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Toy Safety for a Happy, Healthy Holiday

The Nerf Ultra One gun shoots soft darts up to 120 feet—with enough force to potentially cause eye injuries. Nickelodeon’s Frozen Treats Slime warns that the goo is made of harmful chemicals—while offering varieties scented with such flavors as mint chocolate chip and berry smoothie, which critics warn could entice small children to try and […]

Injuries and Death From Large Vehicle Crashes: Who Compensates?

The scene looked like a winter driver’s worst nightmare: As the season’s first major snowstorm blanketed the Capital Region on the evening of December 2, a bus and truck collided on I-90 eastbound in Canaan, New York, about 20 miles southeast of Albany. Both lanes on the Berkshire Spur were closed as emergency responders hurried […]

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 Manhattan performing arts high school […]

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 reported to […]

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 enter the […]

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 action, Vergine v. Phillips, that was […]

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

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 Pinello Road. He suffered serious internal injuries requiring surgery, and […]

Bystander Death in Police Pursuit

Albany Pedestrian Injury Lawyer Explains Cobleskill Bystander Death in Police Pursuit A pedestrian death during a police chase in Cobleskill underscores the inherently risky tradeoff between bystander safety and police exemption from speeding laws during criminal pursuit and other emergencies. At around 10 PM on Friday, November 9, 2018, two Cobleskill Police officers in separate […]

Beekmantown Helicopter Crash Tragedy

Clifton Park Personal Injury Lawyer Explains How Wrongful Death Claims May Bring Compensation to Victims’ Families Investigators are looking into what caused a helicopter to crash into power lines and burst into flames in northern New York on October 31, 2018 killing two utility workers and injuring two others. The crash occurred in Beekmantown, NY […]