Car Accidents

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successively, the following colors shall indicate and apply to operators of vehicles and to pedestrians, except as superseded by pedestrian control signals, as follows: Steady yellow alone, dark period, or red-green combined when shown following the green signal: Vehicular traffic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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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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Common Car Accident Injuries in Manhattan

Posted on November 15, 2018 in
Car accidents occur on a daily basis. Some are minor and cause minimal damage. Others, however, involve such a huge impact that vehicles are totaled and people are severely injured. Most injuries, in fact, are caused by car accidents. Depending on the accident, you may experience various injuries. However, there are some that are more common than others.   Neck and Chest Injuries Whiplash is well-known as a common car accident injury. This occurs when sudden movement causes damage to the muscles or ligaments. Trauma to the chest area...
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Car Accidents Can Result in Scarring

Posted on November 10, 2018 in
Often times a broken bone sustained in a Manhattan car accident can heal remarkedly well. However, if you sustain a slash or abrasion to your skin from contact within the car you’re in, such as if you hit the steering wheel, dashboard, or windshield causing injuries, or from broken glass, it is not unlikely that scarring will result. The result of a scar can be more emotionally tolling than a fractured limb. What Types of Scars May Occur as the Result of an Auto Accident? • Keloid Scars: A...
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PTSD After a Car Accident

Posted on November 6, 2018 in
When you think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you may imagine someone coming back from war. While many veterans do experience PTSD, it is not limited to wartime situations. Anyone who has experienced a traumatic event can experience the symptoms. PTSD is becoming more common in today’s society. Single-accident trauma can lead to PTSD. Even those involved in car accidents may suffer from the symptoms of rage, depression, insomnia, and bad memories. PTSD involves specific symptoms and while it is a serious condition, it can be treated.   Symptoms...
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Recovery for Soft Tissue Injuries in Vehicle Accidents

Posted on November 3, 2018 in
Soft Tissue Injuries When an individual is involved in a motor vehicle accident and does not sustain a fracture, or require surgery, the issue of whether the car accident victim sustained a "serious injury" will inevitably come up during litigation. Under Section 5102(d) of the New York State Insurance Law, a serious injury is defined as: (a) a medically determined injury or impairment of a non-permanent nature (b) which prevents the injured person from performing substantially  all of the material acts (c) which constitute such person's usual and customary...
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