Amity Insurance Newsletter — July 27, 2015

When Tenants Sue Landlords for Millions and Succeed, What are your Options?
When a building owner leases premises to a tenant, it takes the risk that those using the premises may suffer injuries or damage. The possibility of the tenant or others suing the landlord is always present. Two landlords in particular found out just how real that possibility is...Read More>>

How to Avoid a Silent Death from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and very poisonous gas. It is created by burning oil, coal, charcoal, propane, natural gas and kerosene. Any appliances or equipment using these types of fuel can produce carbon monoxide. Although most people are not aware what is happening to them when they are poisoned by carbon monoxide, more than 150 people die every year from inhaling the fumes. This number excludes automotive-related deaths from carbon monoxide. Malfunctioning appliances and the improper use of charcoal grills are two common causes of death. Another unfortunate but common cause of carbon monoxide poisoning is the improper use of a generator...More>>

Women are More Skeptical than Men about Driverless Cars
According to data gathered by NerdWallet, vehicle manufacturers will have to worry more about impressing women than men if they want to make driverless cars more common. In addition to highlighting the differences in opinion between men and women, their findings showed disparity in opinions of driverless cars between older and younger Americans...More>>

Audi Q5 Earns Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS
The Audi Q5 midsize luxury sport utility vehicle recently earned the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This happened following the manufacturer's improvement of the SUV's structure to optimize safety during small overlap front crashes. The Top Safety Pick+ distinction from the IIHS and the favorable rating the SUV earned in the small overlap test is applicable to all models constructed after January of 2015. Since that time, any Audi Q5 vehicles that were released had a more reinforced occupant compartment and front end...More>>