Auto Accidents

Getting Around the Graves Amendment in New York

Posted on April 11, 2019 in
Many drivers in The Big Apple are just passing through, moving to town, or moving out of town. A number of these people rent moving trucks from U-Haul, Ryder, and other such places. Under traditional negligence law, the companies could be responsible for car crash damages in these cases. If an owner loans a vehicle to an incompetent driver, and that driver causes a collision, the owner is legally responsible for damages. But because of 49 U.S. Code § 30106, which was an obscure add-on to a huge 2005...
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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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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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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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