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If you are walking around in New York, you may be unaware of the laws pertaining to pedestrians. In the Empire State, pedestrians are not allowed to walk on interstates or expressways. The rules are different for pedestrians that are walking on main roads, although pedestrians are instructed to proceed...

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If you have fallen at a grocery store, shopping mall, or in a parking garage, you may be plagued by medical bills, lost income, and emotional trauma. How can you be expected to pay for your surgeries, prescriptions, and physical therapy when you do not have a steady source of...

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In 2022, roughly 42,795 people died in car accidents in the United States. While a tragic occurrence, it is important that the negligent party is held responsible for the individual’s death. If the negligent person acted criminally, then the state may press charges. However, family members do have the option...

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A multi-vehicle crash can take place in a split second. Similar to the domino effect, one vehicle crashing into another can cause motorists to rear-end drivers in lead vehicles. This can occur even if the other drivers are at a complete stop. A person may sustain severe injuries in a...

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A slip and fall can result in significant injuries, causing you to miss time from work and precious moments with family. Instead, your time will be consumed with surgeries, physical therapy, and doctor’s appointments. Your life may change forever due to another party’s failure to ensure your safety. The amount...

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Failing to yield to another driver can carry grim consequences. In 2021, the Empire State experienced 218 motorcyclist fatalities. When a motorcyclist and passenger vehicle driver are in a collision, a motorcyclist is 29 times more likely to suffer a fatality. Sadly, not all drivers are well-versed in right-of-way laws....

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Yes. You have to report a dog bite in NY. According to the NYC Department of Health, all animal bites, including dog bites, must be reported within 24 hours of the incident. You should obtain the name, contact details, and address of the dog owner. Otherwise, try to get details...

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It depends. Following a motor vehicle accident, your PIP or no-fault auto insurance coverage will cover your losses regardless of who caused the crash. However, you may be concerned that your auto insurance rates might go up when you file your insurance claim. While an accident may impact your insurance...

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Being a state famous for its islands and boroughs, New York boasts of massive bridges, stunning waterways, highways, and intersecting roadways that are essential elements of the state’s infrastructure. In particular, bridges enable everyone to travel from one island to another for as little time as possible. On the other...

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If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, seeking fair compensation can play an important role in your ability to fully recover. If the injury you suffered is an internal injury, there may be complications involved, and you should know that such injuries tend...

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Being attacked by someone else’s dog is as terrifying as it is dangerous, and it can leave you at a loss regarding how best to proceed. While no two dog bite incidents are exactly the same, there are steps that every dog bite victim should take to help protect their...

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Electric cars can pose additional hazards during crashes, but they may not be the hazards you’re thinking of. The fact is that electric vehicles are relatively new to the car market, and the statistics regarding risk factors aren’t fully fleshed out. Let’s consider what we do know, and if you’ve...

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T-bone accidents refer to those car accidents in which one car drives directly into the side of another, creating the shape of a T in the process. These accidents are just as dangerous as they sound, and if you’ve been injured in one, you may have no idea what to...

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Slip and fall accidents happen all too frequently, and they are some of the more dangerous accidents out there. If a commercial property owner or manager’s negligence causes you to slip, fall, and be injured, the physical, financial, and emotional losses you suffer can be immense, but an experienced New...

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School is supposed to be a safe place where children learn and grow. However, situations sometimes arise that lead to a child being injured. Parents in these circumstances are often surprised and wonder what they can do about the injury. The answer is that their response should differ depending on...

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Rideshare services are now available almost everywhere. These services provide great benefits to the communities they serve and relieve countless drivers of their duties to drive. However, rideshare drivers can also cause accidents, just as any other drivers on the road can. The process for seeking compensation in these rideshare...

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When it comes to civil litigation, resolving disputes can often be a time-consuming and costly endeavor. However, there are alternatives to traditional courtroom battles that can offer more efficient and effective solutions. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) presents innovative approaches to resolving conflicts outside the courtroom. ADR encompasses various methods, such...

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New York’s cities are bound by state statute to maintain safe roads. As the seasons change, however, ice, snow, and fluctuating temperatures cause canyons to grow from unsuspecting cracks in cement. The potholes that form can range from a small nuisance on your morning commute to a potential danger to...

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Trucking accidents are one of the leading causes of fatalities on New York roads. With thousands of trucks operating daily in the state, it’s no wonder that these mammoth vehicles are involved in countless crashes every year. Accidents involving large trucks and buses can result in serious injuries or death....

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If you’ve been involved in an accident, one of your most pressing concerns is how you will pay for your medical bills. After all, medical expenses can quickly add up, making it challenging to cover the cost of care. The good news is that a few options are available for...

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If you have experienced an injury, putting the pieces of your life back together may feel like an uphill battle. Your physical and emotional pain, lost hours at work, and diminishing account balance may all seem like insurmountable hurdles. Fortunately, you always have the option to seek financial compensation and...

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Nobody wants to get hurt, especially during the holidays. However, this time of the year brings hazards and risks that are not prevalent during other seasons, such as Christmas Tree decorating and hanging lights. To stay safe this holiday season, you should learn what injuries to look out for and...

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The holiday season is known for joy and good times with friends and family, but it is also the most dangerous season for drunk driving. If you or a loved one sustains injuries or even death from a drunk driver, you deserve compensation for your sufferance. Learn more here. Contact...

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When vehicle occupants are involved in an accident, there is a great possibility of various types of injury. Although, the injuries are organized into two categories: 1. Impact Injuries These injuries occur when a vehicle occupant hits any part of the vehicle’s interior or is thrown outside the car onto the...

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Stepping into a car is less safe than you may think. In fact, there are over 5 million car accidents in the U.S. each year. Thankfully, this number is steadily declining compared to recent years, but the risk is still highly prevalent. Learn more here.

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Every season comes with liabilities; winter seems to have much more than the others. The best way to keep yourself and your loved ones safe is by being educated and prepared. Click here to learn the top five liabilities you must watch out for this winter season. https://www.insuramatch.com/learning-center/5-common-winter-liability-claims

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Does your job include working on the railroad? If so, you are probably very comfortable with it and do not consider daily risks. But, sadly, railroad injuries and deaths are not few and far between. In fact, they have been steadily increasing over the years. Click here to learn more....

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In early July, a 37-year-old killed a cyclist in Buffalo, NY, in a hit-and-run. The cyclist was hit at Abbott Rd. and Kenefick Ave., although the driver fled to West Seneca, where law enforcement arrested him for DWI. What Can Be Done This accident happened three weeks after a cyclist hit...

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Workplace injuries may seem more of a fad than real until you experience one. In fact, about 1.8 million workers sustained workplace injuries requiring a trip to the emergency room in 2020. Follow this link to find out more information.

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Sadly, pedestrian accidents are more common than expected. In 2020, more than 7,000 pedestrians were killed by a motor vehicle on America’s roadways. That is about one death every 75 minutes. What is the main cause of these incidents? Continue reading to find out. The Causes Alcohol is responsible for nearly...

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If you are going to make a personal injury claim due to a car accident, you are going to need an accident report. Follow the instructions in the link below to learn how to obtain one to receive the compensation you deserve. More Here

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It is almost back to school time! If your child is in elementary school, they will likely be exposed to potentially dangerous playground equipment at recess. Oh no, not the dreaded monkey bars. Monkey bars and swings account for about 59% of all playground injures each year. Who is held liable...

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Which seat in the car do you think is safest for your child? If you guessed the middle back, you are correct! In the event of a collision, they will be furthest from any impact or airbags. If you have been in a collision where you and/or your child was...

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Do you have questions regarding personal injury? We have answers! Linked below is a PDF document overflowing with information regarding personal injury law. Didn’t find the answer you were looking for? Contact us at 716-249-2222, we would be happy to help you.   https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/public_education/resources/chapter_13-family.pdf

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If you or a loved one has been involved in a boating accident in the state of New York, follow the link here to learn how to report your accident, and what to expect next. https://parks.ny.gov/recreation/boating/safe-boating/accidents.aspx  

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Did you know that exposure to harmful substances, overexertion, bodily reaction, as well as trips, slips, and falls account for over 75% of nonfatal workplace injuries? Let us dive deeper into these three causes of workplace injuries. Exposure to Harmful Substances This type of injury is caused by things such as...

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The motorcyclist killed in the devastating crash on Niagara Falls Blvd. has been identified. Police came out with a report regarding what they think happened. Follow the link to learn more. https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/niagara-county/wheatfield/motorcyclist-killed-on-niagara-falls-blvd/

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When someone is filing a personal injury claim, the first thing that they think of is likely their medical bills. They have to go to the hospital and they need emergency treatment, they know that the accident wasn’t their fault, and they want someone to cover those costs. All of...

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As the victim of a slip-and-fall accident, you deserve compensation for all the damages you suffer. After all, the business or premises owner where your accident occurred owed you a duty of care that they may have neglected. However, it is not an open-and-shut case. You may make mistakes that...

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Distracted driving can take many different forms. The cliche is texting and driving, but it’s not the only type of distraction. It’s also distracting to talk to your children or try to eat your lunch while you drive to work. That said, people often think about physical distractions or visual...

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Trucking accidents are extremely dangerous for passenger vehicle drivers. While a crash may not cause much harm to the truck driver, the passenger vehicle driver can suffer catastrophic injuries or worse. Despite how dangerous these accidents are, truck accidents are at a 30 year high. While there is plenty that a...

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If your child is turning 16 years of age in the upcoming months, you may be somewhat relieved that they’re getting their behind-the-wheel driver’s ed during the brutal New York winter. Of course, teen driver training and safety are also the responsibility of parents. No matter how good their driver’s...

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The current age at which a teenager can begin driving on their own is 16. Most teens take driver’s training before this and practice with their parents when they’re 15, but they can get a license at 16. The problem is that 16 and 17-year-old drivers have incredibly high crash...

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Following a personal injury, you may suffer injuries for which you may be due for compensation. The damages depend on the harm you suffered from the injuries, and they may be either economic or non-economic. Economic injuries involve the monetary expenses you incurred due to the personal injury, including the...

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People often worry about larger dogs more than smaller breeds. These dogs look much more like the wolves they’re descended from, and it can be frightening. But are they actually more dangerous? If you’re worried about getting bitten, is your fear in the right place? The role of size and...

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Your dog runs away one morning because your child forgets to latch the gate. You go looking for it, and you wind up on your neighbor’s property. To your surprise, they’ve set up booby traps to stop potential burglars, and you inadvertently get injured while simply looking for your dog....

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Many things can impact how safely a driver operates their vehicle. One of these is impairment. While some people think of alcohol when they hear impaired driving, it’s also possible for a driver to become impaired by using other substances.  Illegal drugs, prescription medications, and over-the-counter medicines may cause impairment....

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Among the first students back at college in August are the football players. They practice vigorously in scorching heat, often wearing heavy protective equipment. High school players are doing the same. It’s all too easy for them to suffer heat-related illnesses including heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Some young athletes have...

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“Slip and fall” is a common phrase used in personal injury cases where a person slips, trips or falls on public or private property. These types of cases fall under a more general category known as “premises liability.” Property owners must keep their premises in a reasonably good condition to...

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If you have been involved in an accident as a motorcyclist, you will, statistically, be more at risk of suffering serious injuries than the drivers of vehicles involved in the same accident. This is because motorcyclists have fewer barriers of protection: They can easily be thrown across the road in...

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You generally assume that the threat of an accident comes from the traffic around you, the other cars with which you share the road. If you’re a motorcyclist, though, you could also be injured in an accident caused by someone in a parked car. You need to be aware of...

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New York changed its laws recently, finally allowing people to drive e-scooters legally. These popular and efficient forms of transportation have taken many other states by storm, and now New York is on the cusp of an e-scooter explosion. E-scooters have plenty going for them, including the fact that people...

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If you are the plaintiff in a New York personal injury claim, there is every hope that your claim will settle well before you ever get to a courtroom. But the wise plaintiff and personal injury attorney know to plan anyway for a court appearance. One of the major questions...

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The restaurant industry is one of the highest-grossing ones in the U.S. It generates more than $1 trillion in annual revenue and employs approximately 15 million workers. This industry happens to be one of the most dangerous ones for employees, as well. Some injury types are more common among restaurant workers than...

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Almost anyone you ask can tell you about a time when they suffered from food poisoning. It’s a relatively common condition, and it’s one that most people recover from well. Though you may never have heard of anyone suing over food poisoning in the past, the reality is that someone...

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Of all potential car accidents, a head-on crash can be the most serious. With a head-on crash, two vehicles hit each other straight on. Both vehicles may be traveling at the same speed in opposite directions, so the force of the crash is multiplied by that acceleration from both sides....

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It’s a person’s individual choice whether they want to abuse alcohol in a situation where it only impacts their own life. However, whenever a person gets behind the wheel, they essentially have other people’s lives and livelihoods in their own hands. Therefore, a person should only drive when they are...

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Trip-and-fall hazards are around you all the time. However, when you’re on another person’s property, it is their responsibility to make sure you stay safe. That means that they should be aware of tripping hazards and make sure that their customers or clients are able to avoid them. New York...

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If you get pulled over for speeding and you mention to someone that you wish there weren’t speed limits or that you think they just exist to create government funding, they’ll probably tell you that it’s a safety issue. If people were allowed to drive as recklessly as they wanted,...

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Many people think that driver error is the primary cause of semitruck crashes. While this might be a common cause of wrecks, it is far from the only cause. Where semis are concerned, there are several other common causes of wrecks. Understanding how a wreck may have happened can help you understand where liability for...

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Suffering from a spinal cord injury is a traumatic experience. The area of the spinal cord that’s damaged affects what problems you’re going to deal with from it. People who have injuries to the cervical spine might have a very scary effect of the spinal cord injury – trouble breathing....

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If you get chased by an aggressive dog while you’re out for a run or while walking your own dog, you may worry about a bite injury. It can be terrifying, you could worry about immediate pain and suffering, and you may consider the long-term ramifications of an infection. But,...

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Surface roads are where many collisions take place every day, even though many people assume that highways are more dangerous than roads with slower speed limits. Particularly at places where traffic moving in different directions must interact with one another, such as intersections, the risk for mistakes resulting in collisions...

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When you go to visit a friend at their apartment or stop into a shop to browse their offerings, you don’t expect that you’re going to get hurt. Unfortunately, innocuous trips and friendly visits can sometimes turn into life-altering moments. Wet floors, poorly maintained carpets, dark stairwells and a lack...

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A judge in the 2nd U.S. Court of Appeals in New York has affirmed the decision of a Connecticut judge who dismissed the lawsuit filed by 50 former wrestling professionals, including the likes of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) stars Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, Harry “Mr. Fuji” Masayoshi Fujiwara and Chris “King...

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What is it that compels you to ride a motorcycle? Is it the convenience of nipping through the traffic? The low cost compared to running a car? Or maybe you feel more alive when on two wheels than four. Many car drivers believe motorcyclists have a death wish. While there...

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You love taking your motorcycle out for a spin, but what you don’t like is when other drivers make dangerous movements and put your life at risk. You’re always cautious when you approach intersections and wear bright colors to help make it easier for others to see you. Unfortunately, the...

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Whenever a driver acts dangerously on the road, they could put themselves or others at risk of injury or death. One unusual reason that some people give for the collisions they cause is there was an insect in their vehicle. If you’ve ever had a spider drop down on you...

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Three out of five fatal motorcycle crashes involve another vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In many of these accidents, it was the driver that was at fault, not the motorcyclist. The NHTSA launched a two-pronged campaign in 2017 to try and reduce the number of motorcycle crashes....

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What better way to cool off this summer than renting a private swimming pool? Swimply, a New York startup that allows owners to rent swimming pools by the hour, has grown by a massive 2,000% this summer. Before you rush to reserve your water time, remember that swimming pools can be...

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