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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

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 »

Drugged Driving: The Danger of Opioids

Drugged driving continues to cause injury and fatality in New York and across the United States. According to the National Institute for Drug Abuse, more than 10 million people reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs in 2012. Increasingly, drugged drivers are using opioid and prescription medication in addition to so-called recreational drugs such… Read More »

New Rule Takes Aim at Backover Accidents

A new federal rule intends to reduce backover accidents and fulfill the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007. Too often, a family member or pedestrian walking behind a car suffers injury or death when struck by a backing vehicle. In March, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a final rule to… Read More »

NTSB Makes Recommendations to Improve Truck Safety

In a bid to increase the safety of tractor-trailers, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued broad recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Large truck fatalities continue to plague roadways in New York and throughout the United States. According to NHTSA, there were 100 fatalities in New York from large trucks… Read More »