Auto Accidents

Common Issues in Distracted Driving Cases

Posted on June 13, 2019 in
Every day, distracted drivers in the United States cause about 1,000 serious injury collisions. Hand-held cell phones cause a number of these crashes. However, as outlined below, there are a number of other causes as well. For many people, distracted driving is a way of life. Most people multitask their way through the day at work, at home, and at school. Many drivers think they can do the same thing behind the wheel, especially if they are in familiar territory. However, as the aforementioned crash statistics indicate, that’s simply...
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Determining Liability in Alcohol-Related Car Crashes

Posted on June 11, 2019 in
As recently as the late 1980s, New York and most other states had rather lenient DUI laws. And, for the most part, peace officers were not very diligent about enforcing the laws which did exist. As a result, alcohol caused about a third of the fatal car crashes in New York. Then, an extended DUI crackdown began. This crackdown included tougher laws, more vigorous enforcement, and an extensive public information campaign which changed the perception of “drunk drivers.” Yet despite all these efforts, and all this money, alcohol still...
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How Do New York Car Crash Lawyers Resolve Personal Injury Claims?

Posted on June 4, 2019 in
In movies and TV shows, most cases come down to emotionally-charged courtroom battles. These events make great theater, but the real world is different. Trials are risky and time-consuming. Furthermore, they usually hinge upon the opinion of 6 people who often make decisions based on very obscure facts. So, only about five percent of civil cases go all the way to trial. Sometimes, the judge throws a case out of court for one reason or another. But the vast majority of these claims settle out of court. In some...
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What to Do After Getting into a New York Car Accident

Posted on May 29, 2019 in
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 a car accident, it’s critical to take the appropriate steps after your accident to maximize your potential to receive damages. Read on to find out what you need to do in case you find yourself...
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Damages in Commercial Driver Vehicle Collisions

Posted on May 29, 2019 in
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 injury attorneys. But this opinion did not radically change the law. It’s still possible to hold commercial drivers responsible for the crashes they cause. Perhaps more importantly, it’s also still possible to hold employers...
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How Much Money Is My Car Crash Claim Worth?

Posted on May 23, 2019 in
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 damages are usually not designed to punish the tortfeasor (negligent driver). Instead, they’re designed to compensate the victim for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. So,...
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