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Why do hit-and-run drivers leave the scene?

It's hard to imagine leaving the scene of a car crash when someone could be hurt. Most people stop immediately and do what they can to help. Not only do most people feel guilty or responsible for making sure the other person gets medical treatment, but everyone has been taught to stay at the scene since that's the law.

Know the risks on the road this Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving is just a week and a half away, so it's important to start thinking about your plans and how you'll get where you need to go. If you plan to drive, now is the time to think about the hazards you could face on Thanksgiving and how you can avoid them.

Protect yourself from unfair settlement offers after a crash

When you're in a car accident, you may be shocked about how much your medical care costs and how much the repairs for your vehicle will be. You know that the other party is supposed to pay for those expenses, but you're not so sure the settlement you've been offered will be enough.

At least 3 injured in New York taxi crash

When you're in a taxi, you expect the driver to take extra care to avoid accidents. You want the driver to obey the laws of the road and to slow down if unsure about the traffic ahead. That doesn't always happen in New York, where time is money and money keeps the driver behind the wheel.

Is texting and driving illegal in New York?

Texting and driving is extremely dangerous, as is using a cellphone while behind the wheel. Interestingly, despite the danger involved, many people still use their cellphones and text while they're driving. They even admit to knowing the danger, but they continue to act negligently.

Why shouldn't you leave the scene of an accident?

A hit-and-run accident is complicated, because hit-and-run crashes can result in a driver fleeing and not ever being found. If the driver isn't found, the person who suffered an injury may have to pursue compensation through their own insurance plans, which becomes frustrating. Fortunately, most of the time, hit-and-run drivers are found by police not long after an incident. In those cases, drivers are charged for fleeing the scene and can be held liable for the accident.

You can settle a lawsuit without going to court

It's possible to settle a personal injury lawsuit before you ever have to file a lawsuit. One way to do this is by working with your attorney to negotiate with the other party. You may want to consider mediation sessions, going through arbitration or negotiating directly depending on the situation.

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