Two buses collided in the Lincoln Tunnel Friday morning, injuring at least 32 people, the New York City Fire Department confirmed. Officials said most of the injuries appeared to be minor.
The accident happened at about 9:50 a.m. in the center tube of the tunnel, which runs under the Hudson River and connects midtown Manhattan and New Jersey. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,...Read More
Our personal injury attorneys have obtained a $580,000 settlement for an insurance salesman that was pulled over by a police officer and told to come over to the car. While the salesman was standing by the police car, the defendants’ vehicle hit the police car, knocking our client to the ground. Our client was taken to the hospital with neck, shoulder and back complaints.
Subsequently, he...Read More
Bicyclists deal with unique risks on NYC streets. They share the roadway with cars, buses, and trucks, but their small size and slower speeds mean they are not always seen and are not protected in crashes like the occupants of motor vehicles. Those are the normal risks, but sometimes those are compounded when motor vehicles don’t follow the rules of the road. In a news story from last year, a...Read More
Spring is here and it might seem that car accidents are less likely because there is no more snow and ice. However, the reality is that rain is much more dangerous. According to data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, approximately 22% of car crashes are weather-related. And of these crashes, 73% happen on wet pavement and 46% during rainfall. That’s a lot more...Read More
Many motorists in New York are well aware that teen drivers present a greater risk for getting into a motor vehicle accident. Driving under the influence and texting and driving dramatically increase the hazards. Some statistics point out the gravity of the situation.
It has been found that drivers under 21 are at fault in around 17 percent of all fatal accidents involving alcohol use in the...Read More
In such a busy state as New York, car accidents are all but uncommon. Distracted driving often plays a significant role in many of these wrecks; on average, nine people are killed each day due to distractions on the road. This amounts to over 3000 fatalities in 2012, notably a decrease from the previous year. Injuries due to distracted drivers, however, reached upwards of 400,000.
Forms of...Read More
Whiplash generally occurs when the head is forced in one direction and then suddenly forced to go in the other direction. While there are a variety of ways in which whiplash can occur, it occurs more often than not in car crashes. Typically, the neck muscles will become strained or sprained, which can lead to stiffness and soreness of the neck. Although this type of injury can result from a...Read More
Our client (plaintiff), age 57, was operating his motorcycle on a through street at a “T” intersection, in Bernardsville, New Jersey, when the operator of another motor vehicle pulled out past a stop sign, on the cross street and to plaintiff’s right, and attempted to make a left turn in front of our client. In doing so, defendant caused plaintiff’s motorcycle to crash into the right side of...Read More
A Franklin Square resident was arrested for driving while intoxicated, among other offenses, after allegedly crashing his car into a Franklin Avenue bar and neighboring storefront early Saturday morning. The crash injured the driver and his passengers and also caused substantial property damage.
Local news outlets indicated that 23-year-old driver Michele Masci injured his shoulder and two...Read More
A car traveling in Manhattan late Thursday morning fatally struck an 18-year-old tourist and injured 22 pedestrians, authorities confirmed. The incident occurred at the heart of Times Square – 44th Street and Seventh Avenue – when the driver of a Honda sped the wrong way up a Seventh Avenue sidewalk and mowed over pedestrians. The driver crashed into a pole at 45th Street, and the car caught...Read More