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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »