Michael J. Gaffney Attorney at Law
1164 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY
Call Today 347-286-1937
Areas & Topics

October 2018 Archives

Teen auto accidents stem from variety of issues and distractions

With the number of dangers on the road in New York, teen drivers are starting out on one of the most difficult terrains in the world. Combine that with the natural inexperience and inevitable mistakes that teen drivers will make, and they as well as anyone they encounter on the road will be may be jeopardy. With National Teen Driver Safety Week having recently taken place, it is important to understand the statistics and research about teen drivers.

Safely reaching the other side when crossing a road near traffic

Although walking near the buzz of motor vehicles has some inherent risks, the benefits are equally as numerable. As a pedestrian, you may enjoy the freedom of ridding yourself of fuel costs and vehicle maintenance fees, and the exercise you get in the process can be a bonus.

Pedestrian accident with sanitation truck leads to man's death

Anyone who has been out and about in New York will understand that trash collection vehicles are large, sometimes travel at high rates of speed and will frequently have drivers whose focus is getting their work done as quickly as possible and will ignore basic road rules and courtesies to do that. This will inevitably lead to an auto accident. These are dangerous in any situation, but when there are pedestrian accidents, it can cause serious injuries and fatalities.

Stats for motor vehicle accidents show rise in truck fatalities

New Yorkers are accustomed to navigating the busy roads of the city. They will be cautious and prepared for what the bustling city roads have in store. However, one issue that they will often overlook is the danger that large trucks present. Although New York is not located in an area of the U.S. where trucks will need to traverse as they go across the country, it is an important shipping location and destination, making it common that there will be these large and ominous vehicles on the road. This creates danger. Research into the number of fatal auto accidents shows that large truck fatalities are on the rise.

Vehicle safety systems can lead to auto accidents if misused

In Staten Island and throughout New York City, there are endless dangers on the road. That includes distracted drivers, drivers under the influence, reckless drivers and negligent drivers. What might come as a surprise is that technologies that are being installed by auto manufacturers to improve safety are also risky and can cause accidents because they are not being used properly. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has examined this issue.

Medical groups acknowledge medical errors and try to reduce them

New Yorkers who have been impacted by a misdiagnosis, a delayed diagnosis or any other form of medical malpractice will want answers as to why it happened. This is even more important when they have had a loved one who was severely injured or died due to medical mistakes. The information as to how frequently this occurs can vary. Oftentimes, medical professionals and hospitals try to put the best possible face on their performance and dispute whether it was a mistake on their part that caused the damage. Now, however, a significant number of patient groups have joined forces to try to improve how patients are diagnosed and cared for.

Michael J. Gaffney, Attorney at Law
1164 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10301

Phone: 347-286-1937
Fax: 718-447-9908
Staten Island Law Office Map