Holiday Safe Driving Tips

Whether you’re out shopping, heading out to a holiday party, or taking a road trip to see family, the holidays probably have you busy and preoccupied. Safe driving may not be the first thing on your mind. That’s why it’s a good idea to take a minute and remind yourself of some safe travel tips. Read more

Truck Accidents and Hazardous Materials

One of the few things worse than a collision with a truck is a collision with a truck that is transporting hazardous materials. Thousands of trucks containing hazardous materials are on the road on any given day. Depending on the type of material being carried, collisions can lead to fires, explosions, and toxic chemical spills. This can result in serious and even deadly injuries to the motorists involved. That’s why the industry is highly regulated, and trucking companies are held to a greater safety standard. Read more

Pedestrian Accidents

Walking is one of the primary ways of getting around New York City. It can be very dangerous, and when drivers don’t follow the rules, the results can be deadly. While pedestrian deaths fell to a record low in New York City last year, there were still 101 pedestrians killed in crashes. Accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians often cause severe injuries including fractures, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries because a human body doesn’t stand a chance against a two-ton passenger vehicle.   Read more

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