In New York, walking is a way of life. Walking is a major form of transportation for New Yorkers, and if you choose to travel by foot, you have the right to do so safely and without the fear of unnecessary risks. When pedestrians suffer injury in accidents involving hazards or other vehicles, they may not know where to turn for answers regarding their legal rights and options.
Compared to many cities, New York is relatively pedestrian friendly, so for thousands of residents, walking is the preferred mode of travel. Following traffic laws such as crossing streets only at crosswalks should be enough to keep people on foot safe. However, distracted, drunk, negligent or reckless drivers pose serious hazards to pedestrians, and being hit by a vehicle, even at low speeds, causes significant potential for injury or death.
While most New Yorkers know that it is dangerous to fall asleep at the wheel, many fail to recognize the risks associated with drowsy driving. Unfortunately, numerous motor vehicle accidents are caused each year by overly tired motorists. As a result of such collisions, the drowsy drivers, their passengers, or you and the occupants of your vehicles may be seriously injured or killed.
According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, there were more than 7,800 alcohol-related auto accidents in 2014 alone. As a result of such accidents, the drunk drivers themselves, you or the occupants in your vehicle may suffer serious injuries or death. At the Klein Law Group, P.C., we are often asked how people can avoid drunk driving collisions. In this post, we will discuss how to spot potential drunk drivers, which may help ensure their safety on the roads.
While few people get into vehicles expecting to crash, collisions can, and often do, occur throughout New York. At The Klein Law Group, P.C., we understand that being involved in an auto accident can be a traumatizing experience, even if you are not seriously injured. As such, it may be difficult to think clearly immediately following a wreck. In this post then, we will discuss what you should do if you are involved in a motor vehicle collision.
There are numerous reasons why people in New York, and elsewhere, may choose to flee from authorities at traffic stops. Should this give rise to a chase, however, it could result in a serious car accident. While many law enforcement agencies have protocols in place to help avoid such outcomes, there are situations when they still occur. As a result, innocent drivers who were otherwise uninvolved may suffer serious injuries, or death.
If you are a driver or a pedestrian in New York, you have to watch out for the careless or aggressive behaviors of others in order to stay safe. The thousands of auto accident injuries and fatalities on the nation's roadways are strengthening the push for vehicle automation that takes on the responsibilities drivers are neglecting. We at the Klein Law Group are aware that even as technology provides you with safe alternatives, it cannot eliminate the hazards created by irresponsible drivers.
A person may a traumatic brain injury because of a blow to the head, or it might be the result of an object penetrating the skull. Sometimes, the damage to the brain occurs when a person comes to an abrupt stop and the brain bounces against the inside of the skull. According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, brain damage can also happen hours or days after the injury because the brain may swell, or oxygen blood flow may be restricted.
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be a scary and costly event. Not only may an individual suffer painful injuries, but he or she is also likely to incur expenses related to medical bills, lost wages and vehicle repair costs. These types of expenses can quickly add up and total into the tens of thousands of dollars.
New York City residents are likely familiar with the comedic work of actor Tracy Morgan. More recently, the former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star has gained attention for a very different and much more sobering reason. Last summer, Morgan and three of his fellow comedians were passengers in a limo bus that was rear-ended by a commercial truck.