Report Shows Teens Pick Up Bad Driving Habits from Parents

Teens have a tendency to test boundaries and break the rules, but when they do so while driving there can be deadly consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016 2,433 teens between the ages of 16-19 died in motor vehicle accidents. In addition, 292,742 teens were treated in emergency rooms for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents. This means that every day 6 teens die and hundreds more are injured. Teen drivers are nearly three times more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash than drivers over the age of 20. Read more

Rear-end Collisions

Approximately 1.7 million rear-end collisions occur on U.S. highways each year. Many people equate rear-end collisions with fender benders and don’t give them much thought. However, about 17,000 people die each year in rear-end crashes, and 500,000 people are injured. Read more

Taxi and Rideshare Accidents

Taxis and rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft operate throughout New York City and provide a convenient way to get around the city. However, they are also the source of serious accidents. Taxis Taxicabs are operated by private companies and are licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission. Taxis can be hailed on the street or calls can be made to arrange pickup. Taxis must have a medallion to operate, and the cars are frequently driven by multiple drivers. Read more

Dram Shop Laws in New York

When someone is injured by an intoxicated person, it may not be the intoxicated person alone that is liable for the injuries. In some cases, the business or person who served the intoxicated person alcohol can also be held liable. What is a Dram Shop Law? A “dram shop” is, in essence, an establishment that serves alcohol. Dram shop laws impose potential liability on these businesses for the sale of alcohol to people who are visibly intoxicated, or minors, who subsequently cause death or injury to someone else. Read more