Distracted driving is defined as any activity that diverts attention away from the task of driving. It has overwhelmed our roadways and brought with it some serious consequences. Thousands of people die each year in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers, and more are hurt. In... Read Full Post
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Car accidents can be far more expensive than you might think. The associated costs often go far beyond vehicle damage and initial medical expenses. If you have been offered an insurance settlement for a car accident that left you seriously injured, know that it may very well fall short.Long... Read Full Post
Traffic collisions can happen any time of the year. However, it may surprise you to learn that they are more common during the summer, hitting their peak in the month of August. Here are five factors that contribute to this unfortunate increase in motor vehicle accidents:Inexperienced... Read Full Post
Our clients are often able to get cash advances against the expected settlement or judgment of their personal injury cases. Cash advances, sometimes called lawsuit loans or lawsuit funding, are available through an independent pre-settlement funding company.
Pre-settlement funding offers... Read Full Post
Most slip and fall cases are resolved through settlements. A settlement generally involves one party, say a property owner or insurance company, paying the other party to compensate them for their injuries and damages. However, not all settlements are created equal, and some are unreasonably low... Read Full Post
Motorcycles offer a practical way to get around New York. However, they’re also involved in an alarming number of serious and fatal accidents. That’s why safe riders make sure they’re properly licensed and take time to familiarize themselves with local traffic laws.Licensing and Permit... Read Full Post
It’s not enough for property owners to maintain clear sidewalks and install handrails. They also have to protect lawful visitors from foreseeable crimes. You may have a premises liability claim if you were the victim of assault, battery, robbery, or another... Read Full Post
Buildings must be constructed and maintained to meet a certain level of safety. When a department store, hotel, apartment complex, office space, hospital, or virtually any other property is not up to code, it sets the stage for serious personal injuries. If you were hurt due to a building code... Read Full Post
Not everyone who uses the road is in a motor vehicle. Whether you are walking, jogging, or biking, there is always a risk of being hit by a negligent driver. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident in New York City, experienced personal injury lawyer Reid B.... Read Full Post
Pedestrians across the city are forced to navigate hazardous conditions created by winter weather each year. These conditions, such as icy sidewalks, slick parking lots, and snow-covered stairways, are accidents waiting to happen.
New York City ER departments often admit double or triple... Read Full Post