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What do I do if I was hurt on the job?

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Oct 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many, many accidents happen in the workplace.  Whether you work in a business where this is relatively rare (and office, for example), or in a field where it is much more likely (police, fire, construction), the prospect of being injured while on the job is always present.

Determining Fault

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Determining who is responsible for an accident can be one of the more difficult jobs of an attorney.   Yes, there are typically the obvious options - in the case of an accident, for example, the driver.   But there are also less obvious options, which was highlighted by an article in the Albany...

New Study Highlights Nationwide Increase in Pedestrian Accidents

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Apr 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A recent study has highlighted something that we've known for quite some time - distracted driving accidents are on the rise. More worrisome, however, is the fact that the increase in accidents (a three decade high) involves auto-pedestrian accidents - accidents where a pedestrian is struck by a car. In Saratoga Springs, Albany and the Capital District, distracted driving accidents continue to be a real threat.

How Long Does a New York Car Accident Lawsuit Take?

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Apr 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are a few significant factors that help determine how long an accident case will take in New York. Keep in mind, however, that anyone promising you "quick dollars" is not only misleading, but is likely doing you a disservice. Occasionally accident cases can be resolved in six months or less. More often, however, it is in the client's best interest to allow the process to play out a bit longer. This can be a tough pill to swallow, particularly following an accident, but it can be beneficial. Generally, three key questions come into play when considering how long it may take to resolve a lawsuit following an accident.

Is my employment discrimination or sexual harassment claim public? - New York Employment Law Show Episode 3

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Oct 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today, we’re going to talk about an interesting topic, which is what will people think, and what would their reaction be if you decide to pursue a claim arising out of your employment? This is mostly addressing people who have experienced some type of discrimination or sexual harassment in a work place. One of the concerns that we see very frequently is the concern about "what a legal claim is going to mean for me in the long term? What are people going to think? How is this going to reflect upon me and how is this going to hurt or limit my prospects moving forward in the future?"

Unintended consequences

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Oct 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Somewhere in Mexico there is a man walking.  He is walking for reasons that we don't know.  Maybe he wants a better life for his family; maybe he is looking for work; maybe his reasons are nefarious.  But either way, he is walking, with many others, towards the United States – Mexico border.  He ...

How can I afford to hire an employment attorney? - New York Employment Law Show: Episode 2

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Oct 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about how employment lawyers get paid. If you think you have an employment law problem, one of the questions you are probably asking is “how can I afford to handle this?" "I have just lost my job, my family may be in dire financial circumstances, or frankly, it may just be very expensive for me to pursue this. So, how does this work?”

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