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30 Years After Drinking Age Law Change, New York Sees Decrease in Fatal Car Accidents

Binghamton, NY car accident lawyer Scott C. Gottlieb is here to help you if you have been injured by a drunk driver.

A recent article published in The Daily Orange provides some comforting news about driving in New York. Thirty years after the legal drinking age was raised from 18 to 21, the rate of alcohol-related traffic fatalities in the state is down by 60 percent. According to the article, the number of drunk driving fatalities has […]

February 1, 2016 Read More

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Cause Serious Injuries

Hip replacements helps many people but many metal on metal hip replacements have been recalled due to eroision

For aging adults, hip replacement surgery may be necessary. And while some hip replacements restore mobility and result in decreased pain for patients, they can also cause serious complications. When defective hip replacement kits are used, an adverse medical event may occur. The following considers metal-on-metal hip replacement recalls and potential side effective of these […]

January 25, 2016 Read More

The Dangers Lake Effect Snow Poses for Driving in New York

Driving in New York lake effect snow conditions can be extremely dangerous says Binghamton car accident lawyer Scott C Gottlieb

Driving in the winter is dangerous. In New York, where lake effect snow is a reality, drivers may be at an even higher risk of having an accident. In fact, in 2014, there were 25,510 traffic accidents that involved slippery pavement or driving conditions, according to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. In […]

December 15, 2015 Read More

Hidden Dangers of Vapor Pens: Explosions

Vaping is a healthier alternative to cigarette smoking, however, there are still hidden dangers in e--cigarette explosions explains New York personal injury lawyer Scott C. Gottlieb

Vapor pens have quickly gained popularity for their purported safety and lessened adverse health consequences over real cigarettes. However, despite their lack of smoke and their popularity, vapor e-cigs may be more dangerous than you may think. In fact, they have been exploding—quite literally—around the country. If you have been harmed by a vapor pen, our New […]

December 14, 2015 Read More

Self-Driving Cars Raise Moral Issues Involving Responsibility for Accidents

Our Binghamton car accident lawyers report on self-driving cars and the moral issues involving responsibility for accidents.

 The future is here. Autonomous or “self-driving” cars have arrived on the scene, and Americans are asking tough technical, moral and ethical questions. How do they work? Will they be safe? How much will they cost? Will they be able to drive on highways, back roads, off-road, through school zones, etc.? Where are the limits? […]

November 26, 2015 Read More

Drunk Driving Accidents: Avoiding Holiday Disasters


New York’s roadways reach their most dangerous peak during the winter holiday season, from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, with a significant increase in serious car accidents. Many of these holiday season crashes are the direct result of distracted driving and impaired driving. Some sources say that drunk drivers cause upwards of 43 percent of […]

November 10, 2015 Read More

Top Three Halloween Safety Tips

This year, American consumers will spend an estimated $7.9 billion on Halloween. Half of them will decorate their homes, and over a third will dress their kids up in cute costumes and take them from house to house, trick-or-treating in search of sweet treats. With all the fun and excitement, it may be easy to […]

October 22, 2015 Read More

Early Diagnosis Is the Key to Beating Breast Cancer

Our medical malpractice lawyers Binghamton, NY looks examines early breast cancer diagnosis and breast cancer misdiagnosed cases.

A recent study by the American Cancer Society found that roughly 1.6 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed throughout America every year. New York comes in third, just behind Florida and California, with an estimated 107,840 newly reported cases in 2015. Breast cancer is one of the most common types. This terrifying disease takes […]

October 15, 2015 Read More

Sharing the Road with Tractor Trailers in New York

Our New York truck accident lawyers discuss the risks involved in sharing the road with tractor trailers in New York.

All drivers deal with the risks involved in sharing the road with large commercial trucks – and the danger appears to be getting worse. Statistics reveal that truck accidents continue to rise nationwide. Truck accidents increased a shocking 17 percent between 2009 and 2013, as reported in a recent article published in the New York […]

September 30, 2015 Read More

Visibility Tips for Cyclists to Avoid Accidents

Bike-car accident attorney Scott gottlieb explains how to stay safe as a bicyclist in Binghamton, NY

In theory, and legally, cyclists and motorists have equal rights to roadways. In practice, cyclists are a lot more vulnerable should an accident occur. In fact, cyclists account for a disproportionate one in 41 crash deaths each year. That’s why it’s important to take extreme care to avoid a collision. Most car-bicycle collisions happen as […]

September 8, 2015 Read More
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