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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

New York Bridge, Road Conditions Leave Much to Be Desired

Confirming what many New York drivers might already know, a recent Reason Foundation study places the state’s road conditions well toward the bottom as compared to the rest of the U.S. Of particular note are New York’s bridges, 39 percent of which are considered deficient, worse than any state except Rhode Island. In addition, New… Read More »

Woman Crushed by Bus in Recent Accident

A woman who dropped her cell phone upon disembarking from an MTA bus in Brooklyn was killed when she attempted to retrieve it. The victim was pinned under the right rear wheels of the bus and died on the scene, according to witnesses of the September 17 accident. Although pedestrian deaths in New York City… Read More »

Proving Negligence in a Car Accident

The results of car accident cases often hinge on the ability of an attorney to prove negligence on the part of one of the parties involved in the accident. In car accident cases, negligence typically means driving in a reckless or careless manner. There are certain standards of behavior on the road that drivers must… Read More »

Improving Your Visibility as a Motorcyclist

One of the most common excuses you’ll hear from drivers that cause accidents with motorcyclists is, “I didn’t see them!” Their defense will most likely be that motorcycles are smaller and easily hidden by other objects or vehicles on the road, which makes them difficult to see, particularly at intersections. While there certainly are many… Read More »

Determining Liability in Improperly Loaded Truck Cases

One of the most common causes of trucking accidents is the improper loading of trucks. There are several different ways that trucks can be improperly loaded. If any of these scenarios are present in a truck accident, the trucking company could be held liable for the accident and any injuries or damage caused. Examples of… Read More »

Actor Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart After Deadly New Jersey Turnpike Crash

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was in a highly publicized car accident earlier this summer on the New Jersey turnpike that left him in critical condition and a friend and fellow comedian, James McNair, dead. Now he has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart, alleging negligence on the part of the company after one of its… Read More »

Student from Brooklyn Killed in Hit and Run Accident

Earlier this summer, a graduate student from Stony Brook University died in a serious hit and run accident. Witnesses say an SUV struck the man as he was rollerblading, and then fled the scene of the crash. The student was taken to the hospital, but later died due to severe injuries sustained during the accident…. Read More »

Student Safety on School Buses

As summer comes to an end, issues surrounding the safety of school buses naturally enter the public consciousness. Back in March, a mini-school bus collided with a taxicab in Brooklyn, causing the bus full of children to flip over completely. Nine people were injured (including six minors), and bystanders rushed over to help the terrified… Read More »

Poor Driving: Bad Prognosis

It happens every day. In traffic, one vehicle cuts off another vehicle, an accident occurs and oftentimes, someone is hurt. In mid-May, a Fresh Meadows, Queens man was walking the tree-lined sidewalk of his neighborhood in the early morning. Even at that hour, passing traffic jockeyed for position on Utopia Parkway. As the man took… Read More »

Black Boxes: Airlines and Automobiles

The tragic mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 focused attention on the limitations and abilities of airline flight recorders. This attention to airline recorders may be useful to the automotive industry. Automobile black boxes are less sophisticated than airline event data recorders (EDRs). Unlike automobile EDR’s, airline recorders log information throughout the flight. Even without… Read More »