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August 2016 Archives

Ridesharing accidents increase in New York

In lieu of taxicabs, many New Yorkers nowadays count on Uber and other ridesharing services to get around the city. As a result, there are more car accidents involving these for-hire vehicles than ever before. Statistics show from July 2014 to June 2016, accidents involving ridesharing vehicles have more than tripled from 534 to 1,672.

Lack of informed consent results in medical malpractice

New York physicians have a responsibility to treat their patients according to the standards of their practice. Unfortunately, some doctors fail to adhere to these standards and, as a result, can be found guilty of medical negligence. One of the ways doctors can mishandle their patients' care is by treating them without consent.

Drowsy driving kills thousands every year

In today's society, getting enough sleep feels like an impossibility. This lack of sleep is harming us more than we think. A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association states that an estimated 83.6 million sleep-deprived drivers hit the roads daily, putting themselves and others at risk. In 2015, approximately 5,000 people lost their lives in drowsy driving crashes. On average, 328,000 drowsy driving car accidents occur in the United States every year.

New York DMV attempts to put a stop to selfies while driving

Taking pictures of yourself while driving can be distracting and put you and other travelers at risk. Despite the dangers, many drivers continue to take selfies behind the wheel. New York was recently named as one of the top 10 states for driving selfies. The Auto Insurance Center found that, for every 100,000 New York residents, 1.29 selfies while driving were sent with the hashtag #DrivingSelfies.

Off-duty officer crashes into pedestrians in New York City

Each year, thousands of pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle accidents all across the country. Drunk drivers are responsible for a number of these accidents. A recent Brooklyn pedestrian knockdown involving an off-duty NYPD officer left one pedestrian dead and three injured.

Holding bars accountable for drunk driving accidents

Everyone knows that it is dangerous and illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol. Most people also know that you can sue a drunk driver who causes an accident. But did you know that you might also be able to recover damages from the bar that served them?

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