As Car Automation Increases, Will Liability for Accidents Shift?

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 […]

Motor Vehicles Presents Some Hidden Threats to Children

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 […]

6 Things People Forget to Do at a Car Accident Scene

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, […]

What Happens in an Accident Involving a Company Car?

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 […]

What is Involved in the Discovery Phase of a Car Accident Lawsuit?

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 […]

How Distracted Driving is Increasing Accident Rates in NYC

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 […]

What Should You Do If You Were Injured in an Uber Accident?

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 […]

When Children Are Involved in Personal Injury Claims

There is a general assumption in the law that children do not have the same ability as adults to make reasonable judgments and decisions in certain scenarios. To that end, personal injury claims involving children do not always proceed in the same way as those involving adults only. Below is some information about how personal […]