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Friday, October 6, 2017

Do I Have to Report a Traffic Accident?


Not in all circumstances. While it is always advisable to report a car accident to the relevant authorities, New York Vehicle and Traffic laws have very


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Saturday, August 19, 2017

U.S. Traffic Deaths Rise for a Second Straight Year


What Are The Top Causes of Auto Accidents?

In a recent alarming article, the New York Times reports that in spite of hundreds of millions of dollars being spent on safety improvements for automobiles, for the second year running deaths due to traffic collisions have increased by a significant number.  The National Safety Council estimates that in 2016 as many as 40,200 Americans died in


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Monday, July 17, 2017

Accidents with Uninsured Motorists

What are my legal rights if I am hit by an uninsured driver?

All drivers in New York are legally required to carry automobile insurance.  Driving without insurance is illegal and can lead to fines, civil liability, and loss of your driver’s license.  Despite the clear state insurance requirement, upwards of 12 percent of all drivers today are not insured, according to the Insurance Research Council.  Being involved in a car accident is devastating, no matter the circumstances surrounding it, but it can be all the more stressful if you find out the driver that hit you does not have automobile insurance.  Our


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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wrong-Way Driver Plows into Pedestrians in Times Square

How might the outcome of a DUI case impact your car accident claim?

A shocking accident recently resulted in the death of one pedestrian and injuries to nearly two dozen more in Times Square.  The accident occurred when a wrong-way driver crashed into the bustling heart of Manhattan just before noon on a Thursday.  The driver has been identified as a 26-year-old male driving a Honda Accord.  He is in custody on charges of second-degree murder and 20 counts of attempted murder.  Investigations have revealed this wrong-way driver has a history of arrests for driving while intoxicated.


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Drugged Driving Becomes Tremendous National Problem


What are my legal rights if I am hit by a drugged driver?

A horrific crash involving a driver allegedly high on drugs recently claimed the lives of a married couple in their 60s. The accident happened at a Rockland County intersection when a 23-year-old man ran a red light, crashing violently into a car carrying the couple. Investigations revealed that the driver, who suffered injuries in the crash, was high on Xanax at the time of the accident. He also did not have a valid license because it had been suspended for failure to appear in court on a traffic violation. For the family members of those killed and the greater community, this New York car accident serves as a reminder of the grave dangers of driving while under the influence of prescription and illegal drugs.
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

NY Considers Use of “Textalyzer” To Combat Distracted Driving

What is a textalyzer and how could it help to deter texting drivers?

We have all likely witnessed other drivers looking down at their phones while driving.  With the advent of the smartphone, Americans have become glued to their mobile devices.  Many have us have become so hooked on texting, searching the web, emailing, and accessing social media that we are reluctant to put down our cell phones even while engaging in the complex and potentially dangerous task of driving.  This reliance on our phones has led to a massive national problem. 


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Monday, May 15, 2017

Off Duty New York Detective Involved in Drunk Driving Accident


What are the Victims’ Rights?

A 22-year old woman severely injured in a car accident with a drunk driver passed away on April 24, 2017. The drunk driver, an off-duty detective, was charged with several counts of vehicular assault, assault, and refusal to take a breath test.

Hurting someone using a car is considered a felony carrying a charge of numerous years in prison. If you know someone who has been injured on the road because of someone else’s negligence, contact a


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Friday, March 24, 2017

Survey Reveals Most Americans Fear Self-Driving Cars


Are self-driving cars safe modes of transportation?

Self-driving vehicles are widely considered the wave of the future.  Several industry giants have been frantically expanding their technology in a rush to produce the first self-driving car available for mass production.  Despite the nearly universal movement among car makers towards the creation of self-driving vehicles, a recent survey suggests perhaps the public does not share the same focus.  The survey, conducted by AAA, revealed that the majority of Americans, some 78 percent polled, are afraid of traveling in self-driving cars.

The Safety of Self-Driving vehicles

Americans polled by AAA seem to want to embrace some of the technologies that go into self-driving vehicles, with most wanting autonomous technologies in their next vehicle.


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Sunday, March 19, 2017

NY Man Indicted for Hit and Run Crash That Killed NBA Player’s Cousin


What are my legal rights if I am injured by a hit and run driver?

Recently, a Hudson County grand jury indicted a New York City man who allegedly struck and killed 21-year-old Zackhary Simmons, the cousin of NBA player Ben Simmons.  Simmons was hit by a black Cadillac Escalade while crossing the street in the afternoon hours. The vehicle, which was traveling at least 70 miles per hour at the time of the crash, never stopped.  Now, a 51-year old from Brooklyn has been charged with Death by Auto and Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident Resulting in Death.  He could be sentenced to jail time if convicted of these crimes, and may additionally face civil litigation for his actions in the death of a young man revered in the local community.


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Friday, March 3, 2017

Elderly New Yorker Struck First By Uber Driver, Then Taxi Cab


What should I do if I am struck by a car while walking in New York?

An elderly woman is lucky to be alive following a double pedestrian accident.  The 84-year-old woman, who resides half of the year in New York and the remainder in the UK, was crossing the street at York Avenue in the evening hours when an Uber driver crashed his vehicle into her, sending her spiraling to the ground.  While she lay there, a yellow taxi struck her.  She was rushed to the hospital with injuries to the head, leg, and elsewhere across her body.  She remembers little about the accident and will require several procedures to mend her injuries.


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

School Bus and NJ Transit Bus Collide, Sending Several to the Hospital


Who is liable for school bus accidents?

Two buses recently collided on Route 18, injuring several children and adults.  A New Jersey Transit bus was stopped in the southbound right lane, when a school bus changing lanes suddenly rear-ended it.  The accident happened shortly after 9 a.m.  Police report that 15 children were transported to the hospital for evaluation, including one four-year-old with a broken leg.


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