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Why it pays to fight a speeding ticket in Chestnut Ridge, NY

Traffic Tickets are a fact of life for drivers. Sooner or later, even the most careful driver will be on the receiving end of a "Uniform Traffic Ticket" charging the driver with speeding or another moving violation. Drivers on the Garden State Parkway extension in Rockland County have seen the police actively enforcing the speed limit and issuing summonses to appear in Chestnut Ridge Village Court

New York Passengers-Connecticut Bus Accident

A bus carrying passengers from Queens to the Mohegan Sun Casino rolled over on Interstate-95 in Connecticut injuring up to 40 people on a snowy Monday morning in February. Some of the passengers were critically injured and taken to area hospitals. A car accident or bus accident that occurrs out of state raises several issues for a New York resident as we discuss belowConnecticut Bus Crash: Dozens Injured on Way to Mohegan Sun

Pedestrian Knockdown Cases in New York- Part I

A car accident will send a pedestrian to the hospital with serious injuries. It is a scenario that happens over and over again on the streets of New York, Yonkers, White Plains and across the state.  Who is responsible for paying the pedestrian's medical bills? We have litigated a number of such cases in recent years and provide you with a look at the law in New York governing resposibility in a pedestrian knockdown.

Helping a Marine in Need in Traffic Court

While sitting around in a Westchester County courtroom waiting for my client's traffic ticket case to be called one morning, I noticed a young Marine in uniform sitting close by holding some documents.  Like most non-attorneys, he looked uncomfortable being unfamiliar with the procedure and the inevitable "hurry up and wait" that is endemic to court appreances. It can get quite frustrating waiting around long after the announced start time before speeding ticket and similar cases are finally called.  The rooms are often crowded and the seats are uncomfortable. No one waiting is in a good mood.

Can one lawyer represent both passenger & driver in a car accident?

A driver and one or more passengers of a car (we will call that car "the host vehicle") are injured in a car accident.  They each wish to have the same lawyer or law firm represent them in a personal injury lawsuit against the owner and operator of the other vehicle.