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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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Estate Planning

Reasons for Creating a Health Care Directive

New York’s Health Care Proxy Law allows you to name an individual to act as your health care proxy if you become severely ill or incapacitated. By creating a health care directive, you may leave written instructions for your chosen agent to follow if you do not have the ability

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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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Estate Planning

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 estate planning mistakes should you look out for?  Estate planning helps you take care of your family members and loved ones after your death. Are you familiar with

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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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How to document the scene following a car crash

A New York car crash may leave you reeling, but the actions you take right afterward may have a big impact on the outcome of your case, should it go to court. The more you do to document the crash scene and gather evidence that supports your side, the better,

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Statistics on teens and auto accident injuries

If you are the parent of a teen driver or a young driver, it is crucial to understand how frequent motor vehicle crashes involving teens are and the consequences of these wrecks. Every year, many young lives are turned on end because of motor vehicle crashes and the consequences of

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What are the different types of paralysis?

Paralysis typically happens due to nerve damage. Damage to the nerves that control muscle movement can prevent you from feeling and moving certain parts of your body.  The Cleveland Clinic explains there are a few different ways to categorize and explain the different types of paralysis.  Local and general paralysis Paralysis

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Estate Plan Beneficiaries
Estate Planning

Estate Plan Beneficiaries

If you are on the fence about creating an estate plan, consider: Is there someone you do not want to benefit from your death? Chances are, there is someone that you prefer not to get your hard-earned money. However, if this person is a relative by blood or marriage, there is

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Estate Planning

Will You Owe Estate Taxes in New York?

As you get deeper and deeper into the estate planning process in New York, you begin to recognize opportunities to settle your pending liabilities and avoid any unnecessary expenses against your estate (thus preserving even more assets for your beneficiaries). Yet one potential expense hangs over your estate that may

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Recognizing signs of TBI after a car crash

In the immediate aftermath of a car crash, you may find yourself in shock. You may, too, experience an uncharacteristic rush of adrenaline that may make it more difficult for you to tell if you suffered an injury. Traumatic brain injuries often occur in high-impact car crashes, and while some

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How does alcohol affect driving ability?

The holiday season is right around the corner, which means you will be attending gatherings with friends and family. It is common to serve alcohol at holiday gatherings, and guests must take the proper precautions to avoid drunk driving. Unfortunately, not everyone is responsible when it comes to drinking and

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