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A QUICK REVIEW OF CHART BELOW PROVES AXIOM THAT ONE LOOK IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

There are many lessons to be learned by New Yorkers who take a few minutes to review the chart below provided by the NYPD for the month of January 2020. In fact, what jumps out at readers are lessons that if heeded could prevent serious injury, even death, when moving around the City by vehicle or on foot.   The chart hardly needs an explanation. It’s a compilation of data gathered by the NYPD of

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A NEW REPORT FROM STREETBLOG.ORG REVEAL SOME STATES COOK ACCIDENT STATISTICS BOOKS

And in another report StreetBlog.org warms pedestrians and cyclists to beware of men in blue with badges who drive recklessly According to a recent report in STREETSblog.com, The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) is letting some states set their own auto injury targets for their roadways by setting the bar for pedestrian and cyclist fatalities so high it takes some of the pressure off of those responsible for improving the YOY safety of city and state streets and

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WITH WINTER ON THE WAY THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR DRIVERS

Driving in New York City and surrounding areas is rife with potential dangers. Whether you’re behind the wheel of a car weaving through mid-town traffic, on expressways heading into or out of the city, or traversing the City on foot or on a Citi Bike, accidents involving motor vehicles happen every day. To drivers behind the wheel of a car or truck and to those who don’t even carry a driver’s license and get around

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IS HIZZONER’S VISION ZERO ACTION PLAN A BUST?

It wouldn’t be hyperbolic to say New York City streets have become a bloody mess in 2019, according to a recent report published in Streetsblog NYC, an online pub that provides important public safety information for New York City dwellers. It’s obvious based on data contained in the Streetsblog article that Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Action Plan is clearly not delivering on the promise. Launched with much fanfare on February 18, 2014, the plan

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TO DATE THE SUMMER OF 2019 SHOWS LITTLE IMPROVEMENT IN THE NUMBER OF AUTO RELATED ACCIDENT INJURIES AND DEATHS IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

So far, this summer alone, more than three people a day died, on average, in car accidents in New York and New Jersey with a total of 48 people injured. And, those killed in motor vehicle accidents to date this summer in two of the most densely populated regions of the country, included 597 drivers, 203 passengers, 296 pedestrians and 57 bicyclists, according to data compiled by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

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READ THE WARNING LABEL ON SLEEP AIDS ADVISES TOP MANHATTAN CAR ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYER

Shakespeare recognized that sleep is the “chief nourisher in life’s feast”, despite his legendary manic work habits. But getting enough sleep often eludes millions of people, especially those who suffer from insomnia, according to a recent article in The New York Times. At wit’s end to nod off for the night, millions of Americans plunk down billions of dollars each year for prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications to help them get their elusive Z’s. This

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CAR CRASH INJURY AND DEATH STATISTICS OVER PAST FEW YEARS PAINT GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS PICTURE

It’s one of those good news/bad news stories and something of a mystery. As the national economy strengthens, highway deaths nationwide have continued to rise over the past few years. According to the National Safety Council, 40,200 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2017, which amounts to a 6 percent increase over 2016. It’s the highest increase on record since 2007. Ironically, today’s cars are inarguably engineered to be the safest since Henry Ford

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CAR ACCIDENT DEATHS DROPPED IN NEW YORK CITY IN 2018, BUT THE NUMBER OF COLLISIONS AND INJURIES INCREASED

Traffic deaths in New York City in 2018 dropped to the lowest level in more than a century, according to the Mayor’s office. Yet, while traffic deaths are down, there have been more vehicular crashes since Mayor DeBlasio instituted his Vision Zero Action program,  based on reports provided to this blogger by the NYPD. Fatalities are down, but collisions on streets throughout 4 of the City’s 5 boroughs are up more than 11 percent from

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THE MOST DANGEROUS DAYS OF THE WEEK AND TIMES OF DAY TO DRIVE

The simple fact is, getting behind the wheel of a car is the riskiest thing most people do every day. But since fatal car crashes typically involve on average one-to-two people, coupled with the fact that accident occurrences are scattered daily all over New York City, the general public doesn’t realize their collective toll. “If a passenger jet airplane were crashing every day in the U.S.,” Jay W. Dankner, managing partner of the top New

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SUMMARY JUDGMENT MOTIONS CAN BE EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE FIRMS

By Edward P. Milstein, Partner Summary judgment motions are almost always the bailiwick ofdefense firms in the area of medical malpractice litigation. We have seenthe use of this litigation tool surge in recent years. Fortunately, we atDANKNER MILSTEIN, PC., have been able to successfully defeat thistactic. The use of the summary judgment motion (after discovery has beencompleted and the case has been placed on the court’s calendar by filing theNote of Issue) by the defendants can provide certain benefits to theplaintiff’s attorney. First, the defendant’s motion papers will contain detailed affidavitsfrom their experts outlining the complete defense to the case and to theclaims of liability. (The liability experts’ identities will also be revealed.)Obviously, this can be very helpful in that it will eliminate surprise andprovide substantially more information than a typical 3 101(d) expertdisclosure. Additionally, if the same expert is produced as a witness attrial,the sworn affidavit will usually provide fodder for cross examination.In addition, the motion compels the plaintiff’s attorney to take a hardand careful look at the case. The success of a medical malpractice casegenerally relies upon minute details which the summary judgment motionwill flesh out. The plaintiff’s attorney must respond to the motion by seeking out thebest experts available to oppose the motion in affidavit form. Thepreparation of the opposition papers provides an excellent opportunity toget “into the weeds” and deal with issues inherent to every medicalmalpractice case by identifying problematic aspects of the case.Recently, we at DANKNERMILSTEIN, PC., have turned the tableson the defense by making motions for summary judgment in 4 speciallyselected medical

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Tips To Ready Your Vehicle When the Snow Starts Falling and Ice Covers the Roads?

By Jay W. Dankner If you live anywhere other than in about 8 states in the U.S. that either never or rarely gets snow and ice in the winter, ask yourself this: is your vehicle prepared to keep you safe if you live in one of those remaining 42 states where winter driving is about to get a little-to-very dangerous, and the days much shorter. I’m not saying preventative maintenance isn’t important year-round. But winter

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FOR ELDER DRIVERS THE AUTO INDUSTRY HAS COME A LONG WAY.

We have been focused lately on auto accidents in the city involving young drivers behind the wheel of a car. So it’s time to examine the impact of car safety on the parents, and grandparents of these Gen Zers. When baby boomers and their elders are considering the purchase of a new car – and by the way the benefits of the following safety systems aren’t limited only to the loose-fitting jean set – an

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