The Schlitt Law Firm » New York Law Thoughts Blog https://www.schlittlaw.com Carol L. Schlitt Attorney Huntington NY Thu, 21 May 2015 05:55:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 6 Steps to Follow after a Taxi Cab Accidenthttps://www.schlittlaw.com/6-steps-to-follow-after-a-taxi-cab-accident/ https://www.schlittlaw.com/6-steps-to-follow-after-a-taxi-cab-accident/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 22:46:03 +0000 https://www.schlittlaw.com/?p=6337 Being in a motor vehicle collision of any kind is upsetting and you may not know what to do next, but an accident with a taxi cab can be even worse. Here at the Schlitt Law Firm, we have a great deal of experience in cases involving taxi cabs. We know there are steps you ...continue reading

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The Dangers of Distracted Drivinghttps://www.schlittlaw.com/the-dangers-of-distracted-driving/ https://www.schlittlaw.com/the-dangers-of-distracted-driving/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 04:56:20 +0000 https://www.schlittlaw.com/?p=6333 Distracted driving contributes to 16% of all fatal crashes, leading to around 5,000 deaths per year. One of the clearest ways to show the dangers of distracted driving is by seeing first-hand how distractions affect drivers. Here is a short video by the AAA Foundation featuring in-car footage of dangerously distracted drivers that serves this ...continue reading

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Distracted Driving by Teens: What Parents Can Dohttps://www.schlittlaw.com/distracted-driving/ https://www.schlittlaw.com/distracted-driving/#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:04:33 +0000 https://www.schlittlaw.com/?p=6323 Let’s start with a few frightening facts about distracted driving by teens: Teen drivers, those who are most vulnerable to distractions, have the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. Twenty-five percent of teens admit that they respond to a text message once or more every time they drive. Twenty percent of teens admit that ...continue reading

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Safety Tips for Motorcycle Seasonhttps://www.schlittlaw.com/safety-tips-for-motorcycle-season/ https://www.schlittlaw.com/safety-tips-for-motorcycle-season/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:37:22 +0000 https://www.schlittlaw.com/?p=6316 Now that the weather is beginning to warm up, a lot of motorcycle riders are getting their bikes out of winter storage and getting ready to hit the roadways. However, before you begin cruising the roadways, it is important that you make sure both you and your bike are road ready. Here are some safety ...continue reading

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An Overview of New York’s No-Fault Insurance Law and a Free Guide to Downloadhttps://www.schlittlaw.com/overview-of-new-yorks-no-fault-insurance-law/ https://www.schlittlaw.com/overview-of-new-yorks-no-fault-insurance-law/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:57:36 +0000 https://www.schlittlaw.com/?p=6314 New York’s No-Fault Insurance Law offers benefits (quick payments for expenses) and restrictions (on lawsuits for pain and suffering). New York is one of 12 states that have a No-Fault auto insurance program. As the name suggests, under the No-Fault law, insurance coverage does not depend upon who is to blame in an accident.

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Use Your Smart Phone to Document Your Car Accidenthttps://www.schlittlaw.com/use-your-smart-phone-to-document-your-car-accident/ https://www.schlittlaw.com/use-your-smart-phone-to-document-your-car-accident/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:08:06 +0000 https://www.schlittlaw.com/?p=6310 Documenting a car accident can be critically important for insurance claims, claims for compensation and possible lawsuits. As a personal injury attorney who has handled hundreds of car accident cases, I can tell you that the more information you can provide about the collision the better for your case. And now that almost all of ...continue reading

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Watch Out for Motorcycles: Four Tips Car Drivers Can Use to Share the Road with Motorcycleshttps://www.schlittlaw.com/watch-out-for-motorcycles-four-tips-car-drivers-can-use-to-share-the-road-with-motorcycles/ https://www.schlittlaw.com/watch-out-for-motorcycles-four-tips-car-drivers-can-use-to-share-the-road-with-motorcycles/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:37:34 +0000 https://www.schlittlaw.com/?p=6306 Last summer, I drove from Seattle to New York with my sister and two friends. We split our time between a Honda CRV and a motorcycle. While the motorcycle added lots of fun and freedom to the trip, it made me acutely aware of the dangers motorcyclists face on the road and ways that other ...continue reading

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How to Obtain a Police Accident Report in Nassau Countyhttps://www.schlittlaw.com/police-accident-report-nassau-county/ https://www.schlittlaw.com/police-accident-report-nassau-county/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:33:36 +0000 https://www.schlittlaw.com/?p=6303 If you have been in a car accident, you may need to obtain a copy of the police report. How you obtain that police report (or accident report) will vary depending on where the accident occurred. Since we represent many car accident victims on Long Island, we thought it might be helpful to share information on how to obtain a police accident report form the various police departments on Long Island.

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6 Steps to Follow after an Accident with a New York City Taxihttps://www.schlittlaw.com/6-steps-to-follow-after-an-accident-with-a-new-york-city-taxi/ https://www.schlittlaw.com/6-steps-to-follow-after-an-accident-with-a-new-york-city-taxi/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:22:05 +0000 https://www.schlittlaw.com/?p=6298 Being in a motor vehicle collision of any kind is upsetting and you may not know what to do next, but an accident with a taxi cab can be even worse. Here at the Schlitt Law Firm, we have a great deal of experience in cases involving taxi cabs. We know there are steps you ...continue reading

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You Had a Car Accident and the Insurance Company Adjuster is Calling, Should You Talk to Her?https://www.schlittlaw.com/you-had-a-car-accident-and-the-insurance-company-adjuster-is-calling-should-you-talk-to-her/ https://www.schlittlaw.com/you-had-a-car-accident-and-the-insurance-company-adjuster-is-calling-should-you-talk-to-her/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 02:05:20 +0000 https://www.schlittlaw.com/?p=6294 You were recently involved in a car crash and the insurance company adjuster is calling, should you talk to her?  Are you legally obligated to do so? Is it possible that the adjuster will use your answers against you in the future? Knowing the answers to these questions is essential to protecting your rights and ...continue reading

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