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How to Deal With an Accident on Vacation

By David J. Hernandez |

The summer is a great time to leave the big city and take a road trip to somewhere more open, maybe the beach or the mountains, or a simple visit with family members in a far off place. Road trips are a fun, and often cheaper, way of taking a vacation. Although a car… Read More »

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Fatal Car Accidents Involving Marijuana Have Tripled

By David J. Hernandez |

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the topic of marijuana. For every staunch supporter of the legalization of pot there is a dead-set denouncer. Each side can lobby pros and cons at a dizzying rate. However, one recently released study highlights a disturbing trend that has emerged as “weed” has become more commonplace…. Read More »

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Young and Old Drivers Distracted by Cellphones

By David J. Hernandez |

The leading cause of accidental death among “working-age” adults is poisoning, most often from prescription drug overdose. Falls cause the most fatal injuries in adults older than 65. Car accidents cause the most injury-related deaths in younger people. It seems as though every age and stage has unique risks when it comes to injury-related… Read More »

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Teen Deaths Down 11% After Bans On Texting and Driving

By David J. Hernandez |

Texting and driving has been the subject of many a public service announcement over the past 5 years or so. In fact, it is a message that has become just as widespread as “don’t drink and drive”. However, unfortunately, despite all of the warnings, texting while driving is still something many of us are… Read More »

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Tips: Sharing the Road with a Drunk Driver

By David J. Hernandez |

Living in a city with so many drivers, and as a car accident lawyer in New York City, I have seen many accidents happen as a result of a driver deciding to slide behind the wheel after too much to drink. While it is clear that these accidents are very rarely the fault of… Read More »

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Simulation Says “No Texting!”

By David J. Hernandez |

You hear your cellphone buzz while you’re driving. You know the text could be important, someone is expecting your swift reply. Do you pick up the phone and read the text? Do you reply? Most people know that the safe and correct answer is probably “no,” texting and driving is proven to be pretty… Read More »

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New York City Mayor Reducing Traffic Deaths

By David J. Hernandez |

Every New York City resident knows that on streets crowded daily with so many people, bicycles, cars, cabs, and motorcycles safety is an issue. Dozens of accidents and injuries happen on a daily basis in our city — but there is a movement to bring those numbers down to zero. Mayor Bill de Blasio… Read More »

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If I Text a Driver, Am I Liable?

By David J. Hernandez |

a quick, “Pick up the dry cleaning please. Thx.” A friend is running late to the movie, so we text, “Where r u? Previews already started!” Or the parent of a teenager might text a friendly, “Curfew is 11. Don’t b late,” reminder may be warranted a few minutes after they leave for the… Read More »

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Can I Use My Smartphone while Driving in New York?

By David J. Hernandez |

As if their weren’t already enough distractions in New York City keeping drivers’ eyes off the road, smartphones, tablets, and GPS devices are now capturing the attention of motorists across the city. Distracted driving has always been a problem in New York-I’ve witnessed this firsthand as an experienced Brooklyn car accident injury attorney-but has… Read More »

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Most Dangerous Intersections in New York City

By David J. Hernandez |

Each day, you head out into the busy New York streets to commute to your job, visit a friend, or simply run you weekly errands. With so much hustle and bustle in the Big Apple, pedestrians are unfortunately not always safe. While a majority of drivers keep a keen eye out for anyone straying… Read More »

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