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3 issues that you may encounter with a no-fault claim

Getting into a car accident is a nightmare in and of itself, but the insurance negotiations that follow can be yet another source of stress. Your insurance company should be helping you recover from the accident, but it can often feel as though the company is an adversary rather than an ally. This is especially true in cases where you must file a no-fault claim in order to collect damages from the accident.

Be aware of your slip-and-fall risks this winter

Winters in New York can be brutal, to say the least. Whether you get to your destination by driving or walking, you might face a serious fall once the temperatures drop. Wet floors and icy pavement can be expected this season, but it is frightening to realize falls often occur when you least expect them. Therefore, it is important to be prepared for a fall and know your risks before you slip.

When accidents cause traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury ranks among the more serious consequences that may result from an accident such as a car crash or a fall. A strong impact to the head, even in the absence of a penetrating wound or skull fracture, can cause damage to the brain. In a car accident, the abrupt stop while traveling fast can generate trauma even in the absence of a specific impact to the head.

Why seniors are more likely to slip and fall

If you identify as a senior, you have a higher chance of suffering injury because of a slip-and-fall accident than the rest of the general population. In fact, falls are the single biggest reason seniors go to the hospital each year, and also reports that falls are the leading cause of injury and death among people within your age group.

New York's "serious injury" threshold for no-fault car accidents

New York is one of many states with no-fault insurance laws. These regulations mean you first seek compensation from your own insurance for medical expenses and lost income, unless you sustain a “serious injury.” If your injury passes a certain threshold, you can file a lawsuit or liability claim against the negligent driver.

3 important steps in filing a workers’ compensation claim

Workers who suffer injuries on the job may be hesitant to file a claim against their employers, whether because they think their injuries are not compensable or they fear retaliation from the company. On the other hand, there are those who want their financial awards right away and file without preparation.

The underestimated dangers of drowsy driving

While the majority of people know that extreme sleep deprivation can make driving unsafe, most still do not consider drowsiness to be a major problem. People who are vigilant about not getting behind the wheel after even one drink often think nothing of setting out when feeling a bit sleepy.