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The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has derailed just about every facet of society. New York has been hit worse than most other locations. As a result, the state, and many cities, have put in place lockdown orders preventing many businesses and government buildings from admitting nonessential personnel. In most cities, in-person court proceedings have been… Read More »
Many jobs cause employees to perform constant, physically strenuous work, day in and day out. Regular physical exertion can lead to injury, requiring medical treatment and time spent away from work. When an injury is a condition that develops over time, it can be difficult to prove that the situation was caused by the… Read More »
New York is a “comparative negligence” state. That means that personal injury plaintiffs who are partially responsible for their injuries may have their damages award reduced by their percentage of fault. For example, if an injured plaintiff was violating a safety law or regulation by texting while driving when they are injured by someone… Read More »
Semis, tractor-trailers, eighteen-wheelers, and other large trucks are a necessary evil on U.S. roadways. The trucking industry is an essential part of the economy, but these large trucks pose a risk of a catastrophic accident when handled negligently. As a passenger vehicle or other non-truck driver on a New York freeway, there are steps… Read More »
2020 officially marks Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello’s 150th anniversary – a sesquicentennial! Our 150th anniversary celebration is an opportunity to honor the vision of our founders. Since John Rusk opened our doors in 1870 our firm has experienced an extraordinary expansion of his early entrepreneurial efforts into the company we are today. We… Read More »
Construction sites are dangerous places. There are a lot of hazardous chemicals, heavy machinery, and large, loose moving parts. Accidents are extremely common for both construction workers and civilians who happen to be walking or driving nearby. Construction accidents generally lead to injury and are often fatal. If you are hurt in a construction… Read More »
Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello is delighted to announce Melissa Manna-Williams, Esq. has become a Partner in the firm. Her knowledge and hard work are assets to both the firm and her clients. We are thankful that Melissa has joined the Partners and are confident that she will continue to uphold our tradition of… Read More »
Advocates for driver safety and government officials identify drowsy driving as one of the biggest dangers on roadways in New York and around the country. Narcolepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to suffer from chronic daytime drowsiness and fall asleep suddenly. Safety regulations are intended to strike a balance between preserving the… Read More »
Congratulations to Nikolas Tamburello on his admission to the NYS Bar! Nik has been with the firm as a part time intern while attending law school. He is now a full time associate with the firm and specializing in litigation.
(NBTA) announces that Daniel G. Heppner has achieved recertification as a Truck Accident Law Advocate.
The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Daniel G. Heppner of the law firm Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner, Martuscello, LLP in Kingston, has achieved recertification in as a Truck Accident Law Advocate. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would… Read More »