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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/Under-insured Motorist (SUM) bill into law, also known as the NYS “Driver and Family Protection Act.” This new legislation helps to protect drivers across New York State involved in automobile accidents with under-insured 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 when 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 invariably mean more drunk drivers on the road. This of course leads to more car accidents and more people injured in accidents. Our personal injury and car accident team knows all to well that many people don’t take motor...

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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. Insurance coverage and liability can be a complex area to navigate, but having some idea of the basic principles involved can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your accident injury, medical expenses, and other loss. Insurance companies...

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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 motor vehicle accidents is in some way weather related. Inclement weather affects your stopping distance, your visibility, and your safety. In Syracuse the our accident injury attorneys have had many car accident cases where proper measures were not taken in bad weather which subsequently resulted in accidents and serious injuries. When visibility is low as when driving through rain,...

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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, the medical bills can start to pile up quickly. A car accident alone is stressful but 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 seeking a knowledgeable,...

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

Multi-vehicle Accident - Syracuse, NY

Who is to Blame in a Chain Reaction Car Accident? 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 accident. 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...

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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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Car Accidents: Reduced Visibility – Liability

Syracuse Car Accident Lawyers Bad Weather Liability

Reduced Visibility is Regularly Responsible for Car Accidents and Crashes Over the past ten years, data has been collected that shows that one in every five accidents is weather related. Inclement weather affect your stopping distance,you’re your visibility. In Syracuse the attorneys at McMahon, Kublick & Smith have had many car accident cases where proper measures were not taken in bad weather that resulted in a accident. When visibility is low like when driving through rain,...

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Should You Appeal a Workers’ Compensation Denial? Five Important Steps to Preserve Your Claim

Preserving Your Workers' Compensation Claim If you have filed a workers’ compensation claim and have had it denied by the insurance company, it might be frustrating enough to make you want to give up. There are steps you can take to help maintain your claim. Our workers’ compensation attorneys at McMahon, Kublick & Smith in Syracuse, NY offer some important steps to follow to keep your claim open. Determine the Reasons for Your Denial You need to discover...

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Signs of Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

As we get older, there may come a time when our loved ones may need more care than we can give and they may need to go into a nursing home facility for long-term care. We put our loved one there trusting that the facility’s staff is competent, accountable, and caring. However, elder abuse and nursing home neglect can occur. At McMahon, Kublick & Smith, we would like to take a moment to help you understand...

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