16 Court Street  |  Brooklyn, New York 11241

Category Archives: Auto Accidents

Know Your Rights – The Dangers of Driving While Using a Cell Phone

Distracted driving is a leading factor in traffic accidents and fatalities in the United States, claiming 3,477 lives in 2015 alone.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates drivers using hand-held cell phones are four times more likely to cause serious injury while driving.  Texting drivers are twenty-three times more likely to injure or… Read More »

Vision Zero Has No Obvious Impact on Reducing Taxi Crashes

Over the past few years, New York City has implemented a variety of measures aimed at reducing the number of injuries and fatalities caused by traffic crashes. These steps, taken as part of an initiative called Vision Zero, are meant to make accidents less likely by changing the way that people use roads and reducing… Read More »

DOT Releases Borough Maps to Show Speed Limit Changes

The New York City Department of Transportation, DOT, has released a new series of maps in response to recent changes in road speed limits. The maps show previous speed limits for each borough, along with the new limits put in place by Mayor de Blasio in 2014 as part of New York City’s Vision Zero… Read More »

Group Riding Safety Tips for New York Motorcyclists

Many motorcyclists enjoy taking part in group rides, whether it’s with friends or as part of a large motorcycle rally. However, whenever you pack the road with a large number of riders, the likelihood of an accident increases. Therefore, it’s important to practice good safety while riding your motorcycle in a large group. The following… Read More »

Brooklyn Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident

A 35-year-old woman from Brooklyn was reportedly walking just a block and a half away from her home when a driver struck her and fled the scene. The woman later died of her injuries while under close supervision at Brookdale University Hospital, according to law enforcement authorities. The woman was walking across the street at… Read More »

Man Sentenced to Minimum of 25 Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

A 46-year-old man was convicted in February on one count of criminally negligent homicide and two counts of second-degree manslaughter related to a hit-and-run accident that killed a 21-year-old couple and their newborn son. On April 13, he received his sentence: 25 years to life in prison. The sentence was unusually harsh for this type… Read More »

Why You Should Collect Witness Information After a Car Accident

While speaking to witnesses might be one of the last things on your mind after a car accident, doing so can actually be helpful to a future injury case. So many car accident cases come down to pitting one driver’s word against the other’s, so having a witness available could provide some much-needed third-party insight… Read More »

Allegations of Police Cover-up in Long Island City Wrongful Death Case

Late one night in February 2013, 24-year old Japanese student Ryo Oyamada was struck and killed by a police car while crossing a street in Long Island City. Now, his family’s legal team is working on the case and claims to have obtained new videos that indicate a police cover-up of the circumstances surrounding Oyamada’s… Read More »

New York City Reaches Wrongful Death Settlement with Family of Man Killed By Police Car

Two years ago, in Spring 2012, Tamon Robinson was killed by a New York City Police Department patrol car outside a housing project in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Now, his family has reached a $2 million settlement after filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the city. But the case may not be over quite yet. According to… Read More »

Tour Bus Crash Leads to Death of Teenager

In July 2014, a bus driving Canadian tourists to New York City skidded off a northern NY highway and flipped to its side, causing injuries to several passengers and the death of a 14-year-old girl. The bus, owned by Autobus Fleur de Lys and chartered for the trip by the Jaimonvoyage tour company, was traveling… Read More »