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Comparative Negligence: Their Fault, Your Fault

Comparative Negligence: What happens when they try to blame you for your injury?

In New York State, an accident victim may receive less than 100% of their damages, even if they “win” their case. That is because New York State law allows for a defense called “comparative negligence.” What is Comparative Negligence? New York State is a pure comparative negligence state. That means that if both the plaintiff…

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No Fault Insurance

What Does “No Fault” Really Mean for Accident Victims?

Most New York drivers have probably heard the term “no fault” at some point, but based on the calls I receive to my office, I know that this is a term that has led to a lot of confusion.  Here are a few of the common questions I have received. What is no fault? Personal…

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Distracted Walking

Pokémon: Staying safe and avoiding distraction.

It seems everyone has heard of Pokémon Go, and although I have never played the game myself, I am concerned about what it means for the safety of our community. For those who have not heard, this is a smartphone game which uses the phone’s camera and GPS to allow players to search the real…

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Motorcycle Safety Month

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – Share the Road

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and as a rider myself, I take motorcycle safety very seriously.  I want to take this opportunity to share some information on motorcycle safety and encourage all drivers and motorcyclists to share the road with each other. In 2014, 4,586 motorcyclists were killed in traffic crashes and 88,000 motorcyclists…

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Witness an accident

What to do if you witness an accident

We hear a lot about what to do in case you’re in an accident and of course tips on how to do your best to avoid accidents. I’d like to share a few important things with you about what to do if you witness an accident and are the first to arrive on the scene…

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Shot glass and car keys

Staying safe on the road this holiday season

Along with the joy and excitement of the holiday season, we are also faced with the potential for icy roads, increased traffic, an increase in inexperienced teen drivers on the road during school vacation and out-of-towners visiting relatives that may not be familiar with the local roads. These factors can lead to an increase in…

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