What to Do After Getting into a New York Car Accident

  Car accidents happen every single day. In New York, they’re the leading cause of injury-related death in the state. A New York car accident isn’t like other types of car accidents. In Manhattan, bus accidents, taxi accidents or pedestrian and cyclist accidents are likely to occur. If you suffered any type of injury in…

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Damages in Commercial Driver Vehicle Collisions

Way back in 1998, the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the Empire State, struck down the longstanding common carrier rule. This legal doctrine held taxi drivers, truck drivers, Uber drivers, and other commercial operators to a higher duty of care. This landmark decision triggered considerable hand-wringing among many New York personal…

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How Much Money Is My Car Crash Claim Worth?

Generally, car wreck victims are entitled to be in the same position they would have been in had the crash not occurred. No one can turn back the hands of a clock and go back to before the accident. So, money damages are the next best thing. Unlike a fine in a criminal case, civil…

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Legal Options in Hit and Run Claims

A significant number of car crash victims never partner with personal injury attorneys and obtain maximum compensation for their damages. Their reasons are varied. But the bottom line is usually they do not believe it is worthwhile to work with a New York personal injury attorney. Hit-and-run claims are a good example. Many people think…

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Electronic Evidence in Car Crash Claims

In order to establish negligence by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not), the victim/plaintiff must have evidence in a car crash claim. Until very recently, New York personal injury attorneys had to rely almost entirely on witness testimony and the police accident report. These sources are still very useful, but they also…

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