In New York State, the driver learner permit test is now available online. The permit test is for class D (passenger vehicles) and class M (motorcycles and mopeds), along with the application, are now available online. Although online testing does prevent a trip to the DMV, once you pass the test, you must still go…

            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 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…

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…

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 more…

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…

If your injuries are caused by another person, you may be able to sue the responsible person/parties. The strength of your case or the amount you can sue for is based upon the seriousness of your injuries.  The severity of an injury directly correlates to the short-term and future costs. The more serious the injury,…

            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…

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