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A NY Woman Crashed Because of a Spider — Is She Liable?

A spider is to blame for a recent car crash in Cairo, New York. A woman was reportedly spooked when the arachnid was discovered on the driver’s side of the vehicle, causing her to panic and crash. The victim of the crash is in “rough condition,” but okay according to a friend. The vehicle, unfortunately, sustained severe damage. Although this story is bizarre enough to make national news, it turns out that these sorts of […]

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Parking Lot Crashes: What New Yorkers Should Know

You probably don’t think of a parking lot as dangerous places to be – after all, the speeds are much lower than on the road, right? In reality, the high density of cars moving in all directions – combined with heavy pedestrian traffic – makes parking lots a breeding ground for crashes. In fact, about 20% of all car crashes occur in parking lots. Although most parking lot crashes are not high-impact, they may still […]

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What New Yorkers Should Do If Hit by Drunk Holiday Drivers

Every driver is required by law to act reasonably and protect others on the road. In addition to obeying traffic rules, it’s expected that a driver will not get behind the wheel if they are impaired by drugs or alcohol. Which is all well and good, but we all know that the laws are there for a reason – far too often, people do drive while intoxicated. There are criminal laws in place to punish […]

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Can Someone Else Be Negligent in a NY Single-Car Accident?

If you have a single-car accident, are you automatically to blame? Not necessarily. A skilled New York auto accident attorney can help you recognize it when another’s negligence may be responsible – and therefore liable for damages. Single-Car Accidents in New York These types of situations have caused thousands of single-car accidents in New York – and may have caused your accident as well. A pedestrian jumps out into your driving lane A person in […]

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Do NY Rideshare Benefits Outweigh Crash Complications?

Millions of New Yorkers are using rideshare services like Uber and Lyft to stay mobile. Most of the time these rides are relatively uneventful. Not always, though. Crashes do happen, and when they do, figuring out liability can be complicated and time-consuming. You will almost certainly need the help of an experienced NY auto accident attorney to make sure you don’t get stuck with the bill if you are injured. Despite this, there are a […]

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What NYers Should Know about Drunk Driving on Halloween

Between parties, trick-or-treating, and other festivities, Halloween is one of the busiest nights on the road for pedestrians and motorists alike. Unfortunately, Halloween is also a busy night for drunk drivers. In fact, Halloween is one of the most deadly nights on the road, with drunk driving accidents and fatalities surpassing even those of New Year’s Eve. How bad is it? Forty-four percent of car accidents on Halloween and the weekend prior involve drunk drivers, […]

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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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Terrance Williams, DWI, and You

Police found Terrance Williams, Cowboys wide receiver, riding his motorized scooter after he fled the scene of a car accident around 4 am. According to police reports, Terrance Williams’ Lamborghini crashed into a light pole. However, Williams’ lawyer, Chip Lewis, contests this information, later stating that no pole was near the accident. Lewis continued, pointing out that Williams was not arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, but for Public Intoxication, unrelated to the accident. Had Williams […]

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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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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 the […]

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