Archive for the ‘Wrongful Death’ Category

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

Should “Dash Cams” Be Installed on All New Cars?

Our Binghamton car accident lawyers report on the use of dashboard cameras in car accidents.

WCNC recently reported about a reckless and intoxicated driver causing a multi-vehicle collision along a New York State toll road. While reckless driving behavior is far too common in the state of New York, what makes this particular auto accident different is that all the events leading up to collision, as well as the moment of […]

May 21, 2015 Read More

New York Nursing Home Residents Injured, Abused


Technorati code: PENNPMNGTJMW Elder abuse and neglect is occurring in a shocking one-third of all nursing homes in New York and nationwide, according to health statistics. Each year, almost half a million complaints of mistreatment are lodged against nursing homes. But experts say this doesn’t tell the whole story, because many problems are never brought to light. […]

March 28, 2013 Read More

Loved Ones Killed in Distracted Driving Wrecks

Distracted driving in New York and nationwide has been called a “dangerous epidemic” by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The tragic example of Jacy Good is proof. In May 2008, she and her parents were driving home after her college graduation when a teenage driver in another car reached for his cell phone and […]

March 14, 2013 Read More

New Program Will Protect NYC Seniors From Disaster Injury and Death

More than $600,000 has been pledged to provide help for older adults in New York before, during and after disasters. The goal is to reduce the risk of injury and death to senior citizens when catastrophes like Superstorm Sandy strike, says the New York Community Trust in announcing the grant money. Thousands of older residents […]

March 12, 2013 Read More

Older Motorcyclists At Higher Risk Of Serious Crash Injuries

Motorcyclists over the age of 60 are three times more likely to be hospitalized after a motorcycle crash than younger bikers, a new study suggests. The most common injuries: ribcage fractures and chest trauma. A study published in the journal Injury Prevention examined 1.5 million adults who needed emergency treatment following a motorcycle wreck. Older […]

March 5, 2013 Read More

Safety Hazards Cited in NY Crane Collapse

  City officials have charged a crane operator and contractor with failing to inspect their rig and make sure it was safe before it collapsed on a New York apartment tower and injured seven workers in early January. The city’s Buildings Department has cited five safety violations linked to the January 9 collapse, which happened […]

February 26, 2013 Read More

NYC Bicycle Delivery Safety Rules Take Effect

Bicycle delivery workers in New York City are getting free reflective vests and bike lights as part of a new citywide safety push. The SaferHood initiative is intended to make city streets safer – not just for bicyclists, but for pedestrians and motorists as well. The goal is to reduce the number of New York […]

February 19, 2013 Read More

NY Driver Charged With DWI After Hitting Snowplow

A 22-year-old man was charged with drunk driving after a head-on crash with a snowplow in Lafayette. The driver was taken to a hospital and released. His 25-year-old passenger suffered a possible hip fracture. The snowplow driver – who was charged with failure to yield the right of way – was not seriously injured. Around […]

February 12, 2013 Read More

5 Important Changes To NY Gun Ammo Laws

  Some of the most significant aspects of the NY SAFE ACT involve the laws that govern gun magazines and ammunition clips. One of the biggest changes: Starting on April 15, only magazines that contain 7 rounds or fewer are legal in New York. The old law allowed magazines of up to 10 rounds. Other […]

February 4, 2013 Read More
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