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  • How to Handle Your Medical Bills After a New York Car Accident

    May 17, 2024

    Car accidents can be traumatic, and dealing with the aftermath can be overwhelming. One of the most pressing concerns for accident victims is managing medical bills. In New York, understanding the insurance system, your rights, and the steps to take can significantly alleviate the financial burden. This article provides a comprehensive guide on how to […]

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  • Are Car Accident Reports Public Record in New York?

    May 15, 2024

    Car accident reports are essential documents that provide detailed information about motor vehicle accidents, including the involved parties, circumstances, and any violations of traffic laws. In New York, these reports are crucial for insurance claims, legal proceedings, and personal records. This article explores whether car accident reports are public records in New York, how to […]

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  • Do Backseat Passengers Have to Wear a Seat Belt in New York?

    May 13, 2024

    Seat belt use is a critical aspect of vehicle safety, and laws regarding seat belt usage vary by state. In New York, the laws have evolved to enhance the safety of all vehicle occupants, including those in the backseat. This article will explore the current seat belt laws in New York, specifically focusing on the […]

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  • Should You Call the Cops for a Fender Bender in New York

    May 10, 2024

    In the bustling streets of New York, a fender bender might seem like just another part of the daily commute. These minor accidents occur frequently, but the decision whether to call the police can often leave drivers uncertain. While a fender bender typically involves minimal damage and no serious injuries, the implications of these minor […]

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  • How to Find Out If Someone Has Car Insurance in New York

    May 08, 2024

    In the aftermath of a car accident or when preparing for a legal dispute involving a vehicle in New York, one of the first and most crucial pieces of information to confirm is whether all parties involved have valid car insurance. This knowledge not only influences the approach to handling the immediate aftermath of an […]

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  • What Should You Do if You Are Hit While Driving Someone Else’s Car in New York?

    May 06, 2024

    Accidents can happen at any time, and they often occur when you least expect them—such as when you’re driving someone else’s car. In New York, where traffic can be as unpredictable as the weather, being involved in an accident in a borrowed vehicle adds an extra layer of complexity to an already stressful situation. Knowing […]

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  • How Airbag Deployment Impacts Your Car Accident Claim in New York

    May 03, 2024

    When involved in a car accident in New York, several factors come into play in determining the outcome of your insurance claim or lawsuit. One such pivotal factor is the deployment of airbags. While airbags are designed to protect occupants during a collision, their deployment can also have significant implications for your car accident claim. […]

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  • Who Is at Fault in a T-Bone Car Accident in New York?

    May 01, 2024

    Determining fault in a T-Bone car accident in New York can be a complex and nuanced process. These collisions, often occurring at intersections, involve the side of one vehicle being struck by the front or rear of another, making the assessment of liability particularly challenging. At Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., we specialize in navigating the […]

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  • Is a Police Report Necessary for Filing a Car Accident Claim in New York?

    April 30, 2024

    In the aftermath of a car accident in New York, one of the first steps typically recommended is filing a police report. This document is often viewed as a cornerstone of the legal process related to car accident claims, providing an official account of the incident. But what happens when a police report is not […]

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  • When Brake-Checking is Reckless Driving in New York

    April 24, 2024

    In the fast-paced flow of New York traffic, drivers must constantly be alert to unpredictable behaviors. Among these, brake checking stands out as a particularly dangerous tactic that not only escalates road rage but also significantly increases the risk of accidents. Brake checking occurs when a driver deliberately brakes hard and suddenly in front of […]

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