Manhattan Bicyclists Doored While Cycling

Posted on December 9, 2018 in
More and more people choose bicycles to navigate the streets of Manhattan, as they often times outpace vehicular traffic and provide a great workout at the same time. The introduction of Citi Bikes has also led to more cyclists on New York City’s streets. However, navigating the City’s roadways as a Manhattan cyclist comes with many perils, such as getting “doored” by a vehicle. This involves a person in a vehicle opening their door as the bicyclist slams into it. The person in the vehicle did not bother to...
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Yellow Light Intersection Accidents

Posted on December 8, 2018 in
According to the New York City Department of Transportation’s Traffic Rules, Section 4-03 governs traffic signals. Section 4-03(a)(2)(i) reads: Traffic Control Signals: Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic control signals exhibiting different color lights successively, the following colors shall indicate and apply to operators of vehicles and to pedestrians, except as superseded by pedestrian control signals, as follows: Steady yellow alone, dark period, or red-green combined when shown following the green signal: Vehicular traffic facing such signal is thereby warned that the red signal will be exhibited immediately thereafter...
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Potholes are a Major Cause of Car Accidents in Manhattan

Posted on December 7, 2018 in
It is no secret that Manhattan’s streets are littered with potholes with varying degrees of depth and width. Hitting a pothole “head on” with an automobile can be dangerous and may even cause a flat tire. Swerving to avoid a pothole can cause a sideswipe car accident. If you swerve and wind up on the shoulder you can strike a bicyclist. On the other hand, if you swerve to avoid a pothole and wind up on the sidewalk, you may cause a pedestrian accident. Types of Potholes that Can...
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Difference Between Contributory and Comparative Negligence

Posted on December 6, 2018 in
When it comes to recovering compensation for injuries suffered in a car accident, each state has its own laws. Some states will not allow you to recover any money whatsoever if you are even one percent at fault. Some states allow you to recover compensation as long as you are no more than 50 percent at fault. Others will allow you the opportunity for financial recovery even if you are 99 percent at fault. It is important to understand these laws so you know what you are entitled to...
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Manhattan SUV Rollover Accidents

Posted on December 5, 2018 in
While any motor vehicle accident can be extremely devastating and result in serious injuries, accidents involving so-called sport utility vehicles, or SUV for short, can be even more damaging. SUVs began their life as military vehicles to be used by the Unites States Army. Their popularity among main stream consumers really took off in the 1990s, and subsequently, many different variations were introduced by essentially all major automotive manufacturers. Many different varieties of SUVs also hit the market, varying in size, passenger capacity and performance. The Dangers of SUV...
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What Are the Causes of Sideswipe Accidents in Manhattan NYC?

Posted on December 2, 2018 in
While who is at fault in a Manhattan rear-end accident can often times be readily determinable, auto accidents occurring as the result of a sideswipe on the Manhattan roadways can be more difficult when it comes to apportioning liability or fault. The stories of each of the drivers involved in a sideswipe accident will almost always be different and so it is important to check for witnesses in the area of the car accident in case their statements or testimony is needed later on. There are generally two different...
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