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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Drugged Driving: The Danger of Opioids

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 […]

A New York Plan to Share the Road: Swedish Style

In May each year, the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds motorists across the United States to share the road. In New York this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio planned for New Yorkers to share the road Swedish style. In February, Mayor Blasio announced Vision Zero, a sweeping plan to eliminate traffic fatalities in the […]

A New Day — A New Bike System for New York

With 320 bike share stations, New Yorkers and tourists are taking a step off the curb with the new Bike Share program. Riders can access most parts of New York with this self-service, low cost program designed to provide access, exercise and an additional transportation option. But is it safe? Although the first week of […]

Distracted Driving: A Quick Look

Did you ever notice that in movies, characters who are supposed to be driving seem to keep their heads turned toward the camera way too long? They might be involved in a heated argument with someone in the back seat, or delivering a hilarious monologue to an audience watching from the perspective of a passenger […]

Staying Safe in Taxi Cab Collisions

It is well-known that many taxi cab passengers do not wear seat belts when they are in a taxi, even though they wear them dutifully while driving and riding in other vehicles. When passengers do not wear seat belts, they are more likely to end in the emergency room after smashing into the partitions designed […]

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