Negligence behind the wheel often leads to serious injury or worse, a tragic loss of life. Driving negligently can mean driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol or driving while distracted. When a driver's negligent behaviors result in injury or death, they could be held liable for damages in civil court, whether or not they are charged criminally. These damages can cover medical bills, lost wages, future earning potential and other costs. A 59-year-old Staten Island man tragically met his death in an accident that may have involved a negligent driver.
Recent accidents in New York show that pedestrians are at risk every time they walk the streets. Negligent parties could be responsible for some of these accidents. A tragic crane accident in Lower Manhattan left one man dead and three others injured.
It seems that more and more New Yorkers know someone who has died in a car accident. There may be a reason for this. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accident fatalities rose in 2015. Traffic deaths went up 9.3 percent during the first nine months of 2015, compared to the first nine months of 2014.
A lot of the talk around teen driver safety focuses on the big, obvious risks - like using a cellphone behind the wheel, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. But, the truth is, most teens already know these behaviors are dangerous.
In New York, many people have filed medical malpractice lawsuits against their physicians and won. This makes it seem like many doctors are treating their patients improperly. However, a recent study may reveal that some doctors are more likely to commit malpractice than others. With 15,000 to 20,000 medical malpractice lawsuits brought against doctors every year, any new information may help us prevent medical negligence from occurring.