Police in New York are in the process of investigating a car crash that claimed two lives. The fatal accident reportedly occurred in Long Island in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 23. If driver negligence is believed to have contributed to this event, the victim's surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
Impaired driving is a big issue in the state of New York. When someone is said to have been driving under the influence, most people automatically contribute such an action to alcohol use. However, there are quite a few other substances out there that can affect a driver's ability to operate his or her vehicle safely -- such as marijuana.
The construction industry is booming these days. If you work in this industry, you must always wear personal protective equipment to keep yourself safe.
Memorial Day weekend is typically a time for family get-togethers as the traditional start to summer kicks off. For one family in upstate New York the weekend took a tragic turn due to an accident that was caused by an alleged drunk driver. The accident took the life of three family members. A four-year-old girl remains in the hospital fighting for her life.
Every year in New York and across the country, thousands of people die in auto-pedestrian accidents. Many more suffer injuries in such events. Sadly, some victims will find themselves being blamed for these incidents. There are things pedestrians can do to protect themselves from being hit by cars and being held accountable for their own losses.
One concern that often first comes to mind when witnessing or hearing about motor vehicle accidents in the New York area involves injuries. Not all accident victims are able to walk away from vehicle collisions with minimal injury. The signs of trauma are not always physical or obvious. It is not uncommon for people who end up in car accidents to suffer psychologically from the experience and develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).