The dangers that plague our streets and highways are largely already known to us, which makes it even more frustrating when people continue to suffer injuries and deaths as a result of entirely preventable actions. To combat this, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching its 5th annual "U Text. U Drive. U Pay." campaign to combat distracted driving.
One person was injured and 58 people (including 20 children) were displaced when part of a building came crashing down at around 2 p.m. Wednesday in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.
Previously, we began speaking about the issue of roadway sharing between cyclists and motorists. As we noted, both motorists and cyclists have the right to be on the road and both have the duty to respect one another's rights and follow all traffic laws.
New York City, like many metro areas, is a hotspot for cyclists. Cycling, of course, continues to remain a popular sport and commuting method for many people, and its popularity continues to increase as Americans try to reduce dependency on motor vehicles. In fact, the number of cyclists in the United States increased over 62 percent between 2000 and 2013, according to the League of American Bicyclists.
Being involved in a New York car accident caused by a negligent driver is emotionally traumatic. When a physical injury is suffered in a motor vehicle accident, the devastation of the situation is intensified. In worst cases, families may suffer the untimely deaths of loved ones because of reckless or distracted drivers.
In our previous post, we began looking at a bill that was recently struck down by New York lawmakers which would have extended the statute of limitations for medical malpractice patients. As we noted, the benefit of the bill for patients is that it would have leveled the playing field between patients and providers in terms of timing for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.