According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 6.3 million accidents were reported in 2015.[i] As a result of those traffic accidents, over 2.4 million people were injured, and 35,485 people were killed. The numbers for 2015 are an increase from the numbers reported in 2014. Each day in the United States, thousands […]Continue reading
For many Uber & Lyft drivers it is only a side hustle and not their full-time employment. This can create a difficult scenario to recover lost wages if not properly documented. The Pinder Plotkin Legal Team handles a large volume of motor vehicle accident cases and we routinely find that “gig” Uber and Lyft drivers […]Continue reading
DO call 911. Request that the responding officer identify all passengers in the information and/or police report prepared. DO request an ambulance if hurt. DO take pictures of the accident scene (position of vehicles in intersection/landmarks). DO take pictures of the property damage to all vehicles (and vehicle tags). DO get contact name/address/telephone for witnesses […]Continue reading
In November 2017, Jason A. Plotkin presented a National Continuing Legal Education course on Uber & Lyft Litigation to attorneys and other legal professionals located throughout the country. The course was designed to teach other lawyers how to handle the unique nuances of accidents involving Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing companies. The Pinder Plotkin Legal […]Continue reading
In 2015, the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration estimated that there were 6.3 million motor vehicle collisions reported to police departments across the country. Contrast that to the 10 million trips Uber completes per day (according to its website) and it becomes clear that it is inevitable that Uber drivers and passengers will fall […]Continue reading
Jason A. Plotkin is a frequent speaker on personal injury legal topics. In November 2017, Jason A. Plotkin presented a National Continuing Legal Education teleconference on Uber & Lyft Litigation to attorneys and other legal professionals located throughout the country. The course was designed to teach other lawyers how to handle the unique nuances of […]Continue reading
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
Spring has finally sprung, which means that it’s time to re-inflate those bike tires and hit the road, but before you do, we want to make sure that you’re practicing the proper precautions.