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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

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 »

Major Issues Facing Teen Drivers

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, auto accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teenagers, with an average of seven 16- to 19-year-olds dying every day in 2010 due to a crash. All told, this is the age group at the greatest risk of being involved, injured or… Read More »

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 »