12 02, 2020

Filing a Personal Injury Suit in New York

2020-04-21T14:05:05-04:00Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyers|

Do I Really Need a Personal Injury Lawyer? One of the most common questions new or potential clients ask is "Do I actually need a personal injury lawyer to help me with my claim?" The bottom line is that by not having experienced personal injury legal representation can actually hurt you and your loved ones in the long run. In circumstances where your insurance claim has been denied or where an adequate settlement cannot be

3 01, 2020

CBD Oils and Workers Compensation

2020-01-15T12:32:56-05:00Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyers, Workers' Compensation New York|

Can the Use of CBD Oils Jeopardize Your Workers’ Compensation? Recently CBD has shown up in the health industry news and medical journals. Known as Cannabidiol, CBD has been touted as a natural and safe alternative to treat chronic pain and other health conditions. While millions of people have ordered this product from local health and wellness stores, there is still a lot that needs to be uncovered about the benefits of this substance. In

15 10, 2018

Facebook Can Destroy Your Personal Injury Claim

2018-10-15T09:32:17-04:00personal injury, Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyers|

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

5 04, 2018

Four Signs of Distracted Driving

2018-04-05T09:03:57-04:00Syracuse Car Accident Lawyers, Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyers|

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

13 02, 2018

5 Top Tips to Stay Focused While Driving

2018-02-13T09:33:41-05:00Syracuse Car Accident Lawyers, Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyers|

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

31 01, 2018

Steps to Avoiding Truck Accidents

2018-01-31T14:18:13-05:00Syracuse Car Accident Lawyers, Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyers|

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

3 01, 2018

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

2018-01-03T14:32:01-05:00Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyers|

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

27 10, 2017

Discover 5 Things Insurance Companies Hide From You

2017-10-27T15:16:46-04:00Syracuse Car Accident Lawyers, Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyers|

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

12 07, 2017

Car Accidents: Reduced Visibility – Liability

2017-07-12T15:18:28-04:00Syracuse Car Accident Lawyers, Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyers|

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

3 06, 2017

Slip and Fall Accident Injuries

2017-06-03T13:01:40-04:00Syracuse Personal Injury Lawyers, Syracuse Slip Fall Lawyers|

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