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New York SUM Insurance Changes in 2018

New York SUM Insurance Changes in 2018

In December, Governor Cuomo signed a law that changes how SUM (supplemental uninsured/underinsured motorist) coverage is handled for drivers in New York State. Yet most drivers probably aren’t even aware of what SUM is or how it works, let alone what the changes mean for them. Let’s take a quick look at SUM, the change […]

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Fatal Crash Raises Distraction, Licensing Issues

Fatal Crash Raises Distraction, Licensing Issues

A crash in a Brooklyn neighborhood famous for its over-the-top Christmas displays left an eighty-nine-year-old woman dead last week. It also raised new concerns about the reliability of the vetting done by car services: The victim was a passenger in a hired car, and after the crash, it was discovered that the driver of the […]

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Parking Argument Flares into Stabbing, Car Rammed into Crowd

For the second time in less than a month, a parking-related incident might have been behind a New York City motor vehicle fatality. This time, a twenty-three-year-old Queens man has died after coming to the aid of two men who were stabbed in a fight. The victim was among at least six people who were […]

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Dump Truck Runs Over Manhattan Cyclist

Dump Truck Runs Over Manhattan Cyclist

A woman was run over by a dump truck while bicycling on a Lower East Side street earlier this month. According to reports of the November 15 accident, the truck crushed both legs of the victim, a fifty-year-old nurse. She may have been pinned under the wheels for a time, and the injuries are so […]

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Fire Extinguishers Recalled Over Failure Risk

Fire Extinguishers Recalled Over Failure Risk

One of the United States’ largest fire safety products companies has issued a sweeping recall that affects some of its products manufactured as far back as 1973. The November 2 announcement, coordinated with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), covers 134 models of fire extinguishers manufactured by Kidde. Consumers are cautioned that the affected […]

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Drunk Driver Tries to Flee Scene . . . In Firetruck

Drunk Driver Tries to Flee Scene . . . In Firetruck

A multi-vehicle crash in Manhattan last week reads like something from a comedy routine, but the end result was no joke: After crashing a rented truck into seven other vehicles—and injuring nine people, including four seriously—a drug-impaired driver tried to flee from the crash in a firetruck that had responded to the emergency. The driver, […]

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Brooklyn Pedestrian Hit by Motorcycle

Brooklyn Pedestrian Hit by Motorcycle

A man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after being hit by a motorcycle while crossing a Brooklyn street. The biker was also hospitalized in serious condition. Exactly how the crash happened and who is at fault has not been reported, but the crash occurred on Pennsylvania Avenue at the intersection with Fulton […]

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Queens Bus Crash Kills Three, Injures Seventeen

Queens Bus Crash Kills Three, Injures Seventeen

The early morning rush hour in Flushing turned into a scene of horror on a Monday morning last month when a charter bus careened through a red light and struck an MTA bus. The charter struck the MTA Q20 line bus so hard that it spun it entirely around, and then the charter continued on […]

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How Does Dog Bite Law Work in New York?

If you’re asking this question, you probably have a good reason: You or someone close to you has been bitten, or you’re worried about a dog in your neighborhood. Or maybe your dog has bitten someone and you need to know what you could be liable for (as a dog owner, you should already know […]

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