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Causation In Personal Injury Cases | Syracuse, New York Law Firm

What is Causation and What Does It Mean? First of all we need to understand what causation is and how it relates to a personal injury case. If there is an accident it is the job of your Syracuse personal injury attorney to "connect" your injury to the accident. It might seem like an easy thing to do but the insurance company’s attorney is going to work to prove your injury is from a previous injury...

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Personal Injury Settlement Conference: What to Expect

Your Personal Injury Settlement Conference If you have a case that is going to court soon, it is more than likely that you will have to go through a personal injury settlement conference. In fact, most of the time courts will order both parties to meet and make some effort to settle a case in a settlement conference before they come to a trial. Most of the cases that go through a litigation process will settle, statistically,...

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Recorded Statements & Medical Records Release

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Should I Give the Insurance Company a Recorded Statement or Medical Records Release After an Accident? We have a lot of people call our personal injury lawyers at McMahon, Kublick, & Smith PC when they are involved in an accident. More often than not, one of the questions that comes up is when the insurance company of the other driver that caused an accident is requesting they give a "recorded statement" about the accident and their...

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Motorcycle Accident Injuries – Liability & Compensation

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When a motorcyclist take to the road they are at more risk for bodily injury, resulting in serious or fatal motorcycle accident injuries. Motorcycles don’t offer any protection like you would have in a vehicle like steel frame surrounding you. All they have is their helmet which really gives them very little protection. Of all the accidents that can occur between a motorcycle and another vehicle, having one where a rider gets rear-ended can be...

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Understanding Damages in Your Personal Injury Case

When it comes to New York personal injury law and understanding damages in your personal injury case, there are numerous unfamiliar terms used in the countless legal and medical documents in a personal injury case that can seem overwhelming to just about anyone. One area that can be confusing for many personal injury law clients is the compensation they are entitled to after they have been injured due to the negligence and conduct of someone else....

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Failure to Yield Car Accidents

Let us think hypothetically for a moment. If you were driving down the highway at a normal speed with both of your hands on the wheel and you had you are giving your full attention to the road. Then suddenly, another vehicle maneuvers out in front of you. You didn’t have the opportunity to make any sort of maneuver to evade and you end up slamming into the back of their vehicle. This would certainly be...

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Drunk Driving Remains a Major Road Safety Issue

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Drunk Driving and Car Accident Fatalities It is an alarming statistic the number of automobile accidents that happen yearly in the United State. Approximately six million car accidents occur every year, leaving an estimated 2.3 million people injured with over 30,000 road fatalities. Drunk driving is a huge contributor to these statistics. Over the years there has been major improvement in proactive education and enforcement however, alcohol impairment is still a factor in about one out...

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SUV’s Aren’t Any Safer Than Cars

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SUVs Are Not Any Safer Than Regular Cars If you drive around Syracuse or any other area, you have no doubt noticed the large number of large SUVs, Suburbans, GMCs, Hummers, Escalades,  and any number of other large SUV models that are very popular in our country. With falling gas prices there has been a renewed interest in these large, often 4-wheel-drive vehicles. We have all heard at one point or another that the reason some...

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Eight Common Personal Injury Claim Myths

The personal injury attorneys and staff at McMahon, Kublick & Smith have spoken with thousands of New Yorker's about personal injury claims over the years. It is unfortunate, but many people are reluctant to contact an attorney. Here are eight common personal injury claim myths that many people believe to be true, but are not. If personal injury victims don’t take full advantage of their legal rights, they are really walking away from the aid and...

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Distracted Driving Car Accidents: Tips for Safer Driving

Tips for Safer Driving When it comes to distracted driving car accidents, it pays to remember what happened when we took drivers' education classes in school. We where told by instructions to adjust the radio and get the temperature adjusted before driving. For many of us we are guilty of switching stations or changing the temperature while driving. However, go back to the basics and get it all adjusted before putting the car in drive is...

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