Category Archives: Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC Blog

Six Reasons to Hire a NY Truck Accident Lawyer

Six Reasons to Hire a NY Truck Accident Lawyer

Have you been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck and need the help of an experienced NY truck accident lawyer? Truck accident claims can be more complicated than regular automobile accidents, so when hiring a Rochester, NY accident attorney, you should hire a lawyer who understands the complexities of truck accident cases. The […]

NY Nursing Home’s Lawsuit Against Power of Attorney Dismissed

NY Nursing Home's Lawsuit Against Power of Attorney Dismissed

Read this story about how a NY nursing home’s lawsuit against a power of attorney got dismissed. If you need help with elder law, give us a call. This collection action, which arose from a nursing home debt, was commenced by the County of Monroe against the Estate of Janet Patterson and Barbara Robinson,  a 78-year-old […]

Police Have Qualified Immunity for K-9 Dog Bites

Police Have Qualified Immunity for K-9 Dog Bites

Learn why police have qualified immunity for K-9 dog bites in this educational article. If you have questions, contact our Rochester lawyers. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in McKinney v. City of Middleton, held that qualified immunity protected police officers who directed a police canine to “bite and hold” the arrestee for […]

NY Holiday Impaired and Reckless Drivers Beware

NY Holiday Impaired and Reckless Drivers Beware Rochester NY

The New York State Police will participate in the “Drive High Get a DUI” national campaign and New Year’s impaired driving enforcement to crack down on impaired and reckless driving this holiday season. The enforcement campaign runs from Wednesday, December 14, 2022, through Sunday, January 1, 2023. Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints, along […]

What are the NY Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Laws?

What are the NY Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Laws

The New York Penal Code and New York Social Services Law protect New York victims from elder abuse and financial exploitation with civil and criminal remedies. Civil Financial Exploitation NY CLS Soc Serv § 473 (2020) ; NY EXEC §837-f-1 (2022) SOCIAL SERVICES LAW ARTICLE 9-B.  ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES TITLE 1.  PROTECTIVE SERVICES § 473. […]

Free NY Legal Answers Online

Free NY Legal Answers Online

Did you know that you have access to free NY legal answers online for personal injury cases? If you are seeking legal assistance, give us a call! American Bar Association’s ABA Free Legal Answers reached a major milestone in November, 2022 surpassing a total of 250,000 legal questions answered. ABA Free Legal Answers is a […]

Does Buffalo, NY Have the Highest Number of Evictions?

Does Buffalo, NY Have the Highest Number of Evictions?

Does Buffalo, NY have the highest number of evictions? Learn about state-wide evictions here and call us if you are a landlord who needs a tenant evicted quickly. Landlords in Erie County, New York primarily in Buffalo, are evicting tenants in greater numbers than almost anywhere else in New York State, except for Brooklyn. There […]

Buffalo, NY Landlord Who Violated Lead Protection Laws Ordered to Pay $5.1 Million

Buffalo, NY Landlord Who Violated Lead Protection Laws Ordered to Pay $5.1 Million

Questions about lead paint poisoning? Read about a Buffalo, NY landlord who violated lead protection laws ordered to pay $5.1 million here. New York Attorney General Letitia James won her $5.1 million lawsuit against Angel Elliott Dalfin, a Buffalo-area landlord whose flagrant and egregious violations of lead safety laws resulted in more than two dozen […]

Tenant Awarded $3.8 Million for Sexual Assault

Tenant Awarded $3.8 Million for Sexual Assault

If you have been hurt due to the negligence of a landlord, you may have a case. Check out this tenant awarded $3.8 million for sexual assault. A tenant was sexually assaulted after her workout as she was leaving the fitness center of her apartment complex. Because it was after dark, she was visible from […]

When is a NY Husband or Wife Disqualified to Inherit as a Surviving Spouse?

When is a NY Husband or Wife Disqualified to Inherit as a Surviving Spouse

A New York spouse who is legally married to a decedent at the time of his or her death has a right to inherit an “elective” share of the assets. If the decedent dies without a will and without children, the surviving spouse is entitled to the entire estate. If there is no will but […]