No Fault Means No Guarantee

If you drive in New York, you are probably aware that New York is a “No-fault” jurisdiction, but what exactly does that mean, and how does that affect your rights if you are injured in an auto accident as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian? No Fault Insurance The purpose of no-fault insurance is to reduce… read more

Consequences of Using Your Cell Phone While Driving in New York

The consequences of using your cell phone while driving in New York span from traffic charges to civil liability. Many states have placed bans on texting while driving or the use of handheld phones. Using a cellphone while driving can result in fines or even criminal charges. The reason why the NYPD could give you… read more

What Causes Neck and Lower Back Pain After an Accident?

When you’re in a car accident, all too often the damage isn’t limited to your vehicle. The sudden jolt can send shock waves throughout your body. Even a small fender bender packs more than enough punch to seriously impact your body. Your neck and lower back are especially vulnerable from the sudden jerking motion that… read more

Can I Sue the Mechanic or Auto Repair Shop for Negligence?

NOTE: We only handle cases involving accidents and injuries. This article is for informational purposes only. Information found in the article does not constitute as formal legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. We cannot help you beyond the information provided below if no injuries resulted from the negligence of the mechanic or… read more

NYPD Officers No Longer Required to Respond to Collisions

An initiative that began on Staten Island last year is now a policy in New York City. As of April 6, 2020, motor vehicle accidents that only result in property damage do not need to be reported to the police department. Officials hope the timing of the policy expansion limits contact during the pandemic to… read more

How to Get an Accident Report in NYC

If you are involved in a car crash in New York City, you may need to pull your accident report to submit to your insurance company or to file suit against the other party. Fortunately, this process is relatively straightforward. You can get the documentation you need from either the NYPD or the NYS Department… read more

When Do You Need to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

You got into a car accident and now you’re wondering what you should do. You’re struggling with some pretty serious injuries and know that your medical bills are adding up quickly. You also know that you might be able to recover compensation from an insurance company or an at-fault party. Is this something you should… read more

Girl Injured After SUV Crashes into Subway Restaurant on Long Island

Earlier this week, a man lost control of his SUV and crashed into a Subway restaurant on Long Island. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the crash. A young girl dining inside at the time did, however, sustain minor injuries from flying debris. According to reports, a Queens man turned into the Boundary Plaza… read more

What Should I Do If I Notice Symptoms of Whiplash After a Car Accident?

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries reported after a car accident. However, many times, symptoms don’t appear right away. It’s not uncommon for symptoms of whiplash to be delayed for a few hours, or even a few days. The symptoms might be so minor that you don’t pay much attention to them right… read more

Is It Legal to Drive Barefoot in NYC?

You leave a business meeting in New York City, hop into your car, and kick off your dress shoes. They’re uncomfortable, and you’d much rather drive barefoot. Is that legal, or does New York require drivers to wear shoes while operating a car? Here’s what you need to know. You Don’t Have to Wear Shoes… read more