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Car accidents are increasingly common in the U.S. A new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals that unfortunately, children are not immune to the risks. child

As you may know, motor vehicle crashes are on of the main killers of children under 14, who comprise about 19 percent of the total population. Of the more than 35,000 people killed in traffic crashes in 2015, 3 percent were children. What’s especially troubling is that there were 1,132 children reportedly killed in car accidents in 2015, and this marked a 5 percent increase from the 1,073 who lost their lives in 2014.

What this means is that every day, three innocent children were killed in crashes. Another 487 were injured, amounting to 178,000 for the year. Of those fatal crashes in which we know the status of child restraint use (775 cases), 39 percent weren’t wearing a seat belt or properly strapped in to a car seat. We also can’t overlook the fact that children made up 4 percent of all pedestrian accident fatalities (223 out of 5,376) and five percent of all bicycle accident deaths (44 out of 818). Additionally, 16 percent of child crash victims died in alcohol-related crashes.  Continue reading →

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Despite slogans that promise to be “on your side,” “like a good neighbor” and to keep you “in good hands,” auto insurance companies do not have your best interests at heart. Time and again, we see examples of insurance companies doing everything in their power to low-ball customers or outright deny legitimate claims. driver

They hope you’ll eventually give up and take less than what you’re owed. At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we make it our top priority to make sure that doesn’t happen.

When an insurer is playing hard ball, one avenue of recourse is a bad faith claim. Insurance companies owe a duty to consumers to act in good faith toward their insureds. That means if they delay, discount or deny payment without just cause, they may be required by courts to pay triple damages. Continue reading →