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Is It Possible To Get Out of Jury Duty in New York?

Posted in New York Law on May 27, 2023

Have you been summoned for jury duty in New York? If so, you may wonder if you must participate and whether you can get out of doing so. Jury duty can be time-consuming and burdensome for you and your family, lasting weeks to months. You might have work or home responsibilities that make dedicating time… read more

Mirror Laws in New York

Posted in New York Law on May 8, 2023

There are certain pieces of equipment that New York requires on every vehicle in the state, like windshield wipers. Some of the most important pieces of equipment that must be on every car are side and rearview mirrors. Mirrors allow you to see other vehicles even when they aren’t directly in your line of sight…. read more

Do You Need a License and Insurance To Ride a Scooter in Brooklyn, NY?

Posted in New York Law on April 15, 2023

In New York, the terms “scooter” and “moped” are often used interchangeably. It’s important to understand what types of scooters there are and what the laws are. This blog post will fill you in on what you need to know. Moped Laws – Do Mopeds Need Insurance in New York? Under New York law, there… read more

Is New York a No-Fault State?

Posted in New York Law on April 3, 2023

Car accidents generate more personal injury claims than any other type of accident. If you suffer an injury from a car accident, you will naturally seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost earnings, and, perhaps, your intangible losses such as pain and suffering. Two auto accident compensation systems prevail in the United States: at-fault and… read more

Is Jaywalking Permissible in New York?

Posted in New York Law on February 24, 2023

New York City streets can be challenging to navigate for drivers and pedestrians. Unfortunately, pedestrians are at significant risk of injury if they are hit by a car. Pedestrians do not have the protection of seatbelts, airbags, and a metal frame. Therefore, they might suffer several catastrophic injuries, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic… read more

Can I Get a Ticket for Jay-Walking in Brooklyn Even If There Are No Cars Around?

Posted in New York Law on October 5, 2022

If you’ve ever walked on an empty street with ample space between crosswalks, you’ve probably been tempted to save some time and cross before the crosswalk. While this little transgression may seem harmless, it’s riskier than you might think. Whether you’re in Brooklyn or Los Angeles, jaywalking is a crime, one for which you can… read more

How Many MPH Can I Go Above the Speed Limit in New York?

Posted in New York Law on September 26, 2022

Many New York City drivers believe the urban myth that you can drive up to nine miles over the speed limit without getting a ticket. Some may also believe that as long as they are traveling with the flow of traffic, they cannot be singled out for speeding. Neither of these is true in the… read more

Driving Without a License Versus Driving Without a License on Your Person

Posted in New York Law on July 11, 2022

There is a big difference between driving without a license and driving without a license on your person. Driving without a license means driving on a license that has been suspended or revoked. Alternatively, your license might have simply expired, and you never bothered to renew it. It might also mean you have never attempted… read more

New York Car and Booster Seat Laws

Posted in New York Law on November 24, 2021

In the state of New York, over 100,000 people have to visit the hospital emergency room each year because of traffic accidents. Unfortunately, car accidents are also a leading cause of child deaths in the United States. That’s why child safety seat and booster seat laws were enacted: to help reduce the number of fatalities… read more

Consequences of Using Your Cell Phone While Driving in New York

Posted in New York Law on October 28, 2021

Paying close attention to the road and other motorists is key to avoiding car accidents in New York. Unfortunately, research indicates accidents resulting from distracted driving have become increasingly common in recent years. The rise of cell phone and smartphone ownership is a major factor contributing to this trend. New York (both the state and… read more

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