Tag Archives: drunk-driving

Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers

All parents want to keep their children safe no matter how young or old they are.  When children mature into teenagers they are presented with new dangers, as parents it’s our job to stay informed so that we can encourage our children to make good decisions- especially behind the wheel. If you have a young -->

Staying Safe on “Blackout Wednesday”

On the day before Thanksgiving millions of Americans will flock to bars, restaurants, and parties for what has been dubbed “Drinksgiving” and/or “Blackout Wednesday.” According to PR Newswire, in some cities the day before Thanksgiving is a bigger drinking day than New Year’s Eve and even Saint Patrick’s Day. Unfortunately, some “Blackout Wednesday” participants will -->

The Consequences of Driving Impaired and Those Hurt Along the Way

Our client was a passenger in a friend’s vehicle when they were involved in impaired driving crash in Albany, New York. The collision likely could have been avoided had the driver made the right decisions. Our client suffered facial lacerations and neck injuries. At the conclusion of his case he said “Your guidance has helped me -->

In Response to Growing Number of Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Experts Press for Change

In 2016 approximately 4.6 million roadway users were seriously injured in car crashes, a 7% increase from the year prior. The National Safety Council recently released survey findings that offer insights into what driver behaviors are contributing to motor vehicle crashes. 64% of drivers admitted they are comfortable speeding, 47% of drivers admitted they are -->

Driver Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Assault and Driving While Ability Impaired

The driver who caused a serious head on crash in Malta this past February has pled guilty to charges including vehicular assault and driving while ability impaired. The accident occurred on Route 67. The impaired driver was speeding in the wrong direction and struck an oncoming vehicle. One person was seriously injured in the crash. If -->

Drunk Driver Avoids Serious Injury on Northway Crash

On Thursday, September 8th a 31-year-old Hudson Falls woman was involved in a rollover crash on the Northway.  Rollover crashes are especially dangerous types of automobile crashes. In 2014 nearly seven thousand people in the U.S. died in roller over crashes. On Thursday’s Northway crash the driver was extremely fortunate and sustained only minor injuries. -->

The Dangers of Drinking and Driving

Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of injuries and deaths across the United States. Many people think that they can get away with driving after having one beer, but really they are making a choice to put themselves and everyone else on the road at great risk. If you or someone you know -->

Car Crashes Aren’t Accidents

Safety advocates from around the country are encouraging others to change the way people think and talk about car crashes. For decades the chosen term for describing a wreck has been ‘accident.’ What’s the problem with the word ‘accident’? Accidents are often associated with actions or outcomes that couldn’t or shouldn’t have been avoided or -->

Cornwall Woman Facing Additional Charges in 2014 Hit-and-Run case

In 2014 a Cornwall, NY woman allegedly struck a 32 year old Newburgh man. The force of the impact sent the victim over a guardrail and into a creek below.  The defendant has been awaiting trial since 2014. She’s been charged with an array of indictments including: second degree manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, and leaving the -->

New Legislation Passed to Reduce Drunk Driving Crashes in New York

Albany, NY: On Tuesday, November 24th legislation intended to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by drunk drivers, specifically repeat offenders was passed.  The new legislation is in part an amendment to Leandra’s law, which requires those sentenced for driving while intoxicated to have a ignition interlock device installed (also known as an -->