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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

What Information Do You Need to Collect After a Car Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident, you likely have a personal injury case against the driver who was deemed to be at-fault in the accident. However, even if you know the person caused the accident, you may lose your case if you don’t collect the right information after the event. While being in a car accident can leave you in shock and upset, it’s important you make certain to gather the following pieces of information. The Other Driver’s Information […]

  • Posted on: Jul 17 2018
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How the NY Driver Protection Act Helps Secure Compensation for the Injured

Motor vehicle accidents happen all the time. From fender-benders to serious collisions, auto accidents can leave you or a loved one with serious injuries. However, if you’re not at fault for the accident, you may want to file a personal injury claim to receive compensation from your time away from work or medical bills. Unfortunately, if you’re in an accident with someone without insurance or without enough insurance, you may be unable to get all the compensation you need to […]

  • Posted on: Jan 18 2018
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How New York Drunk Driving Accident Laws Differ from Others

No matter where you’re located, drunk driving accidents are serious business. When a driver chooses to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, they put themselves and those around them in danger. If you’ve been injured because of a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Drunk driving accidents are considered personal injury cases in the state of New York. However, if you’re going to pursue a settlement after a drunk driving accident, you need to know how the case […]

  • Posted on: Dec 21 2017
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Drowsy Driving is Impaired Driving

We all know that driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs can be extremely dangerous and life-threatening, but driving impaired in any way can lead to accidents and injuries. Even if you are completely sober when you get behind the wheel, driving when drowsy can be almost as bad. Drowsy driving usually begins innocent enough, but if you haven’t logged enough sleep hours and especially if you’ve spent too much time behind the wheel, an accident can happen. […]

  • Posted on: Jun 25 2017
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Pedestrian Deaths, Distracted Driving on the Rise in New York

Unfortunately, pedestrian deaths in New York City have been on the rise over the past few years. Whether drivers aren’t paying attention when backing into parking spaces or they’re making illegal turns, the number of people dying from being struck by vehicles is increasing. Pedestrian accidents and deaths are avoidable with the right precautions. However, mistakes can be made and accidents can happen. Here are a few things you need to know if you or someone you love is injured […]

  • Posted on: Jun 18 2017
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Consult a New York Attorney Following a Motor Vehicle Accident

Getting into a car accident can be a scary and overwhelming experience. If you or a passenger has been seriously injured because of the accident in the New York area, it can feel even more devastating. You’re left feeing vulnerable, unsure, and confused — all while you’re being hounded by insurance providers expecting you to make a statement about the accident. A professional personal injury attorney can help you through this difficult time. From ensuring you get the compensation you […]

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2017
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Child Passenger Safety Week 2016

With Child Passenger Safety Week quickly approaching, we’re taking some extra precautions to alert parents, babysitters, grandparents, and any other individual who may be driving with children in the care about the correct way a child should ride. Between September 18th and September 24th, Child Passenger Safety Week will be working to boost awareness of the number of child deaths or injuries in automobile accidents. The Reality of Automobile Accidents Automobile accidents can be dangerous for anyone, but for children […]

  • Posted on: Sep 5 2016
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Contact Held & Hines for Help with Insurance Company Bad Faith Claims

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and have reason to believe that a third party insurer is acting in bad faith, which could mean you think the company has withheld evidence or is interfering with a witness, then contact the experienced insurance company bad faith claim attorneys at Held & Hines, LLP. Our firm helps injured motorists and passengers throughout New York City, Long Island, and New York seek legal justice for their pain and suffering. […]

  • Posted on: Jul 19 2016
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Summertime Spike in Driver Negligence Distracted Driving Accidents

School’s out, graduation has commenced, and workers have requested their vacation days — it is officially Summer 2016. Young drivers and families are hitting the road along with everyone else, and with the sense of summer freedom comes with more cars in neighborhoods and highways, naturally upping the risk of collisions. The warmer weather brings out a more carefree attitude, unfortunately this also brings with it distracted drivers. Did you know that distracted driving car accidents lead the cause of […]

  • Posted on: Jul 19 2016
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