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

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

It happens at an alarming rate. Drivers barely able to keep their eyes open are driving all over New York City and placing pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists on the road at risk. Drowsy driving can cause drivers to focus less on the road, have slower reaction times if they need to suddenly steer or brake, and have a decreased capacity to make safe decisions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1 in 25 drivers admits to falling asleep at the wheel at some point. That’s a frightening number when Read more

Taxi Accidents

Thousands of taxi cabs are on the road at any given time in New York City. Therefore, it’s not surprising that taxi accidents are a common occurrence. Most taxis safely transport people to their destinations, but sometimes accidents occur and passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists can be seriously injured. Taxi accidents can be caused by a number of different factors including: Read more

Dangerous Parking Lots and Garages

Parking lots and garages are hubs of vehicle and pedestrian activity. They are also among the most dangerous areas in the city. Severe injury and significant property damage can occur when drivers and parking lot owners are negligent. Read more