Monthly Archives - February 2020

Safety Tips and Tricks for New York Bikers

Safety Tips and Tricks for New York Bikers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 800 bicyclists died as a result of traffic crashes in the year 2018 alone. Perhaps unsurprisingly, any bicyclist-car accident almost always ends up more disastrously for the biker than the driver. Unfortunately, the state of New York is no exception to this trend. Do you know what to do to keep yourself safe while bicycling on New York roads? New York Road Rules According to the New York Department of Transportation (NYDOT), bicyclists are subject to the same road rules and regulations as drivers are. Defying them not only puts you at risk [...]

Distracted Driving on New York Roads

Distracted Driving on New York Roads

Did you know that distracted driving took over 3,000 lives in America in the year 2017 alone? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is “any activity that diverts attention from driving.” It is not, contrary to popular opinion, just texting and driving. When someone partakes in distracted driving, they are acting negligently and should be held liable for their irresponsibility. How does this affect New York roads? Read on to find out more. Types of Distracted Driving The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies distraction into three categories: visual, manual, and cognitive. A visual distraction is anything [...]

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Whiplash?

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Whiplash?

Did you know that around three million people suffer non-fatal injuries in auto accidents in the United States every year? Of all these injuries, whiplash is one of the most common. It can happen in seconds even after the most “minor” crashes. However, it is not uncommon for victims to not fully feel the effects until weeks after their car accident. It can be dangerous to leave whiplash untreated.  What Is Whiplash? In the simplest terms, whiplash is a form of neck sprain or neck strain. Generally, this occurs as a result of sudden extension and flexion. It may also include damage to the cervical muscles, [...]