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Sanitation Truck Crashes Off Overpass, Blocks Holiday Traffic And Injures Many

Posted: July 4, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

According to the New York State Department of Health, traffic accidents are the leading cause of fatal injury among New York residents. In a 2017 report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 993 fatal crashes in the state that resulted in 999 deaths. Among those fatalities, 24% were pedestrians. 18% of the […]

Student Receives $60 Million For Suffering Chemistry Accident

Posted: July 3, 2019 | Categories: Lawsuits

According to statistics, more than 9 million children end up in the emergency room each year, many of them suffering from fall injuries. School children commonly suffer from these slip-and-fall injuries while at school. Playground, sports injuries, fights, bullying, and food poisoning also account for injuries suffered by students while at school. Courts have placed […]

Man Hailed As Hero In Bus Crash

Posted: July 2, 2019 | Categories: Bus Accidents

Many car wrecks are due to intoxication, recklessness, and sometimes, just a plain accident. However, there are times when a preexisting medical condition can cause an accident. Conditions such as poor eyesight, seizure disorders, diabetes, and heart disease can contribute to an accident. When these conditions occur, such as a seizure striking while a person […]

Cyclist Crash Leads To Manslaughter Charges In Brooklyn

Posted: July 1, 2019 | Categories: Drunk Driving Accidents

In 2007, a new DWI offense was created in New York: Aggravated DWI. Aggravated DWI has stricter penalties and restrictions on plea-bargaining. Aggravated DWI is generally charged when the driver has a blood-alcohol content of 0.18% or more. The penalties for an aggravated DWI include up to one year in jail, probation for up to […]

MMA Fighter Desmond Green Facing 19 Charges, 13 Of Them DUI-Related

Posted: June 28, 2019 | Categories: Drunk Driving Accidents

New York has two different charges for those that drink and drive. The first is just a traffic infraction, known as driving while ability impaired, or DWAI. It is charged when a person is not at the legal limit for being intoxicated but is displaying signs of impairment. Driving while intoxicated is a criminal charge […]

Man Sentenced In Hit And Run Death

Posted: June 27, 2019 | Categories: Crimes

New York has laws governing what a person must do following an auto accident, such as remaining at the scene and exchanging information. If such an accident results in injuries or death, it can be difficult to file a claim with the fleeing driver’s insurance. In this case, New York requires that all drivers carry […]

Cyclist Killed In Chelsea After Truck Strikes Bike

Posted: June 26, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, pedestrian and bicyclist deaths rose in 2018. Overall traffic deaths fell 1% amid this increase. Numbers from 2017 show that pedestrian deaths accounted for 16% of all U.S. traffic deaths in 2017, up from 12% in 2009. That year, there were 599 pedestrian, bicyclist, and others […]

Scooter-Related Face And Head Injuries Triple Over Last Decade Due To Rental Scooters

Posted: June 25, 2019 | Categories: Personal Injury

Recently, the New York State Senate decided to allow e-scooter rental companies such as Bird, Lime, and even Uber and Lyft to begin renting out motorized scooters. They are a cost-effective method of transportation and are particularly popular in urban areas and on college campuses. The legislation allows individual jurisdictions to draft their own regulations […]

Vape Device Explodes In Teen’s Face

Posted: June 24, 2019 | Categories: Personal Injury

Vaping has become a popular way for many smokers to kick the habit. While some teens have begun vaping without prior cigarette use, many proponents of vaping state that it is an effective way to stop smoking for many former smokers. However, tales of things like “popcorn lung” and vapes exploding, causing injuries have been […]

Lawmakers Take Up Safety Netting Issue At Baseball Stadiums

Posted: June 21, 2019 | Categories: Personal Injury

Spring and summer generally mean one thing to fans nationwide: the start of the baseball season. Millions of fans nationwide make trips to various parks to see their home teams play the sport. For the most part, it’s usually a fun family outing. Unfortunately for some fans, a day at the baseball stadium can end […]

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