• The Dog Did It?

      Having been blamed for destroying/eating/soiling uncountable sheets of homework since the time papyrus was first employed as paper, man's best friend is now being blamed for causing a bad car accident ...

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    • When is $400,000 not $400,000???

      When people become ill with a dangerous disease or a severe health problem, they don't want to go and see their family doctor, they want a specialist, and it makes sense. You want the best treatment ...

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    • How Do I Prove Fault in a Car Accident Case?

      Were you injured in an accident where the other driver was at fault? In order to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve, you may need a little help proving fault. The first question that ...

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    • Construction Worker May Have Case Against Monroe Water Authority

      New York's Labor Law was designed to protect construction workers from accidents and injuries on the job, by requiring contractors and others to provide safety equipment to workers. Based on news ...

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    • Jim Alesi Sues Homeowner For Injuries Received While Trespassing

      My parents always told me that actions speak louder than words. In the case of New York State Senator Jim Alesi, his recent actions speak volumes about his absolute lack of character. Here is what ...

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    • Rochester Construction Worker Falls to Death

      We all were reminded of the daily dangers faced by construction workers when a forty-four year old man fell to his death in Rochester on March 4th. According to news accounts of the accident, the man ...

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    • Stupid Lawyer

      I laughed out loud recently, while reviewing case summaries our office receives on noteworthy court cases. The case that made me chuckle was written by an appeals court in Albany, regarding a ...

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    • Federal Judge Rules Flashing Motorists is Unconstitutional

      So you are driving home from work one night and you pass a police car in a roadside speed trap. You decide to do your good deed for the day, and you flash your headlights to cars going in the opposite ...

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    • Do "Hate" Crime Laws Violate 14th Amendment?

      There has been a rash of "hate" crimes allegedly committed against gays in New York State recently. "Hate" crime laws have proliferated in the United States in recent years, and their ...

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    • Dog Bites and Vicious Dogs- Does Every Dog Get One Free Bite?

      The large number of dangerous dogs taken into custody in Rochester, New York and Monroe County recently caused me to remember a conversation I had with an older injury lawyer many, many years ago. At ...

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    • Welcome to Our Blog!

      At Van Allen & Hoffmann, LLP , we are dedicated to providing excellent service for those who have suffered from an injury caused by the negligence of another, as well as those who have been arrested ...

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    • Stupid Lawyer

      I laughed out loud recently, while reviewing case summaries our office receives on noteworthy court cases. The case that made me chuckle was written by an appeals court in Albany, regarding a ...

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    • Does Granny Really Need a Pre-Nup?

      You might be surprised just how often folks in their seventies and eighties decide to remarry, and subsequently come to see us for the preparation of a pre-nuptial agreement. While the client wants a ...

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    • Joint Custody? Sole Custody?

      Collectively, the attorneys in our office have handled close to one thousand Family Court custody cases over the years. The most pressing issue that confronts the client in most cases, after deciding ...

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    • Why it is Important to See a Lawyer Immediately

      Poor Gina G. (yes, that is her real name and no, she is not our client). Her sexual history may be detailed in front of a courtroom full of people because she waited to speak with a lawyer regarding ...

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    • Don't Buy That "Good Neighbor" Baloney

      I spend almost all of my time at work representing people injured in car accidents and construction accidents . Consequently, I have experience suing State Farm Insurance and dealing with their ...

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    • Why it is Important to See a Lawyer Immediately

      Poor Gina G. (yes, that is her real name and no, she is not our client). Her sexual history may be detailed in front of a courtroom full of people because she waited to speak with a lawyer regarding ...

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    • Hazards of Texting While Driving

      While driving recently, I caught myself trying to answer an e-mail on my cell phone that I thought, at the time, was urgent. As I was attempting to type a response, shifting my attention from the ...

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    • Injury Lawyer Likely Motive for Taking Super Tough Lidle Case to Trial

      The jury on the Cory Lidle wrongful death case only deliberated for three hours before finding that it was Lidle's faulty piloting of the aircraft that caused the crash and killed Lidle in New York in ...

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    • Tree stands Hunters Beware!

      A second hunter from Ontario County, New York, Richard Vinson has been injured falling from a tree stand. We don't know yet why he fell (did the stand collapse or was it otherwise faulty?), but we do ...

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    • Family of Victor Man Killed in Tree Stand Accident May Have Lawsuit

      If reports surrounding the tree stand accident that killed Victor's Eric Docteur are true, his family may have a good product liability lawsuit against the retailer and manufacturer of the tree stand. ...

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    • Those Pushy New Yorkers

      A woman named Patricia Garcia was standing on a subway platform in Queens, New York one day, and was apparently accidently pushed off the platform by a large crowd waiting to board the next train (if ...

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