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

Limousine Accidents

In October, 20 people were killed in a limo crash in upstate New York. They were enjoying a birthday celebration when tragedy struck, and the limousine lost control, ran through an intersection and struck a parked car. All 18 occupants of the limo and 2 pedestrians were killed. A whole host of issues were found with regard to the limousine, including an improperly licensed driver, multiple failed inspections, and a limousine that was deemed unsafe. The limousine involved in the accident had failed a recent inspection and was not supposed to be on the road. Read more