Auto Accidents

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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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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What Is Vicarious Liability and Why Should You Care?

Posted on June 18, 2019 in
Vicarious liability is also called third-party liability. Many times, an employer or another party negligently sets a chain of events into motion which leads to a car crash. The law holds these parties equally liable for damages, just like the guy who drives the getaway car is just as guilty as the guy who robs a bank. Third-party liability matters because one in six New York drivers are completely uninsured. Additionally, the Empire State has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country. As a result,...
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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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