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Winter Safety for New York City Drivers

Winter can be a hazardous time of year for drivers in New York. While we’re certainly here to help you if you get into an accident that meets the severe…

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What to Do If You’re Injured in a Taxi or Rideshare in NYC

Over 60% of New Yorkers commute by public transit or by walking, and supplement by hiring a taxi or by rideshare. If most of us get into an accident, it…

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How Weather Conditions Impact Your New York Car Accident Case

You got into a car accident during heavy rain. It’s severe enough for you to sue over. The other driver is blaming the weather. Does the presence of rain, ice,…

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Do Red Light Cameras Make Us Safer?

As personal injury lawyers we pay close attention to trends in traffic safety. We give a lot of thought to whether certain measures actually make drivers safer, and we give…

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Roadway Construction Plates – What Are They?

Roadway construction plates are one of those ubiquitous features of urban life that you see all the time, but never really notice. Chances are, you would never give them a…

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‘Hands-free’ technology doesn’t equal ‘brain-free’ driving

Safety experts tell us that advances in auto safety technologies over the last decade are working. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says these driver safety features are saving…

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The Tiger Woods Accident

Like many people, When I heard the news about Tiger Woods’ car accident, I was saddened. Not because of who he was as a person (because let’s face it, he…

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Why are New York’s streets deadlier in 2021 than in previous years?

The grim results are in. In the first six months of the year, car accidents in New York City killed 124 people. According to advocacy group Transportation Alternatives, it was…

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When Choosing Between a Yellow Cab or Uber/Lyft Ride, Go with the Latter, Despite the Cost

I saw an article in the paper this week that commented on the devastating cab shortage in post-pandemic New York. It stated that in February of 2020 there were 11,400…

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Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Protection in Automobile Accidents

One of the hardest parts of my job is telling the victim of automobile accident, or their surviving family, that the car that caused their accident doesn’t have enough insurance…

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