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October 2018 Archives

Legalized recreational marijuana use leads to more crashes

The author of a report published by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Oct. 16 notes that there's been a recent uptick in the amount of motorists choosing to drive under the influence of drugs recently in the United States. They also argued that something needs to be done about it. A report published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) on Oct. 18 reflect those same sentiments.

Do you need an estate plan?

If you have finally decided that it is time to think about your future, you may have more questions than answers. After all, you may not even know the options available or understand how the laws in New York protect you and your estate.

Proving who was to blame for a crash isn't easy

With any type of accident, whether involving a motorcycle, pedestrian, bike or car, there's generally one party that can be pointed to as being responsible for having caused it. Even in a no-fault state like New York, proving who was to blame for causing a collision can impact how much in compensation you're entitled to if you suffer serious injuries in a crash.

A drunk driving conviction can affect you in the long term

If you ask someone what the short-term consequences of being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI) are, they'll likely tell you that your license will be suspended, you may have to pay a fine and serve a night in jail. What they may not know though is what the long-term consequences of a DWI conviction on your record may be.

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