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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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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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