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

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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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Discover 5 Things Insurance Companies Hide From You

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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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Car Accidents: Reduced Visibility – Liability

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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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Slip and Fall Accident Injuries

One personal injury type case is called ‘slip and fall.’ It usually occurs when a business owner is negligent in maintaining their property. Slips and falls may occur because of a temporary condition such as a wet floor, or it could be something more permanent such as severe cracks or upheaval in a walkway or sidewalk. If a tenant or visitor to the business suffers a serious or life-changing injury, the property owner or management company...

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Five Objections To Hiring A Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyer

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Objections to Hiring a Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyer Answered When you are involved in an accident, suddenly there are a lot of things to worry about. There is the loss of your automobile, bills, ongoing medical treatment, and more. It is always best to get sound legal advice, but above all you should feel 100% comfortable hiring an attorney. We asked our own clients to tell us what objections they had before they hired us to...

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Why Healthcare Workers Face Higher Injury Risks

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Have you ever wondered why healthcare workers face higher injury risks? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the healthcare industry employs more than 18 million workers in the US. Out of these workers, over 80% of them are women. The healthcare industry is a very important job in our society and with that, those that work in healthcare also face a higher risk of non-fatal injury and illnesses compared to other...

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