Spinal Cord Injuries: How Car Accidents Are Lead Contributors

Posted on April 21, 2018 Did you know that 47% of spinal cord injuries stem from car accidents? This means that many of the people out there with spinal cord injuries have had some type of accident, many of which were car accidents. Are you the victim of one of these serious injuries due to an accident? We can help. Medical Emergencies  Spinal cord injuries are medical emergencies and require immediate medical attention when they do occur. Many people do not realize just how serious their spinal cord injury is the moment the accident takes place, but can progressively become worse over [...]

Central Park Car Ban: What This Means For NY Citizens

Posted on April 21, 2018 A Central Park car ban is being put in place on June 27, which means that private vehicles will be banned from the park entirely. The car ban, of course, will not include emergency vehicles or four east-west transverses. Mayor de Blasio said the reason for this is because the park is for people and not cars. He said that he believes that doing this will prioritize the safety and health of millions of parents, children, and visitors that come to Central Park every year, helping reduce the likelihood of pedestrian accidents and more. New York [...]

You’ve Been Denied Coverage in Bad Faith: Now What?

Posted on April 21, 2018 One of the reasons why many people turn to the help of an attorney with their accident case is because the company acts in bad faith. The concept of bad faith occurs when an insurance company does not provide the protection that they promised you when it comes to your personal injury settlement. Luckily for you, this is something that a wide range of personal injury attorneys have experience in and we can work to identify bad faith when it occurs in your claim. Here is what bad faith is not: An insurance company is not [...]

Vision Zero: A Way to Reduce Traffic Deaths in America

Posted on April 20, 2018 New York has been participating in something known as Vision Zero, which is meant to reduce traffic fatalities so significantly that there is hope for zero deaths in the future from car accidents. Many people have been participating in these steps forward, from Los Angeles to Sweden – and now 30 major U.S. cities. Vision Zero understands that human errors are inevitable on our roadways, but fatalities should not result from a variety of accidents – like speeding, distracted driving, and so many other preventable actions that don’t have to take place on our roadways every [...]

Southwest Airlines Paid Passengers for Flight Accident

Posted on April 20, 2018 Southwest Airlines paid passengers $5,000 each after a flight that made an emergency landing and led to the death of a passenger. The airline confirmed that it did this for passengers, as well as sending $1,000 in travel vouchers. The accident happened when the airplane left LeGuardia Airport with 149 people on board. Engine debris, however, shattered a window and led to the death of one passenger. This accident was the first death in a U.S. airline accident since 2009. From here on forth, Southwest Airlines said that it will be taking more caution when it [...]

Local Law 196, Aimed at Reducing Construction-Related Accidents

Posted on April 16, 2018 Local Law 196 was just put in place in New York City, which states that workers and supervisors who work in the construction industry must always have a safety plan and have necessary safety training. In 2017 alone, 12 construction workers lost their lives and 666 injuries were reported across the entire city. Just through the month of February this year, 4 workers lost their lives and 119 were injured. The bill, Local Law 196, states that workers are required to have 40-55 hours of training to help them understand safety in the workplace and supervisors [...]

Pedestrian Safety: How Pedestrians and Drivers Can Work Together

Posted on April 16, 2018 Pedestrian safety is important. In New York, pedestrian’s lives are taken every year due to negligence from both parties: pedestrians and drivers alike. Today we want to take a closer look at pedestrian safety from both angles and share some tips on how these accidents can be avoided. Pedestrian Safety Practices  Staying Visible: Pedestrians are not always visible to drivers on our roadways. Many of these accidents happen at night, as a pedestrian was dressed in dark clothing walking alongside a street and a driver claims they never saw them. Pedestrians should always consider reflective or bright [...]

Daredevil Bicyclists Being Watched in New York to Prevent Accidents

Posted on April 15, 2018 In 2017, bicyclists swarmed Hylan Boulevard and started popping wheelies in traffic. The same could happen this year, putting many cyclists and vehicle drivers at risk in the next few months as the weather starts to warm. These actions are illegal and could lead to serious accidents that could lead to severe injuries or death. In Staten Island, cops are already on the lookout for these daredevil bicyclists who risk lives by not watching out for safety. Cops are not hesitating to confiscate wheels. The NYPD 122nd Precinct tweeted that interfering with traffic is illegal and [...]

Cracking Down on Distracted Driving: Texting Tickets Doubling

Posted on April 15, 2018 Texting while driving has been increasing in many states, including New York, across many regions. To try and put a stop to distracted driving once and for all in New York, texting tickets are increasing. In fact, from 2015 to 2016, texting tickets increased 205% across the entire state. In just the Capital Region in 2012, police wrote over 6,800 cell phone tickets and over 1,200 just for texting alone. When people are pulled over for being on their phones, most of the time it’s not just people using them to talk – it’s those using [...]

Speeding Accidents: How They Risk Lives on Our Roadways

Posted on April 14, 2018 Speeding is not only against the law, but it also risks many lives every year in America. In 2016 alone, the NHTSA found that speeding took the lives of 10,111 people. This means that it caused 27% of traffic fatalities that occurred that year. Speed limits are here for a reason: Because they protect us from harm. If somebody was speeding and it led to your accident, you might wonder what rights you have. Speeding on our roadways in New York has serious consequences. It leads to a greater potential of losing control of your vehicle, [...]