When a person is convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol in the state of New York, he or she may be ordered to install an ignition interlock device on his or her vehicle. This device has to remain in his or her car until the courts say it can be removed. While the purpose of these machines is good -- they help keep drunk drivers off the road, according to a recently published article, they are not without their problems. It is believed that these devices are causing drivers who use them to be distracted, which causes them to collide with other vehicles, pedestrians or objects.
Every year, in New York and across the country, thousands of people are hurt or killed by hit-and-run drivers. According to state laws, when a negligent driver causes a crash, he or she may be held accountable for any victim's losses. In hit-and-run cases, who victims or their surviving family members may seek relief from all depends on if the driver responsible for the event is ever found.
Police in New York are investigating a crash that left several people injured. This multi-vehicle car accident occurred the evening of Dec. 7 at a busy intersection in Flatiron District. The wounded included vehicle occupants as well as pedestrians.
A three-car collision in Malone on the afternoon of Nov. 8 has claimed two lives, according to local law enforcement. Police in the New York town say a 49-year-old man and his 42-year-old female passenger were both killed as a result of the car accident. As with most accidents of this severity, an investigation is still underway into its cause. No charges have yet been filed, but police say they could still be forthcoming.
When post-traumatic stress disorder is discussed, it is usually in reference to veterans. One does not have to have seen battle to suffer from PTSD, however. In fact, it is a common car accident injury. In New York and elsewhere, auto accidents are believed to be the leading cause of PTSD.
On Saturday, Sept. 7, police in New York were called to the scene of a car accident involving one of their own, a minivan and several pedestrians. The crash occurred after sundown at the 52nd St. and 13th Ave. intersection in Brooklyn. Those injured in this event may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
Most auto accidents that occur in New York and elsewhere are not what many people would consider serious events. Everyone involved walks away with what they think are a few aches and pains. The issue is, these minor injuries may not be so insignificant after all. Soft tissue injuries suffered in a car accident can cause quite a few long-term problems.
Police in New York are investigating a recent crash that left a teenage girl with critical injuries. This was a single-vehicle car accident that occurred in the Queens area. The injured victim was one of two passengers and the only one to be severely hurt in the incident.
Automobile accidents happen every single day in New York and every other state. The vast majority of these events are unplanned, but according to a recently published article, staged auto collisions are on the rise in states that have no-fault insurance laws. Anyone who finds him or herself a victim of such a car accident may be entitled to seek compensation for any losses suffered.
It is difficult to go anywhere without seeing cyclists on New York streets -- they are everywhere. Sadly, cyclists and automobile drivers often struggle to share the road appropriately, which has led to numerous injuries and deaths over the years, primarily due to driver negligence. There are certain intersections where bicycle versus auto accidents are particularly common.