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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
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
Lawmakers Expand New York’s Seat Belt Law

Lawmakers Expand New York’s Seat Belt Law

| Personal Injury
In 1994, the Empire State was the first jurisdiction to pass a mandatory seat belt law. As of November 1, that law applies to all vehicle occupants over 16, and not just those in the front seat. Walter Mosley (D-Brooklyn) introduced the bill in the State Assembly. “Seat belts are a proven way to make…Read the article
What Happens if an Uninsured Driver Hit Me?

What Happens if an Uninsured Driver Hit Me?

| Personal Injury
What Happens if an Uninsured Driver Hit Me? This question comes up a lot, because when it comes to vehicle insurance, New York is an extreme state. The Empire State has one of the highest percentages of uninsured motorists in the country. New York also has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in…Read the article
Are Car Accidents Criminal or Civil Matters?

Are Car Accidents Criminal or Civil Matters?

| Personal Injury
Are Car Accidents Criminal or Civil Matters? Vehicle collisions are usually not “accidents” at all. People do not accidentally drive drunk and run red lights. In fact, some form of human error causes over 90 percent of the car wrecks in New York. For this reason, these incidents could involve criminal liability, civil liability, or…Read the article
Thinking About One Last Road Trip? Keep These Things in Mind

Thinking About One Last Road Trip? Keep These Things in Mind

| Personal Injury
One of the nice things about living in the Tri-State Area is that you are never more than about 200 miles away from something you have never seen before. And, since Old Man Winter is still at least a month away (we’re keeping our fingers crossed on that one), many people are thinking about squeezing…Read the article
Does Social Media Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Does Social Media Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

| Personal Injury
This question affects many personal injury cases, as over two-thirds of New Yorkers regularly use social media platforms. As outlined below, Facebook posts and other social media posts and likes could have either a positive or negative impact on your claim for damages. So, if you were hurt in an accident, think before you hit…Read the article
Building A Successful Truck Accident Case

Building A Successful Truck Accident Case

| Personal Injury
To obtain compensation for their injuries in large truck collisions, victim/plaintiffs must establish liability by a preponderance of the evidence. To better understand what “more likely than not” really means, imagine two equally-full glasses of water that are side by side. If someone adds one drop of water to the glass on the right, it…Read the article
Legal Responsibility In Large Truck Crashes

Legal Responsibility In Large Truck Crashes

| Personal Injury
Since many trucks weigh thirty times more than most cars, it is no surprise that of the nearly 4,000 people who died in large truck crashes in 2015, over two-thirds of them were passenger vehicle occupants. Large interstate transportation vehicles are not the only problem. Many intra-city vehicles, like dump trucks and garbage trucks, are…Read the article
Truck Accidents In New York

Truck Accidents In New York

| Personal Injury
Many people admire truckers for their determination to deliver their cargo without any excuses. Now, with the rise of autonomous vehicles just beyond the horizon, many truckers are determined to prove that they can stay on the road longer and be more reliable than machines. Unfortunately, this environment creates a need for truck accident lawyers…Read the article