How New York's Seatbelt Law Affects Your Personal Injury Claim The simplest way to ensure your safety when in a motor vehicle is by wearing a seatbelt. No matter if you are running a few errands close by or traveling out of town, car accidents can and do happen when you least expect it. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the most fatal accidents happen at speeds less than 40 mph and
Serious Injuries From Falling Down Stairs Falling downstairs can be utterly terrifying and result in significant and life-changing injuries for the victim. Falling downstairs happens in the blink of an eye and often there is no way to prevent or stop the fall. A respected medical journal called, the American Journal of Emergency Medicine reported that at least one million people annually become injured in stairway and stairwells falls every year in the United States.
Bald Tires Accidents If you are driving on bald tires and lose control of the vehicle and have an accident that causes injuries, it is possible you could be found at fault and liable for the injuries suffered. You might be thinking if my tire blows and I have an accident, wouldn’t it be an “act of God” and I wouldn’t be held responsible? The truth is it depends on whether you were negligent, in
Truck Accidents With Bald Tires Any vehicle on the road with bald tires is at risk for a blowout and that can lead to serious motor vehicle accidents. A good rule of thumb is to see if your tires are considered bald is to look at the tread grooves. If the tread depth is 2/32 of an inch deep or less, you need to replace your tires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did a
Have you ever thought about how important the tires on your car actually are? When you stop to think about it, they are the only thing on your car that actually touches the road. And if it is raining or snowing, or there is black ice on the road, or any number of other hazards, bald tires are definitely something you don't want on your car. Nor do you want tires that are underinflated. Underinflated
Beware These 5 Tricks Insurance Companies Play If you have ever been in a fender bender accident, probably one of the first things you did was call your insurance company. This is fine when dealing with a fender bender but when there are serious injuries you need to realize that you should not trust the insurance companies. So consider these five insurance company tricks and remember them if you are ever in a serious accident
CAR ACCIDENTS AND PERSONAL INJURY: ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL. One of the most dangerous aspects of driving on any road in Syracuse and Central New York, whether it is Erie Boulevard or I-81 is sleep-deprived or overtired drivers. This applies not only to passenger cars, but also tractor trailers and buses. How many stories have we seen in the news recently about accidents closing down portions of Interstate 81 or even Onondaga Lake Parkway? Being