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Car Accidents in New York

Car Accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injuries. Injuries resulting from car accidents can range from minor bruising and emotional trauma, all the way to multiple deaths. If you have been injured in a car accident where another person, company, or group may be partially at fault, you may be able to recover in a personal injury lawsuit. A New York injury lawyer can help you understand if you have a personal injury case.

If you need legal advice on any personal injury issue in New York, including car accidents, you should speak to a New York personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys often offer free consultations and generally take cases on contingency, which means that you will not be expected to pay attorney fees unless you receive a favorable verdict. For more information about car accidents in New York, and filing a personal injury lawsuit based on a car accident, see:


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Truck Arrives With Damaged Goods: Whom to Sue?

If a delivery truck carrying your package arrives with damaged goods, who can you sue?

While the delivery truck driver may have mishandled your package, the transport company could also be liable if it didn't properly train the driver. The seller could also be liable if he or she didn't properly pack your goods.

How can these potential defendants be liable for damaged packages?

Driver Killed After Crash With Stolen Truck

A MTA bus driver was killed after a stolen delivery truck collided with the bus.

Dominic Whilby, 23, allegedly stole a delivery truck and drove it through New York City where it crashed into a bus in Greenwich Village, according to New York's WABC.

When it comes to the bus driver's death and passengers' injuries, who will be responsible?

What's Your Liability for Parking Lot Fender Benders?

As surprising as it may be, parking lot accidents can be just as costly and serious as those that occur on the road. Just like any other car accident, parking lot fender benders can expose you to potential liability.

A bump in a parking garage may not result in any significant injury or car damage, but the dings and dents can add up.

Biker Run Over in SUV Chase May Be Paralyzed

A biker who was run over by an SUV during a motorcycle outing is now paralyzed and in a coma. 32-year-old Edwin Mieses was allegedly trying to defuse a violent confrontation that was occurring when he was run over, New York's WABC reports.

The SUV driver, Alexian Lien, is alleged to have initially tapped one of the bikers, which then prompted a swarm of bikers to go after him. The group chased him until they hit the George Washington Bridge ramp, where a biker apparently ripped open his car door. Lien then took off again and ran over Mieses. The bikers then chased after Lien, pulled him from his car, and beat him in front of his wife and two-year-old, to the point where he needed stitches.

What sort of liability could Lien face for Mieses' injuries?

In a Rental Car Crash, Who's Liable?

If you've ever been involved in a rental car crash, you may have been left wondering: who's liable? Questions about liability are circling after a New York rental car accident on the Sprain Brook Parkway early Sunday claimed four lives, reports Westchester County's The Journal News. The New York state police authorities reported that a rental vehicle veered off a New York parkway, drove up the grassy shoulder, and then collided into a bridge abutment.

The four victims ranged from the ages 18 to 20, and although police confirmed no evidence of drugs or alcohol thus far, authorities are still awaiting autopsy results, reports The Journal News

This tragic accident leaves many questions still lingering. In seeking to answer "who is liable in a rental car crash in New York?" here are things to consider.

5 Actions That Can Make a Car Accident Even Worse

Getting into a nasty fender bender can leave you fuming. But some common antics by angry drivers after an accident can make the situation even worse.

Here are five things you should avoid doing after an accident, or else risk digging yourself deeper into trouble:

What Damages Can You Claim After a Car Accident?

If you have been injured following a New York car accident, there are many possible damages that you may claim.

While you will probably want to speak with a New York car accident attorney to learn more about the specific claims you may make in your case, here's a look at the basic types of damages that you can potentially collect:

What to Do After a Car Accident

If you're in a car accident, what do you need to do?

For starters, when getting into a vehicle accident, you have to stop your car. This is even more important and even imperative when your accident results in personal injury to someone, whether minor or serious.

But that's not all.

What is the Statute of Limitations For Car Accidents in New York?

What is the statute of limitations for a motor vehicle accident in the state of New York?

That depends.

First, for the uninitiated, let's go back to what the word "statute of limitations" even means. The statute of limitations is the time limit within which a lawsuit can be started. The rule is thi s-- a lawsuit must be started within a certain amount of time from the incident or from the discovery of the injury, otherwise the party loses his right to bring a lawsuit.

10 Tips on Filing an Auto Insurance Claim in New York

After a car accident, on thing you will likely do is to file a claim with your auto insurance company.

If you've never filed an insurance claim before, you might find yourself in unfamiliar territory.

The process might seem daunting at times. But here are a few pointers on filing an insurance claim: