December 2018

NYC Rush Hour Traffic Accidents

Posted on December 31, 2018 in
It seems like the streets of New York City are always congested with trucks, automobiles, taxicabs, pedestrians, and bicyclists. While this is true, rush hour traffic can make matters even worse and car accidents more prevalent. Non- New Yorker’s with the ability to see the congested streets of the City for the first time may have a legitimate basis to believe that rush hour is all the time! Generally, however, NYC rush hour tends to be considered 7 a.m. through 10 a.m. and between 4 p.m. through 7 p.m....
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The Dangers of Skitching in NYC

Posted on December 30, 2018 in
What is Skitching? Skitching is the dangerous practice of hitching a ride by holding onto a bus, car, truck or taxicab while rollerblading, bicycling or skateboarding. Skitching is also sometimes referred to as bumper jumping, bumper hitching or jogging. Regardless of what you call it, the practice can lead to taxi accidents, bicycle accidents and car accidents on Manhattan’s busy streets. Why do People Engage in Skitching in Manhattan? The most likely reason for skitching is simply the excitement and adrenaline rush. But it is very hard for other...
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Why Do So Many NYC Car Accident Cases Settle Before Trial?

Posted on December 29, 2018 in
It’s no secret that many people are injured throughout the year in car accidents, but what most people might not know is that the “lion’s share” of cases settle before trial. Most of us have seen the glamorous television shows where trials take place, but the reality is that trials are the exception, not the rule. So with all the glitz and excitement of trials, why are they the rarity in NYC car accident cases? Trials are risky for both parties When an NYC car accident lawsuit is settled...
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What is Whiplash?

Posted on December 28, 2018 in
A car accident can cause a variety of injuries. A common one you may hear about often is whiplash. But what exactly is whiplash and how does it occur? Whiplash simply refers to neck strain. While it’s associated with car crashes, it can happen any time a blow causes your neck to jerk back and forth. This force tears the tendons and muscles in your neck, causing pain and stiffness. Athletes, particularly football players, are prone to whiplash. If you have suffered neck pain following a car accident, you...
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Avoid a Manhattan Car Accident By Driving Defensively

Posted on December 27, 2018 in
What is Defensive Driving? Driving defensively means always paying attention not only to the car ahead of you but of all your surroundings at all times. Defensive drivers anticipate what drivers next to them might do at any time to cause an accident, so they can avoid an accident. While this may sound negative, assume that any car around will make the worst move possible and look out for it. If you see someone driving aggressively, steer clear and let them go. Driving Defensively in Manhattan to Avoid a...
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Manhattan’s Pedestrians and Cyclists Are at Risk of Accidents

Posted on December 25, 2018 in
According to a recent article in Gothamist there are particular locations throughout the City’s five boroughs where bicyclists and pedestrians are considerably more prone to be seriously injured or killed in a crash. In compiling its data, Gothamist looked to data compiled by Near major bridges, there is heavy vehicular traffic as well as congested pedestrian and bicyclist traffic all competing for narrow space, which increases the likelihood of a crash. In areas such as the Lower East Side of Manhattan and Williamsburg in Brooklyn, traffic is often...
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