Car Crash Deaths are Declining

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the chances of dying in a car crash in a late model vehicle have fallen over a third in the last three years. According to the Institute, this is owed in huge part to new designs, safety technology, and on-board computers in vehicles. While the trend for consumers in […]

Buckle Up Kids

New York has and continues to be very proactive in the enforcement of seatbelt laws. In fact, in 1984 New York was the first state to enact mandatory seatbelt laws. Since that time, New York has stayed ahead of the curve in the enforcement of safety regulations for seatbelts, and has actively provided notice to […]

What to do Following a Car Accident

You have probably seen a lot of commercials on TV or heard ads over the radio that start like this:  “Hurt in a car accident? You need the legal services of ……,” Or something to that effect. It is always a good idea to seek the advice of an attorney following any accident where an […]

Motorcycle Safety Tips-Share the Road

We are now in the thick of summer, which means more people will take to the roads by motorcycle. Although motorcycle riding can be very enjoyable, it comes with added dangers. Often times, according to the Albany County Sheriff, riding is dangerous because of the other cars on the road, and not because of the […]

Driven to Distraction and Death

A recent local story has underscored the danger, as well as the heartbreak, of driving while distracted.  Not only is this a critical safety issue:  it is increasingly becoming the cause of vehicular manslaughter. The U.S. Department of Transportation website, Distraction.gov, defines Distracted Driving this way: There are three main types of distraction: Visual — […]