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December 2015 Archives

Defending insurers after a truck accident

When a truck is involved in an accident on the New York roadways, the other driver can be quick to file suit against the driver and the company. As a result, insurance companies could be facing serious financial consequences. Truck insurance policies have high limits and those filing suit against them will do everything in their power to get the maximum amount of damages. This can cause major difficulties for insurers.

Car insurance policies and defending against them

When a motorist is involved in a car accident, one of their first thoughts is to contact their insurance company. Because of the large number of accidents in New York, insurance companies are at risk for losing their financial stability. Being knowledgeable about insurance policies will help insurers defend against unreasonable claims.

How state laws could affect self-driving cars down the road

A lot of people in New York by now have heard about Google's self-driving car. Nearly fully automated, this self-driving car eliminates human error, which is one of the biggest causes of car accidents in the United States.

A reservation of rights letter and its use in insurance claims

Imagine that you work for a small insurance company. A big storm has just hit your area, which means the number of claims you process in a given day has skyrocketed. While reviewing claims, you notice some inconsistencies in a few claims. In these select few, home owners are claiming strange damages to their homes not mentioned by other claimants in the area.

Fatigued driving: How drowsy is too drowsy?

In the last few years, high-profile vehicle accidents have propelled the issue of fatigued driving into the national spotlight. The matter has become so much of a concern that national traffic safety agencies are starting to take action. Just last year, the National Traffic Safety Administration even opened a forum on the topic to gauge the danger facing American drivers.

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