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Personal Injury Cases: How Does the Process Work?

One of the biggest questions people have when it comes to Personal Injury Cases is "How does the Process Work?" You may have some questions if you have been injured in an accident about what happens next. Often people ask themselves, “is my case worth anything?” “Could it go to trial?” “I’m not familiar with the legal process so who should I get help from with my claim?” We want to let you know that you are...

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Rental Car Insurance: To Buy or Not to Buy

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Rental Car Insurance: What You Need to Know. With summer right around the corner and gas prices at a continuing affordable level, there is a good chance you may find yourself looking to rent a car to go on a weekend getaway (not to mention a business trip). There is also a question you may have and that is whether or not you should buy rental car insurance that is offered from the rental car company. Do...

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What to Do Following a Personal Injury Accident

When you are involved in a personal injury arising from an accident caused by the fault of another, you and your family will undoubtedly feel overwhelmed, which is a totally normal response. Not only are you dealing with the immediate effects of your injuries and their consequences, but being compensated for your injuries and finding your way through the insurance claims and legal system is a totally foreign situation for the vast majority of people...

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What is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

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No two Syracuse personal injury cases are the same. Every client's injury claim is unique. The question we get asked most often by clients is what type of judgement can they obtain for the injuries and what amount of payment can they receive as a result of their accident.  The question is extremely difficult to answer when it comes to personal injury accident claims. Here are a few of the factors that must be taken...

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Five Insurance Company Tricks to Watch Out For

Beware These 5 Tricks Insurance Companies Play If you have ever been in a fender bender accident, probably one of the first things you did was call your insurance company. This is fine when dealing with a fender bender but when there are serious injuries you need to realize that you should not trust the insurance companies. So consider these five insurance company tricks and remember them if you are ever in a serious accident and...

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Causation In Personal Injury Cases | Syracuse, New York Law Firm

What is Causation and What Does It Mean? First of all we need to understand what causation is and how it relates to a personal injury case. If there is an accident it is the job of your Syracuse personal injury attorney to "connect" your injury to the accident. It might seem like an easy thing to do but the insurance company’s attorney is going to work to prove your injury is from a previous injury...

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Personal Injury Settlement Conference: What to Expect

Your Personal Injury Settlement Conference If you have a case that is going to court soon, it is more than likely that you will have to go through a personal injury settlement conference. In fact, most of the time courts will order both parties to meet and make some effort to settle a case in a settlement conference before they come to a trial. Most of the cases that go through a litigation process will settle, statistically,...

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Recorded Statements & Medical Records Release

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Should I Give the Insurance Company a Recorded Statement or Medical Records Release After an Accident? We have a lot of people call our personal injury lawyers at McMahon, Kublick, & Smith PC when they are involved in an accident. More often than not, one of the questions that comes up is when the insurance company of the other driver that caused an accident is requesting they give a "recorded statement" about the accident and their...

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Understanding Damages in Your Personal Injury Case

When it comes to New York personal injury law and understanding damages in your personal injury case, there are numerous unfamiliar terms used in the countless legal and medical documents in a personal injury case that can seem overwhelming to just about anyone. One area that can be confusing for many personal injury law clients is the compensation they are entitled to after they have been injured due to the negligence and conduct of someone else....

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Eight Common Personal Injury Claim Myths

The personal injury attorneys and staff at McMahon, Kublick & Smith have spoken with thousands of New Yorker's about personal injury claims over the years. It is unfortunate, but many people are reluctant to contact an attorney. Here are eight common personal injury claim myths that many people believe to be true, but are not. If personal injury victims don’t take full advantage of their legal rights, they are really walking away from the aid and...

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