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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

Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in New York City?

Posted in New York Law on August 11, 2021

It’s extremely important to take all steps to protect yourself and others when operating a motor vehicle in a busy environment such as New York City. This is particularly true if you ride a motorcycle. If you’re involved in a New York City motorcycle accident, you may sustain major injuries. Wearing your helmet is one… read more

3 Elements of Standing to Sue in New York, NY

Posted in New York Law on May 28, 2021

Many of the personal injury claims in New York settle outside of court. The at-fault party accepts liability and agrees to compensate the victim of damages. The only matter left is for the parties to negotiate a settlement amount for the personal injury claim. In some cases, the parties cannot resolve the dispute through negotiations… read more

What You Need to Know About New York DWI Laws and Penalties

Posted in New York Law on May 14, 2021

Drunk driving is a serious offense in New York. If convicted of DWI in New York (driving while intoxicated), you can face numerous penalties, including jail time and substantial fines. However, criminal penalties are not the only penalties you need to worry about. If you cause a drunk driving accident, injury victims may sue you… read more