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The Police Report’s Role in Car Crash Cases

The Police Report’s Role in Car Crash Cases

| Personal Injury
Fewer vehicle collisions was supposed to be one of the silver linings of the dark pandemic lockdown cloud. But instead, the number of fatal wrecks increased in 2020, as drivers developed some very bad habits. The number of fatal wrecks increased again in 2021, to their highest level since 2006. Frequently, the police accident report…Read the article
Phrases to Avoid After a Car Accident

Phrases to Avoid After a Car Accident

| Personal Injury
During coronavirus lockdowns, bad habits such as speeding, driving while under the influence of a substance, and not wearing a seat belt continued. As a result, the number of car crash fatalities increased significantly in 2020, even though the number of vehicle miles traveled plummeted. Based on the preliminary figures, it looks like the 2021…Read the article
Protect Your Family from Uninsured Drivers

Protect Your Family from Uninsured Drivers

| Personal Injury
Many drivers in New York are either uninsured or underinsured. Although the Empire State has a mandatory auto insurance law, New York has one of the highest percentages of uninsured drivers in the country. Additionally, the state has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country. For example, the property damage minimum…Read the article
Alcohol, Holiday Gatherings, and Personal Injuries

Alcohol, Holiday Gatherings, and Personal Injuries

| Personal Injury
The effects of alcohol make it a pleasant addition, to holiday parties. These same effects also make alcohol very dangerous. Alcohol dulls the senses, relaxes muscles, and gives people an artificial sense of euphoria. So, when these individuals drive, they are less able to control their vehicles and more likely to take reckless risks. If…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
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