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Bicycle safety tips upon New York's launch of bike-share program

Many Albany residents are aware that New York City is poised to launch its new bike-share program on Memorial Day. The program is a bit controversial in the city, where the relations between cyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicle drivers have become more and more hostile as bicycle commuting has...

Pharmaceutical company that sold dangerous drugs to pay $500M

Albany residents who take the anti-cholesterol medication Lipitor may be aware that several years ago a generic version of this drug was recalled after officials became aware that glass particles were found in the medication. The company that made the generic Lipitor, Ranaxby Laboratories, has...

Chris Christie's lap band doctor faces wrongful death suit

Many Albany residents have heard some of the media buzz about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announcing this week that he underwent weight loss surgery back in February. While the governor, and rumoured presidential hopeful, has downplayed the dangers of lap-band surgery, it has now been...

Is your teenager driving drunk?

As we discussed in this New York Personal Injury Law Blog a few weeks ago, many parents in Albany are worried about teenage drivers in their family. While most parents might be concerned that these young drivers are not buckling up, or that they are speeding or are simply ill-prepared for the major...

Contractor killed on gas line construction site in Ballston

Construction is a very dangerous industry, and unfortunately it is much more dangerous than it needs to be. Here in New York, and around the country, thousands of people are injured and killed in construction accidents each year. Many of these accidents are preventable. Just earlier this month, a...

Are driverless cars the answer to curbing accidents in New York?

We frequently discuss the many causes of car accidents in this Albany Personal Injury Law Blog. Distracted driving, drunk driving, fatigued driving and irresponsible driving cause serious car accidents every day in this country. Automakers might be beginning to give up on trusting people to drive...

Consumer Reports warns parents about popular children's toy

Albany area parents who have purchased popular small toy balls that expand in water may want to look out for recalls, and keep an extra close eye on their children when playing with such toys. In fact, Consumer Reports is advising parents not to allow their children to play with these toys at all...

Keeping teenage drivers safe and responsible in New York

Getting your first driver's license is a major milestone for Albany teenagers. For their parents, this milestone can be a significant source of anxiety. Teenagers are not always the safest drivers, so parents are right to worry somewhat when their kids get behind the wheel. In fact, car accidents...

Many crashes, minimal fines: distracted driving in New York

Cellphones can become a menace when drivers use them behind the wheel and cause distracted driving accidents. For several years, New York and many other states have therefore tried to discourage drivers from using them by assessing fines for doing so. But is the amount of the fine really sufficient...

Majority of wrong-way accidents caused by drunk drivers

Physics teaches us that a head-on collision between two cars is far more deadly than an accident where the two cars are going the same direction. That is one of the reasons why 22 percent of all wrong-way accidents are fatal and approximately 360 people die each year from wrong-way accidents. Most...

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