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    Some Car Accidents Cry Out Negligence

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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 […]

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

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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 […]

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    Black Boxes: Airlines and Automobiles

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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    Drugged Driving: The Danger of Opioids

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    New Rule Takes Aim at Backover Accidents

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    Baby on Board: Important Safety News for Pregnant Women

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    Nassau County Brings Back DWI Enforcement Unit

    By Michael Barasch

    To drive down death and injury from impaired motorists, Nassau County is returning its Selective Enforcement Team (SET) to the roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 1,000 New Yorkers died in alcohol-associated accidents in 2012. Nassau County law enforcement developed SET to combat drunk drivers. The unit operated between […]

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  • Auto AccidentsProducts Liability

    More to Come: GM Fined for Failures and Recalls More Cars

    By Michael Barasch

    Difficulties for owners of cars manufactured by General Motors (GM) continue as another 2.7 million cars are recalled and the carmaker is fined millions for its systematic safety failures. Many consumers are aware of the problem with GM cars. Earlier this year, the company began recalling older cars for a deadly ignition switch defect that […]

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    Technology Improves Safety in Automobiles

    By Michael Barasch

    Since the creation of the first automobile, the world has strived to improve auto safety in many innovative ways. Yet despite the abundance of safety hardware inside today’s cars, trucks and motorcycles, millions of Americans are injured in motor vehicle crashes each year and tens of thousands more are killed.  Many people believe that the […]

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    Toyota Agrees to Pay $1.2 Billion to Settle Criminal Charges

    By Michael Barasch

    In its continuing effort to put a recent history of death and defects behind it, Toyota Motor entered an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to pay $1.2 billion to settle criminal charges.  Since 2009, consumers and regulatory agencies sought answers to the mystery of unintended acceleration in […]

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