Lawyers & Attorneys Serving Schoharie, N.Y.
LaMarche Safranko Law, a personal injury and criminal defense law firm, proudly represents clients in the Schoharie Valley region of upstate New York. A mostly rural area dotted with numerous farms, Schoharie County includes the towns of Schoharie, Cobleskill, Esperance, Fulton, Middleburgh, Richmondville, Sharon, and more. While the prime industry here is agriculture, there are several notable tourist attractions: Howe Caverns, The Iroquois Indian Museum, the Old Stone Fort, Vroman’s Nose, and the Apple Barrel Country Store and Café among them. The Catskills villages of the region have a number of historic hotels, as they were vacation destinations in the early 20th century. The Old Blenheim Bridge was among the attractions until it was destroyed by Hurricane Irene in August 2011.
The completion of Interstate 88 in 1989 permanently changed Schoharie’s footprint on central New York; among other things, several colleges and universities between Binghamton and Albany are more accessible in shorter periods of time. Reduced commute times to the Capital Region also have fueled growth in the I-88 corridor, and Schoharie has benefitted from its proximity to tourist attractions to the west, notably Cooperstown and nearby Brewery Ommegang.
The downside of more visitors is the increased potential for road crashes; no one knows this more than the people of Schoharie, who witnessed one of the most devastating such tragedies in October 2018 when a limousine crash in the middle of town took the lives of 20 people, most on their way to a gathering at Ommegang.
Motor vehicle operators of all types must follow established rules of conduct set out by New York state Vehicle and Traffic Law; unfortunately, the increase in distracted driving in recent years has led to a corresponding increase in danger to motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
If you or a loved one are injured in a crash involving any of these vehicles, it is crucial that your legal team knows the applicable law and knows how to navigate the system for maximum results.
Our award-winning, nationally recognized law firm is proud to serve clients in the Schoharie region in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, and professional misconduct. Our lawyers know that only results matter; whether you have been injured in a serious accident or charged with a crime, we take the time to get to know you and your case, explain your available options, and work with you to achieve the best outcome.
Our personal injury lawyers offer legal counsel and representation in all areas of personal injury law, including automobile, truck, motorcycle, and boating crashes; construction site accidents; pedestrian and bicyclist injuries; medical negligence; nursing home negligence; and more.
As criminal defense attorneys in both state and federal courts, we provide legal counsel for all felony and misdemeanor charges, including DWI, BWI, traffic-related offenses, assault, larceny, drug offenses, sex crimes, and more.
We also provide legal representation for doctors, nurses, teachers, and lawyers who have been accused of professional misconduct, or who are involved in disciplinary matters.
In Schoharie, the Capital Region, and throughout New York, our attorneys and office team are committed to the safety and well-being of our communities, and to protecting the rights of those injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, as well as those accused of a crime or professional misconduct.
LaMarche Safranko Law has offices in Albany, Clifton Park, and Plattsburgh, N.Y, and represents clients in state and federal courts throughout New York state. Call us at (518) 982-0770 or contact us for a no-obligation consultation.