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 […]

Canadian Man Gets Cell Phone Ticket for Texting in Drive-Thru Window

A few days ago, a man in a Tim Horton’s drive-thru got a little more than TimBits™ and coffee when he was idling in his car waiting to pay for his food.  A police officer issued a distracted driving ticket (equivalent of cell phone ticket) to the man for answering a text while in the […]

End Distracted Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) every two minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving crash.  This amounts to roughly 2000 people a day, or about 263,000 people a year.  http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812013.pdf. While an incredibly high statistic, the injuries from drunk driving pale in comparison to those injured from distracted driving […]

Northeast Winter Driving Safety Tips

Please be mindful that driving in the winter in the northeast can be especially hazardous because of precipitation and cold weather. To avoid unnecessary risks, drivers should be mindful of the following: – Gentle on the gas pedal. Always accelerate and decelerate slowly when driving on snow and icy roads. Pressing gently on the gas […]

Halloween Safety Tips

With Halloween right around the corner, it means lots of miniature superheroes and Disney characters will be wandering the neighborhoods in search of candy.  Halloween is also a time of increased danger for pedestrians because of the increased foot traffic on the sidewalks and roads.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Centers […]

National Fire Prevention Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month. According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2013 there were 1.25 million fires reported in the United States.  This amounts to a fire every 25 seconds.   Over 3,000 people were killed and damages in excess of 10 billion dollars occurred as a result of those fires.  Below are […]

Operation Safe Stop: To deter people passing school buses

Today, law enforcement units across the State are participating in Operation Safe Stop, an annual program meant to crack down on motorists who illegally pass school buses when they are picking up or dropping off students.   Police officers and other law enforcement will be on board school buses and in marked and unmarked patrol cars […]

Snowmobiling

As we dig our heels into the dead of winter and the latest nor’easter buries most of New York, we want to remind our outdoor sport enthusiasts to be safe and be alert this snowmobile season. Snowmobile registrations are way up in New York, topping 116000, making New York the fourth most popular snowmobiling state […]

Please Shovel and Salt Your Sidewalk

Being a kid, there is no greater joy in the world than waking up on a school morning to a foot of fresh snow on the ground.  To a parent, there is no greater aggravation, unless your occupation is as a plow driver or professional skier. For the majority of us, however, snow means shoveling, […]