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Road Safety Tips for Teen Drivers Heading Back to School

Labor Day weekend is over and summer is in the rearview mirror. New backpacks are crammed full of the tools of learning: laptops, books, pens, pencils, notebooks and more. But what about the tools young drivers need to stay safe on the road? These tips can help the teen drivers in your life get from home to homeroom in one piece. Click here to read the Newsletter Read More >>

Beware the Insurance Company Three D’s: Delay, Deny, Defend

When you buy insurance, you’re buying security. In exchange for your hard-earned dollars, you trust the insurance company to be there when disaster strikes, to shoulder a potentially devastating financial burden. But too many insurance companies care more about profits than policyholders. They employ shady tactics to keep from paying legitimate claims, a practice we call The Three D’s. Click Read More >>

Bikers, Walkers Threatened By Increase In Distracted Driving

April showers have given way to May flowers, encouraging walkers and bicyclists to get out and enjoy the weather. Long walks and leisurely bike rides can be a perfect way to soak up the sun, but busy streets with distracted drivers can be an accident waiting to wreck a lovely day. Unfortunately, when drivers are distracted, pedestrians and bikers often pay the price. This month, you should know Read More >>

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted Driving Still on the Rise, Especially Among Teens According to AAA, Americans drive the fewest miles during the winter months. Once April rolls around and the sun shines a bit brighter, the mileage goes up as we shake off the winter doldrums. More miles behind the wheel also means there are more chances to become distracted. And unfortunately, those distractions ? like texting, Read More >>

10 Tips for Reviewing Your Insurance Policy

Will Your Auto Insurance Be There When It Matters Most? Chances are one in 50 you will be involved in a car accident this year… or almost guaranteed during your lifetime. You will then dig out that annoying auto insurance renewal statement you’ve been ignoring every year, confident that you have “full coverage.” But that’s when many people realize that the “full coverage” they thought they had Read More >>

Check to See If Your Car Is on the List

Auto Safety Crisis Spurs Record Year of Recalls A decade-long ignition-switch defect in millions of General Motors vehicles helped launch a record 2014 for automakers for all the wrong reasons. Auto companies issued more recalls involving older models than ever before, covering 60 million vehicles. That adds up to roughly 700 recall announcements in total – an average of two a day – affecting one Read More >>

Cement Truck Driver Sentenced to 5-15 Years in Fatal Locust Valley Crash

A Mineola cement truck driver who crashed into a school bus was sentenced today to five to 15 years behind bars for the fatal crash. Raymond Ragen was convicted of manslaughter and assault for hitting a school bus in Matinecock near Locust Valley two years ago. The driver of the school bus, Jorge Guevera, was killed in the crash.  Attorney John Dalli of Dalli & Marino said that the Read More >>

Civil Justice System Compels Safety Innovations

Family’s Search for Answers Uncovers Fatal Flaw in GM Cars On March 10, 2010, Brooke Melton experienced the worst kind of déjà vu. Four days earlier, she had wrestled her 2005 GM Cobalt to the side of the road after the engine suddenly shut off. Click here to view the Newsletter Read More >>

DALLI & MARINO, LLP REPRESENTS FAMILY OF SCHOOL BUS DRIVER SLAIN BY RECKLESS CEMENT TRUCK DRIVER

On April 16, 2014 a Nassau County jury found cement truck driver Raymond Ragen guilty of manslaughter and assault in connection with a crash in Locust Valley, New York in 2012. Jorge Guevara was 45 years old and the father of four children when the school bus he was operating taking autistic children home from summer camp was struck by a cement truck operated by Raymond Ragen.  Ragen was Read More >>

Cement Trucker Charged With School Bus Driver’s Death

This action arises out of a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on July 23, 2012.  On that day a cement truck operated by defendant Raymond Ragen struck a Long Island Railroad overpass on Oyster Bay Road in Locust Valley, New York. The cement truck was an oversized vehicle that could not clear the overpass and should not have attempted to do so.  After striking the overpass the cement Read More >>