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Number of teens dying in car accidents continues to rise

Most parents have a difficult time handing over the car keys to their teenage children for the first few months after receiving that long-awaited driver's license, and New York and New Jersey families are no exception. It's natural for parents to worry about what might happen after their son or daughter leaves the driveway -- both to the teen and the car itself. Kids themselves are likely to brush off that concern as paranoia or overprotection, but some startling new car accident statistics suggest that parents have reason to be concerned.

Number of teens dying in car accidents continues to rise

Most parents have a difficult time handing over the car keys to their teenage children for the first few months after receiving that long-awaited driver's license, and New York and New Jersey families are no exception. It's natural for parents to worry about what might happen after their son or daughter leaves the driveway -- both to the teen and the car itself. Kids themselves are likely to brush off that concern as paranoia or overprotection, but some startling new car accident statistics suggest that parents have reason to be concerned.

Elderly pedestrian hit by SUV after Midtown collision

Pedestrian accidents always have the potential to seriously injure or kill someone, but especially when the walker is either very young or elderly. Smaller, more frail individuals may require more serious -- and costly -- medical care, if they're fortunate enough to survive being hit by an automobile.

Elderly pedestrian hit by SUV after Midtown collision

Pedestrian accidents always have the potential to seriously injure or kill someone, but especially when the walker is either very young or elderly. Smaller, more frail individuals may require more serious -- and costly -- medical care, if they're fortunate enough to survive being hit by an automobile.

Family of New Jersey accident victim could sue actress at fault

The husband and son of a New Jersey woman who was killed in a 2010 car accident could decide to file a civil lawsuit against the driver who caused the crash. That driver happens to be an actress best known for her role on the TV series "Melrose Place." Amy Locane-Bovenizer, a Trenton native, was convicted of vehicular homicide last November and sentenced this week to three years in prison.

Family of New Jersey accident victim could sue actress at fault

The husband and son of a New Jersey woman who was killed in a 2010 car accident could decide to file a civil lawsuit against the driver who caused the crash. That driver happens to be an actress best known for her role on the TV series "Melrose Place." Amy Locane-Bovenizer, a Trenton native, was convicted of vehicular homicide last November and sentenced this week to three years in prison.

New Bronx doctor's fatal error leads to medical malpractice suit

The birth of a child is supposed to be one of the happiest times of a parent's life. As exhausting as those first months with a newborn can be, most parents cherish the experience. But a New York City father will remember the early months of his daughter's life as tragic, having lost his wife to a fatal error by the doctor who performed the delivery. He filed a medical malpractice lawsuit last week in Bronx Supreme Court.

New Bronx doctor's fatal error leads to medical malpractice suit

The birth of a child is supposed to be one of the happiest times of a parent's life. As exhausting as those first months with a newborn can be, most parents cherish the experience. But a New York City father will remember the early months of his daughter's life as tragic, having lost his wife to a fatal error by the doctor who performed the delivery. He filed a medical malpractice lawsuit last week in Bronx Supreme Court.

Witness assists in New Jersey crash caused by traffic violation

For many people injured in car accidents, a witness can be a lifesaver. He or she may be able to help car accident victims and call emergency personnel when those involved are too badly injured to help themselves. But sometimes even a simple account of what happened can provide much-needed clarity after an accident, especially when only one driver -- or neither driver -- is aware of how the crash occurred.

Witness assists in New Jersey crash caused by traffic violation

For many people injured in car accidents, a witness can be a lifesaver. He or she may be able to help car accident victims and call emergency personnel when those involved are too badly injured to help themselves. But sometimes even a simple account of what happened can provide much-needed clarity after an accident, especially when only one driver -- or neither driver -- is aware of how the crash occurred.

New Jersey man charged in fatal hit-and-run crash

In our last post we discussed the fact that drivers who hit pedestrians often avoid being charged. But there are cases in which it's clear that a driver broke the law. If a driver is convicted of a crime, it could have an effect on any civil action that an accident victim or a victim's family pursues.

New Jersey man charged in fatal hit-and-run crash

In our last post we discussed the fact that drivers who hit pedestrians often avoid being charged. But there are cases in which it's clear that a driver broke the law. If a driver is convicted of a crime, it could have an effect on any civil action that an accident victim or a victim's family pursues.

Few drivers charged in New York City pedestrian accidents

Among the United States' largest metropolitan areas, none rival New York City when it comes to the number of pedestrians and bicyclists. Unlike sprawling Los Angeles, where everyone drives and walkers look almost out of place, New York's multiple public transportation systems and concentrated business and retail districts make driving or owning a car less desirable for most people. Instead, many of the city's residents opt for a combination of walking, biking and public transportation.

Few drivers charged in New York City pedestrian accidents

Among the United States' largest metropolitan areas, none rival New York City when it comes to the number of pedestrians and bicyclists. Unlike sprawling Los Angeles, where everyone drives and walkers look almost out of place, New York's multiple public transportation systems and concentrated business and retail districts make driving or owning a car less desirable for most people. Instead, many of the city's residents opt for a combination of walking, biking and public transportation.

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