It’s difficult to know what steps to take immediately after being involved in a car accident, especially when suffering from injuries or emotional distress. Who should you call? Should you take pictures of the damage? Whose contact information should you obtain at the scene? The answers to those questions are important to know before being […]Continue reading
We all hear about car wrecks, motorcycle collisions, and semi-truck accidents in the news, but we hear about non-traffic auto accidents much less often — even though they can be just as serious. Non-traffic auto accidents typically involve a single motor vehicle (although they can involve multiple cars as well) and take place on private […]Continue reading
For many people, the fact that their car has been totaled can catch them by surprise. Most people think of a “totaled” car as a smoking wreck, but the reality is that your car isn’t totaled when it’s damaged in an accident — it becomes totaled when the insurance company decides it’s not worth fixing. […]Continue reading
If a serious auto accident is every driver’s nightmare, then a hit-and-run accident is one of those nightmares where you think you’ve woken up and then realize you’re still in a bad dream. Being hit and injured by a driver who leaves the scene can create feelings of helplessness and frustration. Fortunately, there are things […]Continue reading
Most drivers know that carrying proper auto insurance is part of being a responsible, prepared driver. Unfortunately, though, many drivers don’t understand some of the basic insurance coverage options that can protect them in the event of a serious collision — and insurance companies aren’t always out to help them in this regard. Learning about […]Continue reading
You’ve been in a car accident—now what? It’s a disorienting experience, but keeping your wits about you and contacting an attorney will help you stay grounded. Below are some of the most important steps you can take after you’ve been in a car crash:
At Pinder Plotkin, we believe that distracted driving poses an enormous danger to young adults, who often treat their smartphones as an extension of themselves. And even though statistics show that young adults are at a heightened risk for distracted driving, this epidemic problem transcends any particular age group and causes enormous harm. Consider the […]Continue reading
Coming and Going There are many professions that require employees to drive while on the job — construction workers, taxi-cab drivers, food delivery persons, and many more — which inevitably exposes these workers to the risk of a motor vehicle accident.
With 3,000-pound hunks of steel and plastic careening off each other like they’re in a pinball machine, a multiple car pile-up is one of the most frightening and destructive events that can occur on the road. Unfortunately, these crashes are all too common, especially during the winter: a USA Today analysis last year found that 57 reported pile-up accidents occurred between November 2014 and March […]Continue reading
Legend has it that St. Patrick drove all of the snakes out of Ireland in the 5th century. Similarly, police officers will be driving anyone operating a vehicle under the influence directly to jail on March 17.