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Brain Injury After a Manhattan Car Accident

Posted on March 7, 2019 in
When people think of injuries caused by a car accident, whiplash and broken bones may come to mind. Many people are not aware that the impact of a crash can result in a blow to the head, causing a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI is often a hidden injury in a car accident. A person may feel fine following an accident. Little do they know that the symptoms may not present themselves until weeks or even months later. However, if they seek medical help right away after an...
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Repairing Your Car After an Accident

Posted on March 5, 2019 in
A car accident can cause a lot of damage. Once you have recovered from your injuries, you may be wondering how you will get your car repaired. If your car is totaled, you may be worried if you still owe money on the car, as automobiles depreciate rapidly. Will you be compensated for your damaged vehicle? If so, how much will the insurance company pay? The law varies from state to state. As an example, 12 states have a no-fault insurance law. New York is one of them. This...
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Car Accidents While Merging in Manhattan

Posted on March 3, 2019 in
Due to the fact that merging onto busy and congested highways in Manhattan can be challenging, Manhattan car accidents as the result of merging improperly are not that uncommon. Merging safely requires the complete attention of the auto operator, and unfortunately, many drivers are distracted while driving upon the City’s roadways. It is important to keep in mind that New York is a pure comparative negligence state, so even if both you and the other driver that hit you each bear some responsibility for the happening of the accident,...
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Manhattan Insurance Companies and Bad Faith

Posted on February 28, 2019 in
Many New Yorkers use taxis and public transportation to get around because the cost of car ownership is astronomical. Insurance alone can be pricey. The average New Yorker pays $1,234.84 per year for car insurance, which is more than the national average of $889.01. For those who do own vehicles, they may be surprised by how they are treated by their insurance company in the event of a car accident. Given that they pay so much for insurance, they likely expect to be treated fairly; however, this is not...
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Economic, Non-Economic, and Punitive Damages

Posted on February 26, 2019 in
A serious car accident can cause difficulties for the victims. Your car may be totaled. You may have serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment. You may be forced to miss weeks or even months of work. You may be unable to care for your kids or perform daily tasks. You may have to miss out on the hobbies you once loved. Your relationship with your spouse and other family members may suffer. When you think of damages, you may think of medical bills and property damage, but there...
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Should I Settle My Manhattan Car Accident Case or Go to Trial?

Posted on February 24, 2019 in
Once a Manhattan car accident victim decides to seek recourse against the driver of the at-fault vehicle in the accident, one of the things they will invariably ask is, “Am I better off settling my auto accident case or should I take it to trial?” The answer to this question is one that no one really wants to hear, but the answer is – it depends. And furthermore, this is something one will want to discuss with their personal injury attorney. The reality is that most car accident cases...
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