Personal Injury Attorney Analysis of Boy Scout Bus Driver Charged with a DWI

            On July 13, 2021, a Long Island woman was charged with “Driving While Intoxicated” after crashing a bus carrying boy scouts twice. Bus driver, Diane M. Juergens, 61 of Ridge, New York, was operating the bus carrying 10 children and one adult camp staffer just west of the Baiting Hollow Scout Camp. Juergens is […]

4th of July DWI Crackdown:

            New York State STOP-DWI Association, Inc., had a program to prevent and intercept drunk driving by having “crackdowns” during the holiday weekends every year. This year’s Fourth of July DWI Crackdown will be from July 2, 2021 through July 5, 2021. During the crackdown, there is increased police patrol and DWI checkpoints. Nassau County […]

What effect will the new marijuana legalization have on motor vehicle accident cases?

            On March 31, 2021, New York became the 15th state to legalize recreational use of marijuana. While implementation of the laws will take time, certain aspects of the new legislation take effect immediately. New Yorkers can now possess up to three ounces of cannabis or twenty-four grams of concentrated forms of the drug, such […]

New School Bus-Stop Arm Camera Program

            New York State recently enacted a new law that allows school districts to install “stop-arm” cameras on school buses. Stop-arm cameras will record vehicles illegally passing a school bus. Similar to red-light cameras, tickets are then issued as a result. It is illegal to pass a stopped school bus:             It is illegal to […]

What We Can Learn from Tiger Woods’ Car Accident

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:00 a.m. PT, golf legend, Tiger Woods, was involved in a one car motor vehicle crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The eleven-time PGA Player of the Year was seriously injured, suffering multiple fractures to both his legs. Although he was found conscious at the scene, Los Angeles […]

Who is at Fault in a Rear-End Accident?

A rear-end accident occurs when the front end of one vehicle collides with the backside of the vehicle in front of it. Rear end accidents vary in severity, from fender benders to high-speed, high-impact car wrecks. Given the rear vehicle strikes the lead vehicle, it would appear that the rear driver caused the accident, and […]

Proving Who Is At-Fault After An Accident

In order to have a successful lawsuit for personal injuries, you must be able to prove that another party is liable (or legally responsible) for the accident. Liability is an essential part of each case; even where you experience severe injuries, unless you can prove it is someone else’s fault, they will not be required […]

New York State’s Expansion of the Seat Belt Law: Effective November 1, 2020

            Effective November 1, 2020, New York State is expanding its seat belt law, New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) §1229(c)(3), to require passengers in the back seat to wear a seatbelt, regardless of age. The law currently permits back seat passengers over the age of sixteen years old to opt out of […]

Halloween during the COVID-19 Pandemic

            As we approach October 31, 2020 in just a few short days, children are organizing their costumes and anticipating all the treats and fun. This year we have faced unusual circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic and families are wondering how they can safely participate in this year’s spooky season. Tocci Law recommends the […]