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Manhasset man sentenced for fatal high-speed LIE crash

A Mineola judge called a 22-year-old man "young and stupid" for participating in a high-speed race on the Long Island Expressway (LIE) in Feb. 2017 that killed his best friend, then 19, The Manhasset man had previously pled guilty to manslaughter and DUI. On May 29, he was sentenced to a three-to-nine-year prison term. That sentence was the result of a plea bargain.

Despite being unsafe and illegal, too many drivers still text

We've all heard the warnings about the dangers of texting and driving. Here in New York, the use of a handheld device for talking or texting is illegal. Unfortunately, however, some drivers nonetheless make it a habit to text while behind the wheel.

Liability is foggy in autonomous driving case

With self-driving cars becoming more common, it's necessary for people to hold companies liable if those vehicles cause injuries. Self-driving cars could come to New York, and they may be there already. That's why it's important to keep updated on cases like this one out of Tempe.

Reacting to a New York car accident

If you have been involved in a car accident in New York, it is likely that you are feeling very upset and distressed in regard to what happened. You may also be physically injured as a result. It is important that you get checked by a medical professional after being involved in a car accident, even if you feel well. This is because some forms of serious injuries such as head trauma can take several hours or days to become apparent.

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.

The most common concerns after a New York car accident

If you have been involved in a car accident in the state of New York, you may be worried about the financial implications that this will have on your future. It is common to be concerned about whether you will be determined to be at fault for causing the car accident, and whether you will be able to gain the compensation that you deserve.

Tips for preserving car accident evidence

If you ever find yourself involved in a car accident, you will have various emotions going through your mind. These emotions can range from anger to fear to stress and many others. You need to keep a level head in the moments following a crash, so you can protect your rights. This includes preserving the car accident evidence so you can build a claim against the at-fault party.