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Parked Cars Create Risks for Bicyclists and Others

By David J. Hernandez |

To improve bicycle safety, New York City has created dedicated bike lanes. Unfortunately, drivers also love these bike lanes—to park in. According to Patch, the data analysis firm localize.city has check citation data for bike lane parking offenses for a one-year period spanning September 5, 2017 to September 4, 2018. What they found should… Read More »

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The Dangers of Black Ice

By David J. Hernandez |

Most drivers know to take it easy when travelling through one of New York’s many winter storms. What they might not know is that black ice is an even more potent problem than snow and slush. If you find yourself slipping and sliding and don’t know why, it could be because you are travelling on black… Read More »

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Obesity and Car Accidents

By David J. Hernandez |

If you are like most of us after the holidays, you could probably stand to lose a few pounds. In fact, losing weight is always a popular New Year’s resolution—and one of the hardest to stick with. But there is a good reason to make 2019 the year to slim down your waistline. Research… Read More »

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Car Accident Burn Injuries

By David J. Hernandez |

When people think of car accident injuries, few probably think of burns. But cars run on fuel, which can easily ignite after a crash, causing fire and even an explosion. Because burns are very serious injuries, many survivors face years of rehabilitation to try and get back on their feet. A recent crash in Lower Manhattan in… Read More »

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What Should be in an Auto Emergency Kit?

By David J. Hernandez |

Cars can break down any time of year, but breakdowns in the dead of winter can be scary. If you only travel in Brooklyn, you probably can get away with only having a cell phone to call for help. But if you are visiting family or friends far away from home, you will need… Read More »

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Hit and Runs: Can You Get Compensation?

By David J. Hernandez |

It is a founding principle of New York personal injury law that people who cause accidents should shoulder the financial costs suffered by victims. Unfortunately, some drivers never stick around to share their identity and their insurance information. Instead, they take off soon after causing a collision. Fortunately, Brooklyn motorists can receive compensation to cover their… Read More »

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Comparative Liability in Car Accidents

By David J. Hernandez |

Car accidents are rarely black and white. We often speak of “which driver” is responsible for the crash, as if more than two people cannot cause a wreck. In reality, both drivers often make mistakes that can lead to a collision, so neither party is completely innocent when they go into court to ask… Read More »

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Dealing with Insurance Adjusters

By David J. Hernandez |

Insurance is an ugly business. New York’s gigantic insurance companies make huge profits by denying as many claims as possible. As an injured motorist, you need to be aware of the different dirty tricks insurance adjusters use. Your ability to counter them effectively will make the difference between receiving a favorable settlement—and possibly receiving… Read More »

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Joint Injuries in Car Accidents

By David J. Hernandez |

A car accident generates tremendous force. As a result, many motorists suffer broken bones and are in a great deal of pain following a collision. Joint injuries do not receive as much attention as fractures, but they can be just as devastating for the person trying to recover. The jaw, neck, elbow, knee, and… Read More »

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Bus Driver Who Killed NYC Citi Bike Cyclist in Manhattan Gets 30 Days

By David J. Hernandez |

Bicycling is an important mode of transportation in Brooklyn as well as in Manhattan, but it can be filled with risks. The death of a man cycling to work in 2017 is in the news once again as the bus driver charged with the accident receives the maximum sentence that a Manhattan judge could give… Read More »

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