In New York and some other states, the number of auto accidents inevitably goes up during the winter. Car tires lose traction on roads that are wet, icy or snowy, and sudden maneuvers can cause the cars to skid or slide around. For this reason, drivers should try to limit their excursions to those that are truly necessary.
Most in New York likely have a very clear idea of who is responsible for covering one injury expenses in most situations. In the case of a work-related injury, an employer's workers' compensation plan provider should cover it. When a car accident occurs, people rely on financial assistance from their auto insurance companies. Yet what about cases where both of the aforementioned conditions meet? There are many for whom driving is an integral part of their job. Who, then, provides coverage when a work-related car accident occurs.
You take to New York’s streets in your vehicle every day knowing that the potential of you being involved in a car accident exists. Knowing this, however, does not make it any less frustrating if and when you actually are. Your frustrations may boil over if you later discover that the person who caused your accident was intoxicated at the time. Not only might you question why they chose to get behind the wheel in such a state, but also why an establishment or individual would assist them in reaching said state. That question has prompted many to come to us here at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. asking if they can hold such third parties liable for their accidents.
Residents in New York State may often hear reports about how strict the state's laws on drunk driving are. Most people are generally pleased to hear these reports as they provide a feeling of safety and security. Other people may wonder whether or not the laws are actually strict enough, knowing that there are many drivers out there who not only make the selfish and dangerous choice to drive drunk once but do so repeatedly.
Some residents in New York may be very excited to see the development of self-driving cars. Other people may be a bit concerned about ceding control of driving to a computer. Regardless of their feelings on the topic, these vehicles are the future and it is important to understand what is really meant when the term "autonomous vehicle" is used.
Every day, New York residents trust that their own well-cultivated driving skills will help them avoid accidents with other vehicles. While there certainly may be something to be said about the ability of defensive driving tactics to help avoid collisions, oftentimes people are left at the mercy of others' negligent actions. One cannot control whether another choose to drive recklessly; rather, they can only hope to not be in such a driver's general vicinity when any negligent action occurs.
The Memorial Day holiday is a time set aside for people in New York and across the nation to remember and honor those who have died in the act of serving the country. Unfortunately, for some people, it also becomes a time when their own personal grief sets in and leaves them with new people to remember. This happens when reckless people make selfish choices that endanger the lives of others.
If you are like most people in New York, you have no doubt seen ads for new cars, trucks or sport utility vehicles that tout the inclusion of advanced safety features. Many of these features rely on technologies that in some way shape or form take over some of the responsibility of driving from the driver. While said to be focused on improving safety, some believe that these technologies might have the opposite effect.
So you have been involved in a car accident with a reckless driver in Manhattan, and you are now learning that not only does he or she not have auto insurance, but that the vehicle he or she was driving belonged to someone else anyway. This scenario is that same that many of those that we here at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. have worked with have faced. Like them, you are likely concerned that were you to seek compensation from the driver that causes your accident, he or she would not be able to offer you much. This raises the question of whether or not the person whose vehicle the driver was using can also be held responsible.
Even the most careful Manhattan drivers may find themselves involved in car accidents. If this happens to you, it’s essential that you know how to handle the situation to ensure you and the other people involved remain safe. Your actions are also important if you choose to file a personal injury claim, which can result when another driver behaves in a negligent manner (which can result in physical harm and property damage). Esurance.com offers the following advice to help you when involved in an auto accident.