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New Gun Laws in New York State

New Gun Laws in New York State

On March 31, a bill that would require domestic abusers in New York state to turn in all their guns sailed through the Senate and Assembly and was promptly signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The bill expands on previous legislation requiring abusers to turn over only their handguns, and also broadens the scope […]

Move Over: It’s The Law

Move Over: It’s The Law

A local driver’s awareness of New York State’s “move over” law might not have helped state troopers Brent Karow and Shane Swartz all that much. Christopher Neumann was apparently under the influence of alcohol when he plowed into the troopers, as they assisted two tow-truck operators pulling a car out of the median of I-90 […]

Slipping and Falling on Ice or Snow: Can I Sue for Damages?

Slipping and Falling on Ice or Snow: Can I Sue for Damages?

Winter in Albany and Upstate NY means there’s always a chance of snow and ice around the corner, and snow and ice mean there’s always a chance someone will slip and fall. And unfortunately, slip-and-fall accidents are all too common, as evidenced by the large number of slip-and-fall personal-injury claims filed each year. Although the […]

Injured at the Amusement Park? What are Your Rights?

Injured at the Amusement Park? What are Your Rights?

It was every amusement-park visitor’s nightmare: In June, at Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury, a 14-year-old Delaware girl somehow slipped out of her seat on a gondola ride, dangling 25 feet above the ground as onlookers rushed over. Fortunately, disaster was averted as a local man and his daughter positioned themselves under the girl, […]

Traveling this Summer? Know the Legal Requirements for Transporting Firearms

Traveling this Summer? Know the Legal Requirements for Transporting Firearms

Millions of people will be traveling at some point this summer, whether by air, rail or automobile. As you are busy packing you’re probably thinking about your clothes, shoes and sunscreen. If you are one of the estimated 10% of New Yorkers who own a gun,[1] you may also be planning to travel with your […]

Motorcycle Accidents: Prevention and Response

If you are one of the more than 240,000 motorcyclists in New York, you are no doubt taking advantage of the longer days and (hopefully soon) warmer weather to get out for a ride. Maybe you’ll be heading to the Adirondacks this weekend for the 35th annual Americade in Lake George, or the 16th annual […]