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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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Drunk Driving is a Menace to Our Roads

By David J. Hernandez |

It has happened again. According to the Daily News, a drunk driver has caused a multi-car crash, critically injuring several people. Twenty-seven-year-old David Olivier was speeding his Mercedes down Flatbush Avenue on April 13 when he crashed into a BMW that was preparing to make a left-hand turn. Mr. Oliver then plowed his car… Read More »

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“Loss of Consortium” Claims: What You Need to Know

By David J. Hernandez |

Accidents can leave their victims in chronic pain and sometimes unable to return to work or to leave the home. But the spouses of injured victims also suffer in their own right. If your spouse was injured in an accident, you might be entitled to receive compensation by bringing a “loss of consortium” claim…. Read More »

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Truck Underride and Override Accidents

By David J. Hernandez |

Because of their size, commercial trucks like 18-wheelers pose unique hazards to other motorists on the road. Two of the more common collisions are underrides and overrides, which can cause fatal injuries to motorists. If you’ve suffered an injury by a commercial vehicle, you should contact a Brooklyn truck accident lawyer today. Underrides When… Read More »

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New York’s Motorcycle Helmet Law and Personal Injuries

By David J. Hernandez |

Helmets save lives. For this simple reason, New York has had a motorcycle helmet law on the books for over 50 years. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, wearing a helmet can make the difference between life and death. It can also protect your legal rights to compensation for your injuries…. Read More »

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New York City Tour Bus Injuries

By David J. Hernandez |

Each year, tens of thousands of people enjoy a bus tour of New York City. Popular tours include A Slice of Brooklyn bus tours, The New York Beer and Brewery Tour, and TopView Sightseeing. Unfortunately, tour buses, like all commercial motor vehicles, get in their fair share of accidents. If you have been injured… Read More »

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Distracted Driving: More than Texting Behind the Wheel

By David J. Hernandez |

Many drivers are rightly worried about distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving caused almost 3,500 deaths in 2015.  New York has responded to the crisis by passing laws to limit distractions behind the wheel. For example, New York was one of the first states to impose a hand-held… Read More »

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Teens are at Greater Risk of Car Accidents

By David J. Hernandez |

Each year, it seems like more teens are getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. And according to statistics, teen drivers are involved in hundreds of thousands of car crashes each year. If your teen is injured—or if you were injured by a teen driver—then compensation might be available. The Statistics According to the… Read More »

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