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Category Archives: Personal Injury

New York City Sees Major Jump in Traffic Deaths This Year

Recent reports indicate New York City saw a major surge in traffic deaths over the course of the last year, marking a big setback after the significant progress that had been made under the Vision Zero push. Police statistics showed the number of people killed by cars in the city went up by 30 percent… Read More »

Texting While Crossing the Street Could Soon Be Penalized in NYC

In a move that has garnered national attention, city councilors in New York City have announced they are considering a bill that could fine pedestrians up to $250 for reckless behavior if they are caught texting while crossing the street. The minimum fine would be $25. The proposal came after it was announced that pedestrian… Read More »

Brake Failure a Possible Cause of Major Limo Accident from Fall

Last October, a major limousine accident outside Albany made national news when it resulted in the deaths of 20 people. It marked the worst American transportation accident in about a decade. Now, a long investigation has led to findings that the cause may have been a “catastrophic” brake failure. A state expert put together a… Read More »

Drunk Driver Hits Child, 2 Adults in Freeport

One child and two adults were injured in an accident in Freeport the afternoon of Monday, May 27. The child had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver was taken into custody and charged with driving while intoxicated and vehicular assault. According to witnesses at the… Read More »

How to Approach a He-Said, She-Said Accident Case

After some car accidents, it can be difficult to determine what happened and who caused the crash. Each party involved may have his or her own version of what transpired leading up the collision. How can you prove your version of the events is the right one? Below are just a few of the factors… Read More »

Bicyclist Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Lake Success

A bicyclist from Great Neck was killed in an accident in Lake Success after being struck by a vehicle. According to Nassau County Police, the 66-year-old man was heading east on the Long Island expressway service road shortly after 9 a.m. between Exits 33 and 34, close to the Great Neck South High School. An… Read More »

Pedestrian Hit by 2 Vehicles While Trying to Cross Street

The Homicide Squad was called to the scene of a fatal vehicular accident in Hempstead on Long Island the evening of Tuesday, April 2. According to detectives, a man was attempting to cross South Franklin Street at Elm Avenue when he was hit by a 2014 Nissan Altima heading south on Franklin. After the first… Read More »

Argument Ends in Deadly Crash on Long Island

Two drivers who were embroiled in a heated dispute got into a car chase that ended in a violent collision. The crash resulted in the death of one driver and the arrest of the other. According to local law enforcement officials, the accident occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 19, in Hempstead… Read More »

Pedestrian Suffers Serious Head Injuries in Long Island Accident

Law enforcement officers in Glen Cove reported the details of a serious auto accident involving a pedestrian on the evening of Tuesday, February 19. According to detectives, a 25-year-old woman was attempting to cross Brewster Avenue, heading from the east to the west side, when she was struck by a 2005 Volkswagen vehicle heading northbound… Read More »

New York Governor Seeks Legislation Requiring Seatbelts for All Backseat Passengers

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing for new legislation requiring backseat passengers to wear seatbelts. According to research published by AAA, a person who is not wearing a seatbelt while in the backseat of a vehicle is three times more likely to die in an accident. That research also states the most vulnerable people… Read More »