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5 Top Tips to Stay Focused While Driving

For most drivers it has become a common ability to drive; we just hop into our cars and drive. There is a lot more to driving than what meets the eye. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving claimed approximately 3,477 lives last year. Distracted diving continues to be a dangerous activity, especially if the driver fails to pay close attention to their surroundings. Just think about how difficult it is to...

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Tips to Avoid a Truck Accidents

The statistics for crash fatalities that involve big trucks and automobiles are startling. One in ten of all highway deaths are related to big trucks, and the numbers of auto accident injuries that are a result are just as surprising. Those numbers might not be as high when you look at overall car crash deaths, but when trucks are involved in an accident, then almost 70% of fatalities are occupants in a passenger vehicle. There are...

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Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs “Driver and Family Protection Act” Into Law

SUM Auto Insurance

Recently the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, signed the Supplementary Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (SUM) bill into law. Some may now it as “Driver and Family Protection Act.” This new legislation helps to protect drivers across New York State involved in automobile accidents with underinsured or uninsured drivers. It will help by requiring insurance companies to inform customers about SUM insurance, and provide a waiver opt-out form for all new policies to inform them that the SUM...

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Drunk Driving & The Holidays: How To Stay Safe

Drunk Driving Holidays

The holidays are upon us and it’s that time of year we enjoy getting together with family and friends, but it’s never a good time of year to get into a car accident. The holidays usually mean more drunk drivers on the road. This of course leads to more car accidents and more people injured in accidents. Personal injury lawyers like those at McMahon, Kublick & Smith, PC, know all to well that many people...

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Discover 5 Things Insurance Companies Hide From You

Insurance Claims - Personal Injury Attorney

If you are dealing with a personal injury claim from a car accident, it is inevitable that you will have to deal with an insurance company that represents an individual or other party responsible for the accident. The insurance world is a complex one, but having some idea of the basic principles can help you receive the most you can from your incident. Insurance companies do everything they can to tell us that they are looking...

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Reduced Visibility Regularly Responsible for Motor Vehicle Crashes

Visibility Car Accident - Syracuse, New York

Over the past ten years, data has been collected that shows that one in every five accidents is weather related. Inclement weather affects your stopping distance, your visibility. In Syracuse the attorneys at McMahon, Kublick & Smith, P.C. have had many car accident cases where proper measures were not taken in bad weather resulting in a accident. When visibility is low as when driving through rain, snow, fog or even in windy conditions it is...

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Medical Expenses After An Accident

Medical Expenses - Auto Accident CNY

A Personal Injury Lawyer in Syracuse Explains Who Pays For Medical Bills After A Car Accident When you are involved in a car accident and suffer injuries. You will acquire medical bills for the immediate medical attention you have. A car accident alone is stressful and if you suffer injuries on top of that and add in dealing with insurance companies and filing a personal injury claim, it can often seem very overwhelming. This is why...

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Who Is At Fault in a ‘Chain Reaction’ Car Accident?

Multi-vehicle Accident - Syracuse, NY

Syracuse Car Accident Lawyer, Jan Kublick, explains some of the many issues that may arise when it comes to establishing fault in a Syracuse car accident cases involving a chain reaction accidents. What is a chain reaction accident? A chain reaction car accident happens when three or more vehicles hit one another in a series of rear-end accidents that is caused by the force generated by the first collision. Chain reaction accidents account for over 15%...

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What Not To Do After A Car Accident

Car Accident Attornys - Syracuse, NY

Nobody starts the day planning to get into a car accident. Accidents are called that for a reason, because they are always unexpected. Being prepared and knowing what to do after a car accident is very important, and so is knowing what not to do. Here are something you should never do if you have or are involved in a car accident. Do Not Get Angry Car accidents can be frustrating, therefore it is so important to...

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Chain Reaction Car Accidents: Determining Fault

Chain Reaction Car Accident Attorneys Syracuse NY

Who Is At Fault in a ‘Chain Reaction’ Car Accident? From the perspective of accident victims, there are many issues that may arise when it comes to establishing fault in a car accident cases involving chain reaction accidents. What is a chain reaction accident? A chain reaction car accident happens when three or more vehicles hit one another in a series of rear-end accidents that is caused by the force generated by the first collision. Chain reaction...

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