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January 2019 Archives

How do vehicle recalls work?

Imagine you purchased a brand-new vehicle from a reputable auto manufacturer. You expected it to be one of the safest cars on the road, but in reality, it had a serious defect that put your life at risk. Fortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mandated a recall on your vehicle before you or a family member got hurt. Now, the vehicle manufacturer has to fix or replace your car free of charge.

Financial devastation isn't certain after a car crash

Drivers who try to text while their vehicle is in motion can cause crashes that injure innocent people. If you are involved in this type of incident, you need to learn about your option to seek compensation. This can help you do away with the financial trauma that you deal with after an accident that caused you to have to take on medical bills and other expenses that you weren't prepared for. We know this is devastating, but we are here to help you seek compensation for the incident.

Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol in New York

Most drivers in the state of New York clearly understand the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol. However, many do not realize that the legal consequences become much more severe when a person is found to be driving under the influence of both alcohol and drugs at the same time.

Do this to dramatically decrease your chances of a car crash

It should go without saying that the duty of every motorist -- to him or herself, family, passengers and others -- is to do everything to decrease the chances of being involved in a car crash. But how many drivers actually do this? Look around and you'll see people distracted by their phones, tailgating, speeding and making brainless decisions on the road.

Motorcyclists: Practice can keep you safe

Motorcyclists are always looking for ways to stay safe on the road. They invest in helmets and anti-lock brakes and reflective clothing. They make it a point never to drink and drive and they learn what signs to watch out for in other drivers so that they can avoid that danger.

Are some vehicle colors more dangerous than others?

It doesn't seem possible, but many analysts suspect that certain vehicle colors are more prone to getting into accidents than others. There is a lot of disagreement about this issue, and some say that the difference in safety is negligible, but it might be worth your attention to learn about colors most commonly believed to be more dangerous for automobiles.

1 killed and 1 injured in serious crash on Long Island

It's hard to imagine why any driver wouldn't be aware of pedestrians on or around roadways, especially in a busy area like Long Island. Even when it's the early morning hours, people are often out and about. They may go to bars or be coming home from work. They might be visiting friends or coming back into town.

Premises liability cases must be handled swifty

The winter months in New York are filled with snow and other wintry precipitation. This can pose a hazard for customers of businesses because of the risk of slipping and falling while entering the stores. Falls on these slick surfaces can lead to very serious injuries that can cause significant impacts on a person's life. Because there is often an element of negligence in these cases, the victim of slip-and-fall accidents might decide to hold the business accountable for their lapses.

Understanding low-value shoplifting crimes in New York

If you have been accused of shoplifting in the state of New York, it is important that you take such an accusation very seriously. A guilty verdict could lead to a hefty fine, and it could even lead to a criminal record or jail time, impacting your future career opportunities.

Ford recalls nearly 1 million more cars for air bag dangers

Takata air bag scandal has been in the news for over a decade. So far, we know that 23 people have died from defective Takata-made air bags, and millions upon millions of cars have been recalled. These recalls do not appear like they will end any time soon. The most recent one, in January 2019, involved another 953,000 Ford vehicles.

Your landlord could be liable for injuries on the property

On any property, there are things that could constitute a hazard. For example, having a fireplace is fantastic for warming a home, but there is a risk of smoke inhalation and fires if the chute isn't cleaned and inspected regularly.