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Six Reasons to Hire a NY Truck Accident Lawyer

Six Reasons to Hire a NY Truck Accident Lawyer

Have you been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck and need the help of an experienced NY truck accident lawyer? Truck accident claims can be more complicated than regular automobile accidents, so when hiring a Buffalo, NY accident attorney, you should hire a lawyer who understands the complexities of truck accident cases. The […]

How Elderly New Yorkers are Financially Exploited

HOW ELDERLY NEW YORKERS ARE FINANCIALLY EXPLOITED

Financial exploitation, as defined under New York State Social Services Law Section 473 (6)(g), is the improper use of an adult’s funds, property, or resources by another individual. It includes these crimes: fraud, false pretenses, embezzlement, conspiracy, forgery, falsifying records, coerced property transfers, and denial of access to assets. The following are examples of elder […]

NY Nursing Home’s Lawsuit Against Power of Attorney Dismissed

NY Nursing Home's Lawsuit Against Power of Attorney Dismissed

Read this story about how a NY nursing home’s lawsuit against a power of attorney got dismissed. If you need help with elder law, give us a call. This collection action, which arose from a nursing home debt, was commenced by the County of Monroe against the Estate of Janet Patterson and Barbara Robinson,  a 78-year-old […]

Police Have Qualified Immunity for K-9 Dog Bites

Police Have Qualified Immunity for K-9 Dog Bites

Learn why police have qualified immunity for K-9 dog bites in this educational article. If you have questions, contact our Buffalo lawyers. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in McKinney v. City of Middleton, held that qualified immunity protected police officers who directed a police canine to “bite and hold” the arrestee for […]

NY Holiday Impaired and Reckless Drivers Beware

NY Holiday Impaired and Reckless Drivers Beware Rochester NY

The New York State Police will participate in the “Drive High Get a DUI” national campaign and New Year’s impaired driving enforcement to crack down on impaired and reckless driving this holiday season. The enforcement campaign runs from Wednesday, December 14, 2022, through Sunday, January 1, 2023. Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints, along […]

What are the NY Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Laws?

What are the NY Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Laws

The New York Penal Code and New York Social Services Law protect New York victims from elder abuse and financial exploitation with civil and criminal remedies. Civil Financial Exploitation NY CLS Soc Serv § 473 (2020) ; NY EXEC §837-f-1 (2022) SOCIAL SERVICES LAW ARTICLE 9-B.  ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES TITLE 1.  PROTECTIVE SERVICES § 473. […]

What is the New York Statutory Power of Attorney?

What is the New York Statutory Power of Attorney

What changed with the NY Power of Attorney in 2021? New York State enacted a new statutory Power of Attorney effective June 13, 2021. A POA validly executed prior to the law that went into effect on June 13, 2021, will be grandfathered and enforceable under the new law provisions. The POA form executed on or […]

$20.5M Verdict for Injured NY Court Officer

$20.5M Verdict for Injured NY Court Officer

New York court officer Michael Williams suffered nerve and spinal cord injuries when a poorly-secured exterior side door at the Nassau County Criminal Courthouse in Mineola. New York slammed shut on him. The door, which serves as the judges’ entrance to the courthouse, was installed in 1940 and is referred to as the “guillotine” by […]

Free NY Legal Answers Online

Free NY Legal Answers Online

Did you know that you have access to free NY legal answers online for personal injury cases? If you are seeking legal assistance, give us a call! American Bar Association’s ABA Free Legal Answers reached a major milestone in November,2022 surpassing a total of 250,000 legal questions answered. ABA Free Legal Answers is a website […]