Category Archives: Personal injury

The Importance of Maintaining Safe Premises

Whether you own a single family home or a large business you have a legal obligation to maintain safe premises. Property owners must ensure both public areas and tenant’s quarters are livable, safe, and sanitary. Below are important considerations for those who own properties, or for those thinking of investing: Certain repairs aren’t optional: If -->

Flashing Lights: Slow Down and Move Over. It is the Law

Thousands of workers have died in work zone crashes due to negligent and reckless drivers. The vast majority of work-zone accidents are completely preventable. The National Safety Council recommends the following tips for preventing injuries in work-zones: Pay attention (using your phone, adjusting the radio, talking to passengers, and even daydreaming are all examples of -->

Why Upstate New York Has Become So Popular, What That Means for Residents

In recent years a record-breaking annual 239 million visitors traveled to New York State destinations.   “New York’s rich culture, diverse history, scenic beauty and outdoor reactional opportunities are second to none,” Governor Cuomo said. “With a record $104.8 billion economic impact, New York’s tourism industry is stronger than ever before and as we continue to invest -->

Tired on the Job? It’s a Major Issue, Here’s Why

More than one in ten workplace injuries can be attributed to fatigue*. Being tired on the job puts you and everyone around you at risk for serious injury. According to experts, fatigue has the following effects on your body: Trouble thinking and concentrating Memory issues Poor Balance Slowed reaction time Inability to stay awake Diminished -->

Making a Difference After an Amputation

Driving is dangerous, cars are dangerous, we’ve all heard variations of this message. Yet, everyday drivers make bad decisions, and because of those decisions, lives are lost and innocent people suffer life-altering injuries. As personal injury attorneys, it’s our job to tell our client’s stories and to ensure they receive the justice they deserve. Justice -->

Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

After a complex labor and delivery, most mothers do not want to question their doctor because we want to believe that our medical team did everything possible to ensure a safe delivery. But if your baby is injured, expensive treatments, therapies and equipment will cost untold amounts of money to help him or she reaches -->

Know the Stats and put your Fears in Check

We are all, consciously or subconsciously, afraid of something. While some people have very specific, individualized fears, there are some events and/or things that are known to invoke fear and/or anxiety amongst the masses. Each year the National Safety Council puts together a chart, ‘Odds of Dying’, which outlines your odds of dying based on -->

Ski Accidents in Albany, NY

The feeling of skiing down a mountain on a beautiful, sunny day in the Albany area is one of the best things to do in the winter. However, falling and being seriously injured happens all the time in this kind of sport. If you become seriously injured while at a ski resort, your legal rights -->

Driving and Winter Weather Conditions in Albany, NY

Winter weather conditions in Albany, NY can become severe very quickly, and even the most experienced drivers can face dangerous hazards on the road. The Federal Highway Commission stated that one in four car accidents involve inclement weather. Some of the most common hazards are: Black ice: Roadways can be covered by a thin layer -->

Proving Negligence in a Hospital Malpractice Claim

Medical malpractice is a term describing what happens if a doctor, healthcare professional, health care facility, or hospital fails to provide care for an individual in accordance with the accepted standards of the medical profession and that individual becomes injured or ill as a result. Accordingly, there are three basic elements to prove in a -->