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4 Major Myths About Syracuse Car Accident Settlements

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4 Major Myths About Syracuse Car Accident Settlements Anytime you are in an auto accident is can seem overwhelming. After the accident, you may have doubts as to how you should protect yourself or even what rights you may have. To help remove some of the confusion we have listed a few of the myths when it comes to auto accidents in the Syracuse, NY area. Myth 1: Accident Lawyers Are Too Expensive Way too often victims in...

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Syracuse Bicycle Accident Injuries Can Last a Lifetime

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Bicycle Accident Injuries Can Be Severe Unfortunately, car accidents in Syracuse and Central New York happen far too frequently, and over the last couple of years, they have increased. If you look beyond just the increase of vehicles on the road, several other reasons have contributed to these accidents. Bicycle accident injuries that occur in the United States alone cause over 2% of road accident-related deaths. Injuries from Bicycle Accidents If we look back to 2006, there were...

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Slip & Fall Accidents – Who has the Blame

Slip & Fall Accidents - Premises Liability in New York State In New York State, slip and fall accidents are a common type of accident injury associated with premises liability. Slip and fall injuries can range from just minor bruising and abrasions to very serious head injuries and even death. When a slip and fall accident happens in a public place or on someone else’s property, it is up to the injured victim to prove the...

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What is Contributory Negligence in New York State?

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Contributory Negligence in New York Accident Injury Cases This is a topic that has a lot in interest in regards to accident and personal injury law. When there is a car accident or construction accident, or other type of personal injury case in New York State, the big question that looms over the entire matter is "who is at fault?" But what if the judge or jury determine that both parties are to blame in the...

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Work Zone Safety Awareness: What You Need to Know

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In 2015 the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that there were 135 construction workers that were killed due to roadway accidents. Drivers need to be aware and more cautious when driving through construction areas. Distracted drivers are over thirty times more likely to be responsible for causing an accident in work zone than non-distracted drivers. Distracted Driving and Work Zones Most of have heard and know that distracted driving is a serious problem. It can be particularly...

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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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