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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, [...]

Should I File a Police Report After My New York Auto Accident?

Should I File a Police Report After My New York Auto Accident?

Most drivers know what to do to avoid a car accident. Unfortunately, not everyone knows what to do after being involved in one. Filing a police report is one of the most important things you can do for your New York auto accident claim. But what options do you have if you forgot to file a report immediately after your accident? Read on to find out more. Insurance Claims Are Not Police Reports After an accident, you will have to make a formal statement with your insurance provider. You may believe that this is equivalent to making an official police report. However, the [...]

How Can Expert Witnesses Help My New York Car Accident Claim?

How Can Expert Witnesses Help My New York Car Accident Claim?

What do you picture when someone says the word “witness”? If you are anything like most people, the first thing that comes to mind is probably someone sharing an eyewitness testimony. But did you know that expert witnesses are also often called to take the stand? Especially in auto accident claims with contentions around liability, an expert witness can be an integral part of the litigation process. Expert witnesses are sometimes even called before a case goes to trial. So who can be an expert witness and what exactly do they do? Defining Expert Witnesses An expert witness is someone with “a defined area [...]

Why Do I Need a Lawyer After a New York Auto Accident?

Why Do I Need a Lawyer After a New York Auto Accident?

Many people mistakenly believe that speaking to an attorney is more trouble than it is worth. They may think that they will lose more money than they will gain. Or they may feel like they do not have a “serious enough” case for a lawyer. In reality, there are many different things a personal injury lawyer can do for your New York auto accident claim. A Good Lawyer Can Investigate Your Claim According to the American Bar Association (ABA), every personal injury claim rests on proving two basic concepts: liability and damages. An auto accident is stressful enough and collecting all the necessary evidence afterward can sometimes be [...]

What Happens After a Delivery Vehicle Accident?

What Happens After a Delivery Vehicle Accident?

Thanks to the power of the internet, our world is now more connected than ever. One of the consequences of this increasing interconnectedness is the continued growth of delivery services across the nation. While we can all appreciate the convenience of getting a package overnighted to us, this brings about a slew of new legal questions. For instance, who is responsible for any delivery vehicle-involved car accidents? Amazon Delivery Trucks Nowadays, Amazon is arguably the most well-known delivery service in the country. Amazon dictates most of its delivery trucks’ routes and schedules, but they also have many different delivery provider partners. In [...]

Drowsy Driving: More Dangerous Than You Think

Drowsy Driving: More Dangerous Than You Think

Everyone knows the dangers of driving under the influence, but what about drowsy driving? In today’s fast-paced world, only a lucky few get as much sleep as they need. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that around one-third of Americans get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep every night. Drowsy driving, then, is an inevitable outcome for many of us on the road. Many people do not realize how serious this problem is. For example, did you know that sleep deprivation can have the same effects on your body as drinking alcohol? The National Sleep Foundation estimates that [...]

How to Deal With Car Accidents in New York Road Construction Zones

How to Deal With Car Accidents in New York Road Construction Zones

Everyone knows to exercise caution in work zones, but few people know just how dangerous work zone accidents can really be. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimates that the rate of fatal crashes in work zones increased by 3 percent between the years 2016 and 2017 alone. Furthermore, the FHWA estimates that work zones account for around 10 percent of overall congestion and 24 percent of unexpected freeway delays. Every driver will be affected by road construction at some point or another, especially in the state of New York. Do you know how to deal with car accidents in New York construction zones? New York Construction [...]

Staying Safe in New York Bike Lanes

Staying Safe in New York Bike Lanes

Bicycling has seen a recent resurgence nationwide, and it is not hard to see why. After all, it is a more affordable, eco-friendly, and healthy alternative to driving. Unfortunately, biking also comes with its own set of dangers. Do you know how to stay safe in New York bike lanes? Bike Lane Risk Factors Despite your best efforts, it can sometimes be impossible to stay in the bike lane. Cars, trucks, construction, and other objects may obstruct your path. Moreover, it is not uncommon for drivers to be unfamiliar with bike lane rules. All of this can put bicyclists at an increased [...]

What to Do After a New York Hit-and-Run Accident

What to Do After a New York Hit-and-Run Accident

Being victimized by a hit-and-run is a uniquely traumatizing experience—especially if it left you with serious personal injuries or property damage. You may feel hopeless and out of options. After all, how can you collect compensation from someone when you do not even know who they are? Fortunately, there are still ways to recover your damages after a New York hit-and-run car accident. Hit-and-Run Accidents and the Law Did you know that fleeing the accident scene is a crime in the state of New York? Unfortunately, that is still not enough to keep some drivers from committing hit-and-runs. NYPD data shows that the rate of hit-and-run accidents in New York City [...]