When you get behind the wheel of your car, you probably don’t think that you’ll be in an accident. After all, if you are a relatively safe driver, there shouldn’t be a problem – right? Unfortunately, that is not always the case. As our analysis of Long Island crash data demonstrates, car accidents happen farView Article
MV104 Accident Reports: How They Can Help Your Case
After a car accident, the last thing that most people want to do is deal with paperwork and bureaucracy. Unfortunately, filling out forms is often required after you are hurt in a crash. This is particularly true in New York, where motorists are required to fill out an accident report for most traffic accidents. TheView Article
Major Dangers In New York During the Summer Months
While several negligent acts arise on the road, the summer months often increase the dangers. Unfortunately, teen drivers are most often at risk on the roads in the summer, but dangers can cause anyone to suffer significant damage in a car accident. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, it is considered the 100 deadliestView Article
Will the Police Report Say Who Is At Fault?
Obtaining evidence after a car accident can guide you when pursuing the compensation you need. One of the most essential pieces of evidence you can get is a police report. It’s crucial to recognize what a police report can do for your accident claim. However, you should know that it doesn’t say who is atView Article
The Golden Rules for Road Safety
Staying safe on the road is imperative. Unfortunately, too many drivers break the traffic laws, act negligently, and cause severe crashes. Whenever you get behind the wheel of a car, it’s crucial to put your safety first, even if others don’t. Below, we’ll explain some of the golden rules of the road to help keepView Article
Questions Insurance Adjusters May Ask After a Crash
After a crash, you may need to pursue compensation through an insurance company. It’s unfortunate to think about, but some insurance companies try to find ways to minimize how much they pay you for damages in a settlement. As such, it’s vital to understand how you can protect your rights after a car accident. AtView Article
Why Should I Avoid Social Media After a Car Accident?
From the moment you suffer a car accident, you must recognize the dos and don’ts involved. Of course, you should take steps that help you protect your rights. However, there are other aspects you should avoid after the crash that insurance adjusters may use against you. One thing you want to avoid is social media.View Article
6 Secrets Insurance Adjusters Keep from Claimants
Dealing with insurance adjusters is an inevitable step in the pursuit of compensation following a car accident. Unfortunately, these friendly individuals often act to protect the insurance company’s profits, taking advantage of claimants in the meantime. If you suffer injuries in a car accident because of someone else’s negligence, you need to recognize your rights.View Article
Who Is Liable In a Weather-Related Accident in New York?
When rain and snow start to fall, there’s more chances for car accidents to occur. In New York, where we experience some of the most dangerous weather, it’s vital to recognize what rights you have if you suffer a crash involving bad weather conditions. In many situations, injured individuals don’t even recognize what rights theyView Article
Winterizing Your Vehicle
Winters can be treacherous. The terrible weather conditions can reduce driving ability, making it more likely for crashes to occur. Fortunately, there are steps that drivers can take to protect themselves on the road by winterizing their vehicle. Of course, some of the things you do can protect your vehicle’s looks, but safety is mostView Article
New York Car Accident Statistics [infographic]
Safety is imperative on the road. Far too often, people are negligent and cause significant injuries in accidents. In fact, the numbers supporting these dangers show that there’s a real problem in the state of New York. Below, we’ll provide you with some of the most important stats you should know. If you find yourselfView Article
5 Ways that New Yorkers Can Improve Their Safety During Winter Travels
Winter is just around the corner, and if you’re even remotely familiar with New York weather, you know what that means: drivers will be faced with additional hazards on the road due to rain, snow, and ice Here are some statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding weather-related accidents: Weather factors into about 21% of allView Article
Signs of Drunk Drivers To Look Out For
With Halloween around the corner, many New Yorkers are figuring out what their plans will be with the coronavirus outbreak still impacting large gatherings and social activities. Year after year, drunk drivers hit the road at much higher rates during Halloween celebrations—and we don’t expect this year to be much different. Data from the U.S. DepartmentView Article
Your Options When the Insurance Company Offers You a Low Settlement
Being injured in an accident can be traumatic and stressful. These feelings can be amplified when you receive medical bills in your name that you can’t afford to pay for. The good news is that you have the right auto insurance, so your insurance company should cover all your expenses, right? Unfortunately, the claims processView Article
The Importance of Taking Photos After a Car Accident
Many of us know that the steps we take after a car accident are crucial. You should always prioritize your health and safety by calling 9-1-1 and reporting the incident so police and medical responders can arrive at the scene. In the shock and chaos of a car crash, many people fail to take photosView Article
What Are My Rights After Being Hit by a Drunk Driver?
Many people understand the risks and dangers of getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. However, drunk driving continues to be a major problem in the state of New York and other parts of the country. If you are ever in this situation, learn what your rights are pursuing compensation against the responsible driver. FilingView Article
How Is Auto Accident Negligence Determined in New York?
When you’re injured in a car accident, getting compensated for your injuries and other damages revolves around a concept called “negligence.” Essentially, this term is used to describe a situation where a person acted negligently—that is, they did not act with the care and safety that they should have. When it comes to a car accident,View Article
Three People to Call After an Accident
If you’re involved in a car accident, it’s important to know how to handle it. There are guidelines to follow in order to have the best chance of a successful claim. Read on to learn about the three people you should call after getting into a car accident. #1 – The Police If you’re involvedView Article
Car Accident Causes in New York City
No one wakes up and wants to get into a car accident, yet thousands occur in New York City every day. We already know that human error is the by far the majority cause of auto accidents, but thanks to NYC Open Data, we can look deeper into the causes of New York City car crashes. TheView Article
2019 New York City Car Accident Facts
Car accidents impact every city, state, and nation in the world, but residents should know how car accidents impact their communities daily. For this reason, The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. has gathered New York City’s 2019 car accident data from NYC Open Data. 2019 New York City Accident Facts Total Collisions in New York City In 2019,View Article