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    • Who Is Liable for Bicycle Injuries?

      Depending on the circumstances, there are many possible individuals who could be held liable in a bicycle accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA ), biker ...

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    • What Causes Bicycle Accidents?

      In recent years, cycling has become more popular. Not only does cycling offer health and fitness benefits, but many people are turning towards cycling to reduce their carbon footprint. Additionally, ...

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    • Bicycle Safety Tips for Warm Weather Cycling

      As the weather warms up each spring and into the summer, people begin to pull their bicycles out of storage and take to the streets on two wheels. This, unfortunately, means that bicycle fatalities ...

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    • Tracing Liability in a Trucking Accident

      When there is an accident between two people, liability can get complicated. Even when the facts seem straightforward, there may be uncertainties or challenges that keep the process from running ...

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    • Right of Way and Liability in Pedestrian Accidents

      When a car hits a pedestrian, the driver is not automatically at fault. Walkers are expected to obey traffic laws just like everyone else. Just because they are more vulnerable than a driver, they are ...

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    • Distracted Driving Laws in New York: What You Should Know

      Drivers have a responsibility to always be alert and aware. If they are distracted, they could cause serious injury to themselves and others. There are specific laws designed to prevent distracted ...

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    • Why Are Catastrophic Injury Cases Often Settled Out of Court?

      Personal injury cases are designed to compensate people for their injuries. In a best-case scenario, an injury can be immediately paid for, and everyone can move on. There are times, however, when the ...

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    • What Makes an Injury Catastrophic?

      The severity and long-term effects of an injury can make it catastrophic. In federal law ( 34 USC 10284 ), a catastrophic injury is “ an injury, the direct and proximate consequences of which ...

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    • Cognitive Difficulties After a Traumatic Brain Injury

      A brain injury is painful and, additionally, it can also cause cognitive issues that make it difficult for a survivor to think, process information, or remember important events. If you were in an ...

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    • Distracted Driving Laws in New York: What You Should Know

      Drivers have a responsibility to always be alert and aware. If they are distracted, they could cause serious injury to themselves and others. There are specific laws designed to prevent distracted ...

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    • October is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

      It’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month! While usually observed in April, the National Safety Council (NSC) moved Distracted Driving Awareness Month to October this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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    • What Are FELA Claims & Who Is Covered?

      The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) FELA predates workers' compensation laws and was an act designed to protect injured railway workers specifically. Similar to today's workers' compensation ...

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    • Seasonal Motorcycle Safety Tips

      Riding a motorcycle is an exhilarating activity, but it is also inherently dangerous. Due to the lack of a chassis and other components to protect the driver, motorcyclists who get into a crash are ...

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    • What to Do if a Dog Bites You

      Important Steps to Follow After a Dog Bite According to a study conducted by the Center for Disease Control, 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States each year, and 800,000 of those bites ...

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    • Brenton Dadey Named Partner at Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC

      You already know Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC as the law firm you trust for all your personal injury claims in Oneonta, New York. We are excited to announce that Attorney Brenton Dadey is now an ...

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    • Our Commitment to the Community

      At Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC , our team believes that our community is of the greatest importance, which is why we work tirelessly to help the people in our community receive the compensation ...

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    • Right of Way and Liability in Pedestrian Accidents

      When a car hits a pedestrian, the driver is not automatically at fault. Walkers are expected to obey traffic laws just like everyone else. Just because they are more vulnerable than a driver, they are ...

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    • Road Safety Tips for Halloween

      Driving at night always comes with the extra risk of getting into a car crash due to the decreased visibility of night and the increased likelihood of drunk and fatigued drivers on the road. Halloween ...

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    • What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident

      In a state as walkable as New York with a rising number of traffic accidents, it is important to know what to do if a pedestrian gets hit by a car. Whether you were the driver or the person on foot, ...

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    • What Are the Benefits of a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

      It’s hard to avoid talk about lawsuits. They make the news all the time, from disputes between private citizens to celebrities suing for royalties. Even when you are casually watching internet videos, ...

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    • Right of Way and Liability in Pedestrian Accidents

      When a car hits a pedestrian, the driver is not automatically at fault. Walkers are expected to obey traffic laws just like everyone else. Just because they are more vulnerable than a driver, they are ...

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    • How Do Attorneys Calculate Pain and Suffering Damages?

      We hear a lot of talk about “pain and suffering” in lawsuits. Essentially, this is extra financial compensation that someone receives for their injuries. Of course, no amount of money can fix pain of ...

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    • Why Is a Business Liable in a Slip-and-Fall Case?

      When we imagine suing a business for an injury, a slip-and-fall often comes to mind. These are the lawsuits that are often mocked in the media. Many people consider such lawsuits frivolous, and they ...

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    • What Are a Trespasser’s Rights in an Injury?

      People often assume that trespassers have no grounds in a personal injury claim. They entered a space where they didn’t belong, and anything that happened to them was their fault. This is false. We’ve ...

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    • Are Slip-and-Fall Lawsuits Frivolous?

      In the U.S., it is technically legal to file a lawsuit for any reason, but a lawsuit does not automatically go forward just because it was filed. Often, judges will “throw out” a case that they ...

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    • What Are the Legal Requirements of a Defective Product Lawsuit?

      Anything can go wrong with a product you purchased. It can break after only a few uses, or it could be dysfunctional from the start. However, not every problem with a product qualifies as a defect. ...

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    • Who Is Liable for Bicycle Injuries?

      Depending on the circumstances, there are many possible individuals who could be held liable in a bicycle accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA ), biker ...

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    • Can Peloton Be Held Liable for Their Recalled Treadmills?

      Peloton, a company known for its exercise machines, recently recalled many of its treadmills in a highly publicized move. Reports of adults, children, and even pets being injured by the brand’s Tread ...

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    • Why Wearing a Seatbelt Is Important

      A seatbelt is your best defense against drunk drivers and other dangers on the roadway. If you get into a car crash , your seatbelt will help keep you inside the vehicle, which is important because ...

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    • Why Is a Business Liable in a Slip-and-Fall Case?

      When we imagine suing a business for an injury, a slip-and-fall often comes to mind. These are the lawsuits that are often mocked in the media. Many people consider such lawsuits frivolous, and they ...

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    • Are Slip-and-Fall Lawsuits Frivolous?

      In the U.S., it is technically legal to file a lawsuit for any reason, but a lawsuit does not automatically go forward just because it was filed. Often, judges will “throw out” a case that they ...

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    • How to Prevent Slip and Falls at Work

      Ensuring Personal Safety at Work Falls are one of the top concerns when it comes to personal safety in the workplace. Anyone is prone to falling, and you don’t need to be engaging in dangerous or ...

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    • Tracing Liability in a Trucking Accident

      When there is an accident between two people, liability can get complicated. Even when the facts seem straightforward, there may be uncertainties or challenges that keep the process from running ...

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    • Watch Out for Big Rigs This Holiday Season

      As gifts fly off the shelves this holiday season, they need to be restocked quickly to keep up with the increased demand. It should come as no surprise then to learn that during the last weeks of the ...

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    • The Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

      Every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 500,000 truck accidents occur, resulting in approximately 5,000 deaths. Even when an accident does not result ...

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    • Can I Sue Someone for Murder?

      In the mid-1990s, O.J. Simpson was famously found not guilty for the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. Not long after, the family of the deceased sued Mr. Simpson and won millions. Many ...

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    • Can Peloton Be Held Liable for Their Recalled Treadmills?

      Peloton, a company known for its exercise machines, recently recalled many of its treadmills in a highly publicized move. Reports of adults, children, and even pets being injured by the brand’s Tread ...

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    • Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit in New York?

      Personal injury cases are designed to provide compensation to people who were hurt by someone else’s negligence. Unlike a criminal court, the defendant doesn’t serve jail time or community service if ...

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