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4 things to do when stuck in a swarm of bikers

You're worried about getting caught in a swarm of bikers. You've seen the news footage. You watched the video of a driver in San Fransisco getting pulled from his car and thrown to the ground, surrounded by helmeted dirt bike riders after stopping in the middle of the interstate. You know they beat him up badly enough to break his leg before he got away, then they ran before the police arrived.

Pedestrians are at risk: 3 shocking statistics

Pedestrian accidents are horrific and often leave individuals with serious injuries if they survive. Many pedestrians suffer life-altering injuries or death because they have no protection against the impact of a vehicle. The faster a vehicle travels, the more likely it is that the pedestrian will be killed.

Stay safe on your motorcycle during summer months

Summer is in full swing as we cruise into July and beyond, which means that we can expect more traffic on our roadways in and around Glen Cove and Forest Hills. Of course, with greater congestion comes greater likelihood of a automobile accident, especially for motorcycle riders.

Is your seat belt truly safe?

Seat belt laws have been in effect across the nation for many years. In 2015, seat belts saved the lives of approximately 14,000 people that were involved in car accidents. However, seat belts are not custom made for each driver. In general, car manufacturers install seat belts that can protect the average 40-year-old male. This begs the question, if you do not fit the "average 40-year-old man" mold, is your seat belt truly safe? Can it actually do more harm than good if you are involved in a car accident?

Were you denied benefits for being an independent contractor?

Let's say you show up to work at your construction job every day and work carefully alongside your colleagues – who are painters, carpenters and roofers. It looks like you’re all employees together, and the same boss pays your salary. The thing is, you’re classified as an “independent contractor," and your coworkers are “employees.”

Five ways drivers can prevent car accidents

You're hit in traffic on the way home from work, and even the pain of your injuries is secondary to your outrage about the accident, itself. The reason is simple: You think the accident could easily have been avoided. You're mad that someone else was negligent or reckless and caused the crash.

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