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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Who Pays in an Accident Involving a Rideshare Vehicle?


Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft have become a convenience that many people take advantage of on a daily basis. Requesting a ride by simply opening up an app on your phone is as easy as it gets. While rideshare services may be convenient, rideshare vehicles, like all other vehicles on the road, are not immune from being involved in car accidents.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

How Comparative Negligence Impacts an Injury Lawsuit


Q: Can I sue if I was partially at fault?

If a driver had a car accident and was speeding, lost control of the car, hit a tree head-on, and died can their family sue the car manufacturer and recover monetary damages? The answer depends on many variables including what state the accident happened in.

In a personal injury or


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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Holding Bars Responsible for Alcohol-Related Deaths


Q: What are Dram Shop laws?

The headlines are full of stories of auto accidents caused by drunk drivers. Often, the victims in these cases are left dead or seriously injured. Is anyone responsible—besides the drunk driver? 

Personal injury lawsuits arise when a person or entity-- through their negligent, reckless, or intentional actions or inactions-- cause injury to somebody else.


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Monday, November 5, 2018

Suing New York City for Wrongful Death

Q: What happens in the case of an accident involving a government-owned vehicle?

New York City Car accident attorneys have seen it all due to the nature of the many ways people navigate the city. In addition to accidents involving two cars, accidents may also involve trains, motorcycles, buses, trucks, bicycles and pedestrians.

Recently, New York City’s first fatality involving a City Bike rider and a New York City bus went to trial on the criminal charges. It’s not known if a wrongful death action has been commenced.

A married 36-year-old investment banker and father of two was reportedly bicycling without a helmet while wearing an “over-the-ears”-style headset when a city bus driving in the same direction beeped but proceeded to pass the biker very closely as he was cycling passed a parked car.


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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Suing New York City for Wrongful Death

Q: What happens in the case of an accident involving a government-owned vehicle?

New York City Car accident attorneys have seen it all due to the nature of the many ways people navigate the city. In addition to accidents involving two cars, accidents may also involve trains, motorcycles, buses, trucks, bicycles and pedestrians.

Recently, New York City’s first fatality involving a City Bike rider and a New York City bus went to trial on the criminal charges. It’s not known if a wrongful death action has been commenced.

A married 36-year-old investment banker and father of two was reportedly bicycling without a helmet while wearing an “over-the-ears”-style headset when a city bus driving in the same direction beeped but proceeded to pass the biker very closely as he was cycling passed a parked car.


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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Allegedly Drunk Teacher Learns Hard Lesson

Q: Can a DWI crash lead to a civil lawsuit?

A Bronx teacher learned some hard lessons recently – – lessons that resulted in her being charged with “vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated, and driving while ability impaired”.

New York personal injury attorneys know that if the events of that teacher’s day unfolded the way authorities claim, the teacher could be subject to civil lawsuits on top of the criminal charges she is facing.


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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Allegedly Drunk Teacher Learns Hard Lesson

Q: Can a DWI crash lead to a civil lawsuit?

A Bronx teacher learned some hard lessons recently – – lessons that resulted in her being charged with “vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated, and driving while ability impaired”.

New York personal injury attorneys know that if the events of that teacher’s day unfolded the way authorities claim, the teacher could be subject to civil lawsuits on top of the criminal charges she is facing.


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Monday, July 23, 2018

City Bus Accident Leaves Trail of Death and Injury

Q: Is the bus driver always liable in a bus accident?

City bus accident attorneys know that when a city bus careens off-course, there's no telling how many casualties might result by the time the bus comes to a stop.

Every person seriously injured in such an instance --pedestrians, other drivers, or bus passengers – –may need a


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Monday, January 22, 2018

Cop Seriously Injured in New Year’s Day Crash

Cop Seriously Injured in New Year’s Day Crash

 

While New York City police brutality lawsuits often make headlines, there are far more heroic cops than problematic ones. And there are many times when police officers are victims of circumstance or crime--just like regular civilians.


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Monday, January 22, 2018

New York City Teen’s “Wild Rampage” Leaves Pedestrian Injured


Q: Are criminal charges against a driver a prerequisite to a personal injury lawsuit?

It's tough to be a teen these days. It's even tougher to cross paths with a teen whose apparent angst shifted into overdrive, and caused a New York City car accident with a pedestrian jogger.

But that's what police say happened in Brooklyn when a teen reportedly went on a "wild rampage" that involved him driving three different cars – two of them allegedly stolen – – and crashing into the jogger and other vehicles before the one-day spree was finally stopped.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Homeless “Daredevil” Killed by Garbage Truck in Bronx


Q: Are all fatal pedestrian accidents automatically the fault of the driver?

When people hear about a fatal Bronx trucking accident involving a garbage truck and a pedestrian, they might assume the truck driver was at fault. After all, drivers are often guilty of distracted, aggressive, or impaired driving. And truck drivers are subjected to many additional safety regulations which might have been ignored.
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