Motor Vehicle Accident

OMG…Did You See That Crash?

Seeing a crash can be a harrowing experience, especially if you’ve just missed it yourself. Your first instinct may be to pull over and help. But should you get involved? If so, to what extent? Are you obliged by law to stop or give a statement? Even if you’re the first eye witness to an… read more

Study Shows Deadly Teen Crashes Spike

A new federal study has found that teen drivers and their young passengers are dying at an alarming rate. The number of teenagers involved in deadly car crashes is rising for the first time in nearly a decade. New data from the American Automobile Association  (AAA) reveal a 10-percent increase last year in teen driving deaths…. read more

Drivers Slow Down…Speed Cameras Proposed for LIE

Red Light, Green Light, Go Speed cameras should be explored for the Long Island Expressway, said a Nassau County official in reaction to nine people being killed in crashes on the road in the month of August alone. Nassau Comptroller George Maragos tweeted, “Something has to be done to eliminate this weekly sorrow. Perhaps speed cameras… read more

Memorial Day Kicks Off Sobering Deadliest Days

For most, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. For teens, it is the start of the “100 Deadliest Days,” the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when teen crash fatalities climb. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds…. read more

Driving the Wrong Way Is a Felony under New NY Senate Bill

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP The New York Senate passed a bill (S. 3452) on January 24, 2012 that addresses driving the wrong way and reckless driving, making these violations a felony. It awaits final approval from the Assembly. The legislation proposes a new driving offense called aggravated reckless driving. As worded in the bill,… read more

Proving 100% Fault Increases Recovery in NY Car Crash Case

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP Under New York law, if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you can recover compensation based on the degree of fault another party had in causing the accident. A case in point is a lawsuit that Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP brought on behalf of their client who suffered… read more

Risks that Alzheimer’s Poses for Driving

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP “Personal Injury is All we Do” Alzheimer’s disease primarily afflicts the elderly and at what point a person with Alzheimer’s should quit driving is under study. Currently, New York does not have a law that requires physicians to report patients with Alzheimer’s to the DMV for prohibited driving. In fact,… read more

Child Booster Seats Save Lives

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP Child restraint laws in all states and the District of Columbia require using booster seats for younger children and seat belts for older children. States vary on the age, weight, or height requirements for children that must use booster seats. Many states have primary child restraint laws, which mean police… read more

Will Car Accidents Become a Thing of the Past?

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP Considering years of science fiction stories and Hollywood productions where automated cars were commonplace and given current technological advances, how soon can we expect fully computerized, self-driving cars to frequent our roadways? Google and Stanford University Professor Sebastian Thrun working with a team of engineers have developed automated Toyota Prius… read more

Teen Drivers Are the Most at Risk Age Group in New York

Author: Ted Rosenberg Parents who are concerned about their teenager’s driving safety have good reason to be concerned.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) teen drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are four times more likely to be involved in car accidents than adult drivers.  Statistics from 2009 showed… read more