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6 Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in NY

Car accidents happen every day throughout the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2020, there were 5,250,837 police-reported traffic accidents in America. New Yorkers involved in car accidents often suffer from injuries that result in physical harm or even death. The car accident mortality rate in Long Island was 7.1% in 2019. Given the...

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Overview of New York Vision Zero Initiative

Vision Zero is a comprehensive road safety program to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries in New York City. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in a car accident, contact an attorney to understand how NYC Vision Zero might influence liability, compensation, and the legal process in your car accident cases. What Is Vision Zero? NYC Vision...

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New York Car Seat Laws

Car seats play a vital role in preventing injuries to children in New York and across the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children. Properly installed and used car seats can significantly reduce the risk of injury or death in these accidents. In...

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Is New York a No-Fault State?

New York is a no-fault state when it comes to car insurance. Under this system, insurance companies generally reimburse their policyholders for damages due to injuries regardless of who was at fault or responsible for the accident. Additionally, New York sets minimum coverage amounts that a registered vehicle owner must purchase to satisfy the financial responsibility requirements to obtain...

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What Is the Average Settlement for Nursing Home Neglect in NY?

The average nursing home neglect settlement in New York can vary widely depending on various factors, including the severity of the abuse, the evidence available, the legal representation involved, and the specific circumstances of each case. While settlement amounts can range from thousands to millions of dollars, the exact amount largely hinges on the victim’s evidence and the experience...

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Motorcycle Laws in New York

Anyone who has been on a motorcycle in or around New York understands the dangers involved. While riding a motorcycle is a preferred method of getting from one place to another for many people, it’s important to understand the safety rules. A rider’s failure to follow motorcycle laws in New York can put their life on the line. Additionally,...

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What Is My Construction Site Accident Settlement Worth in NY?

Construction site accidents in New York elicit complex statutory, procedural, and evidentiary legal questions. One of the leading concerns for both the construction site accident victim and the responsible entity is whether to go to trial or settle a case. This decision often involves determining what the victim’s construction accident injuries are worth. Settlement documents and jury verdict reports...

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in New York? 

In accordance with New York Consolidated Law §4-1.1, specific individuals have the legal right to file a wrongful death claim. This includes the deceased individual’s children, parents, spouse, or a duly appointed representative of the estate. According to New York law, these individuals are granted the authority to seek compensation for damages resulting from the wrongful death of their...

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Average Car Accident Settlement in New York

Car accidents are common occurrences in New York City. In July 2023, New York City recorded 7,859 motor vehicle crashes and 2,479 collisions that involved an injury or a fatality. Injuries stemming from the accident can require medical attention and treatment, which can easily add up to thousands of dollars in medical expenses. Car accident settlements can help you...

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What Is the Average Medical Malpractice Settlement in New York?

Healthcare providers and hospitals maintain a duty to safeguard the health and safety of their patients. There is no singular definition of the “standard of care,” as each case varies depending upon the unique characteristics of the patient’s medical situation. Healthcare providers who fail to meet the applicable standard of care might be liable under New York’s medical malpractice...

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