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Runners, Bikers, and Pedestrians: Watch out for Distracted Drivers!

We’ve all seen distracted or impaired drivers like this person, weaving in their driving lane or driving on the shoulder of the road. New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1131. Driving on shoulders and slopes reads as follows: Except for bicycles and those classes of vehicles required to travel on shoulders …, no […]

10 Ways To Damage Your Personal Injury Case After Being Hit By A Vehicle

1. Allow driver to leave the scene of the automobile crash and don’t call the police. WRONG. Very bad idea. In any crash the police should always be called and an accident report completed. Even if you think you’re ok now, you may not be, and having the crash documented is crucial. Additionally, the police […]

Bike Sharing Plans Accelerate in Capital Region

After receiving approval from the state legislature, the Capital District Transportation Committee (“CDTA”) intends to accelerate their plans to implement a bike sharing program in the capital district. Bike sharing has become a popular alternative mode of transportation for many in metropolis areas. The service allows users to rent a bicycle for half hour or […]

LaMarche Safranko Law co-sponsors Waterford 5k

LaMarche Safranko Law was proud to co-sponsor and participate in the first ever Tugboat Chug 5k road race in Waterford, New York. Participants from all over the capital region joined together and raced at the convergence of the Mohawk and Hudson River and the gateway to the historic Erie Canal as part of the Tugboat roundup […]

Voorheesville Family Bicycling Day

LaMarche Safranko Law is passionate about promoting pedestrian and bicycle safety in our community, so it was no surprise that when we were presented with an opportunity to help support this cause we took it! It was our honor to sponsor the Voorheesville Family Bicycling Day. The entire community came together in order to teach […]

Pedestrian Loses Life Crossing Wolf Road in Colonie

On July 14, 2016, Frances Speranza, an 84-year-old woman, was simply crossing the street as many pedestrians do. But as she walked within the crosswalk, she was unexpectedly struck by an SUV, who had a green light and was turning across the crosswalk. After the accident, Speranza was rushed to Albany Medical Center and was […]

Don’t Text and Bike, Distracted Bicyclists Pose Risks

LaMarche Safranko Law has represented countless victims of distracted driving each year. Although 11 teens die every day as a result of texting and driving, the same dangers exist for distracted bicyclists as well.[1] Is Texting While Biking Legal? Many states are currently toying with legislation that would outlaw distracted biking, with nearly identical restrictions […]

Why Car “Crash” Instead of Car “Accident”

In the last 50 years, automobile fatalities have increased year after year. The National Safety Council reported that deadly incidents rose by nearly 8% in 2015 alone. Despite the severity of these events, many still label these as car “accidents.” Now more than ever before, there is a large push from safety advocates, federal officials, […]