Every year, roughly 15,000 pedestrians get injured by motor vehicles in New York City. Another 3,000 die. Knowing the nuts and bolts of who pays for accidents is essential if you are a pedestrian, especially in our no-fault state. Much will depend on whether you meet...
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What is a Serious Injury in New York?
by Arye, Lustig & Sassower | Dec 20, 2022 | Car Accidents
New York's serious injury threshold applies to collisions with motor vehicles and trucks that result in personal injury. New York is a no-fault state, which means for the most part, most people aren't able to sue for accidents. Supposedly, this keeps car insurance...
What Happens in a “Dooring” Bicycle Accident in NYC?
by Arye, Lustig & Sassower | Dec 8, 2022 | Car Accidents
"Dooring" accidents are some of the most common accidents between cyclists and passenger vehicles in NYC. They account for about 20% of all accidents between pedestrians and motor vehicles. These accidents happen when a car door gets opened, without warning, in the...
When Can You Sue for a Car Accident in New York
by Arye, Lustig & Sassower | Nov 8, 2022 | Car Accidents
You may be surprised to learn that you can be injured in a New York car accident and be unable to sue in many cases. When can you get help from a New York personal injury lawyer, and when must you turn to your own insurance company for compensation? Here's what you...
Bigger trucks pose bigger threats to individuals
by | Sep 17, 2021 | Car Accidents
Every motor vehicle presents some amount of risk to operators, passengers and other road users. However, the larger a vehicle is, the more damage it can cause in the event of a crash. For this reason, a recent finding is worth noting. According to a report from...
5 surprisingly distracting behaviors to avoid while driving
by | Jun 9, 2021 | Car Accidents
Every driver in New York should know that driving while distracted is dangerous. However, people often think that if they just refrain from texting or surfing the web while driving, they avoid distracted driving. But there are several things drivers do that distract...
Who is responsible for work zone car accidents?
by | Nov 10, 2020 | Car Accidents
Every driver should know that work zones have the potential to be dangerous. They should understand that they must often slow down, give workers space and steer clear of any restricted areas. However, too often, drivers fail to take these precautions and wind up...
Construction worker hit by drunk driver in Sunset Park, Brooklyn
by | Nov 1, 2018 | Car Accidents
New York City construction workers face a staggering array of on-the-job dangers. Stories of workers falling and being hit by objects are far too common. But metropolitan area roads can be hazardous for workers, too.A frightening accident on the Gowanus Expressway in...
Parents of unlicensed driver charged in New York fatal car crash
by | Nov 21, 2012 | Car Accidents
Getting a driver's license is one of the most exciting and important times in a young teenager's life. With a license comes freedom and responsibility. However, because many teen drivers are inexperienced, New York law requires them to comply with the terms of a...
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