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Lawsuit Filed After New York Limousine Accident

One of the survivors of a deadly limousine accident on Long Island earlier this summer has filed a civil lawsuit for damages related to her injuries. On July 18, a pickup truck reportedly struck the limo at an intersection along Route 48 in Cutchogue. A total of eight women and the driver were in the […]

Some Car Accidents Cry Out Negligence

In the vast majority of personal-injury cases arising out of a car accident, the question of whether a given driver acted negligently must be decided at trial by a jury.  It cannot be decided before trial by a judge as a matter of law.  But, there are exceptions.  Some accidents speak so loudly to a […]

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, […]

The Risks Posed by Snow and Ice Storms Extend to Cases Arising Out of Them

Be careful when you venture out into a snow or ice storm.  And be even more careful when you bring a case arising out of a slip and fall on ice or snow.  Most such cases end up getting dismissed by the courts.  New York hews to the “storm in progress” rule.  A property owner […]

The Fatal Metro North Train Accident

How safe is traveling by train? After a Metro North train crashed into a Mercedes SUV at a Valhalla railroad crossing, tragically killing the SUV’s driver and five passengers on the train, many commuters said they would never ride in the front car of a train again. Experts, however, say that all crashes are different […]

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 […]

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 […]

Baby on Board: Important Safety News for Pregnant Women

Recent research suggests that driving while pregnant could increase your chances of an accident. Pregnancy is an exhilarating time in the lives of expectant parents. Care is taken with diet, alcohol, exercise and other concerns. A new study points out women are at substantially greater risk of a car accident during the second trimester of […]

Is an Auto Dashboard Camera Craze Coming?

When a meteor exploded over a Russian town in February, the heavenly body became an international superstar (no pun intended) thanks to a myriad of Internet videos, mostly posted by motorists whose dashboard cameras captured the event. Once we all got the stars out of our eyes, some observant Americans started asking a question: What […]

Smart Phone Technology Can Make a Difference after an Auto Accident

Although smart phone distractions can lead to collisions on the road, intelligent use of this technology can make a difference for anyone involved in an accident. Many people use their phones to capture photos at the accident scene, but a number of apps provide more comprehensive support when you need it most. Consumer Reports recently […]


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