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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Staying at an Airbnb? Read this first!

{3:45 minutes to read} Recently a guest of an Airbnb in upstate New York contacted my office. Airbnb is on online bed & breakfast listing service.

The caller had just arrived at the house and he slipped on the icy driveway. It hadn't been plowed, salted or sanded, even though it had snowed heavily  two days earlier. Unfortunately, he fell and broke his shoulder. Instead of a relaxing weekend in the country, he spent a day in the emergency room, and the next month in pain, with his arm in a cast.


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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Is Supplemental Underinsured Motorist Insurance Necessary?

{4:05 minutes to read} Having supplemental underinsurance coverage adds another layer of protection in the event you are injured by someone who has less-than-adequate coverage.

In New York State, the minimum insurance that a driver must carry is $25,000. In the unfortunate event someone is injured in a car accident by a driver who only carries the minimum amount of insurance, whether or not reasonable compensation for those injuries exceeds $25,000, they will not be able to recover any more than the amount from the other driver’s insurance company.


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Monday, June 2, 2014

Should the No-Fault Law’s “Serious Injury” Threshold Be Changed?

New York’s No-Fault law allows people injured by careless drivers to receive payments for their medical bills and lost wages. A higher standard is imposed in order for people to recover for their pain and suffering and future expenses. They must suffer a “serious injury.”


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Monday, February 10, 2014

Claim Denied? Five Ways to Make Sure Your Insurance Covers Your Loss

Insurance is a common purchase. Many people buy insurance to protect themselves in the event that they suffer a loss or damages in their home or business. Some people buy long-term healthcare insurance to be able to pay for that care, if it is needed. Under the law, automobile and health care insurance are mandatory. The insurance policy is the written agreement between the insurance company and the policyholder. It states what premiums to be paid, the specific risks covered and the maximum amounts that will be paid. It also contains exclusions, which are the losses that are not covered. The company's claims procedures are in the policy. Consumers should read the entire policy before they file it away to make sure they have the insurance coverage they intended.


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