Back to School on Long Island and Masks & COVID-19 Vaccines

Most Nassau and Suffolk County students K-12 are scheduled to return to school this week for the 2021-2022 school year. Wednesday, September 1, 2021, is the start date for most students, however, please inquire with your local school district, as some students, even within the same school district, have different first-day dates.  While new NYS […]

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 […]

Fourth of July Fireworks Safety:

            This year Long Islanders are eager to enjoy the 4th of July holiday weekend after being cooped up and masked for over a year. Fortunately, now that New York has reached a 70% vaccinated population, restrictions like social distancing, masks, and limits on crowd sizes have all been lifted. This alongside a three-day holiday […]

The NYS driver learner permit test is now available online

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]