Truck Accidents and Driving under the Influence

There are very few people who do not feel that drunk driving is a serious threat to public safety. However, while any instance of drunk driving is a serious concern, a trucker who drives while intoxicated could pose even more danger than the average driver. At the Long Island firm of Levine & Slavit, PLLC, we represent all types of trucking accidents, including those involving drunk driving. We are committed to obtaining the compensation our clients deserve and to reducing the number of drunk driving accidents.

A Look at the Statistics

According to the Department of Transportation, there are … Read the rest

Single vs. Multiple Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents

New York motorcycle accidents lawyerBecause they’re smaller and more difficult to spot on the road, motorcycles are often involved in more accidents than other vehicles, and often involve a greater degree of personal injury, vehicle damage, and sometimes, death. Most motorcycle collisions involve one or more additional vehicles, meaning someone is at fault in the majority of such occurrences. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident in Long Island, an experienced personal injury attorney from Levine & Slavit can help determine if you’re entitled to compensation.

Single Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are notorious for the increased danger of riding in a completely open … Read the rest

Car Accidents and Teens: When the Law Becomes Personal

teen car accident lawyerThe headlines are often grim:

  • Three Teens Hurt in Long Island Car Crash
  • Two Teens Killed In Long Island Car Crash
  • Four Teens Dead in Long Island Car Crash

No wonder we have mixed emotions when our teen gets a driver’s license. As parents, we understand our children are on the cusp of adulthood, but we also know they do not yet think like an adult. The granting of a driver’s license leaves parents walking a tightrope.

But the law makes no allowances for age. Though teens are more prone to underestimating dangers, they are still held to the same … Read the rest

Truck Accidents Caused by Faulty Equipment

Although Long Island is not as notorious for aggressive driving and congested streets as Manhattan, as a resident, you do encounter significant dangers from vehicles on the road. One of the biggest risks you face in Long Island stems from truck accidents and faulty equipment. Our streets are filled with trucks, from construction vehicles to moving vans, fire engines to delivery trucks. However, truck accidents can be caused by more than poor driving. Whether or not a driver acted recklessly, faulty equipment can be a cause or major contributing factor in an accident. If you or a loved one … Read the rest