Motor Carrier Safety Programs Help Save Lives

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), completes an annual review of commercial vehicle inspection and traffic enforcement programs.  The program’s focus on large commercial trucks and buses on public roadways.  Certain commercial vehicles are subject to roadside inspections.  These inspections, combined with traffic stops, are thought to enforce federal and state safety regulations, and prevent future crashes.

Annually, the FMCSA analyzes their Roadside Intervention Effectiveness Model (RIEM).  Recently, the FMCSA announced that according to its analysis, these programs saved as many as 472 lives in 2012, which is the most recent information available, and more … Read the rest

NTSB Faults Wal-Mart Truck Driver for Accident Severely Injuring Comedian Tracy Morgan

The National Transportation Safety Board (“NSTB”) reported that its investigation into the truck accident on the New Jersey Turnpike in which comedian Tracy Morgan was severely injured and another comedian killed found the driver of the Wal-Mart truck that struck Morgan’s limousine responsible for the accident.  The truck driver had not slept in 28 hours and had failed to slow down despite posted warning signs.  The board said the truck driver could have prevented the, crash if he had slowed to 45 mph, the posted speed limit for the construction work zone where the crash occurred.

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Common Causes of Burn Injury

At Levine and Slavit, PLLC, our car accident attorneys protect the rights of those who have been injured due to the fault or actions of another person or party. Burn injuries are one such type of injury that is often preventable. Those who suffer from a burn injury due to the fault or negligence of another are left to deal with the physical, emotional, and financial consequences. Fortunately, our Long Island burn injury attorneys can help our clients obtain the compensation they are due for damages suffered. Examining the cause of the burn and exploring the details of the injury … Read the rest

Auto Accidents and Defective Steering Systems

Some of the most dangerous auto accidents occur when a driver is unable to safely control his or her vehicle. While this is often caused by road conditions or the driver’s own errors, a defect within the car can also result in a life-threatening loss of control. We tend to take for granted that a car’s essential systems, such as the steering or brakes, are not prone to sudden malfunction; sadly, this is not necessarily the case.

A variety of major car manufacturers and their models have been known to include defective steering systems, resulting in accidents and injuries. By … 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

Car Accidents and Aggressive Driving

As neighbor to a city that has long held a reputation for angry drivers, Long Island is not immune to car accidents caused by aggressive driving.

And, contrary to late night monologues about New York City drivers, aggressive driving is no joke. Any insightful personal injury attorney will tell you, aggressive behavior behind the wheel leads to accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that aggressive driving causes or plays a role in about a third of all traffic accidents.

Aggressive driving accidents result in property damage, injury, and death. And it’s not hard to see the connection between

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How Safe Are You? – Defective Seat Belts and Airbags

When you get in the car, you probably assume that any dangers you might face are out on the road. You wouldn’t think that the most risky aspect of your travels could be right there in your own vehicle. Unfortunately, defective seat belts and airbags can pose a huge danger to you and your family, and in some cases, they could make the consequences of a car accident even more severe. Vehicle manufacturers have a responsibility to protect consumers through careful construction and monitoring of auto safety features. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a … Read the rest

Auto Accidents and Speeding

We share the road with others, and it’s important that everyone observes the rules of the road. Not following the rules of the road can mean disruptions in traffic, sudden swerving or overcorrection, and even auto accidents. If another motorist has acted recklessly and caused an accident of some kind to occur, it’s important that you speak with our team of skilled personal injury attorneys as soon as possible so you understand all of your legal options.

Right now, our legal team would like to look at the issue of speeding and why this is so important to consider with … Read the rest

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

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Whiplash Injuries During Auto Accidents

whiplash car accident lawyerDuring auto accidents, victims can experience a number of severe injuries. There’s the potential for major contusions, broken bones, fractures, brain injuries, concussions, serious lacerations, and so on. One common kind of injury during auto accidents is whiplash, though it’s one of the most misunderstood injuries people sustain. Just consider it yourself. Have you ever wondered what whiplash involves exactly?

Our team of personal injury attorneys want to take this opportunity to consider the nature of whiplash and look into what it involves and why you should take it seriously if it happens to you.

About Whiplash

Whiplash is a

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