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Duty of Driver on Through Highway

 

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Violating the Rules of the Road

 

 

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Close Following

   

        

          A motorist is required to comply with Section 1129 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, which provides: "The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway." The motorist is required to drive (his, her) car at a sufficient distance behind the car ahead so as to be able to stop without striking the car ahead when the car is stopped with due care. The fact that defendant CD's car ran into plaintiff AB's car which the defendant had been following should be considered in determining whether the defendant used reasonable care, but, standing alone, does not require that you find that the defendant was negligent.

 

Related Doctrine:

 

      The assured clear distance ahead doctrine provides that a motorist must drive his car at a speed that is no greater than that within which he can bring the car (truck) to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead

      This is a somewhat broader rule because it encompasses situations other than the vehicle in front of the driver. It means that a driver must know the "sight distance" and drive no faster than he can bring the car (truck) to a stop within the distance ahead that he can see.

 

 

How I can help you recover:

 

     I am an experienced New York lawyer who has the time to aggressively pursue a personal injury case on your behalf. By knowing the law, we know who's right and who's wrong.

 

          Please call our office now if an insurer is refusing to cover your medical bills, compensate you for loss or diminution in earning capacity or cover the collateral costs of your injury.  

 

          Our office may also be able to help you recover for pain and suffering if you meet the threshold requirement for " serious personal injury " to sue under New York's  "No Fault" automobile statue. This means more than temporary injury and disability, however it does not mean that your injury must be disabling. A permanent scare, or permanent painful condition resulting from damages to joints or ligaments is sufficient to meet this threshold even though you are not disabled or out of work.

 

      

 

     

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Auto Accident Facts

Thousands of innocent people per year are injured in car accidents as a result of the careless driving of others. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nearly 43,000 people died in car accidents in 2002. More than one-quarter of Americans have been involved in a car accident in the last five years.

Every 13 minutes, there is a death caused by a motor vehicle accident. Car accidents claim our very youngest and our very oldest populations. Americans from the ages of 1-33 are more likely to die from a car accident than from anything else. On the other side of the spectrum, elderly adults aged 75 and up are most affected by motor vehicle crashes.

Life Insurance & Auto Accidents

Most don't even have a life insurance policy that could pay for funeral expenses if the unthinkable happened. Considering the prevalence of auto accidents, it is important that automobile drivers educate themselves concerning auto accidents and the legal options that exist should an accident occur.

 

 

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