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Your Legal Remedies After Losing a Family Member in a Fatal Car Crash

Losing a loved one in a car accident is an indescribable tragedy. Beyond the emotional turmoil, such a loss can bring substantial financial hardship to the surviving family members. New York law allows the spouse, children and/or parents of a victim of wrongful death to recover financial damages. Like a personal injury case, a wrongful Read More

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Who May Be Liable for Damages When a Car Accident Occurs on Black Ice?

A road hazard commonly known as black ice is the bane of many drivers in colder climates. Black ice is created when weather conditions allow moisture in the air to flash freeze onto a road surface. The result is a very thin layer of ice that is very difficult to see during the day and Read More

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What You Should Do If You’re Hurt in a New York City Rideshare Accident

When an Uber or Lyft vehicle is involved in an accident in New York City, the legal landscape is different than a typical crash between privately owned vehicles. If you’re hurt in a rideshare accident, it is necessary to figure out which party was at fault and who is legally liable, including the driver, the Read More

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The Most Common Injuries Resulting from Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are the most common type of two-vehicle accidents. While they don’t often involve fatalities, rear-enders can result in serious and long-lasting injuries to the occupants of both vehicles involved. In addition, there may be internal or soft-tissue injuries that are not immediately apparent, which means they can be worsened by lack of proper Read More

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Challenges of Determining Fault in a Truck Accident

Determining fault in accidents involving tractor trailers or other large commercial trucks can be difficult. Shipping goods by truck, especially for long hauls, can involve multiple carriers, drivers, cargo loaders and maintenance providers. Any one of these parties may be responsible, in whole or in part, for causing an accident, which in turn determines who Read More

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Due to COVID-19, Some Police Departments Not Responding to Minor Auto Accident Calls

Police officers and other first responders face increased risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed nearly every facet of our lives. As stay at home orders in many states and cities require non-essential businesses to shut down or cut back on hours in operation, measures are also being taken to protect law enforcement Read More

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What Are the Risks if Auto Insurance is Suspended or Canceled During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Severe restrictions on travel, health fears and closed workplaces have sharply curtailed automobile traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. Accidents have dropped so much that many auto insurance companies are providing refunds to policyholders. People who are stuck at home and facing financial distress might be tempted to cancel or suspend their coverage. However, if an Read More

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I Was in a Car Accident With an Uninsured Driver – What Do I Do Now?

I Was in a Car Accident With an Uninsured Driver – What Do I Do Now? Car insurance is required in most states, including New York. Despite this legal requirement, many drivers remain uninsured. According to the Insurance Research Council, approximately one in eight drivers do not have auto insurance. That means it is not Read More

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Common Reasons for Dangerous Car Accidents and Injuries

Common Reasons for Dangerous Car Accidents and Injuries A recent four-year study found that an average of 137,000 emergency room visits, 12,100 hospitalizations, and 1,100 deaths occur in New York State each year due to motor vehicle accidents. While fatality and injury rates have decreased over the last few decades due to better vehicle safety Read More

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Winter Weather Adds Danger for Drivers and Pedestrians

Winter Weather Adds Danger for Drivers and Pedestrians While the New York metropolitan area has its share of auto accidents year-round, the arrival of winter weather significantly compounds the hazards already present on our roadways. During the winter months, individuals with poor driving habits become even more of a threat to other drivers, passengers, and Read More

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