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What to Do About Whiplash

Whiplash is the most common injury associated with motor vehicle accidents, affecting up to 83 percent of those involved in collisions, and is a common cause of chronic disability. The Quebec Task Force (QTF) on Whiplash Associated Disorders defines whiplash as “bony or soft tissue injuries” resulting “from rear-end or side impact, predominantly in motor …

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March Auto Insurance News Wrap-Up

Online Auto Insurance News summarizes some of the past month’s most important developments in the car coverage industry and marketplace Los Angeles (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011 Premium rates continued to climb upward, lawmakers in Mississippi and Alabama took steps to crack down on their uninsured motorist problems, legislators in Florida and New York began campaigns …

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Parts of LIE reopened after accident

OLD WESTBURY, New York (WABC) — The Long Island Expressway was reopened in both directions in Old Westbury after an earlier accident. Two people may have been struck by a passing eastbound car while changing a tire at Exit 39. Their conditions were not immediately clear. Authorities called for a helicopter to take the injured …

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New York Car Accident Verdicts

The average car/truck/motorcycle accident verdict in New York is $837,020, which is stunningly high compared to most other jurisdictions. Why is this? Are New York jurors just that much more generous than, say, jurors in Maryland? The answer is that New York’s no-fault accident law requires that plaintiffs suffer a “serious injury” before a lawsuit …

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Upstate’s woes are city’s problem, too

“I think that proportionately, the cuts inflicted on New York City are an outrage. We’re the one that is generating the money.” —Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the state budget The mayor has a beef with the governor and the Legislature. The just-adopted state budget, while painful for many, is too hard on New York City. …

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Transferring workers comp liabilities

Terminated group self-insurance trusts in New York may apply to the state Workers’ Compensation Board to transfer their workers compensation liabilities by purchasing loss portfolio insurance, which the state calls an assumption-of-liability policy. In a December circular, the Workers’ Compensation Board said such a policy must be: • In a form approved by the superintendent …

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$325,000 For Injured NYPD Cop

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer who was denied a tax-free injury pension after she was shot in the hand will get $325,000. The award settles a federal lawsuit filed by Officer Pamela Walker. Walker was shot during an annual weapons inspection at a Manhattan precinct in 2002. Court papers say …

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Facebook sued by family of murder victim after grisly picture posted

(CBS/WCBS) – The outraged family of New York murder victim Caroline Wimmer is taking on Facebook. A paramedic took a cell phone photo of the crime scene and posted it on the site in a case of what parents Martha and Ronald Wimmer are calling “disrespecting the dead.” “This is on the second anniversary of …

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New York state offers $45M to end civil service test bias lawsuit

ALBANY — If all goes as planned, New York state will begin paying off a $45 million settlement in a month to resolve a little-publicized civil rights lawsuit. Known as Simpson v. NYS Civil Service Commission, the battle dates to the late 1990s and involved more than 4,000 black and Hispanic state workers and job …

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NY judge limits NFL in workers comp cases

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