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An 88-Year-Old Man And His Wife Were Injured In An Off-Road Accident In Huntington

Posted: May 29, 2020 | Categories: News

According to data that was provided by the NHTSA, in 2018, there were 29 million licensed drivers who were 70 or older. Additional data indicates that while the number of total seniors aged 70 and older grew in population, the number of crashes that involve senior drivers has declined.  Being able to drive is a […]

Driver Responsible For A Hit-And-Run Roll Over Crash Was Found And Arrested

Posted: May 26, 2020 | Categories: News

New York law requires those involved in an accident to share their information, including names and insurance information. If people are injured, the police should be contacted and involved parties should wait for an accident report. Appropriate rescue personnel should also be contacted to provide treatment for injuries.  Failure to take these steps can result […]

An Accident Involving An MTA Bus Injures Four People In New York

Posted: May 25, 2020 | Categories: News

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority provides millions of New Yorkers transportation each day via their buses and subway system. For the most part, these rides are safe, and occupants reach their destinations without incident. However, between 2015 and 2018, MTA buses were involved in 21,823 crashes. This equates to an average of 23 incidents per day […]

A Pedestrian Dies In An Accident At A Fifth Avenue Intersection

Posted: May 22, 2020 | Categories: News

Last year was a deadly year for pedestrians and cyclists in New York. The number of accidents involving cyclists and motor vehicles more than doubled.  Throughout all of last year, the Department of Transportation released data revealing that New York City experienced 218 total traffic fatalities. These fatalities included 121 pedestrians and 28 cyclists.  When […]

A Motorcyclist Is In Critical Condition After An Accident With Two Vehicles

Posted: May 21, 2020 | Categories: News

Spring and summer mark the beginning of motorcycle season, but some people use motorcycles year-round. Motorcycling becomes much more common on the roadways when the weather is warmer generally better.  However, while motorcycles make up just 3% of all registered vehicles in the United States, motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities in 2017. […]

All Passengers Of An SUV Lost Their Lives After Rear Ending A Construction Vehicle

Posted: May 20, 2020 | Categories: News

New York is one of the states that has move over laws that require motorists to move over one lane on highways, interstates, and roadways when they encounter an emergency vehicle, tow truck, or construction vehicles. This is for the safety of those workers as well as the other motorists on the roadway.  The law […]

Courts Rule That Lunch Is Not Covered Under Workers Compensation Claim

Posted: May 18, 2020 | Categories: News

While some states leave the option for employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance in their hands, some states require employers to have it. New York requires essentially every employer to have worker’s compensation insurance to cover employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their job.  Workers’ compensation benefit payouts cover the […]

A Man Was Charged With Aggravated DUI After A Hit-And-Run Accident

Posted: May 15, 2020 | Categories: News

In 2007, New York created a new offense for drivers who are charged with driving while intoxicated. The offense is called Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, and it comes with stricter penalties and stiffer plea-bargaining restrictions than a standard DWI. Aggravated DUI can come into play when a person’s blood-alcohol content, or BAC is tested as […]

A Road Worker Was Injured When A Driver Refused To Move Over

Posted: May 14, 2020 | Categories: News

New York and other states have enacted what are known as “move over” laws. These laws are intended to protect New York police officers and other emergency vehicle workers as they work on New York highways, interstates, and other roadways. The law states that when approaching vehicles that have flashing lights, New York motorists should […]

Two Injured On A York Fair Ferris Wheel Are Suing The Ride’s Manufacturer

Posted: May 13, 2020 | Categories: News

There is no national governing authority to ensure the safety of rides at amusement parks. Instead, inspection is left up to individual states. The state of New York has several inspections to ensure the safety of amusement park rides. The State Department of Labor inspects all the rides at stationary amusement parks at least once […]

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