NYC Injury Lawyers & Accident Attorneys

New York City is an exciting place to live, work, and play. The streets and sidewalks are full of people who may or may not call our City home. But while folks from out of town take in the sights and stand on sidewalks gazing up in wonder at our skyscrapers, New Yorkers rush about the business of getting safely to their jobs and back home to provide for their families.

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With the sheer numbers of people moving through the streets of our City, on foot or in motor vehicles, it’s inevitable that an accident will happen. Something as simple as tripping over a mop bucket left outside a restaurant, being clipped by a taxi that went through the pedestrian crosswalk too quickly, or getting rear-ended by a driver who’s not paying attention to the stop-and-go traffic—any imaginable type of accident could change your life in the blink of an eye. The accident may not have been your fault, but it could put you deeply in debt, unable to pay your bills or provide for your family.

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Once Kaplan Lawyers took over my case I knew that I made the right decision. I was able to get medical care paid for and they negotiated for much more than my insurance had offered. I am a client for life! Katrina S.

Commack, NY

The staff at Kaplan Lawyers was friendly and compassionate. They made me feel special. My case was settled faster than I ever imagined and it will provide for me for the rest of my life! Mary T.

Northport, NY

The lawyers at Kaplan took the time to explain the law to me and identified what would have to be proven to win the case. They brought in experts and worked tirelessly to get evidence that showed neglect on the owner’s part. Robin A.

Huntington, NY

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The firm of Kaplan Lawyers PC has the experience and dedication you’re looking for to help you win the compensation you and your family members are entitled to if you were involved in a motor vehicle accident or other type of personal injury anywhere in New York City. We are members of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. Call today at (212) 563-1900 (NYC) | (516) 399-2364 (Long Island), or complete and submit the free and confidential online form.

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At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we specialize in the legal strategy necessary for mounting a strong personal injury case. Learn more about the range of services we offer our clients.

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Hands-Free Doesn’t Mean Risk-Free

As technology races ahead of us, we might have mixed feelings about the changes down the road. It’s undeniable that technological and engineering improvements have brought us to the point where we are driving the safest cars in history, with crash-related deaths on a downward trajectory. Estimates are that various automotive technologies have saved 614,000 lives. Believe it or not, that’s only slightly fewer than the number of people who live within the Baltimore city limits, estimated in 2014 at 622,793. That’s a lot of lives saved. Some of the technologies that have saved lives are the many improvements to the basics: braking, steering, and safety restraints. Some other new technologies, such as stability control, do help drivers avoid accidents. But in-dash infotainment systems, including music systems, the internet, email, and hands-free cell phone systems, have been shown to increase the chance of accidents. The Power of Distraction Hands-free usage of cell phones is legal in most states unless you are classed as a novice driver—generally meaning someone under 18, except in Illinois (under 19) and Indiana (under 21). But that doesn’t mean there are no risks to hands-free phones. You could still experience something called cognitive distraction, which simply means you aren’t paying attention to your driving—your eyes are on the road, but they aren’t seeing, and your mind isn’t on your driving. Cell phones account for 26 percent of all accidents, including hands-free usage. Distracted driving has been implicated in as many as 40 percent of all accidents, and—get this—driver error has been named as the cause in up to 90 percent of all accidents. Unfortunately, many of the very latest technologies concern hands-free driving and driverless vehicles, with the potential to create more havoc rather than curbing it. Automotive Improvements Do Not Always Improve Safety The technology in crash-mitigation systems that automatically puts on the brakes if you follow too closely, it is said by some, could give drivers a false sense of security. After all, if you don’t really need to worry about rear-ending the vehicle in front of you, and you have infotainment technology waiting to be played with, you might be encouraged to give less attention to certain aspects of your driving. Some cars already have forward-crash-mitigation systems, and those that don’t likely soon will. On the horizon are cars that drive themselves. Although completely driverless cars are a few years off, General Motors plans to sell Cadillacs in 2016 that feature no-hands driving on the highway. Audi has a car coming out next year that can direct itself through traffic jams. Then there’s the Google experiment with driverless cars, which you’ve probably heard of. The cars have had very few accidents, but the ones that have been involved in accidents indicate that driverless cars have to start acting a bit more like...