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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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5 Common Car Accident Injuries

5 Common Car Accident Injuries According to the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard, New York City is the third-worst congested metro area in terms of auto traffic on the planet, behind only Los Angeles and Moscow. Four of the 10 most-jammed corridors in the U.S. are here, including the eastbound Cross Bronx Expressway, which sits atop Read More

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Uber Accidents and Liability

Uber Accidents and Liability Uber, a ride-share service, has been impacting the city in many ways, such as reducing taxi use and increasing the number of vehicles on city streets. Buy what happens when you are involved in an accident involving an Uber driver? Uber accidents are handled differently than New York City taxi accidents. Read More

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Tips to Remember Following a Motor Vehicle Accident

Tips to Remember Following a Motor Vehicle Accident If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident here are some tips to keep in mind: Make sure that all parties involved in the accident are safe. In the event that a person is injured, immediately call 911 and try to provide medical assistance until first Read More

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Be Aware of Those Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), each year there are over one million people arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in New York State there were over 300 alcohol related driving deaths in 2016. The use of alcohol impairs a Read More

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Sleep Deprivation Can Cause a Fatal Crash

According to the American Council on Science and Health, sleep deprivation is a common cause of fatal automobile accidents. According to a recent study, sleep loss is a significant risk factor when operating a vehicle. According to the study, the risk of getting into an accident increases by 150 percent when driving under the influence Read More

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Car Seat Defects May Give Rise to a Claim

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), infants and toddlers should be placed in a rear-facing car seat when riding in an automobile. Studies have shown that rear-facing car seats are much safer than forward-facing car seats. According to Injury Prevention (IP), infants and toddlers in forward-facing car seats are 78 percent more likely Read More

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New York State Works to Update Insurance Laws to Account for Ridesharing Services

New York State Works to Update Insurance Laws to Account for Ridesharing Services Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have essentially taken over the “ride-hailing” industry, and lately, many people prefer them to taxis or other limousine companies because of their reliability, accessibility, and affordability. These services quickly became popular in New York City, however, Read More

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