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Catastrophic Injuries Cause Noneconomic Damages

After an accident, calculating the losses can be a complex process, and it may be a mistake to assume the insurance company has offered a settlement amount that is full and fair. The economic damages involve current and future medical expenses, which can become complicated to figure, as can lost earning

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The causes and costs of SCIs

The nervous system is a complicated control center for a person’s motion and sensation, so anything that affects it may have widespread implications. A spinal cord injury is often the result of traumatic impacts and they lay a heavy cost both financial and physical on whoever suffers one. Given the

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Estate Planning

Life Changes That Call for an Estate Plan Review

Estate planning is a task people tend to put off. However, once your will and other estate documents are in place, you may not think about them again for a long time.  Major life changes should trigger an estate plan review. Protect your loved ones by keeping the information current.  Update

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Estate Planning

How to Plan for Incapacitation

Degenerative neurological conditions, traumatic brain injuries, and other medical conditions can all damage your mental faculties. You hope that this will never happen, but if it does, you may no longer have the capacity to make your own decisions regarding health care and finances. So, how does one plan for

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How can you prevent road rage?

How many angry drivers do you know? When you drive while stressed or upset, you have a higher likelihood of experiencing road rage. Road rage is not a new phenomenon. In fact, it has been on the rise for a decade. Between 2006 and 2015, fatal road rage incidents climbed

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The dangers of distracted driving

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of serious auto accidents in New York and throughout the U.S. According to 2020 data from the state Governor’s Traffic Safety Commission, the average number of crashes causing serious injury or death because of device use behind the wheel has been steadily increasing for

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Teenagers and distracted driving

Distracted driving causes individuals of all ages to get into accidents. However, the risk is highest for teenage drivers, as they lack the experience behind the wheel. Teenagers are the causes and victims of more crashes than any other age group. There are various strategies that states and parents can

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Estate Planning

Choosing the Agent for Your Power of Attorney

A power of attorney can protect you and your estate if you become unable to make decisions for yourself. It is a handy tool, but in the wrong hands, it can be dangerous. You should be careful and cautious when choosing the agent for your power of attorney. Knowing what you’re giving the

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What is compartment syndrome?

A serious condition that you can develop from bone fractures or crush injuries is compartment syndrome. WebMD defines compartment syndrome as excessive pressure that builds up in a compartment of the body. The legs, arms and abdomen are the most likely to develop compartment syndrome. Causes of compartment syndrome When

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TBI: the invisible catastrophic injury

Wet roads, construction zones and poor visibility along New York highways and secondary roads often cause collisions that result in catastrophic injuries, such as TBI. If a loved one experienced personality changes or difficulty getting back to their daily lives even months after the accident, a brain injury could be

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