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If you are looking for some more information regarding your rights after suffering a personal injury, please give us a call at 785-4900. You can also read our articles discussing New York state law and personal injuries resulting from car accidents, slip and fall accidents and premises liability cases. Some of our most read articles include:


Recreational Use of Property – What You Need to Know

Many people in the Capital District and throughout Upstate New York love to spend time outdoors participating in recreational activities. Whether it’s snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the winter or riding ATVs, biking or hiking in the summer, outdoor recreation is a great way to spend leisure time, stay active and enjoy beautiful seasonal weather.

What many people do not realize, however, is that recreational activities are often made possible by property owners who have chosen to make their land available to recreational users. (more…)

How Are Personal Injury Lawyers Paid?

If you or someone you love has been injured because of someone else’s negligence and you are considering bringing a personal injury case, contacting a personal injury attorney is the next logical step. An experienced personal injury attorney will represent you to ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and other damages. An attorney who has earned a reputation for fighting for his clients will do everything necessary to devote the time and resources necessary to thoroughly investigate and develop the case, whether it involves retaining experts, obtaining documents during litigation, or bringing the case to trial to achieve the best result.

Sometimes an individual injured due to someone else’s negligence is hesitant to contact a personal injury lawyer, even after suffering serious injury. The person may believe that he can’t afford good legal representation, thinking that the attorney will charge hundreds of dollars and hour at a time when he is already experiencing financial hardship as a result of disability from work or mounting medical bills. (more…)

I Slipped and Fell and Was Seriously Injured at My Neighbor’s Pool: What Are My Rights?

Summer is the perfect time for backyard barbecues and get-togethers, especially at the homes of neighbors with pools. Kids and adults alike enjoy cooling off while enjoying the beautiful weather and the company of friends.

Unfortunately, while neighborhood pool parties are a summer staple for many, they are also the setting for many slip and fall accidents and resultant injuries. The surfaces surrounding pools can be a recipe for disaster. Although slipping, falling and sustaining injury at a neighbor’s pool may bring embarrassment at first, it can also cause long term pain and suffering and result in significant medical bills and lost wages. As a result, after suffering from a slip and fall injury at a neighbor’s pool, consider consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer to determine whether or not you may have a personal injury case. (more…)

I Am A Construction Worker Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident at a Construction Site While on the Job. What Are My Rights?

Construction laborers have one of the most dangerous jobs in America. These workers perform heavy physical labor, operate mechanical equipment and power tools, work on scaffolds, and are exposed almost every minute while on the worksite to falling objects moving equipment and other hazards. As a result, injuries that occur on construction sites are often catastrophic, some even causing death.

In order to protect construction workers in New York, there are laws that govern the responsibility of owners, general contractors and their agents, as well as regulations that provide detailed safety practices that must be followed. The statutes in place that protect New York construction workers, including Labor Law Sections 200, 240(1) and 241, were designed to ensure that safe working conditions be maintained for construction workers on the job. Despite this, injuries on construction sites still occur frequently – sometimes as a result of owners and contractors violating these laws and regulations in an effort to cut costs. (more…)

What Are My Rights If I Am Bitten by a Dog? Leash Laws in New York State – What You Need to Know

Dogs are often beloved family pets and man’s best companion, but they can also be wild, unpredictable and dangerous. Unfortunately, every year millions of people suffer from dog bites and other injuries caused by dog attacks. In many states, counties, cities, towns, municipalities and boroughs, leash laws have been established in order to prevent dogs from running at large and reduce the frequency of dog bites and attacks.

Leash laws, sometimes referred to as “running at large statutes,” vary based on location and may be enforced on the state or local level. Contrary to what many believe, there is no state-wide leash law in place in New York. Instead, leash laws in New York State are determined on a local level, typically by municipality. (more…)

Attorney Jeff Anderson to Speak at Personal Injury Program in New York City on August 28, 2015

Attorney Jeffrey Anderson, a partner in the law firm Anderson, Moschetti and Taffany, PLLC in Latham NY will be a featured speaker at the upcoming New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) seminar entitled “Bridging the Gap” in New York City. The two-day continuing legal education program runs Thursday, August 27th through Friday, August 28th and will feature lawyers from a number of firms speaking on a variety of topics, ranging from ethics to cybersecurity and estate planning. More than 300 attorneys are expected to attend and the program will be webcast live to attorneys throughout New York State. (more…)

I Was In a Car Accident and Was Seriously Injured. I Also Was Ticketed. Do I Hire One Attorney to Handle Both or Do I Need Two Attorneys?

If you were injured in a car accident and received a ticket as a result of the same incident, it is highly beneficial to have your personal injury attorney handle both the ticket and your personal injury case, for several important reasons. Being ticketed even though you were injured doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t be compensated for injuries received in the accident—sometimes a ticket is issued without proper investigation or where the other driver isn’t being truthful; and sometimes even if the injured person should bear some of the fault for causing an accident, he still may be able to recover compensation if the other driver was also partially at fault in causing the accident and injury. (more…)

Summer Travel Safety Tips

Summer is the perfect time to get away! With the kids on summer vacation and sunny, warm weather in the forecast here in the Northeast, many families will be traveling for some much deserved fun and relaxation in the coming weeks.

Summer travel brings fun and excitement, but it can also be dangerous. With the cost of airfare on the rise, more and more families are choosing to drive to their summer vacation destinations. As a result, there are more cars on the road and increased potential for automotive accidents.

If you’re planning to travel with your family this summer, keep the following summer travel safety tips in mind to stay safe and avoid personal injury. (more…)

I Slipped and Fell and Was Seriously Injured at a Public Pool: What Are My Rights?

Summer is upon us, and that means swimming pools are once again open for the season. While pools are great places to cool off, relax in the sun and enjoy some family-friendly fun, they can also be dangerous. Slippery surfaces make public pools and pool facilities prime territory for slip and fall accidents and injuries. (more…)

Attorney Jeff Anderson to Speak at Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in NY Seminar on June 19, 2015

Jeff Anderson of Anderson, Moschetti and Taffany in Latham NY has been invited to serve as a faculty member at an upcoming National Business Institute seminar for attorneys on litigating slip, trip and fall cases in New York State. The seminar, which is a basic-to-intermediate legal guide for handling these cases, is designed for attorneys but may also be beneficial for insurance professionals, architects, engineers, paralegals and construction professionals. (more…)