November 2018

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Posted on November 30, 2018 in
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, human error accounts for the majority of car accidents. This means that most are avoidable. Even if you are driving carefully, others around you might not be. This means that any time you are...
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Understanding Drugged Driving in NYC

Posted on November 28, 2018 in
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 a person is driving drunk by measuring blood alcohol content via blood, breath or urine. Using these tests, law enforcement can easily see if a driver has reached the level of impairment by testing...
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Understanding Rear-End Accidents in NYC

Posted on November 23, 2018 in
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 are many ways in which a rear-end crash can occur. There are also some things you need to know about liability since the driver of the rear vehicle is not always the one at...
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What Not to Do After a Car Accident

Posted on November 20, 2018 in
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 unnecessary liability and stay legal following a crash. Here are some things you should avoid doing after an accident. Flee the Accident Scene No matter how minor you think the accident may be, you...
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What Causes Manhattan Motorcycle Accidents?

Posted on November 19, 2018 in
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. Even a low-speed impact to a motorcyclist can be fatal. Splitting Lanes A motorcyclist faced with heavy traffic conditions in Manhattan may be tempted to drive down the middle of the cars to the...
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Fatal Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in Manhattan

Posted on November 16, 2018 in
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 that same time, deaths caused by other traffic accidents dropped 14 percent. Not all states saw increases in pedestrian deaths. Washington, D.C. and 23 states saw increases, while 20 other states actually saw a...
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