Archive | Personal injury lawsuits

Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Accidents: What are Your Rights if You’ve Been Injured?

Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo announced a $15 million investment for improvements to Route 787 in Cohoes that will enhance safety while creating a pedestrian-friendly gateway to the city. This is an important step in helping make one of our busiest Capital Region roadways safer. And these improvements are desperately needed. On average, New Yorkers […]

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Is Jaywalking Really a Crime?

You may be wondering: just exactly what is jaywalking? Merriam Webster defines it as follows: “to cross a street carelessly or in an illegal manner so as to be endangered by traffic.” Ok, so what constitutes “an illegal manner”? According to NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law, if there aren’t any crosswalks, signs or signals, the […]

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Why Car “Crash” Instead of Car “Accident”

In the last 50 years, automobile fatalities have increased year after year. The National Safety Council reported that deadly incidents rose by nearly 8% in 2015 alone. Despite the severity of these events, many still label these as car “accidents.” Now more than ever before, there is a large push from safety advocates, federal officials, […]

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Car Accident or Car Crash?

The phrase “car accident” has been around as long as cars themselves. The term is used freely to describe any type of vehicle collision and is typically more popular than “car crash.” With “accident” bearing a dictionary definition of “an event that is not planned or intended,” can we really consider all collisions an accident? […]

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Q: I was hit by a car coming out of parking garage. Who is at fault?

A: The driver of a vehicle when entering or exiting from an alleyway, building, private road, parking garage or driveway must yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian on a sidewalk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one out of every five car accidents occurs in parking garages and parking lots. If you are […]

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Q: Will I have to pay all the lawyer’s fees if I lose a lawsuit?

A: You have options of how you would like to structure the lawyer’s fees if you choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. You may sign a retainer agreement which would make you personally responsible for any legal expenses regardless of the outcome or a retainer that would not hold you responsible if the case […]

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