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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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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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Conquering a Multi-Car Crash: What to Know

By David J. Hernandez |

The interstate during rush hour is pretty much a nightmare. Cars are bumper to bumper; people frequently slam on their breaks and get easily frustrated.This type of traffic is a breeding ground for pile-ups and serious multi-caraccidents. Usually, when a car hits another vehicle from behind, it is that driver who is held liable… Read More »

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Kids in Cars: Keep Them Buckled

By David J. Hernandez |

As years pass, and technology continues to improve, cars get safer for drivers and passengers. Seatbelts are sturdier and child safety seats are more secure and these safety instruments save lives — if they are used, and used properly. Although the frequency of fatalities in car accidents has decreased in recent years, the numbers… 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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Pregnant? Risk of Car Accident May be Higher

By David J. Hernandez |

When you’re pregnant, you have a lot of things on your mind. Are you eating the right things for your baby? Are you getting the vitamins you need? Should you avoid flying on planes or relaxing in hot tubs? A new report from ABC News indicates that you may need to add “driving a… 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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NHTSA Video: Avoiding Pedestrian Accidents

By David J. Hernandez |

Did you know that in 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes? In 2011, an estimated 69,000 pedestrians were injured across the U.S., and 11,000 of those were 14 years old and younger (NHTSA). Why are so many people injured annually in pedestrian accidents? In many instances, it is due to the negligent… 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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