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Who Is At Fault in a ‘Chain Reaction’ Car Accident?

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Who is to Blame in a Chain Reaction Car Accident? Syracuse Car Accident Lawyer, Jan Kublick, explains some of the many issues that may arise when it comes to establishing fault in a Syracuse car accident cases involving a chain reaction accident. What is a chain reaction accident? A chain reaction car accident happens when three or more vehicles hit one another in a series of rear-end accidents that is caused by the force generated by the first...

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What Not To Do After A Car Accident

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Nobody starts the day planning to get into a car accident. Accidents are called that for a reason, because they are always unexpected. Being prepared and knowing what to do after a car accident is very important, and so is knowing what not to do. Here are something you should never do if you have or are involved in a car accident. Do Not Get Angry Car accidents can be frustrating, therefore it is so important to...

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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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Should You Appeal a Workers’ Compensation Denial? Five Important Steps to Preserve Your Claim

Preserving Your Workers' Compensation Claim If you have filed a workers’ compensation claim and have had it denied by the insurance company, it might be frustrating enough to make you want to give up. There are steps you can take to help maintain your claim. Our workers’ compensation attorneys at McMahon, Kublick & Smith in Syracuse, NY offer some important steps to follow to keep your claim open. Determine the Reasons for Your Denial You need to discover...

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Signs of Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

As we get older, there may come a time when our loved ones may need more care than we can give and they may need to go into a nursing home facility for long-term care. We put our loved one there trusting that the facility’s staff is competent, accountable, and caring. However, elder abuse and nursing home neglect can occur. At McMahon, Kublick & Smith, we would like to take a moment to help you understand...

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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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Can Backup Cameras Prevent Car Crashes?

Do Car Backup Cameras Make a Difference? Today car backup cameras are on many cars that are on the streets everyday. They assist with pulling out of parking spots more safe and easy. It is believed that these devices can prevent car accidents, however research has shown that accidents with passenger cars and commercial trucks that have backup cameras still happen (all too frequently). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as of May 2018...

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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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Neurological Issues From a Car Accident

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Head Injuries and Car Accidents in Syracuse Minor accidents can still jerk you around enough to cause neurological issues from a car accident. This often can also be serious enough that you can suffer debilitating effects. There are various types of neurological issues that can be caused from a motor vehicle accident. There is also three ways nerves can get seriously damaged which are: stretching, pressure, and severing of the nerve. Some of the ways in...

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