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NEARLY HALF OF ALL FATAL AUTO ACCIDENTS INVOLVING CHILDREN INCREASE IN SPRING AND SUMMER

For most New Yorkers this information may seem counter-intuitive. Even “fake news” possibly. But all any skeptic need do to allay his or her doubts is to examine the latest data from the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to confirm the following statement: Nationally, the death rate of children caused by motor vehicles on a per capita basis was more than twice that found in New York City (4.4 deaths per

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CAR CRASHES HAVE BECOME LEADING CAUSE OF TEENAGE DEATHS IN THE U.S.

Fatal car crashes are so common they aren’t big news anymore, as David Leonhardt pointed out in The New York Times last week. Dozens of auto accidents kill hundreds of teenagers every year. But from a news media perspective, the death of a teenager in a car crash on America’s increasingly more dangerous highways is just another day at the office and barely worthy of coverage for most U.S. news media outlets. One top New York auto accident

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RECENT STUDIES SHOW U.S. ROADWAYS ARE SOME OF THE MOST DANGEROUS IN THE INDUSTRIALIZED WORLD

Millions of Americans climb into their cars every day to get to work, to shop, to visit family and friends and for a host of other reasons. “Tragically,” Jay W. Dankner, managing partner of the top New York auto accident injury law firm of Dankner Milstein, P.C. said, “many of those unsuspecting drivers behind the wheel of their cars, and their unwary passengers will actually be traveling on what recent studies show are some of

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TOP NEW YORK AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY LAW FIRM OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR A BRUTAL WINTER

Terrifying car accidents in wintry weather, such as those that occurred as a result of this winter season’s first major snow storm – dubbed “The Bomb Cyclone” – which hit the New York metropolitan area in January, have killed nearly 4,000 Americans over the past five years, a new survey found. Survivors recount scary tales of cars and trucks flying like huge missiles around them. “While we usually think of tornadoes or floods as the

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TOP NEW YORK MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW FIRM SUCCESSFULLY SETTLED SEVEN CHALLENGING CASES FOR CLIENTS IN PAST THREE MONTHS

TOP NEW YORK MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW FIRM SUCCESSFULLY SETTLED SEVEN CHALLENGING CASES FOR CLIENTS IN PAST THREE MONTHS Largest of the seven cases settled for $2,750,000 Dankner Milstein, P.C., a top New York City medical malpractice law firm, successfully settled seven medical malpractice cases on behalf of its clients in from November 2017 to January 2018. Clients in three of the four cases seeking damages for wrongful death, settled for exactly a half-a-million dollars, and

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More Than 1,250 Pedestrians Were Injured By NYC Drivers and Cyclists in May 2017Alone, and Seven Killed

NYC/DOT Report Shows A Slight Year-Over-Year Decline in Deaths and Injuries Involving Vehicles and Pedestrians From January through May 2017, the New York City Department of Transportation reported 46 pedestrians and cyclists killed by NYC motorists (7 in the month of May), and 5,577 injured (1,250 in the fifth month of the same year) compared to 56 deaths and 5,928 injuries in the first five months of 2016. City Hall’s statistics vary slightly from DOT’s

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Lack Of Seat Belt Use Is Major Cause Of Crash-Related Injuries And Deaths To Drivers And Passengers

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among those aged 1-to-54 in the U.S. A recent study by the National Highway Safety Traffic Commission (NHTSC) confirms seat belt use is one of the most effective ways to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes. Yet according to the study, and despite billions of dollars spent on advertising by the Federal Government over many decades to influence motorists’ driving habits, millions of Americans still

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Lack Of Seat Belt Use Is Major Cause Of Crash-Related Injuries And Deaths To Drivers And Passengers

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among those aged 1-to-54 in the U.S. A recent study by the National Highway Safety Traffic Commission (NHTSC) confirms seat belt use is one of the most effective ways to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes. Yet according to the study, and despite billions of dollars spent on advertising by the Federal Government over many decades to influence motorists’ driving habits, millions of Americans still

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Teenaged Drivers Three Times As Likely To Be Involved In Deadly Car Crash

New teenaged drivers between the ages of 16-17 years old are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This alarming finding becomes particularly heightened during what the not-for-profit traffic safety organization has dubbed the “100 Deadliest Days,” which begins every Memorial Day and runs through Labor Day. Research conducted over many decades by the AAA Foundation — whose

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New Studies Show Driverless Technology Is Best Possible Cure For National Motor Vehicle Accident Injury And Death Epidemic

Driverless vehicles will hopefully become a reality sooner than later and when they do it won’t be a minute too soon. The National Safety Council (NSC) released its annual report for 2016 recently, and it wasn’t pretty. It turns out in 2016 there were more than 40,000 traffic fatalities in the United States, a 6% increase over 2015. Our law firm, Dankner Milstein, presents this blog as a safety reminder that injuries caused by reckless

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Cracking down on some of the city’s most vulnerable populations “is misguided and will have little to no impact on making our streets safer,” Jay W. Dankner

CRACKING DOWN ON SOME OF THE CITY’S MOST VULNERABLE POPULATIONS IS MISGUIDED AND WILL HAVE LITTLE TO NO IMPACT ON MAKING STREETS SAFER, TOP NEW YORK CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER ADVISES The New York Daily News reported last week that in one 24-hour period in the last week in March 2017, the NYPD, in the borough of Manhattan alone, targeted mostly young men – many of whom are Latino and Chinese immigrants — on bicycles who deliver every

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Jay Dankner Provides Statistics Behind Motor Vehicle Related Injuries and Deaths In New York City

STATISTICS BELOW PROVIDED BY TOP NEW YORK CAR ACCIDENT LAW FIRM POINTS TO CAUSES OF MOTOR VEHICLE RELATED INJURIES AND DEATHS IN THE CITY. New York Police Department statistics show that although there was a slight decline in motor vehicle accidents in 2015 and 2016 in New York City, surprisingly, pedestrian injuries involving motor vehicles rose. Still, city officials note that traffic deaths were at their lowest level in a century — down from 234

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