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The Five Most Common Workplace Injuries

Recently, the Travelers Cos., a New York-based insurance conglomerate, released its Injury Impact Report, detailing the most common types of workplace injuries and the costs associated with them. The report was based on data compiled from more than 1.5 million workers’ compensation claims filed from 2010 to 2014 from businesses across several industries. The top… Read More »

What Causes Fatal Car Crashes in the States We Serve?

A recent study by the Auto Insurance Center reported in Businessinsider.com examined data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to determine the leading causes of fatal accidents in every state. The website for vehicle insurance news and information examined statistics on driver, passenger and pedestrian deaths for the years 2009 to 2013 and constructed… Read More »

Adjusting Your Driving to Fall and Winter Weather Conditions

As we get ready to turn our clocks back this fall, we might also want to think about dialing back the speedometer. As fall and winter weather conditions approach, drivers need to be conscious of the impact on driving conditions and the adjustments necessary to remain safe on the road. According to the Federal Highway… Read More »

New Traffic Law in North Carolina Targets Moped Operators

On July 1, 2016, a new law went into effect in North Carolina requiring moped owners to carry liability insurance coverage with limits no less than $30,000 for injury to a single person, $60,000 for injury to more than one person, and $25,000 for property damage. Those who fail to carry such insurance could have… Read More »

A Back-to-School Look at School Bus Accidents

As the summer draws to a close, parents look forward to the first day of school with almost as much anticipation as their children. And like their children, parents experience a mixture of excitement and dread. If your children take school transportation, you might feel a good deal of apprehension as they board the bus,… Read More »

Do Passengers of Drunk Drivers Assume the Risk of Injury Accidents?

Suppose you accept a ride from a person who has been drinking. That driver winds up causing an accident in which you are seriously injured. Can you sue the driver? Or can the driver ask the court to dismiss your claim, because you assumed the risks of the ride? There are actually two distinct legal… Read More »

3 Mistakes You Can Make After A Car Accident

1. Speaking with the Insurance Company. It is important to be very cautious when speaking to the Insurance Adjuster about your car accident. The statements you make could be used in a negative connotation later in your claim. 2. Settling for a “Quick Check” with the Insurance Company.  Far too often car accident victims are pressured… Read More »

Social Media Use Adds to Distracted Driving Danger

By now we are all familiar with the dangers of drivers distracted by their cellphones. Talking while driving and, even worse, texting while driving increase the likelihood of an accident. But new research from AT&T reveals that smartphone users are developing even more dangerous driving habits linked to social media and internet use while driving…. Read More »

How You Know it’s Time to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Immediately following your car accident you will be contacted by the insurance company. They will be eager to settle your claim and move on. You will likely be offered a low settlement amount that may not even cover your medical bills, lost wages or property damage. At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban we don’t think… Read More »

How Can I Be Compensated for a Dog Bite Case?

This question can be answered two ways: first, by addressing what a dog bite victim must prove to win compensation, and second, by explaining what kind of compensation the victim can get. Dog bite cases are decided under the law of the state in which the bite occurred. In the states where we practice —… Read More »

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