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Car Crash Claims with City Vehicles in New York City

The New York City Comptroller’s Office recently released a report which indicated that serious accidents involving city-owned vehicles are on the rise. The average personal injury victim involved in these…

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Who Gets Sued in a Multi-Car Pileup in New York

Recently winter storms have caused several multi-car pileups in New York. One car accident involved as many as 35 vehicles! There was also a six vehicle crash on NY-17 recently,…

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Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” program to stop fatalities is more like a “Zero Vision” program

Sometime in 2014, at the beginning of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s two terms, he claimed traffic accidents had gotten out of hand (they hadn’t), and he pledged to…

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New York Motorcyclist, the No-Fault Insurance Law and How to Protect Yourself Financially

Ah, motorcycles. They get you outdoors, they put you in touch with the earth, they give you freedom. They also can be superbly dangerous, which is why you see motorcyclists…

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Why are female drivers still at a higher risk of injury?

Since the early 1980s, researchers have found that women have a higher chance of getting injured in a car accident. Yet not much seems to have changed since then. A…

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Have ride-share companies led to an increase in traffic deaths?

Ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft play an increasingly popular role in how New Yorkers get around. However, the rapid rise of ride-share services has not been without controversy. A…

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Drive Like Somebody Is Watching

Red light cameras are about as popular as gum disease, but their supporters believe that the devices promote safety. Recent research calls that belief into question, though the data was…

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Are you and your vehicle ready for winter driving?

The arrival of winter weather always means many spinouts and cars in ditches. It also results in many intersection and highway collisions, including multi-vehicle pileups and sometimes severe or fatal…

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Fatality Arises From Pothole

The winter weather took its toll on New York City-area roadways, creating potholes of all sizes that can cause serious damage to vehicles, and even death, as in one unfortunate…

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