Motor Vehicle Fatalities Go Down but Mileage Death Rate Increases

Over the course of the first three months of 2020, the overall number of motor vehicle fatalities across the United States have decreased compared to the same period last year, according to data collected by the National Safety Council. This is attributable to there being fewer people on the road due to the coronavirus and quarantine restrictions. However, in that same period, more people died compared to the number of miles driven, indicating that although people are driving less, they are driving more dangerously.… Read the rest

Quarantine Means Fewer Cars but More Reckless Driving

The coronavirus quarantine has resulted in most people staying home as much as possible, to avoid contracting or spreading the disease. This has necessarily meant fewer cars on the road, with less traffic and fewer overall accidents. However, if New York City is any indication, these empty roads are encouraging people to engage in reckless driving, with a higher rate of speeding tickets and more dangerous accidents compared to before.… Read the rest

Hit-and-Run Driver in Bronx on the Run

Police are on the lookout for a dark-colored pickup truck that was involved in a hit-and-run on Pitman Avenue in the Bronx, according to ABC 7’s Eyewitness News. The incident occurred on September 22nd at 7:55 PM, when the truck backed over the woman as she was crossing the street, resulting in her suffering injuries to her legs and feet. Police noted the truck apparently had an after-market cap installed on the truck bed. The victim is currently hospitalized but in stable condition.… Read the rest

Nassau County Pays Out Another Large Settlement after Motor Vehicle Accident

car accident lawyer Nassau CountyIn January 2019, a New York State Judge gave final approval to a $25 million settlement between Nassau County and a woman who was left with a traumatic brain injury after a motor vehicle accident.  The accident occurred on September 8, 2007, at the T-shaped intersection of Oceanside Road and Erwin Place, when a drunken driver smashed into the woman’s vehicle. Because of her injuries, the woman is now unable to speak and is forced to use a wheelchair.… Read the rest

Click It or Ticket: Stressing the Importance of Wearing Seatbelts

car accident lawyer Long IslandWhile driving on Long Island, it is a common sight to see the phrase “Click It or Ticket” sprawled out on digital highway signs over Long Island’s busiest roads. The campaign created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is aimed at preventing fatal motor vehicle accidents by alerting drivers and passengers of the importance of wearing seatbelts.… Read the rest

Leaving the Scene of an Accident Carries Harsh Penalties

hit and run accident lawyer New York CityAccidents tend to happen quite often, especially in congested areas like Long Island and New York City. Normally, if a driver is involved in a motor vehicle accident, a pedestrian accident, or an accident involving property damage, among others, usually they remain at the scene until their information is exchanged (name, phone number, insurance information, etc.), the police report is completed, and all parties involved received medical attention, if necessary. However, there are unfortunate times when individuals involved in accidents flee the scene prior to any information being exchanged or reporting the incident. This is known as a hit … Read the rest

You May Be Entitled to Damages in a Single-Vehicle Crash

car accident lawyer New York CityAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2016 more than half of the motor vehicle deaths involved a single-vehicle crash. In addition, in New York State there were almost 700 deaths as a result of a single-vehicle crash.… Read the rest

Safety Precautions for Pedestrians to Avoid Accident and Injury

pedestrian accident lawyer NYCThis May, Jose Reyes, a 46-year-old pedestrian, was struck by 23-year-old drunk driver Edwin Santos-Romero in Bayshore on Long Island. Reyes was taken to a local hospital where physicians determined he was severely injured and in critical condition as a result of the accident. Newsday stated that the victim was crossing the street at around 9:45 PM when the incident occurred.… Read the rest

Intersection Crashes

intersection accident lawyer Long IslandThe volume of traffic accidents at intersections are not only becoming more common but are also resulting in more serious injuries and fatalities. An intersection is the crossing over of two roads with cars traveling in different directions at the same time. Ordinarily, accidents that occur in an intersection are the result of one driver failing to yield to traffic, due to violating a law or ignoring a traffic sign or signal, among other things. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that almost half of the automobile accidents that occur each year involved a driver failing to yield … Read the rest

Long Island Traffic Deaths Declined in 2017

NewsdayLong Island car accident injury lawyer reported that Long Island saw fewer fatalities on the road last year than in the previous year. Safer cars, red-light cameras, increased traffic patrols and motorists better educating themselves on driver safety were cited for the reduction.… Read the rest