Why You Should Always Wear a Helmet When On a Motorcycle

Wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle isn’t just a safety issue—it’s a legal one. There are only two states in the nation that do not have any motorcycle helmet laws: Illinois and Iowa. The rest have their own helmet laws dictating when and how you should wear helmets while on your bike. New York’s motorcycle helmet law states that “it shall be unlawful for any person to operate or ride upon a motorcycle unless he wears a protective helmet.” Failure to wear a helmet could lead to a fine. If you get into an accident while not wearing a helmet and survive your injuries, you could also see your potential compensation decreased. The following are a few potential scenarios and what each does to your ability to recover compensation:

Regulators Investigate Complaints of Ford Fusion’s Steering Wheel Problems

Federal regulators recently launched a probe into reports that Ford Fusion steering wheels can occasionally become loose or fall off completely. The initial complaint came from an unidentified person in Georgia, who told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the steering wheel in a 2015 Ford Fusion fell into the driver’s lap while turning into a gas station. The alleged incident occurred September 23, 2017.

Robinson & Yablon Client Hit By NYPD Car Plans To Sue City

A New York Daily News exclusive report brought one of our client’s stories to light, this Tuesday, December 19th. Charles Gunkel, a graphic designer from Stuyvesant Town, was hit by a 2017 Dodge SUV driven by Detective Christopher Edwards when crossing avenue C towards E. 20th St. Mr. Gunkel didn’t plan on suing the city for damages, but the continuous pain, memory loss, physical therapy for his back problems and broken toe, added to the fact that the police filed a report claiming he caused the accident, brought him to seek justice.

Self-Driving Car Accidents: Who’s to Blame?

Self-driving cars, once a fixture of sci-fi and futuristic movies and television shows, are now becoming a reality in the United States thanks to forward-thinking companies like Tesla. Proponents of self-driving cars point to their safety and reliability and consider them the way of the future for the world’s roadways. Although the technology is still very much in development, there have already been some concerns regarding the regulations that should be in place for self-driving vehicles, and how to determine liability if one of the vehicles is involved in a crash.

The Differences Between Driver, Rental, Bus and Ride-Sharing Liabilities on the Road

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident and wish to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party, you must prove that party’s liability. However, the evidence you need to collect and the strategies you employ to prove liability often varies depending on the defendant. Below is an overview of several examples of defendants in an auto accident case and liability issues that could arise for each of them.

Steps to Take at the Scene of Your Car Accident

The immediate aftermath of a car accident can be a whirlwind of stress and anxiety, and it can be understandably difficult for you to quickly get your emotions and senses under control. However, there are certain steps you must take after a crash to protect yourself in the event you will become involved in a personal injury claim, whether it’s as a plaintiff or defendant.

How Whiplash Can Cause Serious, Long-Term Neck Injuries

Whiplash is the most common term used for a category of injuries that result from a sudden back-and-forth motion of the neck—something that’s quite common in car accidents. However, whiplash has gotten something of a bad rap in popular culture, thanks to depictions in movies and television shows of money-seeking plaintiffs exaggerating their injuries with […]