The mayor of New York City has a message for privately owned waste trucks: Use caution. This comes after a privately owned waste truck carrying construction debris hit a bystander at an event for the mayor. The accident occurred in Chinatown on Dec. 18. Rescue personnel rushed the 60-year-old pedestrian to the hospital. He is currently in critical condition. The driver of the truck caused a similar accident earlier this year.
With the holiday season in full swing, many New Yorkers are spending time with their family and friends and numerous visitors have entered the state. Many social gatherings that they will attend over the next two weeks, whether they occur in private residences or in public spaces, will have alcohol present. Unfortunately, there will be individuals who will choose to drink and drive. As this month is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, it seems fitting to talk about the seriousness of driving while impaired.
Police recently arrested the individual responsible for an accident which claimed the life of a New York woman who was crossing a street. This auto vs. pedestrian accident occurred on Dec. 11, in Brooklyn. The victim was a single mother of two teenage boys.
As a motorist, you must navigate a variety of hazards on the road. Even the most routine commute can include encounters with large trucks, visibility-reducing precipitation and careless/aggressive fellow-drivers.
If you sustained an injury due to slipping or tripping, you may have the option of pursuing a lawsuit to recover resulting damages. Generally, in order to recover, a plaintiff must show the defendant acted negligently, thereby causing harm to the plaintiff.
With so many people in a condensed area, car accidents are standard in New York. But, if you're involved in one of these accidents, the shock of it could blind you from an injury you received.
Traffic lights are there to keep people safe and traffic flowing. New York City has a responsibility to ensure that these lights are functioning properly. Unfortunately, there are times when they do not. When a car accident happens in an area where a traffic light is malfunctioning, who is responsible for the victim's losses?
Ridesharing apps, such as Uber and Lyft, have exciting plans for the future. Uber has tested self-driving cars in New York, and it has reportedly sought to test these vehicles in nearby Pennsylvania.
Police and fire officials were called to the scene of a crash on the Brooklyn Bridge the day before Thanksgiving. One person was killed and six others were injured in this multi-car accident. According to the laws of New York, the victims of this collision and the surviving family members of the deceased may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.