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Due to COVID-19, Some Police Departments Not Responding to Minor Auto Accident Calls

Police officers and other first responders face increased risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed nearly every facet of our lives. As stay at home orders in many states and cities require non-essential businesses to shut down or cut back on hours in operation, measures are also being taken to protect law enforcement Read More

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What Are the Risks if Auto Insurance is Suspended or Canceled During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Severe restrictions on travel, health fears and closed workplaces have sharply curtailed automobile traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. Accidents have dropped so much that many auto insurance companies are providing refunds to policyholders. People who are stuck at home and facing financial distress might be tempted to cancel or suspend their coverage. However, if an Read More

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Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that Read More

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The Slippery Slope Of No Fault Coverage

On behalf of Rubin & Licatesi, P.C. posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Under New York’s no-fault system, auto insurance policies are required to include no-fault components to ensure that a base of medical coverage and lost wages compensation are always available to those who are in an accident that is ruled Read More

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Whats So Dangerous About Distracted Driving

On behalf of Rubin & Licatesi, P.C. posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Just about everyone has felt the urge to text or talk on their phone while driving. In fact, there are many people who act upon this urge on a regular basis. While most people are aware of the dangers Read More

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How To Counter The Seat Belt Defense In A Nyc Car Crash Case

HOW TO COUNTER THE SEAT BELT DEFENSE IN A NYC CAR CRASH CASE On behalf of Rubin & Licatesi, P.C. posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Under New York law, a defendant in a car crash case can introduce evidence that the plaintiff was not wearing a seat belt to prove contributory Read More

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New Yorks Seat Belt Defense Can Limit Your Accident Compensation

On behalf of Rubin & Licatesi, P.C. posted in Car Accidents on Sunday, May 1, 2016. When you are hurt in a traffic accident in which another driver is negligent, you hope to get full compensation for your injuries. However, the law allows the negligent driver to point the finger at you for any wrong Read More

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What New Yorks Pure Comparative Negligence Law Means For Your Car Accident

On behalf of Rubin & Licatesi, P.C. posted in Car Accidents on Friday, April 1, 2016. New York is one of 13 states that have a pure comparative negligence law. For the purposes of a car accident, this means that if a negligent driver hit you, you can recover compensation for your injuries, even if Read More

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Protecting Your Rights When Filing A No Fault Auto Accident Claim

On behalf of Rubin & Licatesi, P.C. posted in Car Accidents on Saturday, January 4, 2014. You obeyed the NY state insurance laws and purchased the right amount of no-fault insurance coverage for your vehicle. Since you understand the state established no-fault insurance requirements to facilitate claims regardless of who has fault for an accident, Read More

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What Happens If I Still Owe Money On A Totaled Car?

On behalf of Rubin & Licatesi, P.C. posted in Car Accidents on Monday, May 13, 2013. Totaling your vehicle can be devastating enough. But when you still owe money on a loan balance, the situation gets even worse. In many cases, the settlement offer from your insurance company may not cover the entire balance of Read More

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