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Who is Allowed to File a Wrongful Death Claim?

If you have lost a loved one in an accident due to the negligence or intentional actions of another person, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This is a specific type of personal injury claim in which the plaintiff is a family member or other close acquaintance of the deceased,… Read More »

New York’s Worst Cities for Fatal DUIs

In 2017 (the most recent year for which we have complete information), there were 206 people killed in drunk driving accidents in the state of New York. Of course, the levels of danger in the various towns and villages throughout the state varied. So which cities can we consider the most dangerous? Here’s a quick… Read More »

Suspect Charged in Long Island Hit-and-Run Collision

A suspect was charged after a man was hospitalized due to being struck by a driver at a busy intersection in Long Island. The driver fled the scene of the accident immediately after it occurred, prompting a police investigation. According to representatives from the Suffolk County Police Department, the accident occurred at the intersection of… Read More »

Man Convicted in Case of 2018 Long Island Crash that Killed Newly Engaged Couple

A man was recently convicted in the case of a 2018 accident on Long Island that resulted in the deaths of a newly engaged couple. Rahmel Watkins from Brooklyn was found guilty of assault, criminally negligent homicide, reckless driving and reckless endangerment in the deaths of Elisheva Kaplan, 20, and Yisroel Levin, 21. Watkins already… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Charges Filed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash Involving Long Island Jogger

A driver has been arrested and charged in conjunction with a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of a Long Island jogger. The accident occurred in the early afternoon of Sunday, July 14. According to police, the 37-year-old victim was running on the shoulder on Lake Avenue in St. James when he was hit… Read More »

2 Dead in Pair of Long Island Boating Accidents

Two women were killed in two different boating accidents on Long Island over a mid-July weekend. According to authorities, the first incident occurred on Sunday, July 14 at about 10:30 a.m., off the coast of Baldwin. An 18-year-old woman was reportedly on a jet ski, but collided with a 35-foot motor boat. She was pronounced… Read More »

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 »