Pedestrian Injured After Getting Hit by a Car In New York City

On January 12th, a 13 year-old girl was injured in a New York car accident at the intersection of 55th Street and 18th Avenue in Borough Park Brooklyn. Gittie Hershenbaum was waiting for her school bus on a sidewalk when a car jumped the curb and hit her. The Uber driver lost control of his car as a result of suffering cardiac arrest while behind the wheel. A video surveillance shows the victim landing on the hood of the car on her back after being struck. Her backpack, which was full of books and acted like a cushion at...

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Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Car In Queens

New York is known for its busy roads and crowded sidewalks. People are constantly walking in a hurry from one location to another. Alhough most New Yortkers are vigilant about walking in a safe manner, the State ustill acconts for too many pedestrians who are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents. In New York City alone, hundreds of pedestrians were killed in the past few years as a result of getting struck by a motor vehicle. According to the New York State government, approximately 8 percent of the total traffic accidents in the state involve pedestrians.  However, these...

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What You Need To Know After an Accident with a Commercial Vehicle

New York roads tend to get very busy with commercial vehicles. From delivery trucks to large 18-wheelers, and everything in between, these larger commercial vehicles are generally essential to business-consumer relationship. However, more trucks on the road also mean the possibility of more accidents. If a large commercial vehicle is properly operated or negligence comes into play, the result can be a devastating and even fatal accident. Because of the massive size of these vehicles (semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, etc.), an accident can cause catastrophic injuries to the parties involved. This is why it is imperative that proper safety precautions are...

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Drunk Driving and Personal Injury

Drunk driving is one of the biggest problems in the United States. Approximately 30 people die every year in motor vehicle accidents that involve drunk driving. This means that there is an average of one death every 48 minutes. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 9,967 deaths were caused by collisions involving alcohol in 2014. This accounted for 31 percent (nearly one-third) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident that involved an intoxicated driver, you need to immediately consult with an...

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Important Reasons Why You Need Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

The Insurance Research Council (IRC) reports that an average of one in every seven motorists in the United States is currently on the road without car insurance.  What this means for you is that if you get into an accident with one of these uninsured or underinsured motorists, you may be responsible to pay for damages that insurance would otherwise cover. Although it may be frustrating to even think about drivers who are on the road without car insurance, or with your State’s minimum insurance requirements, it should also cause you to seriously think about how you can protect...

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