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Car Crashes into Bus Stop
An out of control car caused a Nassau County bus stop crash. Four people were injured in the crash as reported by News 12 and can be read here. Faulty equipment and failure to maintain a motor vehicle can lead to accidents like the one in New Hyde Park when a blown tire caused a car to crash into a bus stop. People may not realize that, depending on the reasons for the tire failure, the owner and driver can be liable for injuries caused by faulty equipment or maintenance failures in New York motor vehicles.
Many times, car crashes and the resulting liability is clear cut. Other times it is very difficult to determine where the fault lies in car crashes. Juries are taxed with the burden of deciding how to apportion fault in personal injury trials. It is almost impossible to predict jury outcomes and any lawyer will tell you that. Therefore it makes logical sense to spend time maintaining your motor vehicles and do your very best to avoid preventable car crashes.
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If you or someone you are concerned about have been injured in a motor vehicle accident of any kind, call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620 today. Remember, successful litigation is no accident.
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MTA Accident Injures Several People
It seems like everyday we see terrible MTA bus accidents that involve serious life changing injuries. At least ten people were injured in New York City when an MTA bus smashed into an overpass as it jumped the curb. You can read the ABC New York, channel 7 story here.
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Long Island DWI Crash
A motor vehicle accident in Kings Park seriously injured a passenger and resulted in a DWI charge for the driver. The passenger was taken to the hospital by helicopter. The driver’s arraignment will take place in Central Islip’s First District Court today. DWI’s remain a very serious problem on Long Island.
The passenger injured in the accident will be permitted to file a No Fault insurance claim through the insurance of the vehicle he was riding inside. This passenger may also be able to recover compensation for his injuries in a personal injury lawsuit. Compensation for such an accident will require litigation. In motor vehicle accident cases, it is also necessary to explore umbrella insurance coverage because often times the policy limits for the vehicle are insufficient to make the victim whole again. Asset searches should be explored in the event that all insurance coverage options are lacking. Although the well being of the victim is always the primary concern, it is important to know your rights if you are unfortunate enough to be the victim of a DWI or DUI related accident.
To get a fuller perspective, this story is available on Newsday.com authored by Lisa Irizarry, and News 12 Long Island. The epidemic of DWI and DUI incidents on Long Island does not seem to be subsiding and injuries and fatalities are still a concern. Personal injury and wrongful death actions are regularly commenced in Nassau and Suffolk County Courts because Long Island roads are still filled with drivers who have had too much to drink before getting behind the wheel. Hopefully, this will change in the near future; but for now, knowing your rights are the best we can settle for.
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If you are arrested for a DWI or injured in a DWI related crash, please call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620 to speak to an attorney who can help you today!