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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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What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?

What Causes Pedestrian Accidents? After years of decline, motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians are on the rise once again. In its most recent national study, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that 5,987 pedestrians lost their lives in U.S. traffic accidents in 2016, an increase of more than 600 fatalities from one year 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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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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You’ve Been in a Car Accident: Now What?

You’ve Been in a Car Accident: Now What? Car accidents occur each day, ranging from minor to devastating, especially in a very populated state like New York. More than 12,000 people are hospitalized each year due to motor vehicle-related injuries, so it is important to understand what to do in the days following a car Read More

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Many Kinds of Car Accidents Up Across The Country

The United States Department of Transportation released its yearly report on traffic fatalities in late 2017, and the figures were, to say the least, concerning. While not every category of accident fatality increased, some saw the largest single-year increases in over 25 years. Regardless of the factors that contributed to each of these category increases, Read More

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