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I was injured – should COVID stop me from contacting a lawyer?

| Lisa Coppola |
While there’s been a drop in cars on the road — and therefore fewer car accidents — people are still getting hurt in accidents. Whether a trip and fall, ATV, bicycle, motorcycle, car or work site accident…

Child Victims Act Look Back Period Extended to 1/14/2021

New Yorkers who suffered sexual abuse as children were left without a way to seek justice for decades. Last year, New York passed a law that allows child victims of sexual abuse to bring claims against their abusers (and t…

HR Alert: New OSHA Guidance for Companies

Companies across the United States should heed new guidance from OSHA – the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration – relative to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new guidance focuses its content on v…

Fall on Ice? Do This First.

| Lisa Coppola | ,
We’re in the thick of winter here in Western New York, which means we’re no stranger to the risk of falling on ice. The unfortunate reality is that slips and falls can lead to serious and lasting injuries. For this reason,…

It’s Buffalo (so, yes, there’s snow)

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We’re in for the first significant snow and ice of the season over the next 24 hours, so it’s useful to consider how to avoid a fender bender or a more serious accident. Follow these well-known – but some…

Act Now: Claims Revived By The Child Victims Act May Be Filed Now Through August 14, 2020

The New York Child Victims Act allows victims of child sex abuse to file a civil suit any time before their 55th birthday. Previously these claims expired on the victim’s 23rd birthday. The Act also creates a limited one-y…

Breaking: New York’s Child Victims Act To Protect Older Victims

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The Child Victims Act was signed into law in New York State on February 14, 2019. Here’s what you should know:  The law extends the statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases in which the victim was less than 18 years o…

Welcome to Melissa Paull Goldberg, Esq.

The Coppola Firm proudly announces that Melissa Paull Goldberg, Esq. has joined the Firm in an of counsel role. Melissa concentrates her practice in business transactions, and we’re delighted to have her on board to …

Comparative Fault No Defense To Partial Summary Judgment In New York

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Recently, the New York Court of Appeals held that a plaintiff seeking partial summary judgement on liability in a personal injury, injury to property, or wrongful death action doesn’t have the burden of proving that …
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