There are numerous crowded and hectic roads in New York. It is because of this that it is crucial for drivers to be careful while behind the wheel of a car. This ensures that not only the driver, but others sharing the road, are safe and cannot be harmed. However, this is not always the case and roads can become very dangerous when drivers do not follow the rules of the road. When people drive negligently, it can[...]
A significant, though not necessarily alarming statistic to know is that driver inattention is the cause of 21.3 percent of all pedestrian accidents. In a state known for its vast cities with millions of people, these accidents happen more frequently than you may think. If you were involved in a pedestrian accident due to another party’s negligence, it is important you contact an experienced lawyer to recover compensation for any of the physical or emotional damages you may[...]
Recovering Compensation After a Bike Accident in New York
Many people in the state of New York use a bicycle as a method of transportation. This is even more common within New York City. It is always important to be aware of your surroundings, especially when riding a bike. When people ride a bike on the road, it can cause drivers to be distracted and create an unsafe environment for bike riders. In addition to this, poor weather or road conditions can put bikers at risk. These[...]
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3 FAQs About Car Accident Claims Involving Pedestrians or Cyclists
Car accidents involving pedestrians or cyclists are almost always devastating. Whether you’re riding a bike or traveling by foot, you have little to no protection from the force of impact. Even a slow-speed crash is likely to result in serious injuries. The latest report from the League of American Bicyclists indicates pedestrian and cyclist deaths are on the rise and account for a disproportionately high percentage of traffic fatalities. In 2007, for example, pedestrians and cyclists accounted for[...]
There are many people in the state of New York who drive cars every day. With so many cars on the road, these drives can sometimes go wrong and result in a car accident. While some car accidents cause only minor injuries, others can have detrimental results of major injuries and even death. They have the power to change lives forever, leaving individuals and families in physical, financial, and emotional disaster. The outcome of car accidents may depend[...]
Can I File a Bicycle Accident Claim If I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?
Most people have ridden a bicycle without a helmet at some point, and they probably weren’t too concerned about the added risk. Unfortunately, some learn the hard way that leaving their helmet at home can be a catastrophic mistake. If you sustained injuries in a bicycle crash and you intend to file an insurance claim, there are many factors that will affect the outcome of your case. One of these factors is whether your own negligence contributed to[...]
What Is the Lifetime Cost of Living with a Spinal Cord Injury?
It should come as no surprise that living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) is expensive. Beyond the obvious costs like medical equipment and physical therapy, families caring for someone with an SCI must account for home modifications, accessible vehicles, adaptive sports equipment, and mental health counseling. Fortunately, you may not have to cover these expenses out of pocket. If you or your loved one suffered an SCI because of another person’s negligence, the liable party might be[...]
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.[...]
Dogs can cause serious harm to a person. Though many canines are part of the family and great additions to the home, some dogs are trained improperly or not at all. These dogs cannot be solely blamed for their actions. Negligent or abusive dog owners are to blame for a dog that is aggressive or unruly. These unfortunate cases lead to trouble. Many dogs have powerful jaws that can rip flesh, damage nerves and tendons, and leave a[...]