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Common Myths about Bankruptcy, Debunked

By Taran Provost |

Bankruptcy is a subject of some confusion to many Americans. Some see it as a magical cure-all that makes debts disappear with ease, while others see it as a way to permanently destroy your credit score. The truth about bankruptcy is that it can be a lifesaver for people with certain types of consumer… Read More »

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New York Residents’ Snow Removal Obligations

By Taran Provost |

This winter has been particularly snowy for New York residents, with massive storms dumping upwards of ten inches at a time on towns across the Hudson Valley. Snow and ice hold the potential to wreak havoc on New York streets, but they can also pose a hazard on public sidewalks and walkways. In fact,… Read More »

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Recent Accident in Line with Rise in Pedestrian Fatalities

By Taran Provost |

An accident in Suffolk County has resulted in fatal injuries to one woman and serious injuries to her child. The pedestrian casualties are in line with a trend of growing numbers of pedestrian deaths on US roads. Contact a Long Island personal injury lawyer if you’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident and need… Read More »

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Women More Likely to Suffer Concussion after Blow to Head, Study Finds

By Taran Provost |

Over the years, most research on the effects of brain trauma suffered in sports-related injuries has been done on men’s brains, due to the simple fact that men are injured more often in these types of accidents. In more recent research, scientists have begun to find differences in how women and men incur and… Read More »

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Fatalities on US Roads Up Once Again

By Taran Provost |

After decades where fatalities on US roads fell year after year, deaths in and around America’s motor vehicles have begun rising steadily in the past few years. For yet another year, 2016 saw more deaths on US roads than the year before, with deaths in certain categories rising at an even faster rate than… Read More »

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Recent Study Casts Doubts on Safety of School Bus Drivers

By Taran Provost |

New York State has enacted laws that create high safety standards for school bus drivers. According to a recent report from the state Attorney General’s office, these laws, geared at protecting schoolchildren from dangerous bus drivers, appear to have a loophole that has permitted thousands of traffic violations by bus drivers to go unreported…. Read More »

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What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

By Taran Provost |

The effects of a serious injury accident can linger for months, or even years, after the accident. Victims may need numerous surgeries, rehabilitation, or other medical treatments to begin to regain their previous level of functioning and mobility. One condition that can arise in victims of traumatic accidents is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or… Read More »

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Study Finds that Accident Rates Rise where Marijuana Legalized

By Taran Provost |

The legalization of recreational marijuana use is becoming increasingly common across the US, and even more states have legalized the use of medical marijuana. Recently, more medical marijuana dispensaries have begun appearing right here in the Hudson Valley. As marijuana becomes more widely available, some have begun wondering what sort of safety consequences this… Read More »

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Study Reveals Effectiveness of Swerve-Deterring Safety Feature

By Taran Provost |

In the past several years, there has been a flood of new safety technologies available as either optional or standard safety features on new vehicles. When choosing a new car and deciding whether to purchase add-on features, you want to know whether a safety option is effective in keeping drivers safe. The Insurance Institute… Read More »

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Inspections Find Many Tractor-Trailers Unsafe on the Road

By Taran Provost |

Tractor-trailers, semis, buses, and big rigs are the largest vehicles commonly found on the nation’s highways and roads. These vehicles can weigh as much as 20 times what a passenger vehicle would weigh, and as a result they can do exponentially greater damage when involved in an accident. In order to protect both the… Read More »

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