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Author Archives: Mark Goldsmith

Wrong-Way Collision in Suffolk County Results in Two Deaths

Two people died from injuries sustained in a head-on, wrong-way collision in Suffolk County that occurred late on Tuesday, December 17. According to Suffolk County police, the accident happened at approximately 10 p.m. that evening on the westbound section of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 64 in Southampton. At the time, a 2004 Mercedes… Read More »

What to Do if You’re the Victim of a Hit and Run Accident

Being involved in an accident is a bad enough scenario. It can quickly turn into a nightmare if the person who causes an accident flees the scene. Fortunately, you’re not left without options if you’ve been the victim of a hit and run. Here are the steps you should take, from the moment the collision… Read More »

What Happens if Your Car is Totaled and You Still Owe on the Loan?

There are a lot of frustrating things associated with being involved in a car accident, but one of the most unfortunate circumstances is if you still owe more on the loan balance for the vehicle than your insurance company is willing to pay out for the value of the car. So how can you protect… Read More »

What to Know About Filing a Claim After Being in an Accident with an Uninsured Driver

While all drivers are required by law to have auto insurance if they’re going to get behind the wheel, the unfortunate reality is that there thousands of uninsured drivers out there. If you should find yourself in the unfortunate scenario of being involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, your uninsured motorist (UM) coverage… Read More »

How Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Car Accident Claims?

After you’re involved in an accident, you’ll have several discussions with insurance adjusters who will investigate your claim. Among the tasks they will perform is determining the legitimacy of your injuries. They may attempt to deny your injury claim if your claimed injuries were not actually the result of the accident, and were instead a… Read More »

Driver Charged With DUI After Causing Accident That Injured Two People

A driver was arrested after causing a crash that injured a pair of people in Huntington Station on Long Island on Tuesday, September 18. According to police who investigated the accident, the 32-year-old driver, Sky Derival, was driving his Cadillac on Jericho Turnpike, attempting to make a left turn on to Broadway. During the turn,… Read More »

One Dead, Two Injured in Construction Accident on Long Island

One construction worker was killed and another injured after getting caught in wiring that was stuck underneath a pickup truck at a job site on Long Island. According to authorities, a team of construction workers had set up cable guide wiring on the road on North Bicycle Path near Port Jefferson Station at about 1:30… Read More »

Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Accident on Cross Bay Boulevard

A bicyclist was the victim of a fatal accident in Queens recently, which led residents in the area to publicly criticize the lacking safety measures on that stretch of road. According to local residents, Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel is a frequent safety hazard for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists alike. The most recent victim… Read More »

Long Island Woman Charged With Leaving Scene of Accident Resulting in Serious Injuries

A 67-year-old woman from Long Island was recently charged with fleeing the scene of an accident that resulted in a serious injury to a pedestrian. According to police, the accident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 5 in Copiague. Suffolk County Police responded to the scene and conducted the subsequent investigation into the… Read More »

13-Year-Old Hit and Killed While Riding Bike on Long Island

A 13-year-old boy was killed in an accident in Levittown the evening of Sunday, June 30, when he was hit by a vehicle while riding his bike. Police said the boy was riding in front of a shopping center on Hempstead Turnpike when he was struck by a 1998 Toyota Camry. The driver was reportedly… Read More »