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Do you still have a PI case for weather-related accidents?

You suffered an injury in a car accident, perhaps a serious one. The other driver collided into your car during icy weather, and well, that sort of thing happens. Doesn't it? After all, bad weather conditions such as ice, snow, heavy rain and even wind can lead to all kinds of weird and unpredictable accidents.

Alcohol and heavy traffic combine to make July 4th deadly

Higher gasoline prices and heavy traffic congestion will not be enough to keep motorists in New York and around the country at home during the upcoming July 4th celebrations according to the American Automobile Association. The nonprofit advocacy group expects 39.7 million Americans to make road trips of 50 miles or more to celebrate the nation's birthday, which would make this year's Independence Day celebrations the busiest in decades for travelers.

FMCSA releases report on 2016's fatal truck crashes

The data on fatal large-truck crashes in 2016 has been thoroughly analyzed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and its findings may be of interest to drivers in New York and across the U.S. Fatal crashes with large trucks resulted in 4,317 fatalities in 2016, which is up from 4,094 in 2015. They also involved more large trucks -- 4,213 compared to the previous year's 4,074. In all, the FMCSA noted a 3 percent increase in the number of these crashes.

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