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Damages in a New York Car Crash Claim

Posted on July 18, 2019 in
In the Empire State, driver error causes about 95 percent of all car crashes. If this error was also a lack of ordinary care, the tortfeasor (negligent driver) may be liable for damages. Distracted driving is a good example. Rolling down the window and adjusting the air conditioner are technically distracted driving. But most jurors would not consider these things to be a lack of ordinary care. Victim/plaintiffs may also establish negligence if the tortfeasor violated a safety law. In fact, in these situations, the tortfeasor may be responsible...
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Ride Share Nightmare: What to Do After an Uber Accident

Posted on July 16, 2019 in
Uber has over 75 million riders and three million drivers across the globe. While they're driving towards a vision of simplifying transportation, there's still always the risk of a car accident. So what do you do as a passenger in an Uber accident? We've created this easy-to-use guide so you know the answer before requesting a ride. Avoid a rideshare nightmare with these tips for navigating Uber accidents. Uber & Its Drivers First, you should know that Uber considers its drivers as independent contractors. Since they're not employees, Uber...
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Getting Around the Graves Amendment

Posted on July 16, 2019 in
Most people move a lot, and even a local move may cost several thousand dollars. To save money, many people rent U-Hauls and other moving trucks. Drivers normally need commercial licenses to operate these vehicles. But most truck rental establishments only require standard drivers’ licenses. As a result, serious U-Haul truck crashes are rather common. The negligent entrustment doctrine normally applies in such situations. This rule allows New York personal injury attorneys to pursue damage claims against vehicle owners if they allow incompetent drivers to operate their vehicles. This...
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Electronic Evidence in Large Truck Crash Claims

Posted on July 9, 2019 in
No one is sure what has caused the current truck driver shortage, but there is little doubt that it is real. To keep goods flowing, many transportation companies rely on large truck drivers with little driving experience. Probably not coincidentally, the number of fatal large truck collisions has increased significantly in recent years. A New York personal injury attorney may be able to obtain substantial compensation in these claims. This compensation usually includes money for economic damages, such as medical bills, and noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering....
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The Five Types of Driving Impairment

Posted on July 3, 2019 in
In the transportation world, planes crash, ships sink, and trains derail. Yet vehicle collisions are accidents. The “a”-word means that the wreck was unintentional, and that’s normally the case. Yet the word implies that the incident was unavoidable and inevitable. That’s almost never the case.  Slowly, the linguistic landscape is changing. The Associated Press, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and other groups have replaced “car accident” with “car crash” in most of their materials. Crashes are definitely not accidental when one of the five types of driving impairment is...
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5 Common Insurance Company Defenses in Car Crash Cases

Posted on June 20, 2019 in
In a serious injury vehicle collision, emergency hospitalization bills often exceed $100,000. This figure does not include other economic damages, such as lost wages, post-injury physical therapy, and property damage. This figure also does not include noneconomic damages, like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment in life. To avoid paying compensation for these losses, insurance company lawyers often try to use a number of legal loopholes. If successful, these loopholes either reduce the amount of compensation the victim/plaintiff receives or eliminate recovery altogether. So, a good...
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