Avoiding an Accident With a Tractor Trailer

Truck drivers should be specially trained on how to handle the large vehicles they drive and how to avoid accidents with other drivers. But truckers don’t always receive the right training or don’t pay attention to the drivers around them. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, 3,903 people were killed in the United States in 2014 due to accidents with large trucks. There are steps you can take to protect yourself when driving on the highway around tractor trailers. Read more

Rideshare Accidents

Rideshare companies, such as Uber and Lyft, have become increasingly popular over the last several years. But with increased rideshare use, come rideshare accidents and when it comes to rideshare accidents, determining who is liable can become a confusing situation. Read more

Bike vs. Car: Who is at fault for an accident?

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, there were 4,574 crashes involving bicycles and motor vehicles in New York City in 2016. More than a third of those crashes took place in Brooklyn. When there is an accident between a bicycle and a car, there is usually negligence involved. Since New York is a no-fault state for car accidents, under most circumstances, it doesn’t matter who was responsible for the accident. The driver’s car insurance will reimburse the cyclist for medical bills and some lost wages up to the limit of the driver’s policy. Read more

Distracted Driving and Serious Injury

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each day approximately 9 people are killed, and 1,000 are injured as the result of distracted driving. Distracted driving is the state of driving your vehicle without devoting 100% of your focus to the task at hand. A distracted driver is trying to do two things at once, driving and, for instance, talking to a passenger, using a cell phone, disciplining children, or engaging with a car’s in-vehicle technology. Since these activities take away at least part of the driver’s focus, it becomes a dangerous situation Read more