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NY State looks to New Technology to Stop Texting and Driving

Let’s be honest, you’ve probably sent a text message while driving at least once. Our phones have our whole lives on them, and they can be difficult to ignore while we’re stopped at a red light, or while on the move. It’s tempting to respond to messages while driving but more often than not, responding is illegal. 47 states have banned texting and driving in some form so far, and for good reason. Distracted driving, […]

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NY DUI Accidents: How Someone's BAC Level Impacts Their Driving

  Being hit by a drunk driver – it’s everyone’s worst nightmare. The thought that someone could so carelessly put your life at risk, just so they didn’t have to pay for a cab, get a rideshare, or use public transportation can be infuriating.   However, if you or someone you love has been injured in an accident with a drunk driver, it can be quite helpful if you decide to file a personal injury […]

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You Just Got into an Accident in NY – Who Should You Call?

  Getting in a car accident always comes as a shock – even a minor accident can leave you shaken up for a few days, not to mention the possibility of injuries that could be life-changing.   What you do immediately following a car accident is crucial both for your safety and to ensure that you will be able to recover damages from your insurance company, and potentially from the responsible driver, who could be […]

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6 Injured When a Car Crashed into a Chelsea Deli – Who's Responsible?

  Auto accidents are commonplace in New York, and can often result in serious injury. These crashes are particularly dangerous when pedestrians or cyclists are involved, as these victims are unprotected so are more vulnerable to injury.   Case-in-point: six people were recently injured in Chelsea when a car slammed into a deli. A yellow-cab taxi was headed north when it T-boned a Hyundai with livery plates. A mother was pinned between the hood of […]

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Drunk St. Paddy’s Day Drivers: What New Yorkers Can Do

  St. Patrick’s Day is well-known for higher incidents of drunk driving. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe on the roads this holiday, and what to do if you are in a St. Patrick’s Day car accident.   St. Patrick’s Day Drunk Driving Statistics   In 2013, 40 percent of all St. Patrick’s Day fatal car crashes involved drunk driving. There were 276 St. Patrick’s Day drunk driving deaths from 2009 to […]

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NY Drinking and Driving Laws: Dram Shop Laws, Social Host Liability, and Employer Liability

Every year, over 8,000 alcohol-related crashes occur in the state of New York. Over half of those crashes resulted in injuries to over 6,000 people. Nearly 7,900 drivers in those crashes were legally drunk. Since so many crashes occur each year, the laws are designed to deliver both criminal and civil penalties. So, who can be held liable if a drunk driver hits you in New York? The most obvious answer, of course, is the […]

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Hurt in a New Year’s Car Crash? What NYers Should Do

  Were you ringing in the new year when you got injured in a car crash? Unfortunately, New Year’s accidents are common and you’re far from alone.   The hours between 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 6:00 a.m. on Jan. 1 make up one of the most dangerous times to drive all year. New Year’s Eve auto accidents often involve alcohol or drug use, and raise the crash rate over 70 percent higher than […]

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Don’t End Up in a New York Emergency Room This Thanksgiving

When you think of Thanksgiving, you probably envision turkey, pumpkin pie, and – of course – family.   An emergency room is likely the last thing on your mind. Despite this, more people end up injured on Thanksgiving than you might realize.   How can you keep yourself and your loved ones safe and sound? By learn about the most common ways New Yorkers get injured over the holiday.   Slip and fall injuries   […]

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Avoid Taxi Accidents in New York by Learning Why They Occur

When you see a taxicab in a movie or TV show, what city do you automatically assume you’re in? Probably New York, right?   Taxis here are so prevalent that they have become a symbol of the Big Apple itself. How prevalent are they? In 2016, New York City taxicab drivers provided more than 16 million taxicab rides to residents and visitors. Thousands of New York City residents depend on taxicabs for daily transportation.   […]

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Types of Damages New Yorkers Can Sue for in Car Accidents

If you or a loved one are involved in a car accident, you may be left with debilitating injuries that cause pain and suffering, and which may even make you or your loved one unable to work. Tragic circumstances may even have led to the death of your loved one. Whether you are trying to recover or simply move on, seeking out compensation may help ensure your family’s financial security.   Unsurprisingly, more car accidents […]

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