Category Archives: Personal Injury and Accidents

Do I Need a Rochester Injury Attorney or Can I Handle My Claim Myself?

Do I Need a Rochester Injury Attorney or Can I Handle My Claim Myself

Being involved in a personal injury case is a stressful and discouraging experience. Filing a New York injury claim and taking your case to court is a great way to obtain compensation for your damages and to pay for your medical and other expenses. Some injury victims think that filing their own lawsuit or dealing […]

Fatal NY Motorcycle Crashes Increased by 50%

Fatal NY Motorcycle Crashes Increased by 50%

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR) at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College, fatal motorcycle crashes were up 50 percent in 2021 compared to 2019, based on preliminary 2021 data. ITSMR data shows that 198 fatal crashes killed 204 people in 2021.  So far […]

$225k Knee Injury Settlement for NY Truck Accident

$225k Knee Injury Settlement for NY Truck Accident

The 25-year-old plaintiff, while driving near the intersection of Steinway Street and 25th Avenue in Astoria, New York  was struck head-on by a sanitation truck. He alleged that the sanitation truck driver  negligently crossed the center line to pass a parked vehicle . The plaintiff suffered left meniscus tears, a right knee sprain, and right […]

$2.7 Million Verdict for NY Scooter Driver’s Death

$2.7 Million Verdict for NY Scooter Driver’s Death

While operating a motorized scooter, the driver was struck by a car attempting to make a right turn onto the same side of the street that he was on. He sustained multiple fractures to his rib and clavicle and internal bleeding. Four days later, he sustained respiratory distress and died. The driver’s  widow sued both […]

NYC Pays $925k for Ankle Fracture Due to Defective Sidewalk

NYC Pays $925k for Ankle Fracture Due to Defective Sidewalk

A man in his 40’s fell while walking along a sidewalk. He sued the City of New York for negligence, claiming that  it failed to inspect and repair a defective sidewalk. He suffered a dislocated right ankle fracture, underwent an open reduction internal fixation procedure, and then underwent a year of physical therapy and steroid […]

“Elle’s Law”: License Suspensions for NY Reckless Drivers Who Injure Pedestrians

“Elle’s Law” License Suspensions for NY Reckless Drivers Who Injure Pedestrians

3-year-old Elle Vandenberghe was crossing a Manhattan, New York street when a driver looking for a parking spot backed up a one-way street, through an intersection, and struck her while she was in the crosswalk. Elle suffered permanent brain damage and has limited use of the right side of her body. Under the New York […]

What You Should Know About an Injury

What You Should Know About an Injury

Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to another’s negligence? Here is what you should know about an injury. Contact our attorneys now. 1) What To Do After an Accident The first thing you should do is call 911 if the injury is serious Next, you will want to seek medical treatment at […]

NY Pedestrian & Cyclist Killed By Box Truck Driver

NY Pedestrian & Cyclist Killed By Box Truck Driver

New York car accident attorney Robert Friedman discusses the frequency of traffic deaths in NYC. A Christmas Eve  traffic accident added to what has been the worst year for traffic deaths in New York City since Mayor de Blasio took office in 2014 and launched his “Vision Zero” program with the goal of ending deadly […]

The Advantages of Hiring A Car Accident Attorney Who Is An Experienced Prosecutor

The Advantages of Hiring A Car Accident Attorney Who Is An Experienced Prosecutor

Buffalo Car Accident Attorney Robert Friedman has the unique experience of having successfully prosecuted over 33,000 dangerous and distracted drivers for 36 years as a Vehicle & Traffic Prosecutor. He was named 2003 WNY Prosecutor of the Year. Prosecutor Friedman stopped a legal challenge to the constitutionality of the New York seatbelt law. As a […]

New York Traffic Accident Deaths Increased In 2021

New York Traffic Accident Deaths Increased In 2021

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on October 28, 2021 released the Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Half (January–June) of 2021 showing the largest six-month increase ever recorded in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System’s history. An estimated 20,160 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the […]