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March 2019 Archives

Queens, N.Y. - Five People Injured in Vehicle Accident on Thomson Avenue

Queens, N.Y. (March 29, 2019) - A vehicle accident has left five people injured in Long Island City, according to authorities. The New York multi-vehicle accident occurred Friday afternoon, around 3:19 p.m., at the intersection of Thomson Avenue and Skillman Avenue.

Lawrence, N.J. - Man Injured After Being Involved in Multi-Vehicle Accident

Lawrence, N.J. (March 29, 2019) - A man from was left with injuries after he was involved in a three-vehicle accident in the East Windsor area. The New Jersey multi-accident occurred on Thursday morning around 8:30 a.m. on Old Trenton Road, near the McGraw Hill Federal Credit Union, according to police.

Bloomingdale, N.J. - One Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident on Hamburg Turnpike

Bloomingdale, N.J. (March 29, 2019) - One person was injured in an accident in the Bloomingdale area that involved two vehicles, according to Ptl. Michael Fatzer of the Bloomington Police. The New Jersey vehicle accident occurred on Wednesday before 6:40 p.m. on the Hamburg Turnpike, reports say.

Products Used to Help Heal Injuries After a Vehicle Accident

Vehicle Accident Injuries

When involved in a vehicle accident, you can end up with quite a few injuries that cause some inconveniences in your life. Healing from these injuries takes time, and some of these injuries may take long periods of time to heal. Serious injuries with vehicle accidents seem to be talked about often, but the smaller injuries can sometimes be worse for us to heal from and cause us the most issues in our day to day life.

Nyack, N.Y. - Pedestrian Receives Severe Injuries After Being Hit by Vehicle on Route 9W

Nyack, N.Y. (March 28, 2019) - A pedestrian was severely injured after they were hit by an SUV Wednesday morning, according to police. The New York pedestrian accident occurred around 6:06 a.m. on Route 9W, Orangetown Police report.

Harrison, N.Y. - Two People Sustain Serious Injures in Two Car Accident on Westchester Avenue

Harrison, N.Y. (March 28, 2019) - Two people were left with serious injures following a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning, police report. The New York vehicle accident occurred just before 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Westchester Avenue and Webb Avenue.

Gloucester Township, N.J. - Officer Hit and Injured by Drunk Driver on Atlantic City Expressway

Gloucester Township, N.J. (March 28, 2019) - A police officer suffered minor injuries after the vehicle he was sitting in was hit by a drunk driver early in the morning. The New Jersey drunk driving accident occurred just after midnight on Thursday on the Atlantic City Expressway near mile marker 41, according to police.

Why it's Easier for a Motorcycle to be in a Crash versus a Car

Motorcycle Crashes in the United States

There are many different vehicles on our roads today, but one of those vehicles that often stands out the most is the motorcycle. These two-wheel motorized bikes have many varieties, and they are often the choice for people who ride alone or who enjoy the feeling of the wind on them as they travel. Motorcycles are not the dominant vehicle on the road, but they are present enough to know that they may be there traveling with you at any time, so you should always be aware.

Towanda, N.Y. - Two Injured After Vehicle Crashes into Apartment Building on Delaware Avenue

Towanda, N.Y. (March 27, 2019) - Two people were left with injuries after a vehicle crashed into the side of an apartment complex on Tuesday night, according to police. The New York vehicle accident occurred around 7:00 p.m. at the Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village Apartments at 3735 Delaware Avenue.

Mansfield Township, N.J. - One Driver Dies After Being Hit by Two Tractor-Trailers and a Car on New Jersey Turnpike

Mansfield Township, N.J. (March 27, 2019) - According to police, a man has died after he got out of his vehicle on the highway and was hit by two tractor-trailers and a vehicle. The deadly New Jersey pedestrian accident occurred on Tuesday morning along the northbound side of the New Jersey Turnpike near milepost 51.6.

Groton, N.Y. - Woman Injured After Hitting Tractor Pulling Farm Equipment on State Route 222

Groton, N.Y. (March 27, 2019) - A woman was left with injures after she crashed into a tractor pulling a manure spreader, according to police. The New York vehicle accident occurred Tuesday, just after 7:00 a.m., on State Road 222, near Salt Road.

How a Police Chase Can Injure You

Police Chases in the United States

Police chases can happen in just about any city, so long as there is someone living there that feels the need to run from police. These chases can involve high speeds, long distances, and put many different people in danger. While these chases commence because, typically, someone is breaking the law and needs to be taken in by police, they pose a real risk to those on the road, and they can cause an innocent bystander to suffer consequences beyond their control.

The right approach in a medical malpractice claim

Going to the doctor is typically not a joyful experience, but it is a something most individuals in New Jersey do at least once a year. Whether it is due to an illness, injury or a yearly check-up, the information a patient receives from a medical professional is relied upon. This means that if a doctor diagnoses a person with an illness or condition, the patient will trust the recommendations and course of treatment provided by the medical professional. Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes like anyone else, and when a diagnostic mistake is made this could result in serious and even fatal consequences for a patient.

Southampton, N.Y. - Accident Involving 5 Vehicles Shuts Down County Road 39

Southampton, N.Y. (March 26, 2019) - A multi-vehicle accident caused a shut down on a county road in both directions on Tuesday afternoon, according to police. The New York multi-vehicle accident occurred on County Road 39 just after 3:30 p.m. and involved five different vehicles.

Gloucester, N.J. - One Left with Critical Injuries After Drunk Driving Accident on Blackwood-Clementon Road

Gloucester, N.J. (March 26, 2019) - A man was arrested for causing a vehicle accident that left another driver in critical condition, all due to the fact that he was drunk as he drove. The New Jersey drunk driving accident occurred Monday evening on Blackwood-Clementon Road, in front of Highland Regional High School.

Warren, N.J. - Driver Dies in Crash with Tractor-Trailer on I-78

Warren, N.J. (March 26, 2019) - One person has died after they were involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, according to police. The New Jersey tractor-trailer accident occurred on Tuesday morning on the westbound lanes near the 38.9 milepost.

How You Can be Injured in the Workplace

Workplace Hazards in All Occupations

When we go to work every day, we expect certain things to happen. Paperwork must be filed, emails must be answered, deliveries must be made, and merchandise must be shelved. What we don't expect to happen is to be injured while we are at work, which can cause an array of issues that will cause us to be frustrated and lose out on opportunities in our work and our personal lives.

Albion, N.Y. - Accident on Holley Road Sends Three to Hospital

Albion, N.Y. (March 25, 2019) - Two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision, with police believing the drivers of these vehicles were involved in "some sort of nonsense." The New York head-on collision occurred on Sunday on Holley Road near residential homes, police report.

Farmington, N.Y. - 8 People Left Injured After Accident on Route 96

Farmington, N.Y. (March 25, 2019) - Eight people were left with injuries after a driver failed to yield the right of way while turning left onto a major street on Sunday evening, police say. The New York multi-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Route 332 and Route 96 in the evening hours.

Bronx, N.Y. - Six People Injured After a Police Chase Ends in Crash Near East 163rd Street

Bronx, N.Y. (March 25, 2019) - Six people were left injured after a vehicle that was involved in a police chase crashed into multiple vehicles, which subsequently ended the chase. The New York multi-vehicle accident occurred on Monday, just before 3:00 p.m., in the Morrisania area, police say.

Drowsy Driving and the Dangers it Poses

How Many People Are Driving While Tired?

It's become an almost daily joke for those who work and drive to say that they can't start their day without their morning coffee. This joke, while common now, highlights the idea that those who must work and drive do not get enough sleep at night to be fully awake as they are out in the real world, which is most definitely a relatable issue. Still, this joke highlights a certain amount of danger that hides in our world today, and it's a danger that is not taken seriously by those who are on the road today.

Rochester, N.Y. - Two Hospitalized After a Multi-Vehicle Accident on Silver Morrie Way

Rochester, N.Y. (March 22, 2019) - Two drivers were left with injuries that required hospitalization following a three-vehicle accident, according to police. The multi-vehicle New York accident occurred on Thursday, around 6:25 a.m., near Frontier Field, on Silver Morrie Way and South Plymouth Avenue.

Mayfield, N.Y. - Head-On Collision on Snowy Route 30 Leads to Woman's Death

Mayfield, N.Y. (March 22, 2019) - A woman had died after she was involved in a head-on collision that is thought to have been caused by snowy roads, according to police. The deadly New York vehicle accident occurred on Friday, around 8:00 a.m., north of Sand Hill Road on Route 30.

Plainview, N.Y. - Crash on Manetto Hill Road Causes Car to Crash into Home, Injuring 4

Plainview, N.Y. (March 22, 2019) - A collision between two vehicles sent one vehicle crashing into a home, causing injuries and significant damage, police report. The two-vehicle New York accident occurred on Friday morning, just before 10:00 a.m., at the corner of Manetto Hill Road and Country Drive.

When a Bad Tire Causes You to Crash

What Makes a Tire Bad?

Tires are a big and important investment for the life of your vehicle; so big, in fact, that many businesses now offer insurance for tires to help customers after they experience issues like running over a nail or having some other tire failure. Tire failures are often seen as simple. The tire gets a hole in it that can't be patched, the tire experiences some unusual wear and tear, and so forth. Unfortunately, tire failure can also be quite serious and can have some serious consequences for a driver.

Linden, N.J. - Woman Hit by Vehicle While Crossing N. Stiles Street Hospitalized with Injuries

Linden, N.J. (March 21, 2019) - A woman was injured after she was hit by a vehicle as she crossed a street in Linden, police report. The New Jersey pedestrian accident occurred on Wednesday night around 8:50 p.m. in the 2800 block of N. Stiles Street.

Ithaca, N.Y. -Students Injured in Accident in Front of Ithaca College on New York State Route 96B

Ithaca, N.Y. (March 21, 2019) - Two students who attend Ithaca College were involved in a two-vehicle accident at the entrance of the college, with one student suffering injuries, police say. The New York two vehicle accident occurred on Thursday around 9:16 a.m. on t New York State Route 96B.

Niagara Falls, N.Y. - Driver Flees Crash Scene on Cleveland Avenue, Hides in Shed, and is Charged with DWI

Niagara Falls, N.Y. (March 21, 2019) - A man who has had prior alcohol-related convictions was involved in an accident in which he attempted to run and hide from police before being caught, police state. The New York drunk driving accident occurred Wednesday night around 9:45 p.m. at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and 15th Street.

Drowsy driving and car accidents involving young drivers

Motorists in New Jersey and elsewhere travel at all hours of the day. Whether its during the early morning hours for an early work day, during the late night hours as they head home from working a late shift or during the daytime heading to work, school, store or any other destination, the roads can experience traffic at any and all hours of the day. This also means that individuals are tired or fatigued at different times of the day, which means drowsy driving could occur not only during the nighttime, but also during the day.

What a Wrong Diagnosis Can Mean for Your Health

What is Failure to Diagnose?

When we have a medical issue arise, we visit our doctor to ensure that we can be treated accordingly for our issue. We trust our doctors will treat us well, and so many of us will not think twice about the diagnosis our doctor gives us. Still, there are times when we receive a diagnosis and medicine for that diagnosis, but never find ourselves getting better. When this occurs, we may choose to seek a second opinion, and it's here that we can receive the awful news: we were diagnosed incorrectly.

Halfmoon, N.Y. - Officer Injured in Vehicle Accident on Route 9

Halfmoon, N.Y. (March 20, 2019) - A New York State Police Trooper suffered injuries after they were involved in a two-car accident. The New York vehicle accident occurred on Route 9 around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Long Island, N.Y. - Baby and Several Others Injured Following Accident on Flower Road

Long Island, N.Y. (March 20, 2019) - Several people, including an infant, were injured after a car accident in the Mastic Beach area. The New York vehicle accident occurred Wednesday morning, around 11:00 a.m., at the intersection of Neighborhood Road and Flower Road.

Erwin, N.Y. - Driver Killed After Head-On Collision with School Bus on Rt. 417

Erwin, N.Y. (March 20, 2019) - A driver has died after being involved with a head-on collision with an Addison Central School bus. The deadly New York school bus accident occurred on Wednesday at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Route 417.

Biker's arm may prevent you from ever riding again

Spring is a wonderful time for motorcycle riders. After you have suffered through New Jersey's cold winter, you use spring and early summer to dust off your bike and hit the road. Until drivers remember to look twice, though, you have an increased risk of a motorcycle accident. In fact, more than 60 percent of motorcycle collisions happen because motorists do not see motorcyclists

Protecting Yourself from Being Bit

Why Dogs Bite

The enjoyment of having a dog in a home is second to none for many families in the United States. Dogs are often seen as a positive presence, helping to calm nerves, bring enjoyment, and give loving companionship to those with whom the dog occupies the house. Millions of homes in the United States have these pets living inside, and it's near impossible to walk down a street and not have at least one home with a dog inside.

Hempstead, N.Y. - Police Charge Man for High Speed Crash That Resulted in Death on Baldwin Road

Hempstead, N.Y. (March 19, 2019) - A fight between two drivers ended in the death of one of the drivers following a high-speed chase in Valley Stream. The deadly New York car accident happened on Tuesday at midnight on Baldwin Road, according to the police.

Lee, N.Y. - Adult and 4 Children Suffer Injuries After Accident with School Bus on Stokes-Westernville Road

Lee, N.Y. (March 19, 2019) - An adult and several children suffered injuries after a vehicle hit a school bus that was stopped to pick up a student, reports say. The New York school bus accident occurred on Monday, around 8:30 a.m., along Stokes-Westernville Road, the Oneida Country Sheriff's Office report.

Hoboken, N.J. - Driver Charged with DWI After Crash Near 5th Street

Hoboken, N.J. (March 19, 2019) - A woman from Jersey City was charged with DWI after she was involved after an accident that injured another driver. The New Jersey drunk driving accident occurred on Sunday at 10:25 p.m., near 5th and Jackson Streets.

Why Drunk Driving Accidents Are So Dangerous

Drunk Driving in America

Across America every day, people are injured and killed by drunk drivers. These numbers are staggering, with 28 people per day dying at the hands of someone who is drunk behind the wheel. These numbers are seeming to get better as the years continue; however, they are still too high for an act that is illegal in the United States. Drunk driving, to many, is a non-issue, since they believe it is "no big deal" to drive while impaired.

Newark, N.J. - Driver Suspected of Hit and Run Arrested After 4-Vehcile Accident on First Street

Newark, N.J. (March 18, 2019) - A driver has been arrested after witnesses say that he caused a four-vehicle accident and then fled the scene. The violent multi-vehicle New Jersey accident occurred on Sunday around 7:00 p.m. at the intersection of I-280 and First Street.

Middletown, N.J. - Employee at Car Wash Involved in Freak Accident at Work on Route 35

Middletown, N.J. (March 18, 2019) - An employee of the Garden State Car Wash was involved in a pedestrian accident in which they were seriously injured. The New Jersey pedestrian accident happened on Sunday afternoon at the car wash located on Route 35.

Staten Island, N.Y. - Off-Duty Firefighter Crashes Vehicle While Intoxicated, Flees Scene

Staten Island, N.Y - (March 18, 2019) - An off-duty firefighter with the Staten Island Fire Department crashed his vehicle into a building while intoxicated and fled the scene, leaving behind injured victims from the accident. The New York drunk driving accident occurred Sunday around 4:00 a.m. at Post Avenue and Decker Avenue.

The Dangers of "Third Impact"

What is "Third Impact?"

When a traumatic injury occurs, there are several things that occur that are of serious concern. The initial impact deals with forces that are powerful and harmful, outside factors such as breaking glass and broken metal pieces hurling themselves into your person and causing excessive injuries, hitting different parts of the inside of your vehicle, and dealing with the situation known as "third impact."

Kingston, N.Y. - Woman and Trooper Injured After Semi Truck Crash on Kingston Thruway

Kingston, N.Y. (March 15, 2019) - A woman and a state trooper were injured after a tractor-trailer hit both of their vehicles after not moving over to give space to the vehicles on the shoulder, police say. The New York tractor-trailer accident occurred on Wednesday around 3 p.m. on the Thruway at Kingston.

How Road Rage Can Cause Accidents

How Road Rage Occurs

We've all heard of, seen, and been a part of incidents that include road rage. Road rage is a serious issue that causes dangerous accidents and serious injuries, of which people can be severely injured or killed. Road rage happens for a number of reasons, most of which occur because a driver gets upset at another driver and wishes to inflict "justice" on that other driver. This is not an action that is okay, nor is it something that others should tolerate.

What are the elements of a wrongful death claim?

The loss of a loved one can be a very unexpected event. Lives could be taken due to a negligent party, leaving surviving family members emotional and overwhelmed. Although it can be tough to cope with these situations, there are steps surviving family members can take to overcome some of the losses experienced by these unfortunate events.

Riverhead, N.Y. - 3 People Left Injured After a 4 Car Collision on Route 25A

Riverhead, N.Y. (March 14, 2019) - Three people have been injured after being involved in a four-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon, police report. The New York vehicle accident occurred around 2:48 p.m. on Route 25A in the Wading River area.

Utica, N.Y. - SUV Rollover Injures One on Oneida Street

Utica, N.Y. (March 14, 2019) - One was injured after an SUV rolled over in a two-vehicle accident. The New York rollover vehicle accident occurred on Wednesday in the afternoon on Oneida Street between Greenwood and Parkside Courts, police say.

Queens, N.Y. - Three People Injured After Car Crashes into Gas Station on Atlantic Avenue

Queens, N.Y. (March 14, 2019) - Three people suffered injuries after a car crashed into a gas station convenience store on Wednesday. The New York vehicle accident occurred around 12:50 p.m. at a gas station on Atlantic Avenue, near the Van Wyck Expressway, in the Richmond Hill area.

Understanding How Large Trucks Drive to Avoid Accidents

Why You Want to Avoid an Accident with a Large Truck

Tractor trailer trucks are seen on nearly every road every day. These trucks are a huge part of the American commerce system and allow for goods to be taken to any city at any time to ensure that stores, offices, and warehouses have the items they need. It's important that these vehicles be on the road daily, which means that it's equally important that we as drivers watch carefully when we are around them to ensure we do not get involved in an accident with these large vehicles.

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run on Linden Blvd

Brooklyn, N.Y. (March 13, 2019) - A man was hit and killed by a vehicle whose driver then left the scene, police say. The deadly pedestrian hit-and-run accident occurred Tuesday before midnight at the intersection of Linden Boulevard and Barbey Street in Brooklyn.

Common Road Signs and What Happens When Others Ignore Them

Why We Have Road Signs

Even before you begin the exhilarating process of learning to drive, there are things you notice as others drive you around. You notice other cars and how they behave, you notice how to drive in different road conditions, and you notice the signs that line our roadway's shoulders. Road signs have a long history dating all the way back to the Roman Empire, though the first road sign used to direct vehicle traffic was erected in 1915 in Detroit. As time grew, these signs would continue to be manufactured and distributed, working to protect those who use the road to travel and to help keep the chaos of the road to a minimum.

New Hartford, N.Y. - Utica Woman Injured in Crash on Clinton Road

New Hartford, N.Y. (March 13, 2019) - A woman was left with injuries following a car accident on Monday afternoon. The New York vehicle accident occurred on Clinton Road and involved two vehicles, according to police.

Manalapan, N.J. - Elderly Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Accident on Tennent Road

Manalapan, N.J. (March 13, 2019) - An elderly man has died after being involved in a two-vehicle collision, prosecutors report. The deadly New Jersey vehicle accident occurred on Monday at 2:27 p.m. at the intersection of Tennent Road and Woodland Circle.

Newark, N.J. - Several Injured After a Car Hits a School Bus on Seymour Avenue

Newark, N.J. (March 12, 2019) - At least eight people were injured after a passenger vehicle hit a school bus and then a parked car on Monday afternoon, authorities report. The New Jersey bus accident and vehicle accident occurred around 4:00 p.m. at the intersection of Seymour Avenue and West Runyon Street.

Staten Island, N.Y. - Accident on Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge Sends One to Hospital

Staten Island, N.Y. (March 12, 2019) - One person was injured following an accident that delayed traffic in the Staten Island area. The New York vehicle accident occurred Monday, around 9:58 p.m., on the lower level of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, according to authorities.

Some of the Ways People are Hurt on Other's Property

What Does "Premises Liability" Mean?

When you own or rent a property, you suddenly become responsible for many things. You have to keep your payments on time, make sure your property looks good and well-maintained, and above all, you must make sure that others will be safe on your property. Although this seems like a basic concept, many people don't understand that you must ensure that others are safe from injury on your property or else you may end up facing legal action due to premises liability.

Hyde Park, N.Y. - Woman Dies After Head-On Collision on Route 9

Hyde Park, N.Y. (March 12, 2019) - A woman has died following a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer on Sunday, according to authorities. The deadly New York vehicle collision occurred on Route 9 around 11:45 a.m., south of Mills Cross Road.

Winslow Township, N.J. - Pedestrian Airlifted After Accident with Car on Sicklerville Road

Winslow Township, N.J. (March 11, 2019) - A pedestrian was airlifted after they were hit and injured by a vehicle, according to police. The New Jersey pedestrian accident occurred Monday just before 11:30 a.m., around the 400 block of Sicklerville Road.

Bayside, N.Y. - One Arrested After Pedestrian is Hit on 46th Street

Bayside, N.Y. (March 12, 2019) - A pedestrian was injured and a driver was arrested after a pedestrian collision on Monday. The New York pedestrian accident occurred around 11:36 a.m. in Queens, at the intersection of 46th Avenue and 215th Place.

Paterson, N.J. - Two People Die After Being Hit on I-80

Paterson, N.J. (March 11, 2019) - Two people died Sunday morning after being hit by a vehicle on the highway. The deadly New Jersey pedestrian accident occurred Sunday at 11:15 a.m. on Interstate 80, near exit 58, police say.

Road Rash: Treating Your Skin Abrasions

How Does Road Rash Occur?

Motorcycles are an enjoyable way to get from one place to another. Many people who ride these vehicles find enjoyment in the openness of the road, the freeing feeling of the wind on their face, and the seemingly endless possibilities that a motorcycle allows for a rider to choose. For these reasons and many others, motorcyclists will tell you that a motorcycle is the best way to drive, and it's something many riders will recommend for others to try.

Secaucus, N.J. - Six Vehicle Accident Slows Traffic on Route 3

Secaucus, N.J. (March 8, 2019) - Six vehicles were involved in an accident that slowed traffic for roughly 20 minutes, police say. The New Jersey multi-car accident occurred on Friday at roughly 3:15 p.m. on Route 3 near the Maple Street ramp.

Canarsie, N.Y. - Vehicle Hit by Police Car on East 96th Street Intersection

Canarsie, N.Y. (March 8, 2019) - A police vehicle and a second car collided in a scary head-on collision on Friday. The New York vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Farragut Road and East 96th Street, video evidence shows.

Boonton, N.J. - Multiple People Hospitalized Following School Bus Crash on Valley Road

Boonton, N.J. (March 8, 2019) - At least six people were taken to the hospital following a school bus accident on Friday afternoon. According to police, the New Jersey school bus accident happened in the early afternoon hours on Valley Road in Morris County.

The Dangers of Traumatic Amputations in an Accident

What Accidents Cause Amputations

Accidents occur every day in many different forms and capacities. Car accidents, accidents involving a commuter train, accidents in which someone is struck with falling debris; accidents are an unfortunate truth in everyday life, and if we get involved in an accident, we just have to hope we aren't seriously hurt. While many accidents will end with injuries like bruises, cuts, and possible broken bones, other accidents can result in injuries far more serious, such as a traumatic amputation.

Ladder on Parkway cause of fatal New Jersey pile-up

The roadways in New Jersey and elsewhere are filled with various types of vehicles. And for many motorists, they deal with daily traffic. While this is often due to rush hour traffic in the morning and evening when individuals are commuting to work, traffic could be the result of a serious and even fatal crash.

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Car Crash Leads to Vehicle Driving Through Deli Store Front on Cropsey Avenue

Brooklyn, N.Y. (March 7, 2019) - A rear-end collision caused a driver to crash into a deli and a traffic pole, nearly injuring multiple people in the process. The New York vehicle accident occurred Thursday morning before 9:00 a.m. on Cropsey Avenue in the Bath Beach area of Brooklyn.

Elmwood, N.J. - Pedestrian Hit on Route 46

Elmwood, N.J. (March 7, 2019) - A pedestrian was hit by a car on Route 46, causing every driving lane on that particular side of the highway to close. The New Jersey pedestrian accident occurred Thursday evening before 8:40 p.m. near River Drive and Mill Street.

Brooklyn, N.Y - Woman Dies After Being Hit by Toyota on Sidewalk on Avenue S

Brooklyn, N.Y. (March 7, 2019) - An elderly woman has died after she was hit by a vehicle that was backing into a driveway, according to police. The deadly New York pedestrian accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon around 4:20 p.m. on the Avenue S sidewalk located between Haring and Brown Streets.

Breaking Your Femur in an Accident

How You Can Break a Leg Bone in an Accident

While not every vehicle accident is violent enough to cause serious injury, there are many accidents that cause a victim to be majorly harmed and experience an injury that will require hospital and doctor visits. These injuries can range from extreme bruises, to nerve damage, to deep lacerations, but one of the worst injuries a victim can sustain is a broken bone. Broken bones are serious injuries that can cause lifelong damage, and will always require the help of a doctor or other medical professional.

Buffalo, N.Y. - Stolen Police Vehicle Involved in Accident on South Park Avenue

Buffalo, N.Y. (March 6, 2019) - An accident occurred Wednesday evening that involved several vehicles and a stolen Buffalo Police car, authorities say. The New York vehicle accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. near the South Park Avenue and Marilla Street intersection.

Tarrytown, N.Y. - Two Injured in School Bus Accident on Route 9

Tarrytown, N.Y. (March 6, 2019) - Two people were left injured following an accident involving a school bus and several other vehicles, authorities say. The New York school bus accident occurred Wednesday morning, around 9:00 a.m., on Route 9.

New York City, N.Y. - Pregnant Woman Pinned in Vehicle After SUV Flips on 12th Avenue

New York City, N.Y. (March 6, 2019) - A pregnant woman was left pinned in her vehicle and several others faced injuries after an accident on Wednesday afternoon. The New York vehicle accident happened in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, at the intersection of 12th Avenue and 56th Street, according to authorities.

When Defective Cars Cause Accidents

How Often Are Cars Defective?

When we buy a vehicle, we expect it to be in its best working order. Even used vehicles are expected to be in top condition for their age and usage, so when a vehicle suffers an issue that causes it to break down or be unusable, we can definitely feel frustrated. Some vehicles will end up with a recall due to a defective part or aspect which can cause the vehicle to be unsafe to drive. Often, these recalls are quick to fix and don't cost us a thing, but other times, these defects are dangerous, and they can cause us to get hurt due to accidents that occur because of these defects.

Troy, N.Y. - Pedestrian Accident on 8th Street Leaves Pedestrian with Serious Injuries

Troy, N.Y. (March 5, 2019) - A pedestrian has been left with serious injuries after being hit by a car on Tuesday evening, according to police. The New York pedestrian accident occurred around 7:00 p.m. on 8th Street between the Rensselaer and Hoosick Streets.

Caroline, N.Y. - College Student Dies While Driving Back to College on Valley Road

Caroline, N.Y. (March 5, 2019) - A college student who was on the way home from visiting her family has died following a car accident. The deadly New York vehicle accident occurred on Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. on the 700 Block of Valley Road.

Monroe, N.J. - Slushy Roads Lead to Head-On Collision on Black Horse Pike

Monroe, N.J. (March 5, 2019) - Two people have died and one person was injured after a head-on crash on a slushy road Sunday afternoon. The deadly New Jersey head-on collision occurred on Black Horse Pike near the Star Motel around 5:30 p.m.

Why Driving Slow in Bad Conditions is Better than Driving Quickly

What Are Considered Bad Conditions?

Although spring is near, many parts of the United States are still experiencing poor weather and many still need to drive through it to get to where they need to go. Driving in bad road conditions is something that no one wants to do, but we find ourselves forced into these situations instead. While driving in these conditions isn't impossible, many find it difficult, so it's important to remember that even if you're new at driving in bad conditions, it's hard, but not impossible.

Hawthorne, N.J. - Snow Plow Falls Through Footbridge, Lands on Car Below Near Route 208

Hawthorne, N.J. (March 4, 2019) - In an uncommon accident, three people were injured after a snowplow fell through a footbridge and landed on their vehicle below. The unusual New Jersey vehicle accident occurred on Monday around 11:03 a.m. on Route 208, near Goffle Road.

Woodland Park, N.J. - One Dead After Vehicle Accident on I-80

Woodland Park, N.J. (March 4, 2019) - One person has died following a vehicle accident on the I-80, according to authorities. The deadly New Jersey vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 80 on Sunday, around 4:30 a.m.

Cortlandville, N.Y. - Man Dies in Accident in Cortland County on I-81

Cortlandville, N.Y. (March 4, 2019) - A man has died following a two-car accident in Cortland County, according to authorities. The New York vehicle accident occurred Monday morning, before 6:45 a.m., on the I-81 south.

Assisting Car Accident Victims After an Accident

Why a Victim Will Need Help After an Accident

Car accidents can be confusing to those involved. How did the accident happen? Who is involved? How damaged are the vehicles? Is anyone injured? What happens now? All of these questions and more can run through a victim's head, causing them to feel more stress and confusion than what they already feel. In these situations, it's easy to feel all alone and to not know what to do, and it's not always easy to get the help you need.

Nutley, N.J. - Motorcyclist Dies Following Accident on East Pacific Avenue

Nutley, N.J. (March 1, 2019) - A motorcyclist has died after being involved in a collision Thursday night, according to authorities. The deadly New Jersey motorcycle accident happened on East Pacific Avenue, just after 7:00 p.m.

Sodus, N.Y. - Driver Stuck After Collision with Garbage Truck on Cherry Lane

Sodus, N.Y. (March 1, 2019) - A woman became stuck in her vehicle following an accident that involved both her vehicle and a garbage truck. The serious New York vehicle accident happened on Thursday around 11:45 a.m. on Route 88 and Cherry Lane.

Hanover, N.Y. - Man in Critical Condition After Being Hit by a Snowplow on Route 5

Hanover, N.Y. (March 1, 2019) - A man was left with critical wounds following an accident with a private snowplow. The New York pedestrian accident occurred Wednesday evening, around 7:42 p.m., on Route 5 and Route 20.

How Insurance Figures Out Fault in an Accident

How Insurance Assigns Fault

Accidents will often involve three stages of stress: the initial accident, waiting for the insurance company to decide who is owed what, and then having injuries and damages healed and fixed. While the accident itself and the process of getting everything fixed and healed is something no one wants to deal with, many people will say the time period of waiting to hear the judgment from the insurance is the worst part of being in an accident. Insurance companies make the ultimate decision in figuring out who's at fault in an accident, and that result will determine the amount of money someone is given to help recover from the accident and it will decide if someone will have to pay higher rates for the next several years due to that accident.

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