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 […]

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 […]

Hit-and-Run Crash Injures Bicyclist—Who Pays?

Albany Pedestrian Injury Lawyer Explains Queensbury Hit & Run Accident As of this posting, Queensbury Police and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office were still searching for clues on the vehicle that struck bicyclist Aron J. Steves shortly before 6 pm on December 18. Steves, 52, of Whitehall, was hit while biking on Corinth Road near […]

After the Tragedy, Assessing the Liability

The Dreyer Boyajian LaMarche Safranko family wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to all those affected by the devastating limousine crash of October 6, 2018. Here we offer some information on the legal issues that inevitably arise from a tragedy of this magnitude, as investigators try to determine what went wrong, and victims’ loved ones […]

Common Carriers: Special Road Safety Regulations

Safety Regulations for Common Carriers: An Albany Car Accident Lawyer Explains On October 22, 1999, 51 children and adults were injured in a school bus and dump truck collision at the intersection of Route 30A and Route 7 in Central Bridge, Schoharie County, New York. The tragic incident involved an extensive National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation. Our personal injury attorneys from […]

Move Over: It’s The Law

A local driver’s awareness of New York State’s “move over” law might not have helped state troopers Brent Karow and Shane Swartz all that much. Christopher Neumann was apparently under the influence of alcohol when he plowed into the troopers, as they assisted two tow-truck operators pulling a car out of the median of I-90 […]

Personal Injury Claims: Your Top 5 Questions Answered

When you or someone you love has suffered a personal injury, the experience can be traumatic. Whether the incident involved a car accident, slip and fall, or dog bite, there are many details to deal with including medical issues, insurance paperwork, lost time at work, and more. While each case is unique, below are key […]

Alarming Trend: Increased Roadway Fatalities

Clifton Park Car Accident Lawyers on Increased Roadway Fatalities Trend for 2016 Despite improved vehicle and roadway technologies, more people are dying on the nation’s roadways. In the first half of 2016, there was a 10.4 percent increase in roadway fatalities from the same period from 2015. This trend is particularly alarming, given that traffic […]

Testing driver’s cell phone when involved in automobile accident

Recently, new legislation was proposed that would make it legal for a police officer to test a person’s cell phone if they were driving a vehicle involved in an automobile accident.  Under this new law a police officer will be allowed use an electronic scanner to siphon certain information from a person’s phone.  The officer […]

Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Accidents

Recently, the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a report for pedestrian-motor vehicle accident statistics for the year 2015.  Unfortunately, the GHSA estimates a 10% increase in the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2015 (compared to 2014 numbers). Specific to New York, in the first 6 months of 2015, 129 pedestrians […]