Motor Vehicle Accidents

LI Road Rated Most Dangerous Road in NY

Many people who live in the Tri-State area believe that the area’s most dangerous roads sit within the NY Metro areas, such as Manhattan, Queens and the other boroughs.  However, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign confirms that Long Island’s roads top the list of the most dangerous roads.  Most of these roadways are State or County… read more

Don’t Let Thanksgiving Be Deadly

Thanksgiving is one of the most congested travel days of the entire year. Unless you are able to leave well in advance for the holiday, you’re bound to run into an accident or two on the road. Unfortunately, with an increase in distracted drivers rushing off to Turkey Day celebrations, Thanksgiving is also one of… read more

The Dangers of Turning the Clocks Back

On Sunday, November 5th, the clocks turn back acknowledging the end of daylight savings. Returning to standard time for most is a moment to celebrate, with one more hour to sleep-in before starting the day! But not everyone is so thrilled with the clocks changing. Especially those involved in the increase of vehicle accidents that… read more

Manufacturers Dramatically Changing Driver’s Reactions

Latest Advanced Safety Technologies in New Cars Reliable safety features are non-negotiable for most consumers in the market for buying a car. Taking a look at the statistics on vehicle accidents from 2015, it’s no question as to why: 6,296,000 motor vehicle accidents were reported by police 35,092 of these were fatalities, and 2,443,00 resulted… read more

Correct Car Seats Save Lives

Kyle David Miller was three-years-old when he was killed in a collision with an impaired driver who ran a stop light and hit his family’s minivan. His mom Christine believes his death was preventable had he been in a five-point harness car seat instead of a booster seat as he was thrown through the window… read more

Time to Buckle Down on Buckling Up

People are more lackadaisical when it comes to buckling up in the rear seat of a vehicle, a mistake says safety experts. A new study finds rear seat passengers can become human missiles in a crash, injuring not just themselves but those in the front as well. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,… read more

HOT CAR DEATHS: The Deadliest July in a decade

This year alone, 29 deaths have occurred due to heatstroke of children who were left in a car- all of which could have been prevented. On average, 54% of these deaths occur because the child was “forgotten” by the caregiver, where another 28% occur due to the child playing in an unattended car. Statistics say… read more

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

Keeping Safe This Fall

The air is getting crisp and the trees are becoming splashed with brilliant hues of red, yellow, orange, and gold. Although the changing colors of autumn leaves are beautiful, when they fall to the ground they can become extremely slippery, especially when they become wet. Driving on Leaves Many do not realize that driving on… 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

Distraction and Teen Crashes: Even Worse than We Thought

What Can Parents Do to Keep Their Teens Safe? According to the NHTSA, car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers 14-19 years old in the United States. This is a horrifying fact that parents of teen drivers have to face. The challenge is not only teaching teens to be safe and responsible… read more

Helpful Tips After an Accident

A car accident can be a very traumatic and stressful event and it may be difficult to think clearly if you have just been involved in an accident. This guide is a practical overview of what to do if you have been involved in a collision and should be reviewed before an accident happens. ASSESS… read more

Long Island’s Most Dangerous Roads

Many people who live in the Tri-State area believe that the area’s most dangerous roads sit within the NY Metro areas, such as Manhattan, Queens and the other boroughs.  However, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign confirms that Long Island’s roads top the list of the most dangerous roads.  Most of these roadways are State or County… read more

The Hidden & Deadly Dangers You Should Know About Snow

Sadly, the blizzard this past weekend has taken over 40 lives within the northeast and not all are due to the typical “bad weather” road accidents. Some of those who lost their lives are fellow New Yorkers from Long Island. As they are fellow Long Islanders, we feel the need to share some of their… read more

Common Mistakes You Should Avoid While Driving In the Snow

First and foremost, stay off the roads during inclement weather conditions!  If you must travel during winter weather conditions, be sure to avoid these common mistakes: DRIVING TOO FAST:  The faster you drive the less time you have to react in an emergency.  Also, the severity of a collision increases with increased speed. It also… read more

Beware of Staged Auto Accidents in New York

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP In May of this year, the state of New York indicted eight people for staged auto accident conspiracy.  According to the indictment, the defendants staged auto accidents and later falsely claimed physical injuries as a result of the accidents. According to the charges, from March 2009 through July 2011, the… read more

why you should hire a car accident lawyer in a multiple car accident case

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP In a multiple car accident there can be pile ups where a number of cars crash into another. An extreme example is an accident reported by MSN news where 35 cars piled up on the Long Island Expressway toward the end of December in 2012. The multiple vehicle accident killed… read more

Long Island Personal Injury Lawyer Talks About Preventing Underride Accidents

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP Preventing Underride Accidents Underride is a type of vehicle accident where a car rear ends a large truck and the impact causes the top of the car to ride underneath the body of the truck. The greatest danger in this type of accident is head trauma or decapitation. Consequently, many… read more

customer inadvertently protected against bizarre rental car accident

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP Car accidents occur under a multitude of different circumstances, but in this particular instance you could say the rental car company employee “took the bullet” (so to speak) for the customer. According to the Eagle Tribune, the employee was retrieving a van from the rental parking lot to bring to… read more

What Factors Have Reduced Teen Traffic Accident Deaths And Injuries

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP Whenever an accident trend drops, we want to find out why and reinforce the successful measures that made a difference. Such is the case with teenage accident injuries and deaths, which are significantly less over the past three decades. By analyzing the causes of accidents, authorities can be more effective… read more

What Are Driving Accident Trends for Americas Most at Risk Age Group

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP According to the New York State Department of Health, the top cause of unintentional teenage deaths and hospitalizations for those between the ages of 15 and 19 is motor vehicle accidents. When are teens most at risk for serious injury? They are most at risk when another teenager is driving…. read more

Vehicle to Vehicle Wi-Fi Devices Being Tested to Prevent Accidents

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) launched a safety pilot test in November 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan that will last for one year. The pilot tests Wi-Fi devices that connect vehicles with each other, enabling them to “talk” so they can avoid crashes. Close to 3,000 cars, trucks and… read more