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Car Accidents Archives

Various traffic safety projects on the docket in New York City

Certain things have the potential to instantly change a New Yorker’s life. Among these are pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents. Being struck by a car when out walking or biking can result in major injuries that have all manner of lasting impacts.

What exactly are pain and suffering damages?

When you're involved in a car accident and injured because of the negligence of another driver, you may decide to file a lawsuit to recuperate some of your expenses. Some of those expenses will be easy to calculate. If you were taken to the hospital, you'll want to pay for the fees it charged. If you went through physical rehabilitation, those costs are fairly black and white. Even future expenses can be determined based on long-term care prices and inflation.

The importance of keeping one’s car cleared off during winter

Many things can be a common sight during the winter here in New York. One is going out to your car and seeing it covered in ice and snow. When a driver encounters this situation, it is very important for them to properly clean off their car, including its windows and mirrors, prior to taking to the roads.

Used cars can come with serious hidden defects

When it comes to purchasing a used car, the old saying, "Let the buyer beware," is very appropriate. We have all either heard of or lived through nightmare scenarios caused by a substandard used vehicle. Most of the time the problems relate to constant breakdowns and expensive repair bills. But the fact is, a lemon of a used car can be more than the source of frustration, it could also be extremely dangerous to drive.

Some days are tougher than others when driving in NYC

Driving through New York City is a challenge on just about any day at any time. But there are some days that are particularly tricky. For example, if you motor through Manhattan when the United Nations is in session, you will face extra traffic congestion. But big events are not the only cause of slow moving traffic.

What is the best way to deal with aggressive drivers?

We all know how the stop and start traffic on New York streets can push one's patience to the brink. And while most of us are able to keep our emotions in check, there are motorists whose anger will get the better of them. A driver who has lost control of his or her temper can quickly become a threat to other road users.

Pokemon Go use leads to car accident

Of course, the last thing New York City needs is more distractions causing drivers to avert their eyes from the busy streets. But it seems that there is an endless stream of amusements and communication tools that people cannot put down, even after they get behind the wheel of a car. And the latest such contrivance is in the form of a new phone app that is currently extremely popular.

In spite of new laws, texting and driving on the increase in NYC

By now, everyone should be aware that distracted driving is a dangerous practice. And just like most of the rest of the country, New York has laws that are intended to address the problem. Yet it seems that far too many citizens and visitors of our fair city have yet to receive that particular message. Or if they did get the message in the form of a text sent to their phones, they may have simply ignored it.

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