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Defective Roads can Cause Car Crashes

By David J. Hernandez |

Although drivers cause the majority of car collisions, hazardous roads can also cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles and crash. Drivers might assume that Brooklyn’s roads are safe, but like all roads they can become hazardous if not properly maintained. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a… Read More »

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Motorist Safety Compromised after Rollback of Truck Safety Regulations

By David J. Hernandez |

Since being sworn into office, President Trump has drawn extensive media coverage for his questionable immigration policies, extramarital affairs, and colorful language. What few reporters have covered, however, are the many ways his administration is undermining public safety on America’s roadways. Although the Obama administration was no model of perfection, several proposed safety rules… Read More »

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Head-On Collision on Belt Parkway in Brooklyn Claims a Life

By David J. Hernandez |

Of all the car crashes we see, head-on collisions are some of the deadliest. In theory, head-on collisions should be easy to avoid. After all, how can a motorist fail to see another car coming directly at them and not swerve in time? Nevertheless, hundreds of head-on collisions happen every year in New York,… Read More »

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Recent Car Recalls

By David J. Hernandez |

The majority of car accidents are caused by driver error, such as inattention, speeding, or tailgating. However, defective parts also cause their fair share of accidents. To check whether or not your car might be a danger to drive, you should pay attention to manufacturer recalls. Generally, manufacturers will recall their cars when they… Read More »

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Car Crashes into Manhattan Deli, Injuring Multiple People

By David J. Hernandez |

Another day, another accident. According to CBS News, at least five people suffered injuries when a livery cab collided with a taxi cab and then lost control, jumping the curb. The vehicle struck several pedestrians before slamming into a Deli. Among those injured were a 56-year-old woman and her teenage son, who were treated… Read More »

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Motorcycle Road Rash: A Serious Injury

By David J. Hernandez |

“Road rash” refers to severe friction burns caused when the body slides across a surface. Because motorcyclists are so exposed while riding, they are at risk of suffering road rash when thrown from their bike after a collision. If you have suffered road rash, then expensive medical treatment might be necessary. You should consult… Read More »

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Summer Trip Safety Tips

By David J. Hernandez |

With summer here, many people will embark on summer trips to visit relatives or see some of the sights in other parts of the nation. However, if you are planning to drive, then you should be aware that the roads will be congested. Heavy traffic means an increased risk for auto accidents. To ensure… Read More »

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Soft Tissue Injuries are More Serious than You Think

By David J. Hernandez |

Many car accidents, even low speed ones, can cause painful injuries. At the Law Offices of David J. Hernandez & Associates, we meet with clients every week who tell us they almost didn’t call because they thought their injuries were too insignificant to bother a lawyer about. We’re happy that they did. Although some… Read More »

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Bicycle Safety Tips

By David J. Hernandez |

With the arrival of spring, it’s time to dust off your bicycle and enjoy the warmer weather. However, bicyclists must exercise common sense when on their bikes, otherwise they could suffer a serious injury in a collision with a much larger vehicle. Follow these tips so that your next bicycling trip is a safe… Read More »

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Defective Car Seats Can Seriously Injure Your Child

By David J. Hernandez |

New York law requires that you place children in safety seats when they ride in your vehicle. However, what happens if the safety seat ends up hurting your child? Unfortunately, this is a reality in far too many accidents where the seat either fails or ends up trapping your child. Parents should be pleased… Read More »

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