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Stay Safe Over the Holiday Weekend

Stay Safe Over the Holiday Weekend

| Personal Injury
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the state was ending most coronavirus restrictions in time for the Independence Day holiday weekend. California, a similar move at about the same time. Coronavirus vaccines and protective measures have reduced this disease to a few pockets, mostly in overseas countries. But other risks, which most of…Read the article
Be Careful On The Road: Memorial Day 2021

Be Careful On The Road: Memorial Day 2021

| Personal Injury
Around Memorial Day Weekend, alcohol sales usually increase over 25 percent. The unofficial first day of summer is an even bigger drinking holiday than New Year’s Eve. The effects of alcohol, such as slower motor skills and an elevated sense of well-being, help many people relax. But this combination is always dangerous, and often fatal,…Read the article
Nicki Minaj Family Files Wrongful Death Action

Nicki Minaj Family Files Wrongful Death Action

| Personal Injury
The survivors of 64-year-old Robert Maraj, who was killed in a tragic hit-and-run, recently filed a $150 million wrongful death claim in New York Supreme Court. Attorneys Paul J. Napoli and Ben Crump will represent the family in court. According to investigators, Maraj was walking on a Mineola roadway when a man, later identified as…Read the article
Your Airbag Failed, Now What?

Your Airbag Failed, Now What?

| Personal Injury
Since the first appeared in the 1970s, airbags have saved thousands of lives. Most people do not know it, but the airbag is an engineering marvel. A chemical propellant must rapidly inflate the bag upon impact, yet not trigger an airbag explosion. In other words, an airbag has lots of moving parts. As outlined below,…Read the article
Seven Common Car Accident Terms You Should Know

Seven Common Car Accident Terms You Should Know

| Personal Injury
The average vehicle collision claim could settle out of court a little over a year after the accident. During these months, you will hear or read many terms you might not be familiar with. Lawyers do their best to speak English instead of Legalese. But no one’s perfect! Regardless of the language we use, our…Read the article
Automotive Software Failure and Car Accidents

Automotive Software Failure and Car Accidents

| Personal Injury
Driverless cars are here, at least to an extent. Most people operate Level 1 or Level 2 autonomous vehicles. Level 1 cars and trucks have some features, such as anti-lock brakes and blind spot sensors, which help them operate their vehicles. Level 2 cars and trucks, like a GM Cruise, have more advanced driver-assist features…Read the article
Who is Liable in a Commercial Vehicle Accident?

Who is Liable in a Commercial Vehicle Accident?

| Personal Injury
At-fault drivers are legally responsible for commercial crash damages. Typically, employers are financially responsible for car crash damages, because of the respondeat superior rule. This legal doctrine holds employers responsible if their employees are negligent. As outlined below, New York law defines these key terms in broad, victim-friendly terms. So, these victims have an additional…Read the article
What To Do Following A Parking Lot Accident

What To Do Following A Parking Lot Accident

| Personal Injury
It’s winter in New York, which means that black ice is a fixture in most parking lots. This thin, translucent ice is much harder to see, and much slicker, than white ice. Furthermore, many property owners do not inspect parking lots very often, even though they have a legal responsibility to do so. Therefore, there…Read the article
What You Should Know About Car-Bicycle Accidents

What You Should Know About Car-Bicycle Accidents

| Personal Injury
Although vehicle traffic dropped dramatically in 2020, largely because of spring lockdowns and the ensuing rise of WFH (work from home) options, the number of bicycle fatalities increased dramatically. Bicycle traffic increased in most parts of the country, as people tried to avoid overcrowded New York subways and busses. And, as the statistics bear out,…Read the article
Self-Driving Cars? Not Yet, Says NHTSA. Winter Driving Tips

Self-Driving Cars? Not Yet, Says NHTSA. Winter Driving Tips

| Winter Tips
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration clearly asserted, despite Tesla’s assertions to the contrary, that “No vehicle available for purchase today is capable of driving itself.” Earlier, Tesla stirred controversy by sending so-called full self-driving software to a group of owners selected to test it. Cal researcher Steven Shladover said Tesla’s claim was “actively misleading”…Read the article