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  • In New York, DUI checkpoints are common sights. Even at the checkpoints, however, officers are still required to follow protocols that respect your rights as a U.S. citizen. We would all like to believe police officers do all they can to ensure our rights, valued by us dearly, are not violated by the actions of law enforcement. Unfortunately, this is ...
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  • How to Deal With an Accident on Vacation

    Posted By David Hernandez || April 1, 2016

    The summer is a great time to leave the big city and take a road trip to somewhere more open, maybe the beach or the mountains, or a simple visit with family members in a far off place. Road trips are a fun, and often cheaper, way of taking a vacation. Although a car accident is probably the last thing ...
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  • Brooklyn Attorneys Enjoy Night At The Ballpark

    Posted By David Hernandez || August 19, 2015

    David J. Hernandez & Associates enjoyed a night at the ballpark watching the Brooklyn Cyclones with their Brooklyn attorneys and support staff.  The Brooklyn Bar Association hosts the annual gathering of Brooklyn Attorneys who take a trip to Coney Island to enjoy a ballgame together.  Here's a picture of the David J. Hernandez & Associates team at the game:
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  • Remembering the Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Posted By David Hernandez || December 9, 2014

    72 years ago this month, America suffered one of the most brutal attacks our country has ever seen. 353 Japanese fighter, bombers, and torpedo planes attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, sinking four Navy battleships and severely damaging four more. In the attack, 2,402 Americans were killed—1,282 more wounded. Last week, we observed Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ...
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  • Recent Taser Injuries, Deaths Prompt Law Enforcement Bans

    Posted By David Hernandez || September 30, 2014

    Here in New York and across the country, Tasers have become the police weapon of choice for subduing out-of-control suspects. The point of the device is to shock a subject’s muscles, causing him or her to collapse.The strong electric shock administered through a Taser, however, has proven to be fatal in some cases, causing cardiac and sudden death. In the ...
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  • Fatal Car Accidents Involving Marijuana Have Tripled

    Posted By David Hernandez || September 24, 2014

    There is a lot of controversy surrounding the topic of marijuana. For every staunch supporter of the legalization of pot there is a dead-set denouncer. Each side can lobby pros and cons at a dizzying rate. However, one recently released study highlights a disturbing trend that has emerged as “weed” has become more commonplace. A report from the Columbia University’s ...
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  • Young and Old Drivers Distracted by Cellphones

    Posted By David Hernandez || September 17, 2014

    The leading cause of accidental death among “working-age” adults is poisoning, most often from prescription drug overdose. Falls cause the most fatal injuries in adults older than 65. Car accidents cause the most injury-related deaths in younger people. It seems as though every age and stage has unique risks when it comes to injury-related death. But, one of the causes ...
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  • Teen Deaths Down 11% After Bans On Texting and Driving

    Posted By David Hernandez || September 10, 2014

    Texting and driving has been the subject of many a public service announcement over the past 5 years or so. In fact, it is a message that has become just as widespread as “don’t drink and drive”. However, unfortunately, despite all of the warnings, texting while driving is still something many of us are guilty of. From teenagers to senior ...
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  • Taxi Traffic Accident…Now What?

    Posted By David Hernandez || September 3, 2014

    There are plenty of advantages to living in a place that has a plethora of public transportation options such as cabs. For one, you can typically get any place you need to go without owning a car, which can save you some major money not only on a car itself but on insurance, gas, maintenance, and more. Unfortunately, just because ...
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  • Does Driving High Heighten the Risk of a DUI?

    Posted By David Hernandez || August 29, 2014

    Marijuana is becoming an increasingly more accessible drug across the country: it’s being decriminalized in a majority of states, medical marijuanais legal in some parts of the country, and Washington and Colorado have made recreational marijuana legal. With increased accessibility comes increased use, and that means more people are getting behind the wheel after smoking. In the two states where ...
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  • Conquering a Multi-Car Crash: What to Know

    Posted By David Hernandez || August 25, 2014

    The interstate during rush hour is pretty much a nightmare. Cars are bumper to bumper; people frequently slam on their breaks and get easily frustrated.This type of traffic is a breeding ground for pile-ups and serious multi-caraccidents. Usually, when a car hits another vehicle from behind, it is that driver who is held liable for any injuries or damage. In ...
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  • Kids in Cars: Keep Them Buckled

    Posted By David Hernandez || August 18, 2014

    As years pass, and technology continues to improve, cars get safer for drivers and passengers. Seatbelts are sturdier and child safety seats are more secure and these safety instruments save lives — if they are used, and used properly. Although the frequency of fatalities in car accidents has decreased in recent years, the numbers are still urprisingly high especially among ...
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  • Tips: Sharing the Road with a Drunk Driver

    Posted By David Hernandez || August 11, 2014

    Living in a city with so many drivers, and as a car accident lawyer in New York City, I have seen many accidents happen as a result of a driver deciding to slide behind the wheel after too much to drink. While it is clear that these accidents are very rarely the fault of the sober driver, it may be ...
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  • Simulation Says “No Texting!”

    Posted By David Hernandez || August 5, 2014

    You hear your cellphone buzz while you’re driving. You know the text could be important, someone is expecting your swift reply. Do you pick up the phone and read the text? Do you reply? Most people know that the safe and correct answer is probably “no,” texting and driving is proven to be pretty dangerous. Unfortunately, texting and driving is ...
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  • New York City Mayor Reducing Traffic Deaths

    Posted By David Hernandez || July 29, 2014

    Every New York City resident knows that on streets crowded daily with so many people, bicycles, cars, cabs, and motorcycles safety is an issue. Dozens of accidents and injuries happen on a daily basis in our city — but there is a movement to bring those numbers down to zero. Mayor Bill de Blasio has developed a plan to eliminate ...
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  • Wrongly Convicted New York Prisoners Released

    Posted By David Hernandez || July 22, 2014

    Questionable investigative strategy and questionable prosecutions during high crime era like the ‘90s have prompted conviction review units across the country to look in to decades-old cases, and release wrongly accused individuals. This movement has resulted in a record 87 exonerations across the country in 2013, and the pace this year could exceed that. Hundreds of people who have spent ...
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  • A Woman Abused by Officer in DUI Arrest

    Posted By David Hernandez || July 15, 2014

    Being pulled over by an officer who thinks you are driving under the influence of alcohol is scary: a DUI charge is serious and so are the penalties. But, at the very least, one would expect an officer making a DWI arrest truly believes that person is under the influence of alcohol. In some cases, officers make mistakes while administering ...
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  • Children Killed as Passengers of Drunk Drivers

    Posted By David Hernandez || July 4, 2014

    When you hear about a child being killed in a car accident involving a drunk driver, it may be natural to assume that the child was in the car with his or her sober family when the drunk driver caused the accident. Too many children die every year in alcohol-related car accidents, but a new study suggests that the majority ...
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  • Most Common Types of Car Accidents

    Posted By David Hernandez || June 25, 2014

    In a city as busy as New York, car accidents occur at an alarming rate. As an experienced Brooklyn car accident injury attorney, I’m often asked by friends which type of accidents I see occurring with the most frequency. While the Law Offices of David J. Hernandez & Associates deals with a broad range of car and auto crash injuries, ...
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  • Pregnant? Risk of Car Accident May be Higher

    Posted By David Hernandez || June 19, 2014

    When you’re pregnant, you have a lot of things on your mind. Are you eating the right things for your baby? Are you getting the vitamins you need? Should you avoid flying on planes or relaxing in hot tubs? A new report from ABC News indicates that you may need to add “driving a car” to the list of questionable ...
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  • If I Text a Driver, Am I Liable?

    Posted By David Hernandez || June 16, 2014

    a quick, “Pick up the dry cleaning please. Thx.” A friend is running late to the movie, so we text, “Where r u? Previews already started!” Or the parent of a teenager might text a friendly, “Curfew is 11. Don’t b late,” reminder may be warranted a few minutes after they leave for the evening. But what happens if the ...
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  • Steps of a Slip and Fall Injury Claim

    Posted By David Hernandez || June 11, 2014

    After a slip and fall injury in New York City, it can be difficult to decide how to proceed. Do I have a case? Who will pay for my injuries? Will I keep my job? As an experienced Brooklyn slip and fall injury attorney, I recently found a helpful site giving a quick overview of slip and fall cases. WikiHow ...
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  • What If I Am I Injured While Trespassing?

    Posted By David Hernandez || June 9, 2014

    As an experienced Brooklyn, New York premises liability attorney, I’ve seen just about every scenario possible related to premises liability law. A question that seems to garner its fair share of debate, however, is one I feel needs to be addressed directly: “If I trespassed and was injured on the property, do I have a premises liability case?” This question ...
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  • NHTSA Video: Avoiding Pedestrian Accidents

    Posted By David Hernandez || June 4, 2014

    Did you know that in 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes? In 2011, an estimated 69,000 pedestrians were injured across the U.S., and 11,000 of those were 14 years old and younger (NHTSA). Why are so many people injured annually in pedestrian accidents? In many instances, it is due to the negligent behavior of the driver ( distracted ...
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  • Man Seriously Injured after Being Hit by Police Car

    Posted By David Hernandez || June 2, 2014

    Pedestrian accidents are a serious issue in Brooklyn as well as across the entire state. A recent pedestrian accident that caught media attention occurred in Yonkers, New York, last month as a radio patrol car left a pedestrian with broken bones and internal injuries. According to a report from lohud.com, the police cruiser was transporting two prisoners to the city ...
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