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Month: June 2021

The 15 Safest Cars For 2021

Posted in Car Accidents on June 30, 2021

Thousands of people are injured each year in motor vehicle crashes in New York. Additionally, around 1,000 people have died each year in traffic accidents statewide since 2010. However, New York saw a slight decline in the number of traffic deaths in 2018 and 2019. Individuals purchasing new vehicles are often concerned with the vehicle’s… read more

How Safe Are Motor Scooters in New York City?

Posted in Car Accidents on June 29, 2021

Riding a motor scooter in New York City can be dangerous and may result in catastrophic injuries. As with a motorcycle accident, a motor scooter does not provide the rider with any protection from a collision with a vehicle or other object. Even though a rider may wear a motorcycle helmet and other protective gear,… read more

What Are the Odds of Dying in a Car Crash in New York?

Posted in Car Accidents on June 28, 2021

According to Injury Facts from the National Safety Council, your odds of dying in a car crash is 1 in 107. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists have lower odds of dying in car crashes. Yet, they still have a higher risk of dying in crashes than railway passengers or airline passengers. According to the New York… read more

What Classifies as a Catastrophic Injury?

Posted in Personal Injury on June 27, 2021

Injuries that result in long-term, life-altering consequences fall into the category of catastrophic injuries. A catastrophic injury may be a life-threatening injury or an injury that results in extensive functional deficits. Catastrophic injuries may or may not result in death or permanent disabilities. Catastrophic injuries often require surgical treatment and extensive medical intervention. These injuries… read more

Are Car Accident Reports Public Record in New York?

Posted in Car Accidents on June 21, 2021

New York car accident reports are made available to the public after a brief holding period of up to 60-days. According to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), it keeps records of car accident reports from police officers and motorists for four years from the car crash date. Individuals and parties can order… read more

5 Things You Need to Know About Going to The Emergency Room After an Accident in NYC

Posted in Personal Injury on June 16, 2021

New York City emergency rooms are usually very busy. Each year, millions of people visit emergency rooms for injuries and illnesses. Accidental injuries are one of the most common reasons people go to the emergency room. Accidental injuries may result from a variety of situations, such as: Slip and fall accidents Motor vehicle accidents Bicycle… read more

Can You Sue For A New York Car Accident If You Are Not Hurt?

Posted in Car Accidents on June 15, 2021

Most car accidents result in injuries. The injuries may be minor, or an accident victim could sustain catastrophic injuries. Some walk away from car crashes with no injuries. To recover compensation for a car accident in New York, you must sustain “damages.” New York law requires you to file a no-fault insurance claim with your… read more

The Truth About Backup Cameras And Safety

Posted in Car Accidents on June 7, 2021

Backup cameras have been standard on all new motor vehicles since May 1, 2018. Still, backup accidents continue to occur at a surprising rate. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) estimates that backup accidents result in about 18,000 injuries and 300 fatalities each year in the United States. Approximately one-quarter of motor vehicle accidents… read more

What to Know About Car Accident Reports in Brooklyn, NY

Posted in Car Accidents on June 2, 2021

The process of reporting car accidents in Brooklyn, NY, follows the same process required in other areas of New York. The process applies to accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. According to NY State Vehicle and Traffic Law §605, all drivers are required to file a Report of Motor Vehicle Accident (MV-104) within… read more