February 2019

Manhattan Insurance Companies and Bad Faith

Posted on February 28, 2019 in
Many New Yorkers use taxis and public transportation to get around because the cost of car ownership is astronomical. Insurance alone can be pricey. The average New Yorker pays $1,234.84 per year for car insurance, which is more than the national average of $889.01. For those who do own vehicles, they may be surprised by how they are treated by their insurance company in the event of a car accident. Given that they pay so much for insurance, they likely expect to be treated fairly; however, this is not...
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Economic, Non-Economic, and Punitive Damages

Posted on February 26, 2019 in
A serious car accident can cause difficulties for the victims. Your car may be totaled. You may have serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment. You may be forced to miss weeks or even months of work. You may be unable to care for your kids or perform daily tasks. You may have to miss out on the hobbies you once loved. Your relationship with your spouse and other family members may suffer. When you think of damages, you may think of medical bills and property damage, but there...
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Should I Settle My Manhattan Car Accident Case or Go to Trial?

Posted on February 24, 2019 in
Once a Manhattan car accident victim decides to seek recourse against the driver of the at-fault vehicle in the accident, one of the things they will invariably ask is, “Am I better off settling my auto accident case or should I take it to trial?” The answer to this question is one that no one really wants to hear, but the answer is – it depends. And furthermore, this is something one will want to discuss with their personal injury attorney. The reality is that most car accident cases...
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Weather-Related Car Accidents

Posted on February 22, 2019 in
New Yorkers are no strangers to rain, ice and snow. These extreme weather conditions can affect a person in many ways, especially when they are driving on the road. These driving hazards are in play from fall to spring—potentially half of the year. Weather-related car accidents are deadly. In fact, they kill more people than tornadoes, floods, and other weather disasters. The United States sees 5.8 million car crashes every year. Approximately 21 percent of those are contributed to by extreme weather conditions.   What Causes These Accidents? Unfortunately,...
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Manhattan Dollar Van Accident Lawyer

Posted on February 19, 2019 in
Many people who do not live in the City of New York may have never heard of Dollar Vans, which are sometimes also referred to as dollar cabs or gypsy cabs. In fact, if you live close to the subway throughout the City, you may never have heard of, and may never need to use the service provided by Dollar Vans. But for many people who live in NYC, far away from the convenience of the local subway lines, often referred to as the “subway desserts,” the use of...
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The Most Dangerous Intersections Located in New York City

Posted on February 17, 2019 in
According to the City’s publicly available data, there are certain intersections located throughout Manhattan and beyond that are statistically more dangerous than others. While auto accidents and pedestrian accidents can happen anywhere and at any time, it is worth being aware of intersections that are particularly dangerous and using extra caution when in these areas. Below are listed the most dangerous intersections throughout New York City along with the approximate number of collisions that take place at these intersections each year. First Avenue and East 96th Street, Manhattan Approximately...
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