Each day about 1,000 U.S. citizens visit the emergency room for treatment related to a dog bite injury.1 For pit bulls or other dangerous breeds, one in six bites requires medical attention. In the last ten years, dangerous dogs have killed over 200 Americans and have accounted for roughly two-thirds of total recorded animal related injuries.2 Indeed, a 2012 study concluded that more than 27,000 people underwent facial reconstructive surgery in that year alone as a result of being [...]
Four Provisions People Forget to Include in Their Estate Plan Even if you've created an estate plan, are you sure you included everything you need to? There are certain provisions that people often forget to put in in a will or estate plan that can have a big impact on your family.1. Alternate BeneficiariesOne of the most important things your estate plan should include is at least one alternative beneficiary in case the named beneficiary does not outlive you or is unable to claim under the [...]
In recognition of her service to our community, LGT Partner Heather M. Cornell was awarded the Community Service Award at the Broome County Bar Association's Annual Law Day & Dinner last night May 11th, 2017. Congratulations Heather and thank you for all you do!
Past LGT Attorneys Sanford P. Tanenhaus and Carlton F. Thompson (posthumously) were honored yesterday with the first installment of an award in their names. The Carlton F. Thompson/Sanford P. Tanenhaus Ethics & Civility Award was presented for the first time last night, May 11th, 2017 at the Broome County Bar Association's Annual Law Day and Dinner. This new annual award will be given to attorneys that have demonstrated the highest standard of ethical conduct while maintaining an [...]
For better or for worse, our current culture is very car-dependant; in many places, cars are the only convenient link to the outside world. Unfortunately, as people age, driving can become more difficult and more dangerous. The elderly drive less, but have more crashes per mile than younger drivers. This is partially because elderly individuals are more likely to be affected by poor eyesight, chronic disease, and medications that might impair driving. States vary widely on how they treat older [...]