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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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How can I be cautious with a 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.  Business Standard explains that you should be careful and cautious when choosing the agent for your power of

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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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Is eating while driving dangerous?

If you asked most Americans to name common causes of distracted driving, it is likely that many would start talking about cell phones or other persons in the car. The reality is that one of the most common forms of distracted driving is much more innocuous-sounding than this. Eating and

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Filing a wrongful death suit against a large company

A wrongful death action filed against a large company generally requires showing how an employee’s negligence caused an otherwise preventable death. In certain cases, a lack of managerial oversight may serve as evidence that a company should have taken action to prevent a transportation employee from failing to drive safely. 

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Do you know to avoid these estate planning mistakes?

You feel ready to plan your estate, but you have a lot to learn to create a thorough strategy. For instance, what mistakes should you look out for?  Kiplinger offers tips for avoiding estate planning landmines. Learn from others’ slip-ups rather than make your own.  Failing to plan for minor heirs

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What to do after a car accident

Car accidents are so common that there’s the possibility of you ending up in one or several in your lifetime. Even if you are a safe and responsible driver, not every motorist who is on the road with you is.  Though there are actions you can take to minimize the

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