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Safety Agency Backs Limits to Car Devices

In an effort to reduce the risk of distracted driving, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recommending that automakers limit the functions of electronic devices built into vehicles. The guidelines released focus on minimizing amenities such as navigation systems, communication and certain entertainment devices. The guidelines also recommend limiting the amount of time drivers -->

Newburgh Man Indicted in Car Crash That Killed Wife

An Orange County grand jury has indicted a man from the City of Newburgh on felony charges which include aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter and drunken and drugged driving in the car crash that killed his wife. 43 year old Carolyn Rivera-Colon died at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital’s Newburgh campus. The indictment charges that Luis Herrera, -->

Protect Your Family Before An Accident

Being in an auto accident is traumatic, but that trauma can be magnified if there is insufficient insurance to compensate you for your injuries. You can protect yourself by being smart about your coverage before an accident by purchasing uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. Although the law prohibits driving without insurance, there are drivers who -->

Risk of Teen Drivers Dying in Crash DOUBLES if Friends are in the Car

The AP has published that a teenage driver’s risk of dying in an accident increases dramatically when there are other teens in the car. This was part of the findings of a new AAA study in Washington based on an examination of government data on teen crashes from 2007 and 2010. The study was released -->

Drug Poisoning Deaths Exceed Car Crash Deaths: First Time in 30 Years

Mr. Fromson is a Partner with Finkelstein & Partners, LLP, and he handles pharmaceutical litigation. Earlier this  month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reported statistics that over 41,000 people died as a result of poisoning in 2008. The CDC researched data during the -->

What Are Your Rights to Recovery When That Bad Driver’s Car Insurance Is Not Enough to Pay For Your Damages?

Steven Cohen is a Partner with Finkelstein & Partners, LLP, where on a daily basis he litigates and resolves insurance disputes. You are in a car crash and you are badly injured. You file a claim with your own insurance company for no-fault benefits. These benefits will cover your lost wages and medical expenses, to -->