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Motorcycle Accidents: Watch Out for the Other Guy

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Tips for Motorcycle Safety on the Road As we get into the summer months it is the perfect time to jump on your bike but whether you are a seasoned rider or just a rookie, there are important safety precautions you need to take if you don't want to end up seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. Wear a Motorcycle Helmet The one piece of equipment every rider needs even on short trips is a helmet. According to...

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Can You Get Compensation if an Accident Makes Your Pre-existing Condition Worse?

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Maybe you have been suffering from the discomfort from severe arthritis, an old back injury or any number of other possible conditions. Your doctor may have told you that down the road surgery would be needed but right now there is no need to rush into it. Now you find yourself hurt in an auto accident. While you recover from your recent injuries you find the pain from your previous condition is now unbearable and you...

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Should I Accept a Settlement Offer from the Insurance Company?

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After a motor vehicle accident, you will probably be concentrating on healing from your injuries. The negligent driver’s insurance company will reach out to you at some point to take your statement and discuss the details of the accident and often at some point offer you a settlement check. Before that happens, you should speak to a personal injury attorney like McMahon Kublick, PC in Syracuse, New York. What to do About a Settlement Offer After a...

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Workers Compensation: Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

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Many people filing New York Worker's Compensation claims think that they can find their own way through the claims process and deal with any issues that may arise without getting a lawyer specializing in workers compensation law involved in their case. Unfortunately in New York State, that is about as far from the truth as you can get. In a 2009 article in the New York Times, the New York State Workers' Compensation system was characterized...

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Workers Compensation: Report Your Injury Immediately

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Report and File Your Workers Compensation Claim Right Away At McMahon, Kublick & Smith, we cannot stress enough the importance of reporting a workplace injury to your immediate supervisor or manager as soon as it happens. The next thing you should immediately do is file the appropriate paperwork with the New York State Workers Compensation Board. We hear from new clients all the time that they did not file a workers compensation claim or report their injury...

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ERISA Disability Claims & Denial of Benefits

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ERISA Disability Claims & Denial of Benefits In 1974, the US Congress passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in order to protect employee pensions, investments, and benefits. Originally conceived with protecting employee workplace rights, it has mushroomed into a much more complex law that at the end of the day favors employers more than employees. Navigating ERISA benefits claims and denial of benefits requires the help of an experienced workplace injury and benefits lawyer...

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What Is The Most Common Workers Compensation Injury

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What are the Most Common Injuries for Worker's Compensation Claims? Would you believe the answer is simple overexertion? Overexertion can present itself in virtually any kind of job, including white collar office jobs, building trades, warehouse and delivery jobs, auto repair shops, you name it. But some jobs carry a high risk of injury than others. What is overexertion? Simply, it is when your regular physical activity goes above and beyond your body's normative capabilities or when...

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Tips for Driving Safely This Winter

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Winter has definitely arrived in Syracuse and Central New York, with snow and ice having already begun. Driving in bad weather is always a challenge when there is snow and ice on the roadways. All to often drivers forget to use extra caution and sometimes drivers are not prepared or accustomed to these types of road conditions. Weather related crashes can be particularly stressful around the holiday season. If you look back at 2012, bad...

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Facebook Can Destroy Your Personal Injury Claim

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Social Media Can Hurt Your New York Personal Injury Claim. Today people are connecting in so many ways thanks to social media. These social media sites like Facebook can be accessed over the internet by virtually anyone. Defendants and their attorneys will search for information on your Facebook page to hurt your personal injury claim. If you have been involved in a car accident in Syracuse, New York or surrounding areas and file a personal injury claim,...

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Some Common Factors in an Auto Accident Case

An auto accident can be a difficult situation to go through. In an instant, your world can be turned upside down. Most individuals don’t know what to do when they are involved in an automobile accident, nor what to look for. Here is a list of a few common factors that are very important when dealing with an auto accident. Who is at Fault? This is one of the most important factors in an accident claim. It...

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