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VIDEO: Why it matters if your car accident injuries are ‘serious’

New York is a no-fault state, which means that car accident victims are required to look to their own insurance policies to cover property damage and minor injuries. It also means potential sources for recovering damages and filing a personal injury lawsuit are restricted. However, if your accident resulted in what are defined as “serious […]

A cautionary tale for why it’s important to seek medical care after an accident

The 2012 death of a 46-year old Queens man serves as a stark reminder that there’s no such thing as a minor car accident. According to court documents, in late December of 2011, 46 year old Anthony DiCiervo Jr. was driving to work in his Chevy Camaro when he was rear-ended by a truckthat was […]

2 BMW drivers in 2 separate accidents

Saturday saw 2 major accidents within the city. Early Saturday morning, a woman was attempting to cross the street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn when she was struck and injured. She was transported to Bellevue Hospital with severe head trauma and was listed in critical condition. The driver was attempting to pass a taxi that had stopped […]

Record lows despite headlines

The last few months of 2015 were plagued with numerous hit and run fatalities as shown by numerous news outlets. At the time of the accidents it seems as if traffic related deaths are up. However, different studies and reports show otherwise. The city started keeping records of every traffic death in the city in […]

Chain reaction accident on FDR

Sunday afternoon, there were 4 NYPD vehicles involved in a chain reaction crash that closed down part of the FDR in Harlem. A total of 8 people were involved in the crash (7 police officers and 1 civilian), a second civilian was not injured and refused medical attention at the scene. ABC 7 reports, “The […]

Crime prevention and liability

Increasingly, we live in a society in which the movements and actions of average citizens are captured on video. In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, the city took steps to erect thousands of public surveillance cameras. As of February of this year, the New York City Police […]

Hit and Runs in NYC

In 2015 alone, there have been over 30,000 hit and run accidents in New York City. Of those, a staggering 4,000 accidents involved a personal injury of some sort (whether fatal or not). The number of accidents to property has not changed but the number of personal injury accidents where the driver has fled is […]

Are NYC cabbies working too long per shift?

This past weekend New York City saw a number of tragic motor vehicle accidents. However, of the accidents, one incident stands out and may lead one to think that maybe it could have in fact been avoided. Around 12:40 am on Sunday, a New York City taxi driver, hit an older woman near Columbus Avenue […]

MTA bus driver involved in fatal hit-and-run accident

According to the Metropolitan Transit Authority, as of 2014, there were more than 5,700 buses traveling more than 300 routes through the city’s five boroughs. The men and women who drive these buses have difficult jobs and are accountable for the safety of bus passengers as well other drivers, passengers and pedestrians with whom they […]

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