If you or a loved one suffers a personal injury in New York, you would be surprised how much your actions after the accident can influence the compensation you may be awarded.
When you suffer an injury due to the negligence of others, you may have a claim for compensation based on how much you and the other people involved in the event contributed to your injury.
Motor vehicle automation technology has made rapid leaps over the past few years thanks largely to the tremendous investment in the technology by Tesla. The technology promises to increase safety on the nation’s roadways. But with these systems becoming more prevalent, sooner or later there are going to be widespread issues regarding litigation when these […]
A recent study finds that drivers who have consumed a small amount of alcohol and have not gotten enough sleep could present serious dangers, even if their blood alcohol content (BAC) levels remain below the legal limit of .08 percent. The study was conducted by researchers from the Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at […]
Over the past couple decades, engineers have been able to dramatically reduce the number of child fatalities in motor vehicle crashes thanks to new technologies. Public safety campaigns and more effective public policies have helped make our roads and highways safer, as well. However, there are still plenty of other threats to children in and […]
In the moments following a car accident, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Your adrenaline is pumping, your mind is racing and it can feel like so many things are happening at once. However, it is important to stop, pull over your vehicle to a safe area (if possible), call the police and collect yourself. Unfortunately, […]
Determining liability can be a challenge in any car accident-related injury claim, especially if the at-fault driver was operating a company car. In most cases, the employer will be liable for the accident—with some exceptions. The two main ways an employer can be held liable for an auto accident caused by a company driver are […]
After your auto accident lawsuit has been filed in court, you will enter the pre-trial phase. This includes what is commonly known as the “discovery” process. Pretrial discovery involves both sides taking the opportunity to gather and exchange information about their cases, using certain procedures specifically designed for that purpose. Some of those procedures include […]
While drunk and drugged driving remain key concerns on a national level, another form of impaired driving has entered the picture as a major concern for people throughout the United States, and especially in New York: distracted driving. In 2015, the most recent year for which there is complete information available, 3,477 people were killed […]
As ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft continue to explode in popularity, the frequency of personal injury claims after accidents involving drivers of these companies are also on the rise. Uber and Lyft each have comprehensive commercial insurance coverage. However, these policies only cover a certain set of circumstances, which can lead to confusion over […]