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Category Archives: Car Accident

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Son Calls Cops When Mom Texts And Drives

    Posted By David Hernandez || September 5, 2014

    In recent years, there has been a huge push to change cultural perceptions about texting and driving. At one time, not that long ago, the phenomenon of texting and driving was pretty commonplace and just about everyone from teenaged girls to middle aged professionals were guilty of typin out a quick message on the go. However, as many studies have ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can I Use My Smartphone while Driving in New York?

    Posted By David Hernandez || May 26, 2014

    As if their weren't already enough distractions in New York City keeping drivers' eyes off the road, smartphones, tablets, and GPS devices are now capturing the attention of motorists across the city. Distracted driving has always been a problem in New York-I've witnessed this firsthand as an experienced Brooklyn car accident injury attorney-but has evolved over the past two decades. ...
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  • Most Dangerous Intersections in New York City

    Posted By David Hernandez || May 22, 2014

    Each day, you head out into the busy New York streets to commute to your job, visit a friend, or simply run you weekly errands. With so much hustle and bustle in the Big Apple, pedestrians are unfortunately not always safe. While a majority of drivers keep a keen eye out for anyone straying from the crosswalks, distracted driving has ...
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  • How to Make Sure Your Teen is a Safe Driver

    Posted By David Hernandez || April 11, 2014

    When your teen gets his or her driver’s license it can be scary for a lot of reasons. One, they’re growing up. That thought alone may be enough to get you misty-eyed. Two, your teen, who seems to have the attention span of a house fly and a cell phone as an extra limb, now has the legal right to ...
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  • Black Boxes in Cars: Spying or Safety Feature?

    Posted By David Hernandez || March 20, 2014

    The next time you violate a traffic law, it may not be the cop on the shoulder of the road you have to look out for, but a piece of equipment buried deep in your car known as the “black box.” The black box is about the size of two decks of cards and is located under the center console. ...
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  • Federal Inquiry Launched into George Washington Bridge Scandal

    Posted By David Hernandez || February 2, 2014

    Many New York and New Jersey commuters may remember the snarled traffic nightmare last September on the George Washington Bridge, as lane closings brought many drivers to a halt. If you were involved in an auto accident of any typeon or near the George Washington Bridge during the time of the closings, you may want pay close attention to the ...
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  • NYC DOT Launches Reckless Driving Ad Campaign

    Posted By David Hernandez || January 29, 2014

    Reckless driving is a serious problem in New York, tragically taking the lives of countless pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. According to the New York City Department of Transportation, reckless driving accounts for 40 percent of all fatalities in NYC car crashes. Drivers who operate their vehicle negligently or carelessly by speeding, failing to yield to pedestrians, or moving their attention ...
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  • Tips to Avoid a Black Ice Car Accident

    Posted By David Hernandez || January 22, 2014

    Midway through winter, I have noted an unusual amount of car accidents in Brooklyn and Manhattan caused by black ice. As an experienced car accident attorney, I have seen the sad result of such crashes, especially when the driver did not see the icy road ahead. To best prepare yourself for black ice in New York, you must understand how ...
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  • Stretch of 11th Avenue One of the Roughest Drives in New York City

    Posted By David Hernandez || January 14, 2014

    As New Yorkers know, the streets of the city aren’t quite up to par these days. Potholes and bumps create jarring rides that, on occasion, can leave us injured. Most of the time, we trudge on through our day, making the best of the aches and pains caused by taxi, bus, and car rides. Despite all the troubled roads around ...
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  • How do I know if I’ve had too much to drink?

    Posted By David Hernandez || January 7, 2014

    Alcohol affects us all differently. One drink for a large, adult male may not affect his body at all, while an identical single drink may get a small female legally drunk. As a Brooklyn car accident injury attorney, I have sadly seen the results of many instances where the driver had too much to drink. Getting behind the wheel drunk ...
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  • What Is a Soft Tissue Injury Caused by a Car Accident?

    Posted By David Hernandez || November 26, 2013

    As a personal injury attorney in Brooklyn, New York, I am often asked about different types of injuries sustained after an auto accident. It is no secret that New York roads are constantly packed to the max,leading to all kinds of crashes, and unfortunately, a variety of resulting in injuries. One of the most common injuries I see with clients ...
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