Limo Safety Bills Signed into Law in NY

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a package of limousine safety bills into law, intended to deal with a series of fatal crashes on Long Island and across the state that resulted in calls to address the problem. The laws specifically address the issue of rented stretch limos, which are commonly hired for formal events like proms, weddings and bar mitzvahs, among other similar events. The hope is that the new measures will reduce the number of fatalities caused by limo crashes every year.… 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

What to Do When Involved in an Auto Accident

car accident lawyer New York CityWith automobiles being the most popular form of transportation, the United States experiences approximately 6 million car accidents a year.  Almost half of these accidents result in injuries to one or more of the occupants of the vehicles.  While we hope you are never involved in a motor vehicle accident, knowing what to do in the situation could be the key to receiving the compensation you deserve.… Read the rest

Snow-Related Car Accidents

car accident lawyer Long IslandWinter is often characterized by shorter days, lower temperatures, and snowy weather conditions. These factors can pose danger to drivers and often contribute to an increase in auto accidents during the season. In November 2018, the first snowfall on Long Island occurred and, as a result, nearly 500 snow-related car accidents occurred, according to the Nassau and Suffolk Police Departments. Snow-related accidents are common, so it is important that drivers always exercise caution when driving during the winter season.… 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

Loss of Vision in a Car Crash May Give Rise to a Personal Injury Claim

traumatic brain injury lawyer Long IslandAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are the cause of 282,000 hospitalizations each year. A TBI occurs when the skull is penetrated from a blow to the head. Currently, one of the leading causes of TBIs are motor vehicle accidents. On average, a TBI results in a two-week hospitalization, depending on the severity of the injuries. In some instances, these injuries are a result of someone else’s negligence.… 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

Improper Restraint Of Children In Car Seats

defective car sear lawyer New YorkProper use of car seats and seat belts are essential to protecting the lives of children in motor vehicles. A recent study has revealed that one in five children involved in fatal car accidents were either unrestrained or improperly restrained. Recently, it was reported that the Graco My Ride 65 convertible car seat may be defective due to its failure to restrain a child in a car accident.… Read the rest