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At least 3 injured in New York taxi crash

When you're in a taxi, you expect the driver to take extra care to avoid accidents. You want the driver to obey the laws of the road and to slow down if unsure about the traffic ahead. That doesn't always happen in New York, where time is money and money keeps the driver behind the wheel.

Is texting and driving illegal in New York?

Texting and driving is extremely dangerous, as is using a cellphone while behind the wheel. Interestingly, despite the danger involved, many people still use their cellphones and text while they're driving. They even admit to knowing the danger, but they continue to act negligently.

Why shouldn't you leave the scene of an accident?

A hit-and-run accident is complicated, because hit-and-run crashes can result in a driver fleeing and not ever being found. If the driver isn't found, the person who suffered an injury may have to pursue compensation through their own insurance plans, which becomes frustrating. Fortunately, most of the time, hit-and-run drivers are found by police not long after an incident. In those cases, drivers are charged for fleeing the scene and can be held liable for the accident.

You can settle a lawsuit without going to court

It's possible to settle a personal injury lawsuit before you ever have to file a lawsuit. One way to do this is by working with your attorney to negotiate with the other party. You may want to consider mediation sessions, going through arbitration or negotiating directly depending on the situation.

You can seek compensation after a boating crash in New York

Heading out on the water might be your plan, but even in the winter, boating safety is a must. Waters are cold, and hypothermia is a real risk if you get wet or are exposed to the elements for too long. Fortunately, there are some ways you can help yourself and your co-workers or family members stay safe on the water.

What happens if you're hit by an uninsured driver?

Crashes happen; sometimes someone might cause an accident because of a sudden distraction, and other times they might be driving recklessly following a night out on the town. Whatever the cause is for an accident, if the driver is insured, then most parties are able to get the compensation they need for medical bills and other financial losses.

What are some common causes of fatal car accidents?

You may have been making a turn when you were hit, or maybe a driver failed to stop at a red light at an intersection. Whatever the cause was for your accident, you know that you need to obtain compensation to pay for your medical costs and the time you've missed from work. Your attorney can help you file a claim against the other driver's insurance, so you can focus on recovering.

Proposed New York bill would help combat distracted driving

According to the National Highway Transportation Administration, during 2014, more than 3,200 people were killed in traffic accidents that were caused by distracted drivers. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, every day in the U.S., distracted drivers injure 1,153 and kill nine people. In reality, these numbers are likely much higher and highway safety experts largely attribute the increase in distracted driving-related accidents and deaths to the proliferation of cellphone use among drivers.

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