What Clients Should Know About Car Accident Litigation

New York car accident lawyerThere are many kinds of misfortunes that can befall a person, particularly on the road. So many people are victims of unfortunate accidents involving motor vehicles, and it’s important that the responsible parties of these accidents are held accountable for their actions.

If you or someone that you love has been injured in an auto accident of some kind, our personal injury attorneys can help you receive just compensation for any injuries that have been sustained or losses and hardships that have been experienced.

Different Causes of Car and Auto Accidents

Some of the most common causes of auto accidents … Read the rest

Social Hosts Held To Not Have Duty to Control Manner in Which Intoxicated Guest Drives Off Their Premises

In the Court of Appeals decision Martino v. Stolzman, 2012 WL 488098, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 01145 (February 16, 2012), the defendant attended a New Year’s Eve party at a friend’s home where he consumed alcohol. At approximately 12:30 A.M., the defendant left the party and got into his truck, with another party guest in the passenger seat. The defendant backed his truck out of the home’s driveway onto the main road and collided with an oncoming vehicle driven by the plaintiff. Following the motor vehicle accident, a test revealed that the defendant had a blood alcohol content … Read the rest

Car Roofs Getting Much Safer According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s TOP SAFETY PICK award recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rollover, and rear crashes based on good ratings in Institute tests. The winners offer a higher level of protection than federal safety standards require.

Last year the Institute toughened criteria for TOP SAFETY PICK by adding a requirement that all qualifiers must earn a good rating for performance in a roof strength test to assess protection in a rollover crash. This toughened criteria lead manufacturers to improve roof strength so that whereas at the beginning of the … Read the rest