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Child Victims Act Takes Effect

First Sexual Abuse Victims File Suit in New York State In a New York Times opinion piece published on August 14, Jennifer Araoz describes how, at age 14, she was recruited and groomed to be a sex toy for wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. In the fall of 2001, she writes, she was approached outside her […]

Our Home, Our Streets. No Off-Road Vehicles Allowed.

Albany Personal Injury Attorneys Explain the Danger of Off-Road Vehicles As a runner or bicyclist there’s nothing better than having the freedom to exercise in peace and to enjoy the pleasantness of being outdoors doing the activities we love most. Dirt Bikes on the Roadways in Albany County The inhabitants of Albany County have had […]

Blame the Basil: Food-Borne Illness Outbreak Hits the Capital Region

Albany Personal Injury Attorneys Explain the Latest Food-Borne Illness Outbreak Fresh basil may be a staple of summer cooking in many Capital Region homes and restaurants, but area consumers would be well-advised this summer to stick with local sources—and especially, to avoid basil from Siga Logistics de RL de CV of Morelos, Mexico. Basil from […]

Falling TVs, Dressers, Cabinets and Furniture Causing Deadly Injuries to Children

Albany Personal Injury Attorneys Explain Hazards of Unsecured Furniture Falling on Young Children There is a hidden hazard affecting children in homes, schools and daycares—the danger of furniture and appliance tip-overs.  Unfortunately, there is no law to protect children from this danger, and while some manufacturers are recalling and redesigning their products, there remain millions […]

E-transportation Coming to New York State

Lawmakers to approve a bill allowing E-transportation programs in the Capital Region Watch Out! The bike lanes and sidewalks are about to get busier than ever before. For those of you out there who have been to a big city as of late, you’ve seen them everywhere you look. For those who haven’t, they’re coming […]

Two Teenage Boys Killed by Car in Sullivan County

A car-pedestrian crash took the lives of two Hudson Valley teenagers on the afternoon of Sunday, June 2, when a vehicle driven by a retired town justice struck them as they walked along Glen Wild Road in the Sullivan County town of Rock Hill. The boys, 16-year-old Devin Zeininger and 14-year-old Justin Finkel, were first […]

Tragedy at the Parade

An evening dedicated to the memory of those who sacrificed for our country was marred by tragedy on May 22, as a Glenville woman was struck and killed by a minivan while marching in the annual Scotia Memorial Day parade. Charlene Pomichter, 69, was with a group staging on a side street while preparing to […]

New York Courts Get Serious About PTSD

Albany Personal Injury Attorney Explains Recent New York State Court PTSD Decision Following an automobile crash in July 2015, Joanne Vergine claimed that she suffered injuries to her cervical spine, which in turn triggered several categories of “serious injury” under New York state Insurance Law § 5102 (d). Mrs. Vergine and her husband commenced an […]

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Albany Auto Accident Law Firm on the Importance of Distracted Driver Awareness Month New York state led the way nationally several years ago by changing highway “rest stops” to “text stops.” Phone-service carrier AT&T launched its “It can wait” campaign, and has inspired more than 36 million page visitors to “take the pledge” to drive […]

Court Upholds State’s Liability in Scaffolding Injury Case

Albany Construction Accident Attorney on Recent Scaffold Law Case On November 6, 2015, Agnaldo Dos Santos was performing sandblasting work on a temporary, suspended metal deck under the Patroon Island Bridge between Albany and Rensselaer when he backed into a hole in the scaffold, causing one leg to fall through to the middle of his […]