Are Bike Accidents Treated Differently Than Car Accidents in New York Courts?

Bicycling in New York is more than just a way to get through the bustling city streets; for many, it's a lifestyle. However, when a cyclist is involved in an accident, they face a unique set of challenges and legal considerations. At Shafran & Rock, PLLC, we often get asked: Are bike accidents treated differently [...]

2023-12-12T12:43:40-05:00December 12th, 2023|

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Sued for Son’s Rear-End Car Accident

Chester “Chet” Hanks, the 25-year-old son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, reportedly rear-ended another motorist earlier this year.  The alleged victim of that crash is now suing Hanks and Wilson, claiming that they are liable for the accident and the resulting injuries because they allowed their son to use their car that day. According [...]

2020-10-28T13:28:16-04:00May 30th, 2016|

Investigation Underway in Deadly Head-On Car Crash in Marbleton

It’s uncertain if distracted driving played a role in the death of an elderly woman or injury to her husband in a head-on accident that occurred at approximately 5:10 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2016 on U.S. Route 209. The crash claimed the life of a 78-year-old woman from Hurley, who was riding in the passenger [...]

2020-10-28T13:56:21-04:00April 14th, 2016|

Your Winter Driving Safety Kit: 3 Important Tips for Motorists

Driving in the winter can come with some extra risks. And, despite all of your efforts and plans to avoid these risks, you may end up becoming tripped up by one of them, causing you to be stuck on the roadside during less-than-favorable winter conditions. If this happens, having a winter safety kit in your [...]

2020-10-28T14:27:16-04:00December 16th, 2015|

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Safe Winter Driving

Winter weather can provide a lovely background for holiday celebrations. It can also make the road and driving conditions far more challenging for both cars and drivers, as the extreme cold can negatively impact some major vehicle systems and equipment. By taking the steps (discussed below) to winterize your vehicle, however, you can minimize your [...]

2020-10-28T14:32:47-04:00November 16th, 2015|

Vehicle Systems Can Present Dangerous Distractions for Motorists, Studies Find

Technological advancements have been pivotal to enhancing vehicle safety. Not all new vehicle technologies, however, end up having the impacts automakers expect, as some may actually contribute to driver negligence and increase the risk of a collision, a few recent studies have revealed. In fact, two such technologies that have recently come under fire include: [...]

2020-10-28T14:24:14-04:00November 8th, 2015|

10 Essential Halloween Safety Tips for Children & Drivers

Halloween is here, and millions of children across the U.S. are getting ready to hit the streets and start collecting goodies. While Halloween can be a fun time for children and parents, however, it is also a time when children face a far greater risk of being in a pedestrian accident. In fact, according to [...]

2020-10-28T14:29:51-04:00October 31st, 2015|

13 of the Weirdest Driving Laws Still in Effect in the U.S.

Driving and vehicle laws are generally intended to protect motorists and reduce the risks they face or present to others on the road. Some laws that are on the books in the U.S., however, are outdated or just plain bizarre, and we’ll point out just a handful of these below These Odd Laws May Make [...]

2020-06-18T16:28:03-04:00October 24th, 2015|