Helping Out Our Furry Friends
Helping Out Our Furry Friends As the cold weather approaches our area, pet owners in Syracuse should be aware of the new legislation passed in June of this year which stipulates that an animal shall not be left outside for more than two hours below 30 degrees or above 90 degrees. The legislation, known as…Read more
To Shovel, or Not to Shovel
Winter is upon us in Central New York, complicating our morning commutes and creating more work for us each morning as we clean off our cars and shovel our driveways. Recently, in the City of Syracuse, clearing snow from sidewalks has become a hot button issue as the Common Council contemplated whether to impose fines…Read more
Pokemon Stop: Gaming Sensation Raises Potential Legal Issues
Authored by Christopher Powers, Summer Law Clerk As you may have heard, Pokemon Go is sweeping the nation, including Central New York. Pokemon Go is a downloadable mobile app where players try to find different characters from the popular Japanese cartoon and video game on a virtual map based on a user’s actual surroundings. The app…Read more
The Drones are coming!
With the holidays upon us, more people than ever will be receiving the newest drone models as novel and exciting gifts. The U.S. Department of Transportation expects over 1 million drones to be sold this holiday season. But what exactly is a drone, you ask? A drone is an unmanned aircraft commonly referred to as…Read more
Important Time Periods for New York Business Owners Contemplating Litigation
Perhaps you have seen commercials from personal injury law firms trying to convince you to call them immediately if you have been injured because your claim may be time-sensitive. While these firms are obviously trying to get your business, there is some truth in this type of statement. Virtually any claim you may have against…Read more
Is your child driving for Uber? The nuts and bolts of ride-sharing and insurance coverage.
If you have a child who is still insured on your auto policy while they are away at College or beginning to transition out on their own, they may be tempted to make a few bucks by driving for one of these ride-share companies. If an accident occurs with serious injuries while your child is…Read more
Can I Recover My Attorney’s Fees?
Clients often ask whether they can collect attorney’s fees from their opponent if they win the case. They are often disappointed by the answer, which is “maybe – maybe not.”Read more
License and Registration Please – And Proof of Insurance Too
“License and registration please” – every motor vehicle operator dreads hearing those words, typically spoken by a police officer following a traffic stop. But just having your license and the vehicle registration available is not enough. You must also be able to produce proof of financial security – insurance – to a police officer.Read more
Don’t Trash That Evidence!
If you are a home or business owner and someone is injured on your property, your gut reaction is probably to fix or remove the dangerous condition that caused the accident as soon as possible. An uneven brick paver or pothole that causes someone to trip and fall; a bottle of cleaning solution with a…Read more
Advice for New Drivers
Two weeks ago my 16 year old son passed his road test and now enjoys what he calls “true freedom.” Here is a summary of the conversation I had with him before his first “solo flight.” DO NOT SPEED! New drivers in New York State are on probation for six months. If you are convicted…Read more