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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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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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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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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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Why It’s a Risk to Drive on St. Patrick’s Day in New York

  It’s not easy to get around New York City on St. Patrick’s Day. Even if you’re not anywhere near Manhattan, the sheer amount of people in the city on a popular bar-hopping holiday can make the subways congested, the roads unsafe – and the price of taxis or Ubers skyrocket.   While surge charges for rideshare apps can make you choke on your drink, though, paying a few extra bucks for a ride is […]

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