Motor Vehicle Accidents

Truck Accident Caused by Negligence

Truck Accident Caused by Driver Negligence Semi-truck accidents affect thousands of people every year, sometimes causing life-altering injuries. An 80,000 pound vehicle traveling at highway speeds can cause significant destruction if it collides with another vehicle or object. As a result, trucks and truck drivers are highly regulated by both state and federal law in…

Can I Sue after a Rear-End Accident?

Involved in a Rear End Accident on the Streets of New York? Motor vehicle accidents injure thousands of people each year, sometimes resulting in long-term medical complications. They are also extremely common. According to the New York City Police Department, there are over 200,000 car accidents per year across the five boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens,…

Avoiding an Accident With a Truck

Avoiding an Accident With a Truck Semi-trucks are a common sight on American highways. These vehicles are essential to our economy, and transport millions of tons of freight from coast to coast each year. Unfortunately, they can also pose a significant risk of injury to motorists and other people using our roadways.   Due to…

Car insurance coverage… what insurance companies don’t want you to know.. and everyone should know

If you are like most people, you did not read the declaration pages of your car insurance policy, and therefore, there is a good likelihood that you are not carrying a sufficient amount of insurance. Well, you should read it! Let us go through the different coverages: Bodily Injury Liability (each person/each occurrence) This is…

Albany Lobby Day – May 17 2016

Together with other plaintiffs’ lawyers who are members of the New York State Trial Association, I went up to Albany to speak with lawmakers and advocate for the following changes in the law: Car insurance A family struggling to make ends meet can ill afford to bear the costs of an accident, which can include…

Rear end collision, directed verdict for plaintiff should have been granted. Trial on the issue of damages only is ordered.

Clarke v Phillips (2013 NY Slip Op 08585) Decided on December 26, 2013 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION : SECOND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT 2012-08525 2013-00967 (Index No. 7516/10) [*1]Jellicoe Clarke, appellant, v Derek J. Phillips, respondent. In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, the plaintiff appeals from (1) a…