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What Happens When Safety Features Actually Cause Injuries?

Airbags in automobiles are obviously intended as an important safety feature. However, there have been several cases where the airbags have actually caused injury, rather than prevented them, as in the recent case of a teenager involved in a car accident in Michigan. In fact, some personal injury attorneys in NY say that such an occurrence is […]

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) […]

Choose Your NYC Car Accident Lawyer Carefully

When you’ve been injured in a car accident or have a wrongful death claim after losing a loved one to an automobile accident, you may be unsure of how to protect yourself and pursue the compensation you need to care for yourself and your family and move forward with your lives. You may already know […]

New York City cab driver killed when car crashed into his vehicle

Pedestrian accidents and car accidents in New York City are not uncommon and can be devastating and tragic when they occur. Crosswalks and traffic laws exist to reduce the incidence of these types of accidents. But any motor vehicle accident attorney in New York knows that despite these safety precautions, accidents happen anyway. Recently, a New York City cab […]

British visitor to NYC loses foot in runaway cab accident

On Tuesday, a British woman who was visiting New York City on her “dream vacation” was struck by a cabdriver. She lost her foot as a result of the pedestrian-car accident. The 23-year-old woman and her friend were sitting on the ledge of a fountain in the neighborhood of 50th Street and Sixth Avenue around […]

Special NYPD unit examines car accidents for clues to greater safety citywide

About two dozen New York Police Department officers have been devoted specifically to examining car crashes, it was learned late last month. The move to allocate precious police resources to car accident situations reflects not only a drop in violent crime in New York over the past few years, but also the extensive degree to […]

Car speeding from police in Brooklyn crashes, injures several

Many New Yorkers are hurt every day in car collisions. Many of these motor vehicle accidents are just that — accidents. While a particular driver might be at fault for a collision, in the vast majority of cases, the people at fault are not likely acting with malice — just extreme carelessness. However, when a driver hits […]

DMV: Only 46 Percent of NYC Residents Pass Driver’s Test

There are many causes for car accidents, of course, ranging from weather conditions to vehicle failure. Bad drivers — for lack of a more technical term — are one of the leading causes of car accidents. Because of that, the latest statistics from the New York Department of Vehicles seem to be cause for concern. In […]

Tourist sues city after losing leg in taxi accident

Our readers in New York might remember a pedestrian accident from this past summer that garnered a lot of attention. A British tourist who was visiting Rockefeller Center was hit by a taxi that jumped a curb and plowed into her. New Yorkers sprung into action to help her. A plumber who happened to be […]

Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach okay after NYC car accident

The former coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers was involved in a car accident in New York City on Sunday. Luckily, no one was seriously hurt in the collision. We say “luckily” because that is a fairly unusual result. Very serious injuries are quite a common result of car accidents, and in some cases, people even […]