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Hit and Run on Labor Day? You Have Rights

No matter how minor an accident may seem, certain steps must be taken to protect both parties legally after it happens. Hit-and-run accidents occur more than you may think – simply because it’s not a matter of who’s at fault. These accidents are more about how legal obligations can apply to anyone who may leave the scene. If you were involved in a hit-and-run this Labor Day weekend, here’s what you need to know about […]

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If You’re in a NY Accident as a Pedestrian, What Should You Do?

Pedestrian accidents happen every day across the United States, and NY is no exception. According to the New York State Department of Health, injuries to pedestrians are among the top 10 leading causes of injury-related hospital admissions and death for almost all age groups In New York State. Approximately 300 pedestrians are killed and 15,000 are injured by motor vehicles each year on New York roadways, and more than 3,000 pedestrians are admitted to the […]

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A Minor New York Fender Bender Ends in FedEx Truck Death

Sometimes, a series of unfortunate events can lead to tragedy, as several people in Long Island recently discovered. Two motorists collided in a fender bender on the Long Island Expressway. Both parties stopped and got out of their cars to inspect the damage – one pulled his car over to the exit while the other stopped in the center lane. The man who stopped in the center lane was struck and killed by a FedEx […]

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Injured in a Pedestrian Accident on Your Holiday in New York?

New York City is one of the most visited places in the world. Even though this year was a bit slower when it came to tourist traffic over the holidays, the dangers of visiting such a bustling, busy place were still present. Thousands of visitors are injured in pedestrian accidents every year in New York. If you’re ever one of them or have been, then there is some important information you need to know in […]

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NY Pedestrian Laws: They Can Help, But Prevention Starts with You

Accidents happen every day and in places like New York City. Pedestrians and automobiles crowd the streets, and accidents involving pedestrians happen quite frequently too. Sometimes, the consequence can be devastating. In Park Slope, Brooklyn, for instance, two kids were killed last year when a woman lost consciousness behind the wheel of her car. It resulted in a proposal for new legislation that requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend the license of any […]

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New York Pedestrian Accidents: Why Do They Occur?

New York seems perfectly conditioned for causing pedestrian accidents. Place thousands of motor vehicles and millions of pedestrians within roughly 31 square miles? Some accidents are inevitable. Still, every individual pedestrian accident is caused by something specific. Learning the causes of pedestrian accidents can help you avoid them and maybe prevent a tragedy. At the very least, you can minimize your liability in a pedestrian accident lawsuit. Reckless and Aggressive New York Drivers Can Make […]

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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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Responsibilities NY Drivers and Pedestrians Have to Each Other

It’s true that pedestrians usually have the right-of-way, and that motorists bear most of the responsibility in ensuring everyone’s safety. However, pedestrians have certain responsibilities and rules they must follow to keep themselves safe, too. You may have noticed reminders in your community recently about pedestrian safety. Check out more about programs for your specific community by contacting the GTSC. In the meantime, let’s brush up on exactly what each traveler – by car and […]

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Injuries NYers Can Expect If They’re Hit by a Car While Walking

Many New Yorkers walk to work, school, and other places around the city every day. Far too often, though, New York pedestrians are seriously injured by cars while walking. How often? Take a look at the facts: Every eight minutes, a pedestrian is injured. A pedestrian is killed every 113 minutes. Every year, over 60,000 pedestrians are injured and over 4,000 are killed in the U. S. Almost 40 percent of pedestrian fatalities involve a […]

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Pedestrian Accidents in New York: What You Can Do to Prevent Them

Pedestrian accidents are happening more and more often.   In 2014, there were 4,884 pedestrian fatalities across the U.S. This number rose to 5,375 pedestrian fatalities in 2015, the latest year for which numbers are available.   Why is this happening? While there are probably a number of factors, one of the biggest is that both pedestrians and drivers are distracted by their phones. Additionally, pedestrians don’t use crosswalks as often as they should, which […]

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