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FAQs About Bicycle Accident Wrongful Death Claims in New York

FAQs About Bicycle Accident Wrongful Death Claims in New York

Riding a bike is a healthy and convenient way to skirt New York City traffic, but it still poses certain risks. Because of these dangers, which include serious injury and even death, the state of New York has implemented laws to protect cyclists.   For example, all bicyclists who are younger than 14 years old must wear an approved helmet when operating the bike or riding as a passenger. Additionally, children younger than 1 are not allowed to[...]

NYC Physician Errors

NYC Physician Errors

Medical professionals in New York City are some of the best in the world. When people are suffering from a serious health problem, they often come to doctors in the city for treatment. When a medical professional in New York City deviates from the standard of care that they are expected to provide, a patient can become seriously injured or even suffer fatal consequences. The public puts a tremendous amount of trust into medical professionals to ensure that[...]

3 FAQs About Lyft & Uber Accidents Involving Pedestrians

3 FAQs About Lyft & Uber Accidents Involving Pedestrians

The fatal pedestrian accident involving a semi-autonomous Volvo being operated by Uber raised a lot of questions regarding the future of self-driving cars. According to Recode, Uber’s software did detect the 47-year-old victim as she was crossing the street; however, it did not prompt the vehicle to react in time to avoid the collision. Until software engineers and auto manufacturers develop a vehicle that can both detect hazards and respond to them immediately, self-driving cars will remain nothing[...]

Mass Transit Accidents in New York City

Mass Transit Accidents in New York City

New Yorkers and those who live in the surrounding areas but work within the five boroughs often rely heavily on mass transit to get around. Unfortunately, there are often mass transit accidents that cause significant injuries or even death to many people. Just this week, there have been multiple mass transit accidents mentioned in the news. First, two buses collided at the entrance of the Lincoln Tunnel and 32 people were injured. In fact, eight of these injuries[...]

When Is a Business Liable for a Slip and Fall?

When Is a Business Liable for a Slip and Fall?

Online shopping may be putting brick-and-mortar stores out of business all over the country, but setting up shop in the retail capital of America remains as lucrative as ever. New York City is always going to have the foot traffic to support companies that know how to compete in today’s marketplace. Of course, just because businesses in New York have access to a huge, vastly diverse customer base does not mean it’s easy to succeed in the city[...]

3 FAQs About Filing a Brain Injury Claim After a Motorcycle Accident  

3 FAQs About Filing a Brain Injury Claim After a Motorcycle Accident  

It goes without saying that motorcyclists are incredibly vulnerable to serious injuries and death in the event of a crash. Even those who wear adequate safety gear are at risk of sustaining debilitating injuries in forceful impacts and high-speed collisions. Brain injuries are especially common among motorcyclists involved in wrecks, but many of them are preventable. Proper helmets are approximately 37 percent effective at preventing fatalities and roughly 67 percent effective at preventing brain injuries in motorcycle crashes.[...]

NYC Bicycle Accidents

NYC Bicycle Accidents

In New York City, many individuals rely on their bicycles to get around. Of course, bicycles in New York City are primarily sharing the roads with cars, trucks, and taxis, which puts the bicyclists at high risk for being hit by a motor vehicle. Bicycle accidents are very serious and often result in fatalities. 94 percent of all fatal bicycle accidents are the result of the carelessness or negligence of the driver. Due to the lack of protection[...]

4 Critical Mistakes to Avoid After an Auto Accident

4 Critical Mistakes to Avoid After an Auto Accident

In the state of New York, accident victims typically have a few options for pursuing compensation following a collision. In most cases, they start by filing a claim under their own personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, which includes: Compensation for accident-related healthcare expenses; 80% of lost income or up to $2,000 per month for up to three years; Up to $25 per day for up to one year to cover expenses like transportation and household help; and An[...]

Damages Recoverable in New York Brain Injury Claims

Damages Recoverable in New York Brain Injury Claims

Your central nervous system (CNS) controls all of your bodily functions. Your CNS is composed of your brain and spinal cord, so damage to either of these body parts can be debilitating and affect virtually every aspect of your life. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), for example, can impact cognitive functioning, mood, behavior, perception, balance, mobility, and even appetite. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TBIs contribute to approximately 30 percent of all injury-related deaths. Those[...]

How to Prove a Driver Was Texting Before a Car Accident

How to Prove a Driver Was Texting Before a Car Accident

It goes without saying that smartphones have improved modern life in countless ways, but the proliferation of these devices has had one major drawback: According to the Federal Communications Commission, distracted drivers cause about nine traffic fatalities and 1,000 injuries in the United States every single day. Smartphone use is a primary contributor to these tragic collisions. If you were hurt or lost a family member in a crash with someone who was texting and driving, the New[...]

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