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November 2016 Archives

General Motors gets extra time to complete airbag recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that it's giving General Motors Company extra time to complete its recall on numerous vehicles. The vehicles have defective Takata airbags inside them, which are at risk of exploding and shooting hot and potentially fatal metal shrapnel at drivers and passengers.

3 tips for staying safe on the job during the winter months

Winter can be a dangerous time for workers who perform their jobs outside. Construction jobs are particularly dangerous due to cold winds, dropping temperatures, snow and ice. Here are some tips for staying safe on the job and taking steps to prevent accidents.

Tragic pedestrian crash kills 13-year-old

Two 13-year-old girls were struck by a motor vehicle in Queens late last month. Both of the girls were walking to their high school not far away at approximately 7 a.m., when the accident occurred in Ozone Park. Tragically, one of the girls died and one was seriously injured as a result of the collision.

What happens if I am hit by an uninsured motorist?

While having car insurance is a requirement in every state, some people still do not have coverage. If you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, you may be wondering what your options are to cover the cost of repairs to your damaged vehicle and any medical expenses incurred.

Protecting yourself as a driver in New York is tricky business

For those who have been involved in an automobile accident, proceeding without the guidance of an attorney can be difficult. On the one hand, failing to properly report a claim in the required timeframe after an accident may invalidate your insurance coverage. On the other hand, anything you say when reporting the claim to insurers, law enforcement, or other involved parties may follow you to the courtroom if the incident leads to litigation.

Tragic accident leaves 8-month-old baby dead

A mother in Queens, New York, was walking with her baby in a stroller last Friday evening when the stroller was struck by a car. The woman had stopped her stroller to bend down and adjust her 8-month-old son's blanket, when a white van suddenly backed toward them out of a driveway at approximately 10:15 a.m.