 30 miles per…

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When binge drinking contributes to accidents: what to do

Binge drinking on its own is a dangerous behavior, but the risks increase dramatically when someone who has had too many gets behind the wheel of a vehicle. With impaired judgment, it is difficult to maintain control of the vehicle or accurately judge distances, making a crash much more likely to happen. Binge drinking refers…

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Can aging driver awareness make a difference for car accidents?

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It is normal and expected that driving abilities change over time, but this can be combatted by education and reduction of risk factors. If you have an older loved one who is still driving, then be aware of potential signs that your family member might need assistance with driving. Sadly, an older individual might not…

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Plan to avoid drowsy driving

Every driver has been there- needing to make a trip but feeling the impacts of being tired or overworked. The human body’s natural circadian rhythms alternating between sleep and alertness intersect with what is known as homeostatic sleep drive. This means that the longer a person is awake, the sleepier he or she becomes. If…

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Do texting bans help prevent car accidents?

Texting while driving is very dangerous behavior, and while most Americans can agree on this fact, it iss till a behavior that happens all too often. When the eyes and focus are pulled away from the road, the driver is at risk of losing control of the car and causing serious accidents. Legislators supporting texting bans…

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Rearview cameras mandated by 2018

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As cameras have become more commonly used for social media purposes, it is no surprise that the interest in cameras has extended to using them inside vehicles for protection purposes. Rearview cameras are already an optional feature in many newer vehicle models, and lawmakers are seeing to it that this is mandatory going forward. At…

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Steps to take immediately following a car accident

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After you have been in a car accident, there is little surprise that you are confused and unsure about next steps. The entire experience can be jarring, but you might also be unfamiliar with the steps you need to take to protect yourself, get medical attention, and determine whether someone else is responsible for the…

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The dangers of summer driving

Even though summer is easily the most beautiful time of the year across New York, it is also a very dangerous time to be on the roads. With people taking more time off and with road trips and weekend getaways being such a hot ticket, you should be aware of the possible risks associated with…

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How to deal with road rage

road rage leads to accidents

If you are confronted with another driver on the road which is taking road rage to new levels, it is in your best interests to steer clear of the driver in question. Read on to learn more regarding tips for handling aggressive drivers in New York. If you spot someone who is driving recklessly or…

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Should I communicate with the other driver after an accident?

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After you have been involved in a car accident, your instincts to do the right thing will usually kick in unless you are impacted by shock. This means pulling over, exchanging information, and even filing a police report. If the other driver was at fault, then he or she might want to try to work…

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What evidence should I collect after a truck accident?

Have you been injured in a truck accident? It might feel as though your whole world has been turned upside down, especially if you are looking at serious injuries. Your next steps after an accident are very important for your future, so read on to learn more about the value of collecting evidence and how…

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A statistical summary of New York City bicycle accidents

On September 19, 2014, a bicyclist in New York City hit a woman head on, after swerving to avoid a group of pedestrians that had gathered near a popular attraction in Central Park. The incident marked the second time within two months that a cyclist hit and killed a pedestrian inside of the nation’s most…

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Federal agency missed clues in GM ignition recall

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This has been a terrible year for car manufacturers, a slew of which have made national headlines as a result of dangerous and defective products. GM has been one of those manufacturers, accused of manufacturing products that have been connected to more than 100 deaths. After more than one year of looking into the specific…

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Beware of riding in the car with a negligent driver

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When you get in the car while someone else is driving, it’s unlikely you’re going to put a whole lot of stock in thinking about that person’s driving skills. That being said, being in the vehicle with a negligent driver could put you in harm’s way in the event of a serious accident. Accidents can…

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The legal rights of New York cyclists

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Article 34 of New York State law covers a wide range of statutes that pertain to cyclists. Some of the laws address cyclist negligence, such as Section 1233 that prohibits cyclists from clinging to motor vehicles. However, Article 34 contains a few statues that grant cyclists legal rights. Legal protection against driver negligence Motor vehicle…

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How to handle the aftermath of a bicycle accident

bicycle accident with car

Every year, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles presents accident statistics that cover a wide variety of operating scenarios. In 2012, over 6,000 bicycle accidents caused by vehicles occurred on New York highways and street, 45 of which turned out fatal. Add the number of times bicyclists hit stationary objects such as trees…

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Lawyer involved in car accident claims he was “working” while driving to work, and that law firm insurer should cover his accident

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Some businesses offer or extend automobile insurance policies to their employees. This makes sense for companies that rely on deliveries to conduct business, such as a supermarket or a shipping company. That way, if a company truck driver is involved in an accident, the company’s policy will cover the employee as opposed to that employee’s…

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Decision about boy injured in motor vehicle accident reversed

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A woman’s minor son was allegedly injured in a motor vehicle accident. She tried to recover money for that injury in court, but the driver that hit the car in which the minor was a passenger was awarded judgment to dismiss the complaint according to a September 9, 2014 New York Law Journal article. That…

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Taxi accident with another vehicle

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In Almeida v. Ben Gor Taxi, the plaintiff Gastao Almeida, age 72, sought compensation for personal injuries sustained when the taxicab owned by Ben Gor Taxi struck the plaintiff’s vehicle in the rear. According to the plaintiff’s testimony, their injuries were to the extent that the accident resulted in considerable back pain and the significant…

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