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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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Can I Drive if I Have Narcolepsy?

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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 »

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Congratulations to Nikolas Tamburello

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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.

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(NBTA) announces that Daniel G. Heppner has achieved recertification as a Truck Accident Law Advocate.

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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 »

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Can New York Bars be Sued for a Drunk Driving Accident?

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In October 2014, a Syracuse man left a popular local bar while reportedly drunk and high on marijuana.  He drove his car away from the bar and struck and killed a 37-year-old Syracuse mother who was out jogging.  He was sentenced to up to 16 years in prison for manslaughter and for fleeing the… Read More »

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Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in New York

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The loss of a loved one is an incredibly difficult event, especially if that loss was preventable.  In such cases, the family of the deceased may have a claim for damages against the parties responsible.  These “wrongful death” claims may arise after car crashes, defective product failures, medical malpractice, or other instances of negligence… Read More »

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Hudson Valley Teens Killed in Crash on Train Tracks

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A fiery crash led to the tragic deaths of two Hudson Valley teenagers on a recent Sunday in Rockland County. The accident sent the teens’ car over an overpass and onto nearby train tracks. Continue reading for details about the accident, and discuss your case with an experienced New York car accident attorney if… Read More »

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