In driver's education, people are taught about stopping times and distance. Everyone who has a license should know that it takes time for a car to come to a complete stop, particularly when that vehicle is traveling at a high speed. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to see some drivers in New York following other vehicles too closely. If you've been involved in a car accident with someone who was riding your tail, you may have legal recourse.
You were out, driving around town just like any other day -- then, it happened. You were preparing to go through an intersection, but the traffic signal was malfunctioning. You ended up getting in a car accident because of it, and you were hurt pretty badly. Now, you want to know who is responsible for your losses. New York laws allow injured victims to pursue compensation from liable parties, but in this case, is the liable party the other driver, the city or some other company whose job it is to maintain the traffic signal?
Self-driving cars are slowly but surely making their way into the hands of consumers in New York and elsewhere. There is no doubting that the technology is fascinating, but it is far from perfect. A recent car accident in another state is proof that even these vehicles fail to prevent injury or death.
Injured in a car accident? Was the other driver distracted when the collision occurred? According to the laws of New York and general common law, a distracted driver is a negligent driver. Victims may be entitled to seek compensation for any losses experienced in a crash with a negligent driver.
Police in New York are investigating the cause of an auto wreck that killed one individual and left two others injured. This car accident occurred Sunday, Dec. 17, in the Dyker Heights area. If either driver is thought to have been negligent in his or her actions leading to this incident, he or she may be held legally accountable for the losses suffered by the victims and their families.
Police in New York are looking into the cause of a crash that left six people injured. This car accident occurred in Lower Manhattan on Thursday, Dec. 7. At this time no charges have been filed against the driver deemed responsible.
On Nov. 21, in New York, a man took a child for a joy ride, crashed the car and then fled the scene -- leaving the child injured and alone. This car accident occurred in the Whitehall area. Charges have been filed against them man deemed responsible for the incident.
A young woman in New York recently died following a minor auto collision. The individual deemed responsible for the car accident has yet to be located. When he or she is, the victim's family may have legal recourse.
Lyft, Uber and various other ride-share services have popped up over the years. They are very popular in New York and all across the country, as they are easy to access, relatively inexpensive and make getting around town a little less stressful. What happens, though, if one is injured in a ride-share car accident?
Riding in someone else's car and injured in an accident? Who is responsible for any losses resulting from a passenger injury? According to New York laws, it all depends on the details of the incident.