Motorcycle safety tips for spring and summer riding

With spring in full bloom and summer on the way across New York, many are taking advantage of getting their motorcycles out on the open roads in the warmer weather. However, with all the freedom and fun that motorcycles provide, there are also serious risks to be...

Tips for safely sharing the road with motorcycles

With warmer weather and summer quickly approaching, motorcyclists may begin to take advantage of the fair conditions across New York. As cars and trucks become accustomed to once again sharing the road with motorcycles, all drivers can take safety precautions to...

Can the police ever search your home without a warrant?

If you get a knock on your door only to find out you are confronted by police officers, there is no reason to be intimidated or stressed. In this situation you have rights to protect you from an unauthorized search of your home. Do the officers have a search warrant?...

Should you give police a statement or allow a search?

You should not give police a statement when you are arrested. If police suspect you of committing a crime, you should give them identifying information about yourself such as your name and address, then call your lawyer. Any statement you give, oral or written, can be...

When can the police search my home?

Going to the door of your home and finding police officers standing there can be a startling and stressful situation. For many people, their natural instinct when being question by officers is to try and assist them in any way that they can. But what if they ask if...

Understand your rights around law enforcement

An encounter with law enforcement can be frightening. You may not know what’s happening or why you’re being approached. Too many New Yorkers forfeit their rights when law enforcement asks, which leads to issues later. It’s important to remember you can be helpful and...

Autumn motorcycle accidents: hazards

November is here, which means fall is in full swing. Many motorcyclist accidents occur in the fall due to dangers that one may not think about when riding. What are the biggest dangers to motorcyclists in the fall and how can you avoid them? Animals It is hunting...

Top hazards to construction workers

Workers in the construction industry face many dangers while on the job. Because of this, many individuals are injured or killed at work. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are four main causes for construction industry worker...

Tips to properly load motorcycle cargo

Because riding a motorcycle requires balance, improperly loaded cargo can easily lead to a crash. If you are planning a trip with heavy cargo, sacrifices may not need to be made. However, make sure to give yourself a refresher on best practices for loading cargo...