Pedestrian Peril: The Most Dangerous Roads in Nassau and Suffolk Counties

pedestrian accident lawyer Long IslandLong Island is home to a long stretch of beautiful beaches, boardwalks, and parks. Moving away from these quaint characteristics of our Island, you’ll find the harsh truth of our significantly dangerous roads. The ugly truth has been revealed in a study released in 2016 by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC). The publication categorizes fatalities by year, from 2012 to 2014, and by county. It is no surprise that both Nassau and Suffolk counties are among the most dangerous counties in the state for pedestrians.… Read the rest

Negligent Death of a Motorcyclist May Result in a Wrongful Death Action

motorcycle accident lawyer New YorkWith warmer weather approaching, many riders will begin to take out their recently tuned up motorcycles for a test drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to be a victim of a deadly accident. While it is hard enough for family members and loved ones to lose someone close to them, it may be even harder to lose someone unexpectedly as a result of a fatal crash. Oftentimes, deadly motorcycle accidents occur as a result of:

  • Driving at an excessive rate of speed;
  • Failing to pay attention;
  • Operating a motorcycle under
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Motorcycle Accidents

As the warm weather is approaching, many people are beginning to dust off their motorcycles. While riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating, it also exposes an individual to a high risk of injury. According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are five times more likely to be injured than people in passenger motor vehicles due to the lack of enclosure around a person while riding a motorcycle.

Different parties may be held liable in a serious motorcycle accident, including the cyclist themselves, another driver, a state agency or private party responsible for maintaining the road, or even … Read the rest

Motorcyclists Face Dangerous Roads

Motorcycle accidents can easily lead to serious injury or death, often times with riders and passengers sustaining injuries to their head, neck, arms, and legs. According to New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, during 2014, there were a total of 1,330 motorcycle crashes in New York City.

One reason why motorcyclists must be attentive is because it may be more difficult to see a motorcycle than a vehicle.  At times motorcycles can be missed on the roadways because of another vehicle’s blind spot.  Another cause for the serious nature of motorcycle injuries is that a motorcycle offers no protection … Read the rest

Lane Splitting Can Lead to Serious Accidents for Motorcyclists and Other Motorists

Motorcyclists have to be very careful while out on the road, which goes for city streets as well as highways and interstates. They are especially vulnerable to injuries given how exposed people are on motorcycles. It’s for this reason that laws are in place to help make sure that motorcyclists are kept safe. If you or a loved one is injured as a result of an auto accident that involves a motorcycle or motorcyclist, a personal injury attorney will work to enure that just compensation is obtained.

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How to Select a Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Long Island motorcycle accident lawyerWaging a motorcycle accident lawsuit can be a complex process. In many cases, the circumstances of the accident are not clear, and it can be difficult to determine who was primarily responsible for the incident. For this reason, it is essential that you hire an excellent motorcycle accident attorney to represent your case. Though it can be tempting to choose a lawyer quickly, the decision should never be undertaken lightly, and there are certain things you should look for when you are selecting an attorney. Long Island personal injury attorney Ira Slavit reviews the criteria you should use to select … Read the rest

Motorcycle Accidents and Dangerous Road Conditions

Long Island motorcycle accident attorneyWhen it comes to serious auto accidents, it’s important that all injured parties seek legal assistance. This is particularly the case when another motorist’s negligence is the cause of a motor vehicle collision. What many people do not consider is that motor vehicle collisions can be caused by parties that are not motorists on the road and that those parties can be held responsible for the matter.

Our personal injury attorneys would like to consider how road conditions can contribute to the occurrence of serious auto accidents, particularly when a person is on a motorcycle.

What “Dangerous Road Conditions” May

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is a national initiative designed to encourage drivers of all other kinds of vehicles and motorcyclists to “share the road” with each other. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)reminds all motorists to safely “share the road” with motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe. Motorcyclists are reminded to make themselves visible to other motorists. The NHTSA’s motorcyclists’ safety campaign also stresses the importance of riding sober. Statistics show that the percentage of intoxicated motorcycle riders in fatal crashes is greater than the percentage of intoxicated drivers on … Read the rest

NYC Firefighters To Stop Using Lights And Sirens When Responding To Certain Non-Fire And Non-Life Threatening Emergencies

New York City’s fire trucks collided with other vehicles and with one another nearly 700 times last year. In an attempt to increase safety for firefighters and civilians by reducing the number of accidents caused while responding to non-fire and non-life threatening emergencies the New York City Fire Department is implementing a 3-month Modified Response pilot program in Queens effective October 4, 2010.

The new protocol increases the instances where the either none or at most one first-due units will respond at a reduced speed and obey all traffic regulations. All-out emergency responses will still apply for fires and medical … Read the rest

New York Drivers Dissed in 2010 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test

New York drivers ranked last in the 2010 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test. The test found that nearly 1 in 5 licensed drivers roughly 38 million Americans would not pass a written drivers test exam if taken today. Kansas drivers ranked first in the nation (82.3 percent average score); New York drivers ranked last (70 percent average score). The national average score decreased to 76.2 percent from 76.6 percent in 2009.

The results were reported by state, age and sex. Some specific questions involving safe following distances and yellow lights posed particular difficulty. Seventy-three percent of drivers could not properly … Read the rest