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Hunting Safety: Don’t Overlook The Basics!

| Lisa Coppola |
By now, summer is a distant memory. Shorter days, cool weather, and leaves on the ground are here. Some people will be sad about the changing seasons, but for New York hunters, these changes mark hunting season. With plent…

New Seatbelt Law Requires Everyone to Buckle Up

| Lisa Coppola |
In 1984, New York became the first State to enact a mandatory seatbelt law. Now, 36 years later, that law is being strengthened. For adults and those over the age of 16, current law requires that only front seat passengers…

Look at the Leaves, But Not While You’re Driving

| Lisa Coppola |
It’s the anniversary of the October Storm this week. Remember that unsettling time in 2006? This year, we’re lucky to be enjoying a beautiful, mostly-sunny autumn. So before the heavy snow and cold wind hits Ne…

Apartment Fires – You Have a Right to Safety

| Lisa Coppola |
A fire in your home is scary for anyone. If you live in an apartment with multiple units, though, it can be especially frightening. Where can you turn for your recovery?

Wrongful Death – Who Can Sue and For What?

| Lisa Coppola |
Losing a loved one is always difficult. When a loved one dies sooner than they should have and someone else is at fault, then it’s even more difficult. In New York law, this is called wrongful death. A wrongful death actio…

Torts? A Personal Injury, Not a Cake

| Lisa Coppola |
If you’re like most people, when you hear the world “torte” you think of the many varieties of wonderfully delicious cakes. In the legal field, though, “torts” are something completely different. A tort is a civil wrong, d…

Why Are There So Many Accidents in the Summertime?

| Lisa Coppola |
Living in Western New York, you may imagine that wintertime would hold the record for the most number of car accidents. You might think that ice-covered roads, excessive wind, and cars covered in snow not properly cleared …

It’s All Fun and Games – Until It’s Not

| Lisa Coppola |
There’s a risk of injury in all sports, but contact sports like football, hockey, wrestling, and boxing carry the greatest risk. Other sports like baseball, cheerleading, and equestrian events also carry a moderately-high …

Keep Calm and Ignore That Bad Driver

| Lisa Coppola |
Road Rage. If you’ve been on the highway during rush hour or been cut off attempting to merge, you probably know the feeling. Most people have experienced some form of road rage, whether personally during a morning commute…

Navigating Boat Safety

| Lisa Coppola |
New York State is a beautiful place to enjoy all forms of watercraft. With fun, though, comes danger. Our attorneys have compiled some important tips to help stay safe while enjoying your summer on the water. First, life j…
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