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How to Prevent Accidents at Construction Sites in New York

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According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction fatalities and injuries are, for the most part, preventable. Every year, over a thousand construction workers are killed in a variety of accidents. These fatalities are even more tragic when realizing that incidents such as falls (which kill over 300 construction workers each year)… Read More »

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What to Do in a Car Crash

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Getting into a car wreck is a jarring, scary experience. It can be difficult to keep a clear head and think of what to do just after the crash. Below, the New York car accident attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, identify important steps to take after an accident to protect your… Read More »

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Traffic Down in New York Due to Coronavirus, but Traffic Deaths Remain High

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The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has had a number of unexpected effects on life in New York and across the country. The shelter-in-place orders have been effective at stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus but have had significant effects on businesses and individual income statewide. One silver lining that has arisen: With no need… Read More »

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How Does COVID-19 Impact My Personal Injury Case?

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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 »

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

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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 »

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What Are the New York Seat Belt laws?

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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 »

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Tips for Driving Near Tractor-Trailers and Other Large Vehicles

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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 »

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150th Anniversary of Rusk Wadlin Heppner & Martuscello, LLP

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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 »

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Construction Accidents: Who Can I Sue for My Injuries?

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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 »

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Congratulations Melissa Manna-Williams!

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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 »

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