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Who Pays for Vehicle Damage After a Car Accident?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, who will be responsible for paying for the vehicle damage? The answer to this question depends largely on the circumstances of the accident and the insurance coverage each driver has (or does not have). When another driver causes the accident If another driver was at fault for… Read More »

Child Dead in Long Island Hit-and-Run Accident

Investigators are searching for the driver in a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of a seven-year-old boy. According to police, the boy left his Mastic home without his parents and walked onto the eastbound section of Route 27 between Exit 58 and 59 on Sunday, May 31 at around 10:15 p.m. Soon after,… 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 »

Pedestrian Dead After Accident Involving Commercial Truck in Parking Lot

A pedestrian died due to injuries sustained in recent accident in a Nesconset parking lot, prompting reminders for drivers and pedestrians alike to always be aware of their surroundings in these areas. According to police, the driver was in a commercial vehicle moving in reverse in the parking lot of a local business: the Handy… Read More »

6 Injured After Car Hits Bus Carrying Wedding Party

A trolley bus carrying a wedding party around town in East Islip was hit by another vehicle on the afternoon of Sunday, May 19, resulting in injuries to six people. According to Suffolk police, the accident occurred at approximately 2 p.m.  A woman was reportedly driving an Alfa Romeo north on Harwood Avenue when she… Read More »

Passenger Critically Injured in Long Island Wrong-Way Accident

Local police have charged a man from Wyandanch with driving while intoxicated and traveling the wrong way on the road after he allegedly crashed his vehicle and critically injured his passenger. The man was reportedly driving without a license at the time of the crash. According to law enforcement officials, the 26-year-old man was heading… Read More »

Car Crashes Through Wall of Long Island Apartment

A Long Island apartment sustained significant damage after a driver reportedly lost control of a vehicle and rammed through the exterior wall of the building, through the living room and into the kitchen. The accident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, in the 1700 block of Green Way. There were four people in… Read More »

Making a Recorded Statement After an Auto Accident

After you’ve been involved in a car accident and report it to your insurance company, you will likely be asked by the adjuster assigned to your case to make a recorded statement. In this statement, you will be asked to recount the crash in your own words. But should you actually make this recorded statement?… Read More »

What is Vehicular Homicide?

In some auto accident cases, the actions of the person who caused the crash may be classified as “vehicular homicide,” also referred to as vehicular manslaughter. In such a case, the accident involved the death of someone other than the driver due to either grossly negligent or intentionally malicious operation of a vehicle. The general… Read More »

3-Car Crash on LIE Service Road Causes Seven Injuries

A three-car crash on Walt Whitman Road and the eastbound service road along the Long Island Expressway in Melville resulted in injuries to seven people. The accident occurred the afternoon of Friday, November 3. According to police, a 30-year-old Freeport man was traveling east in his 2003 GMC Yukon along the South Service Road when… Read More »