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Canine Car Accident Survivor Showered with Love, and Donations From Category: Vehicle Accident Law

Canine Car Accident Survivor Showered with Love, and Donations

When the lives of a young couple were cut tragically short last month near Colesville, they left an unlikely survivor. Their lovable pooch Sawyer was the only one to survive the horrific crash that claimed the lives of a young professor and her husband. In the wake of the accident, ...

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When Deer and Cars Collide, Damage and Injuries are Likely From Category: Vehicle Accident Law

When Deer and Cars Collide, Damage and Injuries are Likely

When Empire State residents think about deer, many of us not conjure up friendly images of Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer and his fellow sleigh-bearing stags. Instead, the terrifying prospect of colliding with one of these 200 pound mammals pops into our minds, as the odds of crashing into one of these ...

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Proposed Crash Zone Safety Legislation to Strengthen Move-Over Law From Category: Vehicle Accident Law

Proposed Crash Zone Safety Legislation to Strengthen Move-Over Law

In a move that should garner widespread support from both sides of the aisle, New York State Senator Tom Libous has proposed a crash zone safety law designed to decrease the risks for road workers and motorists alike. The legislation extends the requirements of the existing move-over law in New ...

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Head-On Collision’s Rare Outcome Leaves Victims Unscathed From Category: Vehicle Accident Law

Head-On Collision’s Rare Outcome Leaves Victims Unscathed

A recent early evening car crash in Chenango defied the odds for head-on collisions when all parties involved walked away without injuries. Three vehicles in total were involved in the pile up, with the two vehicles that collided head-on bearing significant structural damage. Remarkably, the victims refused treatment at nearby ...

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Fatal Flat Fixes: Shoulders Pose Dangers to Disabled Vehicles From Category: Vehicle Accident Law

Fatal Flat Fixes: Shoulders Pose Dangers to Disabled Vehicles

While roadside shoulders are designed and built as safe havens for disabled vehicles requiring brief emergency stops, they are frequently the site of serious accidents. This was the case recently on the shoulder of the Van Wyck Expressway just outside of JFK Airport where a motorist pulled over in his ...

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In Wake of Tractor Trailer Crash, No One Crying Over Spilled Milk From Category: Vehicle Accident Law

In Wake of Tractor Trailer Crash, No One Crying Over Spilled Milk

On a routine trek from a processing plant in Roxbury to New York City, a semi-truck laden with 18,000 pounds of milk failed to adequately reduce speed as it took a curve on Route 23A on a recent Saturday morning. The truck flipped over, spilling some of the milk, but remarkably ...

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NY Safety Advocates Argue: Many Car Crashes Not 'Accidents' From Category: Vehicle Accident Law

NY Safety Advocates Argue: Many Car Crashes Not 'Accidents'

If representatives of the New York-based advocacy group Families for Safe Streets have their way, people will stop reflexively referring to incidents in which vehicles collide with people and objects as “accidents.” Among the chief complaints of Families for Safe Streets are the connotations that the word accident ...

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Who is Responsible for a Passengers' Car Accident Injuries and Deaths? From Category: Vehicle Accident Law

Who is Responsible for a Passengers' Car Accident Injuries and Deaths?

As happens innumerable times throughout the season, a couple of friends headed out to a local watering hole to enjoy a few drinks on a recent summer evening in New York. Unfortunately, their night on the town had a very tragic ending when the driver slammed his Porsche into a ...

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The Auto Accident Triple Threat: Age, Speed, and Alcohol From Category: Vehicle Accident Law

The Auto Accident Triple Threat: Age, Speed, and Alcohol

To paraphrase famed Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, “youth is wasted on the young”. Their own opportunities in life, however, are not the only casualties when young people drive drunk. Unfortunately, each year we see more and more intoxicated young drivers play out dangerous and deadly scenarios behind ...

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High Profile Collision Highlights Highway Hazards and Injury Issues From Category: Vehicle Accident Law

High Profile Collision Highlights Highway Hazards and Injury Issues

Hilarity did not ensue, when the crew of comedians including television actor Tracy Morgan piled into a luxury van to return to New York from a rousing performance in Delaware. Mired in slow moving traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike, a Walmart tractor-trailer barreled into their vehicle. After the van ...

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