Accidents involving tractor-trailers and other big trucks are often newsworthy. When a big rig crashes on a New York highway, it makes dramatic television viewing to see the wreckage, the trailer jackknifed or overturned and the cargo scattered across the lanes. Truck accidents may result in multiple catastrophic injuries, and those victims or their families may file personal injury claims to pursue recovery of monetary damages for their suffering.
An insurance policy can be a dense document that includes many exceptions and caveats. One of the most common reasons why New York policyholders are shocked when their claims are denied is because they did not take the time to read and understand the information within their policies. One man in another state is currently disputing the denial of his homeowner's claim with his insurance company.
When a story goes viral, there may be few alternatives for the subject of the story to defend him or herself against the impression the video may present. Sometimes, a viral video is intentional, used for promotional purposes, and the more shocking, the better for one's business. While it is not unheard of for medical professionals in New York and elsewhere to use YouTube videos to promote their practices, one doctor in another state recently had her license suspended when a viral video coincided with a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Just as those in New York and other northeastern states have recovered from this winter's brutal snowstorms and blizzards, they are about to enter hurricane season. Summer's unstable weather patterns have the potential to produce violent storms that include hail, driving wind and heavy downpours. Such storms also bring the possibility of damage to homes, cars and businesses. The insurance industry warns residents to check their insurance policies to ensure they understand any exclusions to their coverage.