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The blog by published author of the Free book on New York accident claims, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim," as well as the New Yorker's guide to defective product claims, "Why Are There So Few Successful Defective Products Lawsuits?" is intended to educate the general public about issues of interest, particularly innovations and changes in the law, in the areas of school negligence (and/or negligent supervision), construction accidents, slip and/or trip and fall accidents, auto accidents, and, of course, defective or dangerous products.

For additional information on any of these topics, readers are encouraged to download these Free e-books on New York personal injury claims

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1/19/2014
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NY Court: No Emergency Doctrine When Police Are Double-Parked

A NY trial court recently held that police could not avail themselves of the emergency doctrine when their car was double-parked as part of an investigation.

Category: Car Accidents

12/5/2012
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NY Court: Defendant Not Entitled to Access Plaintiff's Facebook Page

Facebook pages have gained increased applicability in personal injury lawsuits, explains Long Island car accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper.

Category: Car Accidents

11/6/2012
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Brooklyn Court Holds Electronic Signature on Medical Reports Invalid

Recently, a Brooklyn trial court held a doctor's electronic signature on his medical reports inadmissible. This decision conflicts with other NY courts.

Category: Car Accidents

9/15/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Kids Better Off Driving With Grandma Than With Mom or Dad, Study Says

A recent study found that children are much safer when driving with grandparents than with parents. Long Island, NY car accident attorney Jonathan Cooper explai

Category: Car Accidents

8/8/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Finding the Silver Lining in a Tragic Queens Car Accident

Long Island & Queens, New York car accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses something good that can be gleaned from an otherwise terribly car crash in Queens.

Category: Car Accidents

7/21/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Brooklyn Car Accident Case Highlights Importance of Photos

Long Island & Queens car accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent Kings County case highlighting importance of photographs depicting damage to the car

Category: Car Accidents

7/4/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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CDC Predicts That On Average, 1 Pedestrian Will Be Killed Every 2 Hours

Long Island, NY car accident & personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent publication released by the CDC regarding pedestrian safety.

Category: Car Accidents

5/27/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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In Big Shift, NY Court Expands Police & EMS Liability for Car Accidents

Long Island & Queens, NY car accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent high court decision that expanded police & EMS liability for car accidents in NY

Category: Car Accidents

3/27/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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New York State's Roads in Dire Condition - and Getting Worse, Says Research Report

A new report issued by a non-profit research group found NYS's roads in abysmal condition. For more information, please call Jonathan Cooper at 516-791-5700.

Category: Car Accidents

3/15/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Why Aren't New York Coach Buses Required to Have Seat Belts?

Long Island & Queens, NY auto accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses why coach buses aren't required to have seat belts. For more info, call 516.791.5700.

Category: Car Accidents

2/3/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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One of the Biggest Dangers of Going to Trial in a New York Car Accident Case

Author of the New York Accident Guide, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim" (www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com), Long Island & Queens, New York car accident and personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses one of the biggest dangers of going to trial in a New York auto accident lawsuit. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at his Nassau County office at 516-791-5700.

Category: Car Accidents

1/20/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Study Finds That Drivers of 'Poor" Safety-Rated Cars 3 Times More Likely to Die in Side-Impact Car Crash

Author of the Guide to New York Accident Cases, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim" (www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com), Long Island & Queens car accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent study that found some cars more than 3 times more dangerous than others in side-impact crashes. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Car Accidents

1/10/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Liable for Creating Snowbank "Deathtrap" at Bridge, Says Appeals Court

Author of the New York guide to accident cases (www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com), Long Island & Queens, New York auto accident and personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision from one of New York's appellate courts that reinstated the wrongful death claims against New York State. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Car Accidents

1/6/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Dangerous Intersection Just Outside NY School Caused Student's Death, Mom Claims

Nassau County car accident and school injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent lawsuit that was filed by the mother of a high school student who was tragically killed in a traffic accident just outside her school in Staten Island. For additional information on how to prove a case against a municipality for unsafe intersections, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/dangerous-intersections-municipal-liability-under-new-york-law.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Car Accidents

1/5/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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Long Island Looking for (Wrong) Solutions to Avert Wrong-Way Car Crashes

Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent article putting forth the means that are being considered to avert further wrong-way crashes across Long Island.

Category: Car Accidents

12/17/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Malfunctioning Traffic Signals in NYC a Recipe for Disaster - But Not City Liability

Author of the New York guide to accident cases, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim" (www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com), Long Island & Queens, New York car accident and personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses the legal implications of malfunctioning traffic signals throughout New York City. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at his Nassau County office at 516-791-5700.

Category: Car Accidents

10/11/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Friends Who Got Their Own Designated Driver Drunk Not Liable, Says NY Court

Long Island, New York car accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision from a Long Island court which held that passengers in a car who had gotten their designated driver drunk were not legally responsible for the accident that followed. For additional information on New York's laws regarding third parties' liability for drunk driving, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-new-yorks-dram-shop-laws-hold-bars-liable-for-drunk-drivers.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Car Accidents

9/21/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Before Touting Your Pro Tort Reform Credentials, Consider This

Long Island/Queens, New York truck accident and child injury attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent case where a trucker who fell asleep at the wheel crashed into a school bus full of children. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Car Accidents

8/16/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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In Effort to Reduce Pedestrian Accidents, NYC to Install Countdown Clocks

Long Island, New York pedestrian and car accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a new initiative by NYC to reduce pedestrian fatalities. For additional information on how pedestrian and car accident cases are handled under New York law, please go to www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Car Accidents

8/15/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Finding EMS Was Not Reckless, Jury Dismisses EMT's Injury Claim Against NYC

Long Island, New York car accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent case where a New York County jury dismissed the personal injury claim by an EMT who was injured when responding to a call. For additional information on New York auto accident cases, please visit https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/practice_areas/long-island-car-accident-lawyerqueens-brooklyn-auto-accident-attorney.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Car Accidents

7/6/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Driver Runs School Bus Stop Signal, Then Explains "I Didn't Know What It Meant"

Long Island, New York school bus and auto accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent case where a driver ran through a school bus's stop signal because she apparently didn't understand what the sign meant. For additional information on how auto and bus accident cases are handled under New York law, please download Jonathan Cooper's free book on New York accident cases at https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/reports/free-new-york-personal-injury-book-why-most-accident-victims-do-not-recover-the-full-value-of-t.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: Car Accidents

1/29/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Appeals Court Limits Adverse Impact of Attorney's Admission in Opening Statement

In deciding the defendants' motion to dismiss in a construction site accident case that was handed down on January 19, New York's Appellate Division, Second Department clarified what the effects are of a plaintiff's attorneys admissions that he made during his opening statement to the trial jury. For additional information on this and other topics pertaining to small business litigation, personal injury and defective products under New York law, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

Category: Car Accidents

1/10/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Insurer's Lawyer: Plaintiff's Lawyer Had No Right To Believe/Rely On What We Said

In yet another example of the lengths some insurers and their attorneys will go to, a recent decision rendered by a Brooklyn trial court judge vacated a settlement agreement that was based on wrong information that the insurer had provided, and was relied upon by both parties before effectuating the settlement. For more articles and videos on this topic, please visit Long Island, New York accident attorney Jonathan Cooper's website at www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

Category: Car Accidents

1/1/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Don't Drink ... and Walk, Study Says

Discussing a study that recently appeared in the New York Times, Long Island, New York personal injury attorney Jonathan Cooper notes that intoxication is not a hazard that is limited to driving and auto accidents; in certain circumstances it is also applicable to pedestrians. For additional information on accident cases generally, and the mistakes to avoid in order to protect your claim, please download a copy of Jonathan Cooper's Free eBook entitled "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claims" from www.JonathanCooperLaw.com. or www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com.

Category: Car Accidents

12/23/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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Police Must Still Drive Responsibly, Even When Responding To Emergency, NY High Court Holds

Long Island, New York author of The New York Accident Book, Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent and important decision from New York's Court of Appeals that placed strict limits on a police officer's rights to rely upon certain provisions of the Vehicle and Traffic Law that give them greater latitude in the care they must show while driving.

Category: Car Accidents