Car Accident

More Recalls In The Automobile Industry

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Recently, there has been a surge in the number of recalls in the automobile industry. The largest industry recall has been the Takata airbag devices. Takata airbag devices are commonly found in Honda and Acura vehicles. According to reports, there has been a 12th confirmed fatality due to a defect in the airbag. It is important to remember to monitor recalls in the automobile industry, as well as reported defects, to ensure that you or a loved one is not at risk of death or serious injury.

 

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What to Do If You Are Injured in an Uber Accident

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It was recently announced that Uber's services will now extend across New York State, including Upstate New York and Long Island. Uber is a rideshare service that allows individuals to order a ride through his or her smartphone. An Uber driver will then pick up an individual at a determined location with his or her private vehicle and bring the rider to their destination. Uber drivers are employed under a “freelance” status, which may become problematic when trying to determine who is liable in the event an accident.

 

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Car Accident Burns Can Be Life Threatening

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Any time there is a motor vehicle accident, there is a possibility that the fuel tank may explode or a cracked fuel tank will leak, resulting in a fire. A car accident fire is often started due to a hot engine, spark, or exhaust pipe igniting gas that has leaked from the fuel tank. Many automobile accidents occur as a result of a reckless, careless, or distracted driver. In some instances, a driver may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time the crash occurs. According to the National Fire Protection Association, between the years 2007 and 2011, U.S.

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Back and Neck Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Back and Neck Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents

When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, New York is one of a dozen states that follow a “no-fault” system when it comes to automobile accidents. The system holds that a driver injured in an accident must turn to his or her own insurance company for the payment of medical expenses, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. In order for an injured individual to bring a personal injury claim against an at-fault driver, there must be proof that you met the “serious injury” threshold as required by statute.

 

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Bill Will Allow NYC Cyclists To Pass Through LPI Intersections

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Earlier this year, New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca introduced a bill that would allow cyclists to ride through certain red lights. Currently, cyclists and cars are treated the same way under the law. The bill would allow for cyclists to ride through red lights with Lead Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs), which extend the duration of a red light to give pedestrians additional time to cross the street before traffic begins to move. According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), there are almost 1,500 intersections throughout New York City that have LPIs.

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Uptick in Traffic Deaths

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During New York City Mayor Bill Deblasio's campaign, he vowed to bring pedestrian deaths to zero by 2024. According to Vision Zero data from city hall, in the month of September, there were nine pedestrian fatalities and 816 pedestrians injured from car related incidents. Also, there was one cyclist death and 527 cyclists injured. So far for the year 2016, there have been 98 pedestrian and 17 cyclist deaths.

 

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National Teen Driver Safety Week 2016

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October 16th marked the beginning of National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW). The theme for this year is “talk to your kids about the 5 to Drive.” The 5 to drive campaign was started by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to highlight the top five safety issues leading to accidents amongst teen drivers.

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New York City Taxi Cab Jumps Curb and Injures Three

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On March 10, 2016 a New York City taxi cab jumped a curb and slammed into a building after driving at a high rate of speed. According to CBS New York, the taxi cab ran a red light at the intersection of First Avenue and 33rd Street at about 8:45 a.m. The taxi driver hit and injured two pedestrians, as well as suffering injuries himself. Witnesses say that there were many more people in the area that narrowly escaped being hit, especially since the incident occurred during rush hour.

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