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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

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 »

Seeking Additional Damages in Hit-and-Run Cases

A hit-and-run differs from standard accident cases in a variety of ways, most notably that it will result in criminal charges when the offender is found. This means that in addition to the major fines that a person could face in civil litigation, he or she could also face probation, license revocation and prison time… Read More »

Determining Fault in Pedestrian Accidents

Fault in pedestrian-car accidents isn’t always as clear-cut as one might think. While the tendency is for people to believe the driver is always at fault, there are situations in which the pedestrian may be liable for the accident that occurs, even though the pedestrian is far more likely to be more severely injured than… Read More »

Common Causes of New York Truck Accidents

In the past two decades, the incidence of accidents involving trucks has increased by nearly 20 percent. These accidents can be more devastating than those involving other motor vehicles because of the size and weight of trucks. When such an accident involves another vehicle, that vehicle is often outmatched and serious injuries or deaths can… Read More »

Texting and Driving: The New Drunk Driving

A new study released by Car and Driver Magazine has frightening news for drivers glued to their cell phones. It showed that texting while driving is actually a far more dangerous activity than drunk driving.  To reach this conclusion, the magazine conducted a study in which a car was rigged with a light to alert… Read More »

Steps to Take After a New York Car Accident

Every year, drivers are involved in approximately 10 million car accidents on U.S. roads and highways. Most of these accidents are relatively minor and motorists walk away uninjured. However, even minor fender benders can be stressful experiences and drivers should know what steps to take to protect themselves from further problems after an accident.  The… Read More »

Eight Injured After Car Collides with Bus in Brooklyn

Eight people suffered injuries recently when a car collided with a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus in Brooklyn. The collision forced the bus off its trajectory, sending it careening into nearby parked cars and a building.  Witnesses indicate that the car, which was a black Toyota Camry, was driving down Coffey Street and ignored the stop… Read More »

Deaths Related to Defective Takata Airbags On the Rise

There have been several reports in recent weeks of deaths related to defective airbags produced by Takata, a Japanese auto company and parts supplier. As a result, more than 14 million automobiles from 11 different automakers that use the airbags have been recalled across the world.  The defect found in the airbags seems to be… Read More »