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The Dangers of New York City Garbage and Sanitation Trucks

Garbage and sanitation trucks are much larger and heavier than the average vehicle on the road, so it’s no surprise that a motor vehicle crash involving a garbage truck can be serious. The average mid-sized sedan weighs less than 3,500 pounds, and many vehicles are smaller. Even an empty garbage truck is about ten times […]

What is the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in New York?

In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case is typically three years. Generally speaking, that means that a person injured through someone else’s negligence has three years from the date of his or her injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, there are exceptions and special requirements that can […]

Asleep at the Wheel in NYC

Three members of the U.S. military were injured on the 4th of July—not in combat, but when the driver of their vehicle fell asleep at the wheel and smashed into a tree near a Brooklyn golf course. Though many are aware of the dangers associated with drowsy driving, you may be surprised to learn just how often drivers in […]

Top Causes of Wrong-Way Crash Fatalities

The young Manhattan man killed in a wrong-way accident in Brooklyn in July was the victim of a drunk driver. That’s not unusual. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), 69% of wrong-way drivers involved in fatal collisions across a six-year period were legally intoxicated. The vast majority of those intoxicated drivers had blood alcohol content (BAC) […]