New York Injury Law Blog

Distracted Drivers Costing Insurance Companies Millions

Distracted driving is a problem that is only getting worse – and the issue is starting to cut into the bottom line for insurance companies. According to a recent news report, the nation’s largest auto insurer, State Farm Insurance, experienced a $7 billion underwriting loss last year. There are a number of factors at play, […]

March 23, 2017 Read More

Recent Innovations in Motorcycle Safety Technology

Motorcycles have earned a reputation for being unsafe. If you are in a motorcycle accident, you generally have very little protection from the force of impact. There are no seatbelts, no airbags, nothing to break your impact other than a helmet and whatever other protective gear you wear. But it looks like that could change. […]

February 7, 2017 Read More

Uber and Honda Face Lawsuit After Crash Leaves Rider Paralyzed After Running Red Light

A woman who suffered catastrophic injuries in a crash is suing both Uber and Honda after an Uber ride ended in tragedy. Sarah Milburn and her friends took a ride with an Uber driver for a night out in November. The Uber driver ran a red light and the vehicle, a Honda Odyssey, was hit […]

January 27, 2017 Read More

U.S. Traffic Deaths Spike Despite Auto Safety Improvements

Experts are puzzled by the results of a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that revealed traffic accident deaths increased sharply in 2015, ending a five-decade trend of declining fatalities. The NHTSA report shows a 7.2 percent increase in traffic fatalities from 2014 to 2015 – the highest single-year increase since […]

December 16, 2016 Read More

Dog Bites Represent One-Third of Homeowner’s Insurance Claims

It may surprise you to discover that one of the most common homeowner’s insurance claims has little to do with the home, but instead with the pets who live there. Around one-third of homeowners insurance claims are for dog bites. Dog bites can cause serious injuries, both physical and emotional, depending on the dog size, […]

November 16, 2016 Read More

Textalyzer May Become New Tool for Detecting Distracted Drivers

  Texting while driving is a big problem these days. Any small distraction that takes a driver’s focus away from the road can potentially cause a crash. To address this issue, legislators in New York are attempting to put a new solution to a new problem by equipping police officers with a device called the […]

October 13, 2016 Read More

New York Rated Best State for Teen Drivers

Whether you are the parent of an adolescent or not, if you drive, walk, cycle, or bike on New York’s roads, then the safety of teen drivers, and driving laws that apply to teens, should be important to you. In fact, teen car accidents are a leading cause of death among our nation’s youth. Teens […]

September 26, 2016 Read More

Have Fun Playing Pokémon Go Without Getting Hurt

Pokémon Go is the latest smartphone craze to sweep the nation. While some of us have been playing Pokémon games for close to 20 years, others are just discovering the series for the first time. Unlike previous Pokémon games, Pokémon Go requires players to move around real-world locations. Although this is exciting, it also opens […]

August 25, 2016 Read More

Amusement Park Liability: Was Disney Responsible for Recent Alligator Attack?

When we plan vacations with our children to amusement parks in New York or other parts of the country, most of us do not expect a serious accident. However, accidents can happen at any time and in almost any location. Who is responsible if your child gets hurt at a resort or at an amusement […]

August 1, 2016 Read More

New Safety Features on Semi Trucks Could Improve Highway Safety

While many of us appreciate the crucial role the trucking industry plays in delivering the products we use on a daily basis, encountering these big rigs while on the road puts many drivers on the defensive. Being sandwiched between two trucks or having one come up alongside or behind you can cause many of us […]

July 20, 2016 Read More
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