Tag: motor vehicle accidents
Self-Driving Cars: Will They Replace Humans Behind the Wheel?
When self-driving cars or autonomous cars are accepted everywhere, will the government ever ban human driven cars? Let’s look at what’s behind the push for self-driving cars, also called “autonomous cars”. We all know computer people want to take over the world. In stores, self-checkouts now slowly overtake the function […]
Snow Plow Accidents: Why They Happen
Snow plow accidents happen. They may be rare but they do happen. When the snow flies we all rely heavily on the snow plowing services to clear and treat the roads. As the white stuff piles up, snow plows barrel through to keep highways and byways from becoming impassable. Plow […]
Winter Driving Conditions: Why Snow Accidents Happen
Winter driving conditions challenge even the most experienced drivers. From multi car pileups on the interstates to the slipping and sliding fender benders on local roads, snow and ice present collision dangers unlike any others. With the exception of brand new drivers who have never ever driven in snow and […]
Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in New Hampshire
Dangerous intersections appear seemingly everywhere. Of the ten most dangerous intersections in New Hampshire identified by the state Department of Transportation, two are in Manchester, three in Nashua and two in the state capital, Concord. Transportation experts say many factors make intersections dangerous, not just the number of crashes. Other factors include poor traffic […]
Insurance Claim Secrets Revealed
Insurance Claim Secrets would be nice to know for anyone who has suffered a loss. Insurance Claim Secrets Revealed is the title of a book authored by an insider who spent decades inside the insurance industry. Insurance Claim Secrets & The Wizard of Oz Early on, the author compares the […]
Photo and Video Evidence: Always Allowed in Court?
Photographs and video present some of the most effective evidence possible in court. In the dark ages of photography it took a small investment to buy or rent video equipment. But now that nearly everyone has a basic camera and video capability at their fingertips through a cell phone, it’s hard […]
Reserves And How They Reduce an Injury Claim
When new claims are reported insurance companies set something called a reserve in the process of setting up a new file. The reserve establishes the estimated value of the accident claim. Required as an accounting procedure, reserves enable insurance executives to estimate the company’s total potential losses. From an accounting […]
Is There Tax on Personal Injury Settlements & Awards?
Generally speaking in a typical car accident settlement or slip and fall case the answer is no. The IRS excludes from taxable income damages received on account of personal physical injuries, whether by suit or settlement. Also excluded from taxable income are amounts received under workers compensation laws for injuries […]
Massachusetts PIP – Personal Injury Protection
Massachusetts PIP is how medical bills related to a car accident get paid. PIP stands for Personal Injury Protection. PIP is mandatory in all Massachusetts Auto Insurance Policies. Massachusetts PIP Basics PIP pays up to $8,000 in medical bills and lost wages caused by a motor vehicle accident. As with most […]