Common Causes of Car Accidents

Driving a car is not an easy task, although many people take their driver’s license for granted. They may feel more confident than they should and, as a result, engage in risky behaviors such as driving while texting, speeding, running stop signs and more. While some car crashes are caused by mechanical errors or defects,…

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Understanding Drugged Driving in NYC

We all know that drinking and driving is not only dangerous but against the law. But the laws regarding driving while under the influence of drugs are a bit vague. What drugs are illegal to use while driving? How do police test you for drug use if they suspect intoxication? Police can easily determine if…

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Understanding Rear-End Accidents in NYC

Rear-end accidents are quite common. They can also be quite serious, even at low speeds. The impact caused by being hit from behind can lead to whiplash, shoulder and neck injuries, head trauma, and broken bones. Rear-end accidents are no laughing matter. In 2015, there were 556,000 rear-end accidents. Of those, 2,203 were fatal. There…

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What Not to Do After a Car Accident

You have probably read dozens of articles about what to do after a car accident. But do you know what you absolutely should not do following a crash? In order for your car accident claim to be processed smoothly, it’s best that you follow the rules. By understanding the do’s and don’ts, you can avoid…

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What Causes Manhattan Motorcycle Accidents?

According to data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as of 2016, motorcyclist fatalities occurred 28 times more frequently than other vehicle fatalities. Of course, this is at least in part due to the fact that motorcyclists are not afforded the same protection such as bumpers and airbags that vehicle occupants are….

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Fatal Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in Manhattan

The roadways are not safe for everyone. While traffic fatalities appear to be declining overall, pedestrian accidents are still rising. In 2017, close to 6,000 pedestrians were killed on roadways across the United States. That is the highest number in the past 25 years. Between 2007 and 2016, pedestrian fatalities rose by 27 percent. During…

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Common Car Accident Injuries in NYC

Car accidents occur on a daily basis. Some are minor and cause minimal damage. Others, however, involve such a huge impact that vehicles are totaled and people are severely injured. Most injuries, in fact, are caused by car accidents. Depending on the accident, you may experience various injuries. However, there are some that are more…

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NYC Car Accidents Due to Bad Weather

The streets of New York City can be difficult to navigate safely even on a clear and sunny day. Throw bad weather into the mix, such as rain, snow or sleet and such adverse weather conditions can create havoc on New York City roadways, resulting in multiple car accidents, where liability can be difficult to…

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NYC Car Accidents Can Result in Scarring

Often times a broken bone sustained in a New York City car accident can heal remarkedly well. However, if you sustain a slash or abrasion to your skin from a contact within the car you’re in, such as if you hit the steering wheel, dashboard, or windshield causing injuries, or from broken glass, it is…

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Recovering Lost Wages After an NYC Car Accident

Pursuant to New York No-Fault law, if a pedestrian is struck by an automobile and subsequently loses time from work, she may recover her lost wages from the insurance company that insured the vehicle that struck her. But in the case of a client of the firm, Allstate Insurance Company refused to pay the firm’s…

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