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Category: Car Accidents

January 1, 2011
Car Accidents In New York And Out Of State Motorists

By Michael H. Joseph

Our New York car accident lawyers have represented numerous clients involved in car accident in New York City and the surrounding areas such as Rockland, Long Island, Westchester including White Plains, Yonkers, Bronxville, Ossining, Port Chester, Harrison, Mamaroneck, Pelham, Rye and New Rochelle. These accidents are especially common on the bridges such as the George Washington Bridge and the Triboro Bridge, and the Lincoln and Holland tunnels, which have high inter-state Traffic. Likewise the highways, such as I-95, the New England throughway and I-287 often have car and truck accidents with multi-state drivers. New York car accident lawyers handling personal… Read More

September 11, 2010
Mandatory DWI Testing For New York Car Accidents

By Michael H. Joseph

As a New York car accident lawyer, I have seen numerous car and truck accidents where my client had suspected the other driver had been drinking, but the police officer did not test them. This obviously results in the loss of critical evidence and hinders the ability of New York accident attorneys to establish liability. A new bill pending in the New York assembly, Bill, A02092 would require investigating officers to field test and test blood alcohol levels of all drivers involved in auto accidents and truck accidents where serious personal injury or death occurs. If this bill passes, it… Read More

August 31, 2010
Finally Reform For New Yorkers Who Sustain Personal Injuries In Car Accidents

By Michael H. Joseph

For decades, the citizens of New York who suffer serious personal injuries in car accidents and truck accidents have been vicitimized by their insurance companies, the insurance company for the other driver and even the Courts. New York car accident lawyers and even the Judges in New York have long complained about the ridiculous standards of the serious injury law. New York Insurance Law presently requires that to recover any money for personal injuries from a car accident, the injured person must prove they have a serious injury. New York Insurance Law 5102 defines a serious injury as a personal… Read More

July 8, 2010
New York Car Accidents Involving Stop Signs By New York Car Accident Lawyers

By Michael H. Joseph

New York car accident lawyers often handle cases invovling car and truck accidents which involve stop signs. Car accidents often involve serious personal injuries and even death when pedestrians and cars are struck at intersections with stop signs. In New York, lawyers and attorneys who handle personal injury cases involving car accidents at intersections must be familiar with the responsiblities of motorists at intersections. New York Vehicle and Traffic law 1142(a) requires every driver of a vehicle including a car and truck approaching a stop sign tol stop. The law also requires that cars and trucks after stopping to yield… Read More

June 28, 2010
New York Car Accidents involving Bicycles

By Michael H. Joseph

As a Car accident lawyer in New York City, I have handled numerous car accident cases in which someone riding a bicycle was hit by a car or truck. In New York City, especially Manhattan, bicyclists are very common on the roadway. The streets congested with fast moving traffic and cars which are often switching lanes and stopping suddenly create a hazardous situation for bicyclists on New York City Streets. The issue of fault is almost always a he said, she said situation with bicycle accidents. Nevertheless, New York law provides a powerful weapon for New York accident lawyers who… Read More

June 25, 2010
Car Accidents In New York With Out Of State Motorists

By Michael H. Joseph

As a New York car accident lawyer, who also handles a large number of commercial trucking accidents, I have handled numerous personal injury cases involving out of state motorists who cause car accidents in New York. One of the first questions every personal injury victim of a car accident asks their car accident lawyer is where can I sue. The answer is that New York law provides for jurisdiction over a defendant if the accident occurred in New York. Generally, the lawyer will have to file the lawsuit in the County where injured Plaintiff resides. The New York vehicle and… Read More

June 22, 2010
New York Hit And Run Law

By Michael H. Joseph

As a New York City car accident lawyer and Westchester car accident attorney, I have handled numerous hit and run cases. The first question people ask when they suffered an injury in a hit and run car accident is what do I do? If is frustrating and confusing to not know who hit you. The answer is don’t worry, you are entitled to benefits and to recovery damages for your serious personal injury. Who is responsible to pay your benefits and to compensate you for your personal injuries depends on how your car accident happened and whether you were in… Read More

June 16, 2010
Car Accidents In New York – Supplementary Underinsured Benefits

By Michael H. Joseph

Unfortunately, many people who have suffered serious personal injuries in car accidents are victims to inadequate insurance coverage. This typically occurs where the person who is responsbile for causing the car accident or the truck accident has only a minimum policy. Where an accident victim has suffered a serious injury caused by someone with only a minimum liability policy, New York injury lawyers who represent car accident and truck accident victims must explore the availability of supplementary underinsured benefits. The minimum insurance requirement in New York is $25,000 of liability insurance. Where an accident victim has suffered a serious personal… Read More

May 22, 2010
New York Car Accidents- Red Lights And The Rules Of The Road

By Michael H. Joseph

New York car accident lawyers who represent clients who sustain personal injury in auto accidents or truck accidents must be familiar with the rules of the road in the New York vehicle and traffic law. Michael Joseph, an experienced car accident lawyer and Westchester truck accident attorney has won numerous cases by proving the other driver violated New York’s vehicle and traffic law. New York V.T.L. § 1111, requires motorists facing a steady circular red signal to stop at a clearly marked stop line or before entering the crosswalk (if there is no stop line) and remain standing until an… Read More

February 10, 2010
Westchester County Snow And Ice Accidents

By Michael H. Joseph

If you were injured due to a slip and fall on snow or a car accident caused by ice in Westchester County, you should speak with a Westchester county personal injury lawyer right away. This winter, all of the Westchester towns including White Plains, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Port Chester, Tarrytown, Scardale, Ossining and Hartsdale were all blanketed with snow. Likewise, the streets in all of the Westchester towns are frozen over with ice. As a result, there have been numerous snow and ice accidents resulting in personal injury. The major highways such as I-287, the Hutchinson Parkway, and I-95… Read More

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