Fatal NY Motorcycle Crashes Increased by 50%

Fatal NY Motorcycle Crashes Increased by 50%

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR) at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College, fatal motorcycle crashes were up 50 percent in 2021 compared to 2019, based on preliminary 2021 data. ITSMR data shows that 198 fatal crashes killed 204 people in 2021.  So far […]

$225k Knee Injury Settlement for NY Truck Accident

$225k Knee Injury Settlement for NY Truck Accident

The 25-year-old plaintiff, while driving near the intersection of Steinway Street and 25th Avenue in Astoria, New York  was struck head-on by a sanitation truck. He alleged that the sanitation truck driver  negligently crossed the center line to pass a parked vehicle . The plaintiff suffered left meniscus tears, a right knee sprain, and right […]

$2.7 Million Verdict for NY Scooter Driver’s Death

$2.7 Million Verdict for NY Scooter Driver’s Death

While operating a motorized scooter, the driver was struck by a car attempting to make a right turn onto the same side of the street that he was on. He sustained multiple fractures to his rib and clavicle and internal bleeding. Four days later, he sustained respiratory distress and died. The driver’s  widow sued both […]

NYC Pays $925k for Ankle Fracture Due to Defective Sidewalk

NYC Pays $925k for Ankle Fracture Due to Defective Sidewalk | Call Today

A man in his 40’s fell while walking along a sidewalk. He sued the City of New York for negligence, claiming that  it failed to inspect and repair a defective sidewalk. He suffered a dislocated right ankle fracture, underwent an open reduction internal fixation procedure, and then underwent a year of physical therapy and steroid […]

“Elle’s Law”: License Suspensions for NY Reckless Drivers Who Injure Pedestrians

“Elle’s Law” License Suspensions for NY Reckless Drivers Who Injure Pedestrians

3-year-old Elle Vandenberghe was crossing a Manhattan, New York street when a driver looking for a parking spot backed up a one-way street, through an intersection, and struck her while she was in the crosswalk. Elle suffered permanent brain damage and has limited use of the right side of her body. Under the New York […]

The Advantages of Hiring A Car Accident Attorney Who Is An Experienced Prosecutor

The Advantages of Hiring A Car Accident Attorney Who Is An Experienced Prosecutor

Buffalo Car Accident Attorney Robert Friedman has the unique experience of having successfully prosecuted over 33,000 dangerous and distracted drivers for 36 years as a Vehicle & Traffic Prosecutor. He was named 2003 WNY Prosecutor of the Year. Prosecutor Friedman stopped a legal challenge to the constitutionality of the New York seatbelt law. As a […]

New York Traffic Accident Deaths Increased In 2021

New York Traffic Accident Deaths Increased In 2021

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on October 28, 2021 released the Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Half (January–June) of 2021 showing the largest six-month increase ever recorded in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System’s history. An estimated 20,160 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the […]

4 Personal Injury Tips

4 Personal Injury Tips

Did you get seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence? Read these 4 personal injury tips, then contact our Buffalo lawyers today. 1. Will My Personal Injury Case go to Trial? Most cases don’t go to trial A majority of cases are settled before the trial can start 2. What Factors Impact The Value of […]