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The Grieving Families Act Once Again Passes the Legislature and Awaits the Governor’s Signature

On June 4, 2024, the Grieving Families Act passed the New York Assembly by a vote of 125-21. Only one day later, the bill passed the Senate by a vote of 52-5. Now, legislators and constituents alike are waiting and wonderi…

Stay in the Loop:  Roundabout Safety

Roundabouts are becoming more and more popular in the U.S. due to their added benefits, and across New York State, there are approximately 250 roundabouts. Their implementation has dramatically reduced serious injury and f…

Tips on Avoiding Black Ice Accidents this Winter

Key Takeaways: Black ice develops as a thin water layer solidifies on top of pre-existing ice, resulting in a surface that is sleek and resembles glass. Conditions that lead to black ice formation include early morning dew…

Involved in a Car Accident? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Leave the Scene

| Lisa Coppola |
A car accident can be jarring and scary. In the immediate aftermath, your instinct might be to leave the ‌accident scene. This is the last thing you should do, especially if there are injuries, fatalities, or property dama…

Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way in New York?

| Lisa Coppola |
In 2014 alone, 485 car accidents involving pedestrians occurred in Erie County. While there can be variations in how these accidents occur, determining who had the right-of-way is one method of deciding who is at fault and…

What is Considered Distracted Driving in New York?

| Lisa Coppola |
No matter their location, distracted drivers present a threat to everyone around them, from their fellow drivers to pedestrians. When a driver stops paying attention to the road, the results can be disastrous. Distracted d…
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