Tragic Accident Highlights Need for Safety Regulations

When the commercial bus owned by Dahlia Bus Lines hit an MTA bus in Queens last month, the driver was going so fast that the MTA bus spun around from the force of the impact. Tragically, three people died, and many were severely injured. The National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) announced that the driver of the Dahlia bus that caused the fatal accident was driving more than double the speed limit and blew through a red light. Compounding the tragic deaths and injuries are questions about how the driver, who had prior convictions for drunk driving and leaving the scene of Read more

Auto Accidents – Know Your Rights

The winter months always lead to an increase in the number of auto accidents. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, every year more than 118,000 people are injured or killed in vehicle crashes attributable to winter weather. If you are in an accident it is important to know what you need to do and what time limitations apply. Read more

Protect Your Family Before An Accident

  Being injured in an auto accident is traumatic, but that trauma can be magnified if there is insufficient insurance to compensate you for your injuries. You can protect yourself and your family by being smart about your own coverage before an accident by purchasing sufficient uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. Although the law prohibits driving without insurance, there are unfortunately drivers who ignore that law Read more

Here They Go Again…..

Recently Michael Cardozo, the chief lawyer at New York City’s Corporation Counsel, called for a cap on pain and suffering damages in Tort lawsuits, citing the City’s need to reduce payouts on personal injury cases. Didn’t New York State’s legislature just decide this was a bad idea a few months ago when they rejected the caps which were proposed as part of Medicaid reform? Read more