High-Speed Police Chases in Brooklyn

Since 1979, high-speed police chases have claimed more than 5,000 lives in the United States. That’s more victims than hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and all other types of natural disasters put together. Many chases occur after traffic stops and other minor offenses. Publically, police officers justify these reckless pursuits with rhetoric like “we cannot pick and…

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Establishing Liability in Device Distraction Claims

Every day, distracted drivers cause thousands of serious injury crashes. Most people agree that using a cell phone while driving, along with other forms of distracted driving, is dangerous. Yet most drivers also admit that they regularly, or at least occasionally, multitask while driving. Behind an office desk, multitasking is usually a good thing. But…

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What Is Third-Party Liability and Why Does It Matter?

Nationwide, about one driver in eight has no auto insurance at all. This problem may be even worse in New York. The Empire State also has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country. So, many drivers are either uninsured or dangerously underinsured. If the wreck caused catastrophic injuries, the tortfeasor (negligent…

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Electronic Evidence in Car Crash Claims

In order to establish negligence by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not), the victim/plaintiff must have evidence in a car crash claim. Until very recently, New York personal injury attorneys had to rely almost entirely on witness testimony and the police accident report. These sources are still very useful, but they also…

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Electronic Evidence in New York Truck Crash Cases

The fully-loaded semi-trucks that crisscross the New York metro area weigh at least 80,000 pounds. Furthermore, bureaucrats routinely grant waivers which allow shipping companies to pile even more weight onto these trucks. There’s more: these vehicles normally carry hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel. This concoction burns at a different temperature from gasoline. So, many…

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The Five Types of Driving Impairment

Every year, car crashes kill or seriously injure millions of Americans. A few of these incidents are one-off accidents, such as a dad who turns around to yell at his kids at exactly the wrong moment. But most of these injuries involve one of the five types of driving impairment, as defined by the National…

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Car Accidents While Merging in Manhattan

Due to the fact that merging onto busy and congested highways in Manhattan can be challenging, Manhattan car accidents as the result of merging improperly are not that uncommon. Merging safely requires the complete attention of the auto operator, and unfortunately, many drivers are distracted while driving upon the City’s roadways. It is important to…

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Weather-Related Car Accidents

New Yorkers are no strangers to rain, ice and snow. These extreme weather conditions can affect a person in many ways, especially when they are driving on the road. These driving hazards are in play from fall to spring—potentially half of the year. Weather-related car accidents are deadly. In fact, they kill more people than…

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