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Study: Drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving

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Study: Drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Drunk and distracted driving receive a good deal of media attention, and rightfully so. However, drowsy driving can be just as dangerous. With many Americans not getting enough sleep, working long hours and having lengthy commutes, it’s become a…

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A surprising number of people are killed in garages, parking lots

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Many New Yorkers are extra cautious at this time of year because they know that increased holiday traffic, drunk drivers and slippery roads can make for hazardous travel. However, you shouldn’t let your guard down once you pull into…

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Why are vehicle fatalities still so high for teens?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Recently-released data collected by the federal government should be concerning to parents of young drivers — not to mention those of us who share the road with them. It shows that the percentage of teens involved in fatal vehicle…

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How are energy drinks linked to drunk driving?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Highly-caffeinated energy drinks have become increasingly common in recent years — particularly among college students who often use them to stay awake to study or finish a project. Aside from the obvious dangers of too much caffeine, these drinks…

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Lyft, Budweiser seek to prevent drunk driving on weekends

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. There are more options than ever before for people to avoid getting behind the wheel when they’ve had too much to drink. Here in New York City, ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft are just a click away…

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The real danger of texting behind the wheel

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Friday, July 8, 2016. Texting has been popular since before the smartphone was invented, but smartphones have helped to make it into the number one way that many people communicate. Some people are so focused on this communication that they’ll even do it…

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New York man facing manslaughter charges for fatal accident

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Friday, June 17, 2016. A man from New York City has been charged with manslaughter after he crashed into a minivan while driving the wrong way. The 23-year-old man was driving a minivan that was stolen when the accident occurred. It happened in…

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What insurance coverage is there for Uber and related services?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, and other ride companies have become major successes in the personal transportation industry and, in cities across the nation, have become rivals to traditional taxi cabs. Drivers for the services have found it to be a…

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What types of brain injuries can result from a car accident?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Friday, April 1, 2016. Many different injuries can happen in a car accident, including “invisible” injuries, such as brain injuries. In fact, some of these unseen injuries can be far more devastating than anything external, like lacerations and broken bones. Some of the…

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Filing No Fault Claims

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Monday, March 14, 2016. If you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident, you will want to file a no fault claim immediately as, under New York law, there is a strict and limited time in which to file a no fault claim.…

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