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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

Auto Recalls More Common Today Than Ever Before

It has been a record year for automotive recalls, both in the United States and worldwide. According to a figure released in mid-February by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 64 million vehicles were recalled in 2014 for safety problems, smashing any previous records. In fact, that number was greater than the total of… Read More »

Government Agencies Usually Protected in Car Accident Claims

If you have been involved in an accident that somehow involves a negligent government agency or employee, you might find that there are some tough roadblocks to obtaining compensation that do not exist in other types of claims. There is a policy that exists in these cases known as governmental or sovereign tort immunity, which… Read More »

Appellate Court: Lawsuit Over DMV Examiner’s Injury May Proceed

An appellate court has ruled that a New York Department of Motor Vehicles employee who suffered an injury when a student crashed during a driving test may proceed with a lawsuit against a driving school and the student. The decision overruled an earlier decision from a lower court. The Appellate Division, Second Department unanimously decided… Read More »

NYPD Detective Killed in Wrong-Way Accident

A detective with the New York Police Department was driving to work in Queens when he was involved in a car accident on a highway in Westchester, resulting in his death. A motorist going the wrong way on the highway allegedly caused the crash. According to police, the wrong-way driver was behind the wheel of… Read More »

Family Fears Teen Daughter Could Lose Leg After Bus Accident

Jiahuan Xu, a 15-year-old girl in Brooklyn, was walking to school last month when she was suddenly struck by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus. She had been crossing the street when the bus seemingly came out of nowhere. According to Xu, one of the bus’s wheels pinned her left leg for 15 minutes or… Read More »

Not All Accident Injuries Show Symptoms Right Away

Car accidents are traumatic and stressful events — even the ones that initially seem minor. However, when you are involved in an accident that seems to be no more than a fender bender, you might not initially notice that you actually sustained an injury in the accident. There are a variety of reasons for this…. Read More »

Four People Injured in Manhattan Bus Accident

Four people were injured recently in an accident involving a commuter bus in Manhattan. The bus was leaving the Manhattan Port Authority Bus Terminal when it suddenly crashed in to the wall of a nearby ramp nearby the Lincoln Tunnel. Fortunately, none of those four people suffered life-threatening injuries after the accident, but they were… Read More »

Brooklyn Man Arrested in Hit-and-Run Accident

On Tuesday, February 3, Kamil Gorski was struck and killed as he attempted to cross Metropolitan Ave. at 62nd Street in Ridgewood. He was hit by two different vehicles — the first was a Ford van, and the second was a blue four-door sedan. While the sedan remained behind at the scene of the accident,… Read More »

25 Injured in Accident Between MTA Bus and Two Cars

A chain reaction accident led to injuries to 25 people total, including three who were later listed as being in critical condition. The accident involved two cars, a BMW and a Nissan Altima, and a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus near Clarendon Road and Utica Avenue in East Flatbush. Surveillance video captured by Brooklyn’s News 12… Read More »

Legal Options After Being Hit by a Drunk Driver

If you find yourself in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you have a high likelihood of being able to get compensation for your injuries and for your pain and suffering. However, it’s important to take a step back and analyze the legal options you have available to you before jumping right into a… Read More »