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Useful tips for talking to your kids about back-to-school safety.

As we approach the beginning of a new school year, it’s easy to get caught up in all the things that you need to do. New clothes and school supplies are important, but even more important is having a talk about safety. I often write about safety, because as a member of the Putnam County…

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Woman with neck injury

Don’t ignore injuries from a “fender-bender”

Most of us know the term “fender-bender,” and many of us have been in one ourselves. The term seems accurate, since on the surface it seems like the only damage from the accident is a small dent. In the 40 years I’ve been helping injured people, I have all too often seen people lose their…

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Woman wearing a cast, getting into a car.

Preexisting injuries don’t automatically dismiss your accident claim

If you are involved in a car crash and are injured, you may believe that a preexisting injury or health condition means you are not entitled to receive compensation. Insurance companies will often claim that your pain and suffering was due to a preexisting condition in an attempt to avoid paying you fair compensation. It’s…

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Pedestrian accidents, are you covered?

We often see or hear about car crashes in the news, and we all know someone who has been involved in a crash, but you rarely hear about a pedestrian accident. Nevertheless, they are probably more frequent than you think, approximately 15,000 pedestrians in New York are injured each year in motor vehicle related accidents.…

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Drone related injuries are becoming more common

In 2015 a drone accidentally crash landed on the White House lawn as a drunken operator lost control of the unit. Drone injuries these days are becoming more common, here are some of the more noted accidents which occurred in 2016/17: A small drone crashed outside a hospital building at the Northern Westchester Hospital Center…

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An injury at a Black Friday sale may entitle you to more than a discount

The holiday season is a wonderful time to break the routine of our daily lives and enjoy time with our families. With Thanksgiving behind us, we are now looking forward to Christmas and the New Year. Tradition has it that Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. It…

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Gym waivers don’t always prevent you from seeking compensation for your injury

Keeping fit is very important for your health, and as a result 52.9 million Americans are gym members (according to the latest IHRSA annual report) The benefits of working out are well known, however there is also a high risk of injury . People may be out of shape or careless when working out, not…

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Dash cams: the perfect eye witness

Many people associate dashboard cameras with the police. Police departments across the nation have adopted dash cams as a way to protect both the officer and the public. What some people don’t know is that this technology has been falling in price and has reached the point where many private citizens are installing them in…

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Picture of a biker holding a helmet in front of an open road.

Helmets protect you and your compensation

One of the best things about riding a motorcycle is the feeling of being free and unrestricted. Some riders feel that a helmet takes away that feeling, and therefore avoid wearing one. Even on short trips around your neighborhood, it’s illegal to ride without a helmet in New York State, and even more important than…

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Who is responsible for firework injuries?

For most Americans, the Fourth of July is one of the best days of the year. It has become synonymous with fireworks, barbecue and having fun with family and friends. This post isn’t another safety lecture, because I know you’ve heard the warnings, maybe so often you’ve become immune. I just want to provide some…

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