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January 2018 Archives

Truck insurance groups want better safety devices on trucks

Highway safety is of primary concern to many New York truckers. Unfortunately, one of the deadliest types of accidents in which many tractor-trailers are involved is often out of their control. Nevertheless, truck insurance groups may soon be asking lawmakers to require truck manufacturers to take steps to minimize the severity of injuries in these accidents.

Declaratory judgment actions may prevent needless lawsuits

When facing potential lawsuits in New York courts, one may hear unfamiliar terms and phrases. While it is helpful to have an attorney who can guide one through these circumstances, having a general understanding of such terminology may allow one to participate more fully in the process. One term that may be used when mounting an insurance defense is "declaratory judgment actions."

Personal injury defense after fatal accident

Following a tragic accident in which a passenger dies, there are often many procedures a New York driver may undergo. These include medical, legal and, if the accident was the result of drunk driving, administrative. Each of these attempts strive to bring some positive or just resolution to the destruction the accident caused. Additionally, the driver may have to build a personal injury defense.

Understanding laws that govern insurance company payouts

Understanding insurance law is not always easy, but consumers have an obligation to know what their policies contain and what they are required to carry. Additionally, each state has different ways of determining how an insurance company is required to pay damage losses. Without understanding these important elements, consumers often make crucial mistakes in filing claims.

Insurance law bans non-driving discounts

In the past, consumers looking for a deal on car insurance could count on certain factors resulting in a discount on premiums. These factors were typically arrived at through studies correlating them to the likelihood of an accident. However, as insurance law changes, New York drivers may find themselves losing some of the discounts as lawmakers find them discriminatory.

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