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The Reasons Why Many Teen Driving Accidents Take Place in New York

Posted on October 1, 2018 One of the top causes of death in teens across the United States is teen driving accidents. An average of six teenagers will lose their lives in these horrific accidents every day. Not only is it devastating when a teenager loses their life, but the family of the teen is left to manage the effects of the accident. Reasons for Teen Driving Accidents Driver Inexperience: If a teen has less than two years of driving experience, they might not be able to recognize the many hazards on our roadways. Crash risk is very high over the first [...]

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Independent Medical Examinations as Part of Your Injury Claim

Posted on September 30, 2018 Getting into a car accident can be a life-changing experience. One of the worst parts of any case is dealing with the insurance companies, because you feel like your whole life following the accident is on display. You’ll be asked many questions and you might not know where to turn during these difficult times. One of the most trying times is when you find out about independent medical examinations, which are when the insurance company has you go to see an independent doctor to confirm your injuries. You know that you received real, proven injuries due [...]

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Soft Tissue Injuries Can Lead to Various Types of Treatment

Posted on September 30, 2018 What are soft tissue injuries and can they be serious in nature? These are injuries to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons inside the human body. They tend to occur as a result of overuse when an individual is moving their arms or legs around all day, but they can also occur due to sudden trauma to a part of the body due to a car accident or other type of collision. Soft tissue injuries can lead to pain and swelling, as well as loss of function that can keep people from work for quite some [...]

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Various Types of Airplane Crashes and Who Might Be Liable

Posted on September 30, 2018 When a commercial airplane crashes, it is almost always on the news. We see these serious accidents all the time and wonder how they could have happened when commercial airliners are constantly inspected and the pilots are trained for safety for many years. We also see private plane crashes, which tend to be some of the most dangerous in nature. When an airplane crash takes place, you might wonder who is liable and what can be done. When a Commercial Airplane Accident Occurs When a commercial airliner comes down out of the air, family members wonder how [...]

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The Process of How Your Personal Injury Claim is Settled

Posted on September 30, 2018 When you decide that you are going to move forward with a personal injury claim, there are two different directions that can be taken – you could receive the compensation you deserve through a settlement outside of court, or through a civil lawsuit. What are the many steps of settlement and what should you expect if you decide that this is the right option to pursue? The Ins and Outs of Settlement  A settlement is a process that takes place when an insurer or defendant makes an offer to you after you have been injured in an [...]

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Should You Use Social Media After You’ve Sustained an Accident?

Posted on September 29, 2018 You might be tempted to turn to social media following your car accident because you know that your friends will be there for you in your time of need. But is it a good idea to turn to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets before you receive recovery? You should always focus on how the insurance company might feel about what you decide to post. How Your Claim Can Be Turned Against You  You never want the insurance company to think that you are lying because you want to receive as much as possible out of [...]

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How Much Do You Actually Keep in a Personal Injury Settlement?

Posted on September 29, 2018 Many people think that, following their personal injury settlement, they will get to keep every cent that comes to them. However, that is not the case – and today we want to focus on what fees will come out of your settlement and what you get to keep. What You Give, What You Keep  When it comes to your case, you have to remember who helped you gain your personal injury settlement. Attorney’s fees will help your attorney gain the compensation they need to cover your legal expenses and usage of their legal expertise. Usually, an attorney [...]

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Who is Liable for the Road Hazards That Caused My Accident?

Posted on September 29, 2018 If you are a New York driver, you have definitely come across a road hazard before. If you were lucky, you spotted the hazard before it caused you harm and perhaps veered out of the way. However, many people will be injured every year due to road hazards and the harm that they cause on our roadways. At that time, it is important to be able to determine who is liable for the road hazard and how you can hold a party liable for your accident. In some cases, you might find that a construction company [...]

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Damage Caps and Why They Affect Your Personal Injury Case

Posted on September 29, 2018 Following any accident on New York roadways, an injured individual wonders how they are going to afford a variety of bills from medical bills that keep piling up to lost wages from missing time at work. At times, it feels like an endless cycle. Compensation given to you from a personal injury settlement is one of the aspects that helps you out the most, but what if you experience damage caps? Understanding Damages After Your Accident To understand how damage caps work, you have to first understand damages in general. Many damages might be seen in a [...]

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Emotional Distress from an Accident: A Very Real Scenario

Posted on September 28, 2018 Many car accidents end in serious injuries and fatalities, but if you were somebody who walked away from an accident, you might consider yourself lucky in some ways. However, one thing that is very unlucky in these cases is walking away from an accident with emotional injuries. Emotional distress is something that many people write off after an accident, but it is a very real situation and one that leads to serious results. Some of the emotional anguish you feel might lead to severe depression and impact your sleep and the relationships that you have [...]