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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…

How to Protect Yourself From a Tailgating Accident

| Lisa Coppola |
Key Takeaways: Gain an understanding of what the definition of a tailgating accident is and what can happen. Learn reasons why drivers tailgate and how they frequently cause accidents. Find out what to do if a driver is ta…

How Long Will a Personal Injury Claim Take in New York?

| Lisa Coppola |
Key takeaways: New York personal injury lawsuits can take anywhere from months to years to fully resolve. The seriousness of your injuries and the required medical treatment often determine how long your case will take, wi…

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…

When to Seek Medical Care After a Slip and Fall in New York

| Lisa Coppola |
Slip-and-fall injuries can be more severe than you might think. The aftermath of this type of accident is much more than the immediate sting of hitting the ground. Instead, it is the lingering uncertainty and fear about wh…

What to Do in New York After You Slip and Fall in a Store

| Lisa Coppola |
According to the National Safety Council, falls account for approximately one-third of all preventable injuries, with over 6.8 million people suffering an injury from a fall in 2020 alone. Sometimes these falls are beyond …

Can I Sue After Being Attacked by a Dog in New York?

| Lisa Coppola |
Key Takeaways One-Bite Rule Application: In New York, you can sue if the dog had previously shown signs of aggression or had bitten someone before. This indicates that the owner was or should have been aware of the dog&#82…

The Coppola Firm Welcomes David M. Goodman, Esq.

The Coppola Firm, which dates its roots back to 2015, has undergone tremendous growth in its seven years, continuing to to flourish, by putting its clients’ needs first. This week it welcomes its third partner, David M. Go…

Driving at Dawn & Dusk – Strategies for Staying Safe

| Lisa Coppola |
Whether you’re driving with the sun in your eyes or in complete darkness, driving at dawn, dusk, and night time presents unique challenges for drivers. We at The Coppola Firm feel your pain, and we’re here to help as…
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