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Should insurance companies cover car accidents caused by medical events?

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that establishes minimum standards for health insurance benefits provided by employers. The health insurance benefits governed under ERISA may be used to pay for medical expenses related to car accidents. When a car accident occurs, and an ERISA recipient is injured, a portion of...

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What are my legal rights for disability and retirement under ERISA?

An injury or illness that leaves someone permanently disabled can happen unexpectedly. Not only can this cause physical and emotional anguish, getting the benefits you need can be painstaking. Workers who have become disabled have options available to them that they may not be aware of under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)....

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Can roadway defects lead to serious car accidents?

Road defects such as debris, potholes and large cracks can come as a surprise to Rhode Island drivers. Crashes involving road defects and debris often occur on high-speed roadways, interstates and on curvy rural roads. Some drivers may have enough time to avoid a crash, but others aren't so lucky. What causes roadway defects? Roadway defects...

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Why do good drivers get injured in bad accidents?

Good, responsible drivers don't pose any risk to Providence-area road users. In fact, they are generally less likely to be involved in crashes than distracted drivers, drunk drivers, or speeders. Unfortunately, responsible drivers are often still injured or killed in accidents caused by reckless drivers. Here's why. Distracted driving is still a leading cause of...

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Technology may reduce drowsy driving crashes

A drowsy driver can turn into a deadly driver in an instant. According to the National Safety Council, about 100,000 car crashes each year are caused by drowsy drivers, and these accidents result in more than 1,550 deaths. Other studies conclude that the number of crashes and deaths linked to tired drivers may be even...

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Can Car Accidents Caused By Repeat Drunk Driving Offenders Be Prevented?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), impaired driving caused more than 10,000 traffic fatalities in 2018 — accounting for nearly 30 deaths each day. The good news is: road deaths caused by impaired driving have been significantly reduced since 1982. The bad news: high-risk impaired drivers (HRIDs) continue to put lives in danger....

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Roadway hazards to watch out for this holiday season

The month of December is one of the most dangerous times of the year for Providence-area drivers. The snow and ice make for slippery road conditions. The shorter days result in limited visibility and increased drowsiness. What makes the holiday season particularly dangerous is the uptick in negligent driving habits. We all know that the...

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What should I do if I encounter an aggressive driver on Providence roads?

Road rage is a dangerous game some people play on Providence-area roads. What starts as a small mishap or careless mistake can quickly spiral out of control — resulting in someone's injury or death. That's what happened in a 2017 incident on Route 295 in Johnston, according to the Providence Journal. The incident started when the at-fault...

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