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What If No One Witnessed Your Workplace Injury?

Workers' Compensation Injury - Syracuse, NY

Most injuries that happen in the workplace happen most often when someone else is around. They can be a witness to the incident and provide supporting documentation. But, what do you do when you are injured and there isn’t anyone around to help back up your claim? It is unfortunate, but many work injury claims that have not been witnessed by another are often denied, at least a first. There are three steps you can take...

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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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Motorcycle Safety Tips Not to Be Overlooked

Motorcycle Safety

Maybe you’ve bought your first new bike or perhaps you’re a seasoned rider and now you are ready to hit the open road. Before you do, there are a few things you should consider to ensure a safe motorcycle experience. Motorcycle operators can easily forget about important safety precautions and if you fall and sustain injuries due to your own fault, it can be a hard fight for you when filing an injury claim with...

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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

SUM Auto Insurance

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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Drunk Driving & The Holidays: How To Stay Safe

Drunk Driving Holidays

The holidays are upon us and it’s that time of year when we enjoy getting together with family and friends. But it’s never a good time of year to get into a car accident. The holidays invariably mean more drunk drivers on the road. This of course leads to more car accidents and more people injured in accidents. Our personal injury and car accident team knows all to well that many people don’t take motor...

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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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