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          The most common type of personal injury case results from a car/bus/truck accident.  No-Fault laws require the insured to promptly advise their own insurance company of an accident so that a No-Fault claim number can be submitted to all medical service providers.  The medical service providers must submit their bills to your No-Fault insurance company within a limited amount of time.  Most car drivers are grossly under insured for liability and SUM (supplemental underinsured/uninsured motorist) coverage.  For example, if the negligent driver only has a $25,000 liability policy and

Shared from the Mid Hudson Valley, NY Patch

By Lanning Taliaferro (Patch Staff) - June 18, 2016 4:39 pm ET

Fatal Crash on I-84

Fishkill, NY - One person is dead and two others seriously injured in a Saturday afternoon accident on I-84.

On June 18, at about 1:15 p.m., New York State Police responded to a two-car rollover auto collision that occurred on I84 westbound, just east of Exit 13.

All personal injury lawyers will provide a free consultation as part of the process of signing up new clients. Most potential clients want to know just how much their personal injury claim is worth and will, in most cases, ask the question before they sign a retainer agreement. The question presents ethical considerations for lawyers. Obviously, some cases are fairly easy to place a dollar value on.

There is an presumption in the law that when someone driving a motor vehicle strikes a vehicle in front of them, that they were negligent in doing so. This presumption can be refuted by the defendant driver by showing that there is a reasonable alternative explanation for the hit-in-the rear accident. For example, if the front vehicle driver makes a sudden lane change into an adjacent lane directly in front of another vehicle, and providing no time for the second vehicle to stop without impacting the first vehicle, that would be a reasonable alternative explanation for the accident.