March 2019

Manhattan Truck Accident Statistics

Posted on March 19, 2019 in
Semi-trucks play an important role in our society and economy. They can be found on America’s roadways seven days a week, 365 days a year. Without them, we would not have access to the food and other goods we enjoy on a daily basis. However, traveling on the roadways with these large trucks can be dangerous. In 2016, 3,986 people in the United States were killed in accidents involving semi-trucks. This is the highest number since 2008 when the number of fatalities reached 4,017. New York has one of...
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Car Accidents When Backing Up

Posted on March 10, 2019 in
Far too many car accidents happen annually in Manhattan due to motorists not exercising the proper degree of due care when backing up. Although many car accidents that occur when motorists are backing-up involve only property damage to vehicles, other such accidents can result in devastating injuries. If a car that is backing up or moving in reverse, comes into contact with a bicyclist, motorcyclist or pedestrian, the impact may even result in a fatality. How Do Backing Up Accidents Happen? Many auto operators look behind them before backing...
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Brain Injury After a Manhattan Car Accident

Posted on March 7, 2019 in
When people think of injuries caused by a car accident, whiplash and broken bones may come to mind. Many people are not aware that the impact of a crash can result in a blow to the head, causing a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI is often a hidden injury in a car accident. A person may feel fine following an accident. Little do they know that the symptoms may not present themselves until weeks or even months later. However, if they seek medical help right away after an...
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Repairing Your Car After an Accident

Posted on March 5, 2019 in
A car accident can cause a lot of damage. Once you have recovered from your injuries, you may be wondering how you will get your car repaired. If your car is totaled, you may be worried if you still owe money on the car, as automobiles depreciate rapidly. Will you be compensated for your damaged vehicle? If so, how much will the insurance company pay? The law varies from state to state. As an example, 12 states have a no-fault insurance law. New York is one of them. This...
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Car Accidents While Merging in Manhattan

Posted on March 3, 2019 in
Due to the fact that merging onto busy and congested highways in Manhattan can be challenging, Manhattan car accidents as the result of merging improperly are not that uncommon. Merging safely requires the complete attention of the auto operator, and unfortunately, many drivers are distracted while driving upon the City’s roadways. It is important to keep in mind that New York is a pure comparative negligence state, so even if both you and the other driver that hit you each bear some responsibility for the happening of the accident,...
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