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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

New York Laws for Uber / Lyft Drivers & Passengers Hurt in Accidents

There has been a lot of confusion about the insurance coverage afforded to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians injured in automobile accidents involving Uber or Lyft vehicles. If you've been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident in New York State, here is what you need to know:

Water Taxi Crash in West Midtown Terminal: Get Legal Help Today

At just after 4pm on July 28, 2017, a water taxi crossing the Hudson River from New Jersey crashed into the West Midtown Ferry Terminal on 39th Street, as reported by NBC News New York. Tragically, over 30 people were injured, with some facing serious injuries after the crash.

Tragic MTA Bus & Tour Bus Crash in Flushing Kills 3, Injures At Least 15

At around 6:15AM on Monday, September 18, a Q20 MTA bus and a Dahlia Travel and Tours bus collided at the busy intersection of Northern Boulevard and Main Street in Flushing, Queens, as reported by The New York Times.

Textalyzer check of phones may be adopted for car accidents

In New York City and the state of New York, it is illegal to use a mobile telephone while driving. This includes for talking or for texting. Not only are there fines for violating the law, but points can also be added to one's driver's license record. The license can ultimately be suspended if the threshold of points is reached. The law is designed to prevent an increase in car accidents caused by distracted driving due to the use of digital devices.

The "Textalyzer": It's Come Down To This

It is no secret that distracted driving is responsible for a disproportionate amount of accidents, injuries, and deaths in New York and around the nation. Governments have poured money into advertising campaigns and passed laws barring the use of cellular phone behind the wheel.

Early investigation benefits injured victims of car accidents

Visitors to New York City often marvel at how the taxi cabs and many privately operated vehicles "race" busily through the streets of Manhattan. They weave and wind their way in an apparent marathon, marked by a complete fearlessness of the car accidents that their driving appears to invite. It was that kind of business-as-usual that seems to mark a recent car accident at Fifth Avenue near 49th Street when one taxi driver struck a second cab and sideswiped it.

Tort recoveries for pedestrian accidents may be a deterrence

Pedestrians are unintended targets for New York City drivers who think that they have to drive faster, smarter and tougher than their competitors on the roads. This sometimes makes the city look like a bumper car game at a local amusement park. But games do not end in death, whereas careless and reckless operating of motor vehicles within the city has resulted in many pedestrian accidents and deaths.

Truck accidents claim many lives each and every year

New York City residents understand the dangers inherent in road travel. The sheer volume of people who share the roadways is staggering, and it comes as no surprise that accidents can and will happen. However, it should also be said that when a driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, he or she accepts responsibility for the safety of others on the road. That is a heavy burden, as car and truck accidents seriously injure or claim the lives of thousands of people each and every year.