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Tips for Driving Safely This Winter

Winter Driving in Syracuse & CNY

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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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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When An Uninsured Or Underinsured Motorist Caused Your Accident

It can be very difficult to cope with injuries or the death of a family member as a result of a car accident. Coping with the situation only gets worse when you discover the negligence of the individual that caused the crash doesn’t have enough insurance to cover your losses. This is a difficult situation but there is some good news, as your own car insurance will cover your expenses and other losses. Your Insurer May...

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Rear End Truck Accidents: What You Need to Know

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Rear End Truck Accidents: What You Need to Know When a rear-end collision happens it usually causes damage to vehicles and it can endanger the passengers inside of them. The damage and chance for serious injuries are even more likely to skyrocket when the rear-ending vehicle is a large truck that can weigh several tons. When a person is the victim of an accident caused by a rear-ending large truck, the medical costs, vehicle repair, and...

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The Hazards of Summer Driving

Who doesn’t love taking a drive on a beautiful summer day. But summer driving does have its challenges that motorists need to be cautious about when driving on highways as well as in neighborhood streets. The potential for serious motor vehicle accidents goes up drastically during these summer months. Beautiful, sunny weather conditions cause too many motorists to throw caution to the wind and make careless driving decisions such as speeding, or not paying close...

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Four Signs of Distracted Driving

Let's face it. The highways, roads and streets of Syracuse and Central New York can be dangerous places, regardless of the time of day. You could be sharing the road with drivers that are drunk, angry, distracted, or otherwise "under the influence." While it might not be clear what type of driver is in the lane next to you, there are some indicators that can clue you in. The bottom line is that "forewarned is forearmed,"...

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5 Top Tips to Stay Focused While Driving

When it comes to driving our car, it's not something we usually think a lot about. We just hop into our cars and drive. It's second nature. But there is a lot more to driving than meets the eye. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving claimed over 3,477 lives last year. Distracted diving continues to be an extremely dangerous activity. And of course distracted driving means that the driver is...

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Steps to Avoiding 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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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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