Car Accidents Increase in Bad Weather Months

Cold weather is here, which means rain, snow, icy roads and sleet pose an additional driving risk for everyone on the road. Here are some tips about driving defensively and what to do if you are in an accident with a negligent driver. Winter Weather Dangers The winter season can be a dangerous time for New York drivers. The city is cold, damp, and icy, and the streets are often covered in snow. The low temperatures of winter cause roads to become slick, and dangerous, and the hazy conditions that result from snow and fog decrease Read more

What to do After a Pedestrian Knockdown Accident

When you are crossing the street with the walk signal in your favor, you expect to be able to get safely to the other side. Unfortunately, pedestrians are often struck by cars as they cross in the crosswalk, which can result in devastating injuries. New Yorkers walk everywhere, and given the volume of people and cars on the streets in New York City, it is inevitable that pedestrians will be struck by vehicles and injured. Read more

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