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Several More Bicycle Accidents Rock Brooklyn

By David J. Hernandez |

Several bicycle fatalities in Brooklyn have been in the news recently. These stories serve as a timely reminder that riding a bicycle is still dangerous, despite the mayor’s professed goal of increasing safety by creating more dedicated bicycle lanes in Brooklyn. These accidents are all tragic—yet, they offer important lessons for cyclists and for… Read More »

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Distracted Driving Causes Tragic Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident

By David J. Hernandez |

Another day, another tragic pedestrian accident in Brooklyn. The victim was a beloved 85-year-old grandmother who was killed walking home from church. According to the New York Daily News, Stella Clinton had just left her parish church and was walking home when she was hit by a driver backing up his vehicle. Family members and friends… Read More »

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Legislature Votes to Expand Speed Cameras in School Zones

By David J. Hernandez |

Don’t want to be caught speeding and be required to pay a fine? If not, then you will need to find your brakes when entering a school zone. According to ABC 7 News, the New York legislature passed a bill in mid-March that will expand the use of speed cameras in the state’s school… Read More »

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Community Remembers Cyclist Killed by Tanker Truck in Williamsburg Accident

By David J. Hernandez |

The cycling community is small, and couriers make up a smaller, tightly-knit group within the larger biking community. Couriers came together in March to remember the life of one of their own who was killed by a tanker truck in Brooklyn. According to ABC 7 Eyewitness News, community members gathered at the crash site… Read More »

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Driver Tries to Claim He Was a Witness in a Fatal Car Accident in Brooklyn

By David J. Hernandez |

From the New York Daily News comes a story that shows the lengths some drivers will go to in order to avoid taking responsible for the accidents they cause. According to the report, a man who was driving a van that struck and killed an 82-year-old man in Brooklyn tried to claim that he… Read More »

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Citi Bike Pulls All Its Electric Bicycles from New York City Due to Accidents

By David J. Hernandez |

Bikeshare companies have not yet reached the same level of popularity as rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. Recent accidents involving Citi Bike electric bicycles look to impede the popularity even further. According to the New York Times, recent accidents involving these electric bicycles have prompted Citi Bike to pull thousands of its bicycles… Read More »

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Drug Impaired Driver Kills Brooklyn Woman in Hit and Run Car Accident

By David J. Hernandez |

WPIX reported a depressing story about a 26-year-old Brooklyn woman who was killed in a hit and run accident in Upper Manhattan. Erica Imbasciani was struck Friday, March 22nd, around 9:40 pm. She was walking at Amsterdam and West 141 Street when 27-year-old Tyrik Cooper hit her with his 2003 GMC Denali. The victim… Read More »

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Traffic Accident Fatalities in NYC have Surged in 2019

By David J. Hernandez |

The city has made traffic safety a priority with its Vision Zero program, which aims to reduce the number of traffic-related deaths to zero. Unfortunately, if you’ve been out and about recently, you’ve probably noticed that the plan is hardly working. There seem to be accidents everywhere. As reported at StreetsBlog NYC, traffic fatalities… Read More »

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Brooklyn Woman Killed in a Recent Car Accident

By David J. Hernandez |

The New York Daily News has published an up-close look at a Brooklyn woman who was recently killed in an auto accident in East Flatbush on Saturday, March 30th, at around 4:20 p.m. The story reminds us that car accidents cause untold damage on Brooklyn’s roads and that to many people have been taken… Read More »

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Questions about No Fault Benefits

By David J. Hernandez |

New York motorists must carry at least $50,000 in no-fault benefits. These benefits make it easy for injured motorists to receive medical payments quickly after an accident without having to go through the hassle of filing a lawsuit. As a leading New York law firm, we continue to receive questions about these benefits from… Read More »

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