Dangerous and Defective Roadways

Most motor vehicle accidents are caused by the neglect of a driver. But sometimes accidents can result from a defective or poorly maintained roadway.  Defective road conditions can cause serious and deadly accidents. In New York, the state, county, city, or town that owns the roadway is responsible for properly maintaining it and keeping it safe and free from dangerous conditions or defects.  In New York City, defective roadways have resulted in millions of dollars in paid out damage settlements. Read more

Motorcycle Accidents

According to the New York State Department of Health, an average of 1,600 New Yorkers are treated in a hospital as a result of motorcycle crashes every year. Being in a motorcycle accident can cause devastating, life-threatening injuries. Riding a motorcycle in New York City is especially dangerous given the congested roadways and aggressive drivers. Read more

“Black Box” Data in Truck Accidents

Every year thousands of people are killed in accidents with large trucks. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 3,986 people died in large truck crashes in 2016 alone. When seeking compensation for an injury or death sustained in a truck accident, it is crucial to establish what the truck driver was doing at the time of, and right before the accident. A truck’s “black box” can be a crucial piece of evidence that contains much of this information. Read more

Private Garbage Truck Accidents

In New York City residential trash is hauled away by the Department of Sanitation, which is composed of unionized trash collectors who follow compact routes. The thousands of businesses throughout the city, however, rely on the services of the more than 250 private sanitation companies driving to customers scattered around the city. Private garbage trucks can be dangerous. Over the past two years, accidents involving private garbage trucks have doubled. A report from Transform Don’t Trash NYC found that the top 20 private garbage companies had 67 crashes in the last two years. There are many factors that have led to Read more