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Some Outdoor Recreation Law Do you play outdoors? Do you own land used for outdoor recreation? Then do you know about New York State General Obligations Law §9-301? If you don’t, you should and, please, read on. This law was enacted to encourage property owners to permit people to come onto their land to engage…

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Does the Infant Car Seat Face Forwards or Backwards? Are you a new parent? Or are you like me, a new grandparent? You surely want to take your precious cargo out and about. Let’s talk about the requirements when it comes to infants/young children in cars. A review of a single portion of the New…

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You Just Had A Motor Vehicle Accident!   First off, we are sorry to hear it. What follows is some information that will help. Maybe you were the driver.  Maybe you were a passenger in a multi-vehicle collision.  Maybe you were a pedestrian knocked down by a moving vehicle. Maybe, maybe . . . there…

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Is The Horse Responsible? Here at Jacobowitz and Gubits we consider ourselves a firm that offers services in  many and varied fields of the law. A look at our home page will reveal the different areas in which we practice. This article is a cross between two: personal injury and equine law. Put simply, what…

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Have you fallen and can’t get up? While the title is the tag line of a commercial, we represent people who have fallen on the job and have sustained injuries. Here we talk about falling from a ladder or a height – – or if something falls upon you – – while you are performing…

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(This article is followed by a Spanish version) Victim of a Construction Accident? Many residents of the Hudson Valley work in construction. We build commercial structures, single and multi-family homes, roads, bridges, sewers and more, all to keep our community growing and the workers prosperous. Workplace safety is far better now than in years past….

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Since you are reading this blog, you probably live in or near Orange County, NY. In that case, you are ready for winter which, as we are learning as 2017 arrives, will have snow and ice. What follows is a discussion snow and ice injury liability and the rights and responsibilities of those of us…

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New Law with Hefty Penalty for Passing Sani-Vans and Waste Collection Vehicles An old joke asks: what has 4 wheels and flies? As of November 1, 2016, it had better not be you driving a motor vehicle past a garbage truck. . . and here’s why.  There’s a new law with hefty penalties for passing…

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If you rely on your driver’s license for work, read this! Imagine you could no longer drive, effective immediately. What would you do? Living in the Hudson Valley, many of us do not have the option of taking public transportation to work, the grocery store, or the doctor.  We require and rely on driving ourselves.  You…

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Don’t be a Victim of Sexual Harassment The issue of sexual harassment is one that attracts much attention and from which many cannot turn away. The most recent and public example involves a plaintiff who is, according to her complaint, a graduate of Stanford University, an accomplished concert violinist and a trustee of the March…

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