There are numerous injuries after a car accident that Schenectady residents can suffer from, ranging from minor bumps and broken bones to serious, life-threatening injuries. One of the most common injuries widely reported after collisions is whiplash. Many people discount whiplash as not being a big deal, but left untreated, it can result in ongoing pain and disability.
Automobile accidents can happen to anyone at any time, even to very safe and experienced drivers. It is difficult to figure out exactly what one should do in the middle of such an ordeal, especially when there is significant property damage, even if no one is injured. It is always wise to be prepared ahead of time by knowing what the law requires of drivers who are involved in automobile accidents in the state of New York.
New Yorkers tend to carry the stigma of being some of the worst drivers in the nation, thus it would follow that they have the most dangerous drunk drivers as well. When carting the kids to the next Saturday night movie, drivers can rest assured that New York is not topping the nation, according to a recent study.
Across New York State, as well as the rest of the country, teenagers are now celebrating their newfound freedom as school ends. Many have just graduated from high school and are preparing for a fun summer vacation before going off to college or jobs. Tragically, some of them will not make it that far, as graduation celebrations and summer get-togethers mark one of the most notorious times of the year for teenage drunk driving. At Bendall & Mednick, we understand the heartache that families face if they have a teenager who is injured or killed by a drunk driver.
We've all heard of the breathalyzer test, but have you heard of the textalyzer? The implementation of this new technology is rolling out in New York as a means of determining if distracted driving occurred before an accident took place. If this was the case, those who were injured might have some additional evidence for use in their lawsuits.
You can do it all. Sitting at a red light, you send a quick email to your co-worker letting her know you'll grab the donuts for the meeting. At the next red light, you start a text to your significant other to remind him/her you'll be late tonight.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of a fatal crash for drivers who are between the ages of 16 and 19 is three times higher than the risk that older motorists face. The agency also reports that the most common cause of death for teens in that age group is a motor vehicle accident.
If you are involved in a car accident o, you may be able to hold the other driver accountable for your damages. However, in New York and in many states across the country, a court could take your level of responsibility for the incident into account.
In 2011, a man in Queens was involved in what seemed to be a simple accident. He was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro, heading to work in Long Island City, and he was rear-ended. The truck that hit him was being operated for the Brooklyn Bottling Corp.
Residents throughout New York State lead hectic lives and often have important personal and professional responsibilities that need immediate and ongoing attention. Many busy parents and professionals religiously rely upon their smartphones to schedule events, text, email, conduct research and make calls.