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Mechanical analysis critical for truck accident defense

New York highways are notorious for catastrophic accidents, sometimes involving tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles. Following a truck accident, there are many factors to consider. Building a truck accident defense after a collision can be a complex undertaking, and one focus of the investigation is whether mechanical failure played a role.

Insurance company may not always deny suicide claim

In New York or anywhere in the world, the loss of a loved one is often a shock, even if that person had been suffering a prolonged illness. However, perhaps the most upsetting loss a family can face is when someone dies by an act of suicide. This unimaginable event may be even more difficult to bear if the deceased's life insurance policy claim is denied by the insurance company.

Employers seek insurance company protection for harassment claims

More businesses in New York and across the country are finding it necessary to protect themselves against the cost of lawsuits and settlements that arise from employees accused of sexual harassment and other wrongdoing. Many business owners have decided to carry employment practices liability insurance policies, which cover the cost of defending against such charges and paying any resulting damages. However, as with any insurance policy, the insurance company will recommend policyholders read it carefully for exclusions.

Take precautions when closing credit card accounts

According to a report from the State Comptroller's Office, the average New York resident carried a $3,710 credit card balance in 2017. This is $600 more than the national average. If your credit card debt is overwhelming, you are not alone. Late bills, bad credit and financial instability creeps into our lives and the result can be crippling.

Medical errors do not always begin with doctors

Medical errors are the third most common cause of death in New York and across the country. Many of these mistakes occur in the operating room, and it is true that, sometimes, these mistakes seem indefensible. However, even as doctors often take the fall for medical errors, there may be times when the doctor's mistake is the last in a long line of errors. At least one researcher believes faulty recordkeeping may play a role in the rising number of medical mistakes.

Law requires drivers to stay at scene of car accidents

When a driver is involved in an accident, New York law requires certain actions before he or she can leave the scene. It may be an instinctive reaction to flee the scene, especially if the driver believes he or she caused the accident through some negligence, but it is not wise to do so. When drivers involved in car accidents leave the scene without waiting for the authorities, they may risk criminal charges.

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