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Your smartphone distracts you even when you aren't using it

Smartphones are practically ubiquitous in our society. As many as 77 percent of adults in the United States used a smart phone in 2016, and that number will probably increase in coming years. The average smartphone user interacts with the phone more than 2,500 times a day, between clicking, swiping and searching.

These are the top causes of teenage car crashes

Teenagers are just learning to drive, and for some, this means making mistakes that cause accidents. The reasons often vary from vary from being distracted to speeding or simply not recognizing a dangerous situation on the road. If a teen strikes your vehicle, it's important to know that you do still have the right to pursue a claim. This driver was younger than you, but that doesn't mean he or she should not have to take responsibility.

Can I sue for car accident injuries even if I'm partially liable?

Many car accidents are not the result of only one party making an error. This can be particularly troubling when injuries result from the accident - after all, if you are partially liable in the accident, doesn't that disqualify you from pursuing damages in a personal injury claim?

What if the other driver wants to pay cash after an accident?

You are in an accident. You get out of the car to look at the damage. The other driver is in a panic, explaining that they can't have this on their insurance. They don't want you to call the police. The other driver then makes you an offer: he or she will pay you in cash to fix the damage to your car.

Summer heralds rise in number of fatal crashes involving teens

Motorists in New York and elsewhere across the country may be interested in knowing that teen drivers are more likely to be involved in auto accidents during the summer months than they are at times when school is more widely in session. One research and educational group, the American Automobile Association, recognizes Memorial Day as the unofficial start of what industry officials are calling the '100 deadliest days.'

Driver flees crash scene after hitting church van

A hit-and-run driver struck a church van in New York on Friday, April 22. The collision happened shortly before 11 p.m. while the 2000 Dodge van was traveling in Jamaica, Queens. According to the New York City Police Department, the van was hit by a 2016 Ford sedan that had failed to stop at a red light while going south on Princeton Street.

Who will pay my wages if I am going to be out of work for a long time?

When you have been in a motor vehicle accident, your first priority is your health. You need to focus on your own recovery and getting the treatment you need before you consider going back to work.

Technology may be increasing the risk of distracted driving

The risks posed by a distracted driver who is talking on a cellphone or texting and driving have resulted in the passage of laws to restrict the practices in New York and other states. Talking on a cellphone when driving a vehicle is limited to the use of a hands-free device in some states while texting and driving is widely prohibited.

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