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 […]

Deadly Adenovirus Outbreak in New Jersey

Albany Personal Injury Attorney Explains Wrongful Death Law in Adenovirus Outbreak A ninth child has died as a result of an outbreak of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey. According to health officials, the outbreak started on September 26, when a child in the ventilator unit was diagnosed […]

New Gun Laws in New York State

On March 31, a bill that would require domestic abusers in New York state to turn in all their guns sailed through the Senate and Assembly and was promptly signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The bill expands on previous legislation requiring abusers to turn over only their handguns, and also broadens the scope […]

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 […]

Slipping and Falling on Ice or Snow: Can I Sue for Damages?

Winter in Albany and Upstate NY means there’s always a chance of snow and ice around the corner, and snow and ice mean there’s always a chance someone will slip and fall. And unfortunately, slip-and-fall accidents are all too common, as evidenced by the large number of slip-and-fall personal-injury claims filed each year. Although the […]

Injured at the Amusement Park? What are Your Rights?

It was every amusement-park visitor’s nightmare: In June, at Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury, a 14-year-old Delaware girl somehow slipped out of her seat on a gondola ride, dangling 25 feet above the ground as onlookers rushed over. Fortunately, disaster was averted as a local man and his daughter positioned themselves under the girl, […]

Fireworks Law in NYS: What’s Legal and What’s Not

The Fourth of July is next week and you know what that means–fireworks! Although it is customary to celebrate the independence of our nation with a pyrotechnic display, we at LaMarche Safranko Law want to remind everyone of the fireworks law in New York state governing sale and use. Over the past few weeks, you […]

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 […]

Construction Site Accident: Know Your Rights

Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplace environments. One in five people killed on the job in 2015 were construction workers[1] and thousands more are injured each year. In recent years, notable accidents affecting our own community led to the deaths of a 37-year old man in Niskayuna, a 47-year old man in Rensselaer and […]