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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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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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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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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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