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Common Types of Car Accident Errors

Common Types of Car Accident Errors

There are several types of errors that can happen before and after a car accident. Avoiding certain errors may help you prevent a car accident, but if you do end up in an accident caused by another driver, there are other errors to avoid. Certain mistakes made after the accident can lead to less compensation and may hurt your legal defense against the other driver. Feel free to talk with a New York Car Accidents Lawyer if you have any questions about what to do after an unexpected car accident.  Errors Before the Car Accident Everyone makes mistakes, and no one is perfect. Mistakes [...]

What Are Accident Reconstruction Specialists?

What Are Accident Reconstruction Specialists?

After a car accident, many factors can become confused as soon as witnesses, the other driver, and other lawyers become involved. The original story of what happened can be easily distorted by faulty memory, emotional distress, multiple accounts of what happened, and the passage of time after the accident. Accident reconstruction specialists can help you advert these obstacles with their extensive training in how car accidents happen and what to expect in the aftermath of specific types of collisions. For legal help on compensation, talk to a New York Car Accidents Attorney.   How an Accident Reconstruction Specialist Can Help  Accident reconstruction specialists [...]

When You Are Hit By A Drunk Driver In New York

When You Are Hit By A Drunk Driver In New York

Unfortunately, there are too many people who drive while impaired, whether it be from alcohol or prescription and non-prescription drugs. So what happens when you are struck by a vehicle where the other driver was under the influence? There are steps you can take. What To Do After Getting Hit By A Drunk Driver The first thing you should do at the scene is to call the police. They can file a report as well as test the blood alcohol level of the other driver to prove negligence. Documenting these issues will help build your personal injury case. Always be professional with [...]

Insurance Laws In New York

Insurance Laws In New York

New York, like every other state, has insurance laws. These laws are there to protect both you and other drivers who share the road with you. Here are some insurance regulations specific to the state of New York. Liability Laws New York state requires you to carry New York State liability insurance. Liability insurance covers damages that happen when the driver of a car causes a collision. There are two kinds of auto liability insurance: bodily injury coverage and property damage coverage. These include vehicle damage and medical costs for any injured parties. You are required to purchase New York state liability [...]

Types Of Serious Car Accident Injuries and Resources In New York

Types Of Serious Car Accident Injuries and Resources In New York

On average, statistics show that more than three people die in car accidents every day in New York and 48 are injured. Additionally, the state-wide fatality count is 5.6 car accident deaths per 100,000 residents. This leads to 1,098 deaths and 12,093 hospitalizations each year due to car accidents. The Next Step Have you been hurt in a car crash? You might be wondering what you should do next. Is your injury common and not serious? Or should you pursue a claim? While your injury may not feel like a big deal, sometimes the injury becomes more of an issue over a period of time. Pain [...]

Ways to Avoid Accidents During Winter Driving

Ways to Avoid Accidents During Winter Driving

As winter approaches, the chances of snow, sleet, and icy roads increases, and so do the chances of car accidents. Any kind of weather that makes roads slippery also makes control of the vehicle more difficult than usual. Knowing what to do in these kinds of situations may help prevent you from experiencing a car accident during the winter season. However, if you find yourself in a car accident caused by a negligent driver who failed to drive safely in the winter, you can contact a New York Car Accidents Lawyer for guidance on your claim.  Prevalence of Winter Car Accidents During the [...]

Do Emergency Features Prevent Fatalities In New York?

Do Emergency Features Prevent Fatalities In New York?

Pedestrian fatalities have dramatically grown over the last 10 years. The Governors Highway Safety Association stated there was a 35 percent rise in pedestrian fatalities from 2008-2018. In 2009, there were 4,109 pedestrian deaths in the United States, and that rose to 6,000 in 2017. These statements may astonish a lot of people, because of the expansion of technology and safety elements in automobiles. New model vehicles are armed with the latest and greatest in protection tech like automated emergency braking, blind-spot alerts, object detection, and flexible lighting. However, a new AAA study explains that this new technology is definitely [...]

Driving In Cold Weather In New York

Driving In Cold Weather In New York

Cold winters are a staple in New York. When temperatures fall, there are treacherous road conditions that occur due to ice and snow. Checking the weather forecast can help you prepare. Here are a few pointers on how to stary safe during winter road conditions. Tips For Vehicle Safety When temperatures are freezing, driving is extremely difficult and very different when driving in temperate weather. Driving is a normal habit for many people but in the cold, you need to break down the steps for driving so you are aware of your surroundings and prevent harmful accidents. Check your car before you [...]

Side-Impact Crashes In New York

Side-Impact Crashes In New York

In rear-end collisions, typically the driver in the rear is at-fault because they may have been driving too close to the vehicle in front of them. With head-on accidents, it’s easy to find liability. Why? Because accident reconstruction specialists are usually able to determine fault when they find out which car moved into the wrong lane, hitting the other vehicle head-on. What Are Side-Impact Collisions? But side-impact crashes are more complex. Which person behind the wheel is really liable for the accident? Side-impact collisions are also called T-bone or broadside crashes and they take place when the front-end of a car [...]

What Are The Safe Driving Tips That Every Driver Should Know In New York?

What Are The Safe Driving Tips That Every Driver Should Know In New York

If you are on the road, no matter if you are by yourself or have passengers in your vehicle, safety is your number one concern. While you have your own safety to think about, you also have to think about what is safe for your passengers as well as other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Because everyone has a smartphone these days, distracted driving is more of a problem than ever. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that distracted driving caused the deaths of 3,166 people in 2018 alone. So how do we stay safe on the road? Here are [...]