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March 2016 Archives

A look at damage and injury claims after an accident

Even though all drivers in the state of New York are required to meet our state's liability coverage minimums, which includes property damage and bodily injury coverage, most drivers have difficulty understanding their policy. In some cases, a driver may be confused about how their policy will apply if they are at-fault for an accident. In other cases, a driver may have questions about how they can seek compensation if they are a victim of another driver's negligence.

Bad medical devices: what does it cost makers and hospitals?

The recent FDA warning regarding inferior vena cava filters may have piqued the interest of many of our more frequent readers. That's because, as the FDA pointed out in its warning earlier this month, patients have been encountering "adverse events" with the product that have resulted in "at least 30 deaths across the country and several hundred injuries," explains the Legal Examiner.

If a hacked car crashes, who is held liable?

As Google continues to push forward with its plans to release a self-driving car in the near future, we are starting to see science fiction become science reality. In a few decades, gone will be the days of human-operated vehicles. Our vehicles instead will be controlled by onboard computers that will not only be able to predict traffic patterns and guide us to our destination faster, they will also be able to react faster to sudden incidences that would otherwise end in an accident.

Consumer debt is dangerously high in the U.S.

Are you struggling with credit card debt? You are definitely not alone, according to recent studies. Consumer debt is moving toward its highest point since 2009. Some of our debt problems are corollary to the recent holiday season, of course. Even so, as of the end of 2015, revolving debt rose to $936 billion - up from $930 billion in November 2015. These numbers are growing dangerously close to the 2009 recession stats.

Why paying attention to job-classification codes is so important

Most workers know that if they suffer an injury during the course of doing their job, then they may seek workers' compensation benefits. Beyond that, most workers do not know or care very little about the behind-the-scenes work that makes these benefits possible. But if you're a business owner here in New York and are among one of our more frequent readers, then you know exactly how complex workers' compensation insurance can get.

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