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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

Hope for Victims of Hit-And-Run Accidents

A 14-year-old girl was struck by a hit-and-run driver before being hit by two other cars on February 6, 2014. The ninth grader was crossing Hempstead Turnpike when the driver of a passenger vehicle crashed into her, throwing her into the air before fleeing the accident scene.  A day later, a commercial truck hit a… Read More »

Surviving a Car Crash: Minicars Come Up Short

A recent study found minicars do not measure up in a common crash scenario. Small cars offer savings in size and cost, but the difference in safety could be deadly in an accident.  To respond to consumer demand for highly maneuverable, economic transportation, auto manufacturers offer minicars, lightweight vehicles that are easy on fuel and… Read More »

Problems with “The Safest Car in America”

In October, Tesla Motors took some heat when one of its Model S cars caught fire and burned across the Internet in a viral video. In the weeks since, the safety reputation of this unique electric car has gone up in smoke as two more fires raise questions about its design. In the past, the… Read More »

Tragic Motor Vehicle Accident Kills New York Woman

With her longtime love at her side, 65-year-old Olga Rivera was strolling on a sidewalk at midday on a Monday in November. The couple was startled by a truck heading straight at them. Unable to get out of the way, Ms. Rivera was struck by the truck after it was hit by a taxi at… Read More »

Toyota Settles Sudden Acceleration Case After Guilty Verdict

In 2007, Jean Bookout was at the wheel of her 2005 Camry with her friend Barbara Schwartz. The friends exited an Oklahoma highway before Ms. Bookout discovered she could not stop her car. The vehicle sped through an intersection and hit an embankment, killing 70-year-old Ms. Schwartz and seriously injuring now 82-year-old Ms. Bookout. For… Read More »

Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

Most people know that drinking and driving is both illegal and incredibly dangerous. Yet every day, motorists get behind the wheel after having one too many to drink. If you or your loved one is injured in a car crash with a drunk driver, you may be confused, worried about medical bills and angry with… Read More »

Determining Liability in Trucking Accidents

If you’re like most people, you are probably more cautious when driving near large trucks and tractor-trailers. Your vigilance is warranted — semi-trucks and flatbeds can cause devastating accidents. If you or someone you love is involved in a truck accident, you may be wondering who is responsible and if any legal action can be… Read More »

What to Do After a Taxi Accident

If you are driving your car and you are involved in an accident, chances are that you have some idea about who is at fault. Knowing whom to blame when you suffer injury in a NY taxi collision, however, may be more difficult. Here is what to do if you are involved in a taxicab… Read More »

At Home and on the Road: The Need for Change

We talked before about the danger of driving when tired and the number of people killed each year by fatigued truck drivers. Despite changes made by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), drivers are still tired, and the death toll marches on. In February of this year, Jadin Bell, a 15-year-old La Grande, Oregon… Read More »

An App for Car and Family Safety on the Road

Did you know…  Kawasaki recalled certain Concours 14 police motorcycles? The installation of law enforcement features on the vehicles could reduce the ability to brake or stall the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash. Toyota recalled certain 2005 through 2011 Lexus vehicles? The possibility of loose bolts in the gear housing could cause… Read More »

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