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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know About Car vs. Truck Accidents


Each year in the U.S., more than 7.2 million car accidents occur. From 2015 to 2016, the number of accidents involving large trucks increased by 5 percent.
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Friday, October 4, 2019

What Should You Collect After a Car Accident?


When you have been in a car accident it may leave you quite shaken up without a clear direction of what you should do next. One of the best things that you can do in this situation is to document as much as possible. By documenting specific things, you can preserve them to deal with them later when you have managed to calm down. This documentation will prove extremely helpful for the purposes of recovery. Here is what you should preserve Read more . . .


Monday, June 24, 2019

Injured Taxi Passenger


The New York City taxi has become a kind of symbol of the city. Taxis are all over the place and are often used to transport residents and visitors throughout the five boroughs. Just like other vehicles on the city roads, however, taxis can and do get into crashes. Taxi passengers may even be injured in these crashes. If you have been injured as a passenger in a New York City taxi, one of the questions running through your mind is probable, what happens now?

What Happens When You Are a Taxi Passenger Injured in a Crash?

The priority after being injured in any type of motor vehicle accident is to seek medical attention.
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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Hit by an Uninsured Driver


The days following a car crash can pass in a whirlwind of activity and uncertainty. You may have been injured. You may have some post-accident anxiety. You may be in pain and unable to work. In addition to all of this, you may have an ever increasing pile of medical bills as you seek the care you need to address your accident injuries.
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Monday, May 11, 2015

Rear-End Collisions: Why is there a legal presumption that the following driver is at fault?

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What is a safe following distance between cars to be able stop in time to avoid a collision?

Generally, courts hold the rear car responsible in a two-car, rear-end collision. Most commonly, these types of collisions occur when the front car:

  • slows down to stop for a traffic light changing to red;

  • slows down to avoid striking an object in the road;

  • stops to allow a pedestrian, cyclist or other vehicle cross the road;


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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Is Supplemental Underinsured Motorist Insurance Necessary?

{4:05 minutes to read} Having supplemental underinsurance coverage adds another layer of protection in the event you are injured by someone who has less-than-adequate coverage.

In New York State, the minimum insurance that a driver must carry is $25,000. In the unfortunate event someone is injured in a car accident by a driver who only carries the minimum amount of insurance, whether or not reasonable compensation for those injuries exceeds $25,000, they will not be able to recover any more than the amount from the other driver’s insurance company.


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Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Road to Grandma’s House May Soon Be Covered in Snow. Drive Safely!

It’s officially winter and winter driving can be dangerous. Failure to keep in the proper lane or running off the roadand driving too fast for conditions are of the most frequent driver behaviors that cause car accidents this time of year. Please consider the following suggestions to avoid those situations and stay safe this season.

3 keys to safe driving in the snow: 1. Stay Alert, 2. Slow Down and 3. Stay in Control.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Should the No-Fault Law’s “Serious Injury” Threshold Be Changed?

New York’s No-Fault law allows people injured by careless drivers to receive payments for their medical bills and lost wages. A higher standard is imposed in order for people to recover for their pain and suffering and future expenses. They must suffer a “serious injury.”


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Don't Get Your Goose Cooked on Your Holiday Drive

Thanksgiving and the year-end holidays where we get to to spend enjoyable times with our friends and family are rapidly approaching. I’ll soon be driving to join my family in Pennsylvania and know that many of my clients, friends and colleagues will also drive long distances to be with their loved ones. The roads are usually crowded with extra traffic this time of year. Holiday highway travel often is at night, after work or after a festive meal, each of which can greatly reduce a driver’s reaction time.   

 


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Thursday, October 10, 2013

How Did Two Injured Ohio Buckeyes Avoid the Brooklyn Courthouse?

My last blog discussed the legal rights of injured visitors to New York. This blog addresses some of the logistics involved in an actual case that my firm brought on behalf of two of those visitors.You can see how my office strives to make the legal experience as convenient as possible.

A mother and her young daughter from Ohio were visiting New York. They were riding in a cab to their hotel when another car cut in front of them. The two cars crashed. Both mother and her daughter struck their faces against the taxi’s interior plexiglass divider and suffered injuries. The police were called to the scene and the two injured Ohioans received emergency treatment at a New York Hospital.


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Monday, August 26, 2013

5 Tips That May Save a Life!

In April, the parents of a 22 year-old college student, who was killed, as a result of his texting and driving, released his final text. Despite his spotless driving record, he lost control of the car, swerved to avoid oncoming traffic, and drove off an embankment to his death. His all important last text?Sounds good my man, seeya soon, ill tw"

 

Texting while driving is an alarming trend, and a national epidemic. It’s quickly becoming one of the country’s top killers. Drivers assume they can safely text and drive, but the numbers don’t lie.

 

Texting While Driving Causes:

1. Nearly 25% of ALL car accidents

2. 330,000 injuries per year (Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Study)

3. 11 teen deaths EVERY DAY (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Fatality Facts)


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