We should all exercise defensive driving (and defense walking, cycling, etc)

Accidents occur despite people following the Rules of the Road.  That is why we should all exercise defensive driving (and defense walking, cycling, etc). Look carefully at intersections as you are turning into crosswalks – there are blind spots that could obscure pedestrians (especially children).  There is no need to … [+]

If you are involved in an accident in another state, there are a few things that you should be made aware of

Traveling in other states, especially on interstate highways, can add stress to your vacation plans.  Federal highways permit drivers to operate their vehicles up to 75 miles per hour (and many vehicles travel above those already high speed limits). If you are involved in an accident in another state, there … [+]

Preserve all evidence following an accident – e.g., photos, videos, clothing, etc

After having been involved in an accident, preserving evidence of the accident may be the last thing on the mind of an injured person.  The injured person is focusing on their pain, not a lawsuit. However, you should be aware that ocular proof best satisfies the burden of proof that … [+]

Exercise caution as you walk in a delineated crosswalk

Mayor DeBlasio has pushed his “Vision Zero” initiative to help prevent pedestrian deaths and injuries. The most dangerous place for pedestrians can be in a crosswalk since drivers often do not see pedestrians due to sun glare, driver distraction, etc.  Once defensive driving was the norm.  Now, due to the … [+]

Alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of accidents in the world

Alcohol as I mentioned in previous blogs is one of the leading causes of auto accidents in the world. Driving under the influence of alcohol is very dangerous, very few people measure the true risk of driving while intoxicated. Many people think that drinking little does not affect them, the … [+]

An accident in which both parties claim to have a “green light” requires an aggressive investigation

Barring an incredible software glitch, a traffic signal can display a green light for only one set of drivers at a time.  However, it is common that following an intersection accident, both parties will (strangely enough) claim that they proceeded on a light in their favor. Chaulk it up to … [+]

Safety concerns during the holiday season

There are safety issues that we should be conscious of during the holidays and some simple tips could save lives. For those who have Christmas trees, always unplug the lights before going to bed.  Faulty electrical cords, tree lights, etc., along with proximity to flammable materials (wrapping paper, cotton bedding … [+]

All visitors to New York State have the right to be protected under No Fault

There has been much discussion (maybe too much!) about the election and how our newly elected President will act on the immigration issue. Without discussing the politics of this important matter,  there are important components our the law in New York that will always protect all persons residing in this … [+]

The Heroin Epidemic impacts many quality of life issues, including car accidents

Our community has been at battle with the scourge of heroin.  It has has affected our lives in so many ways.  Our children are dying at explosive rates  that exceed fatalities from automobile accidents! Violent crimes are on the rise, a likely result of desperate heroin addicts who need a … [+]