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Will Motorcycle Accidents Increase Once the Covid19 Pandemic is Over

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Despite the major decline in traffic on many New York City streets during the pandemic, serious injury and fatal motorcycle accidents continue. All too often, motor vehicle drivers simply fail to drive cautiously while traveling near motorcycles. And accident investigations reveal that many of the innocent motorcycle accident victims either die on the street or shortly after being transferred to area hospitals. Here is a brief look back at one tragic May 2020 motorcycle accident, followed by a review of the most common injuries sustained by motorcyclists. The article concludes with two lists of critical ways that all vehicle drivers can...

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NYC Sanitation Truck Accident Law Firm

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Back in November of 2019, the NYPD began cracking down harder on all private company garbage truck drivers since they’re causing far too many deadly accidents. During the past several years, over 20 people have died due to these careless drivers. However, many NYC sanitation truck drivers are also recklessly endangering public safety. Accident reports reveal that garbage trucks are often driven too fast, down the wrong side of the road or too close to pedestrians and bicyclists. During one week of the crackdown, the NYPD wrote over 500 tickets for moving violations and issued 555 criminal court summons. Many of...

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NYC Commercial Truck Accidents: FAQs, Definitions and Statutes

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Without a doubt, the most dangerous type of vehicle to collide with in an accident is a large commercial truck. Even the smaller ones often weigh far more than the average passenger car that weighs between 3,000 and 4,000 pounds. As might be expected, injured passengers of other vehicles (as well as cyclists, pedestrians and motorcycle riders) often die of their injuries. People who manage to survive accidents with commercial trucks are often left paralyzed – or suffering from traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries – or a vast array of other medical problems. While many people improve greatly...

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New Technologies Can Help Truckers Decrease Fatigue and Accidents

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Veterans of the trucking industry like Juan Ochoa, who currently manages a group of about 80 long-haul trucks in Kent Washington, estimate that roughly seventy percent (70%) of all trucking accidents are caused by fatigue. Ochoa also asserts that once truck drivers become too tired, they’re no longer able to respond quickly enough to road dangers. Aware of this problem, many businesses are now creating and marketing products that can help truckers remain fully aware of when they’ve become too drowsy to drive. Dr. Daniel Bongers’s Australian company SmartCap currently markets a line of industrial safety products that can help most...

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New York City Can Provide Better Protection Against Delivery Truck Accidents

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Every day, New York City delivery truck drivers are constantly trying to meet daily deadlines while serving the needs of over eight million residents, countless commuters, and constantly expanding business interests. Yet like everyone else, they must avoid negligently causing accidents just because they’re trying to impress their employers by shaving a few minutes off their delivery times explains a New York City delivery truck accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm in Manhattan. Since the average delivery truck is much larger than many of today’s smaller cars, if you’re hit by one – you’re likely to be seriously injured....

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Do You Need a Commercial Vehicule Lawyer in New York?

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If you were hurt in a commercial vehicle accident in New York City or New York State, you could receive help from the car accident lawyers at Frekhtman & Associates. We will work to protect your legal rights. Commercial vehicles are a broad category that includes garbage trucks, delivery vans, long-bed pickup trucks, and much more. If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another person or entity, you could seek compensation for what happened by filing a personal injury claim. The party responsible for the accident could owe you money for things...

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How Can You Get Help After Being Seriously Injured In A Tractor Trailer Accident

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If it can be done safely, drivers must consider steering their tractor trailers off to the shoulder of the road or freeway after an accident to avoid blocking traffic. If you have been severely injured -- and traffic is heavy – try calling 911 on your cell phone. Witnesses to the event should also be dialing first responders on your behalf. If you cannot get out of the vehicle by yourself, keep dialing 911, sound your horn and wait for help Sadly, this type of scenario happens far too often as tractor trailers navigate the many NYC freeways and surface streets....

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Since COVID-19 Delivery Trucks Accidents are on the Rise in NYC

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Pedestrians, cyclists, and passengers riding in cars or trucks are in greater danger today of being in serious accidents due to COVID-19 and careless delivery drivers. After all, the pandemic and all the restaurants and stores that are still closed are making it necessary for many Americans to keep ordering food and other goods to be delivered to their homes therefor Delivery Trucks Accidents are on the Rise in NYC. With so many truck and van drivers rushing around to meet employer-imposed deadlines, it is much more dangerous to be outside now than at the same time last year. These days,...

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Bicycle Accidents Increase as Commuters Avoid Subways & Buses

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Since few people want to ride in an enclosed structure like a subway or bus during the pandemic, many people are dusting off their bikes or buying new ones so they can commuter to work on two wheels. In fact, back in March, between the first day of the month and March 11, Citi Bike (our city’s bicycle ride share program) reported that bike trips rose by 67 percent compared to the same time last year. New York City is rather unique since it has the nation’s largest bicycle lane network -- covering about 1,300 miles. Roughly 500 of those miles...

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Self-Driving Cars Could be Legal Matter

As self-driving cars come closer to being a reality for more people, the legal issues relating to these cars are being talked about more and more. Deadly crashes involving Tesla inc and Uber Technologies vehicles have made this problem very real for lawyers. Many auto industry lawyers gathered this month for a conference about the issue. The American Bar Association also held a conference just a few miles from the scene of a fatal accident involving an Uber test vehicle. The crash has put pressure on the self-driving vehicle industry to make sure that the technologies they are using are safe. It appears...

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