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Sobo & Sobo Promotes Peter Tobey to Chief Operating Officer

MIDDLETOWN, NY — September 15, 2020 – Sobo & Sobo LLP, a personal injury law firm, today announced the promotion of Peter Tobey to Chief Operating Officer. He will have the primary responsibility of overseeing the financial, administrative and operational functions of the firm. “Peter has been a key part of our business since the…
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Sobo & Sobo Ranked On The Inc. 5000 2020 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Businesses

MIDDLETOWN, NY — 12 August, 2020 – New York-based personal injury law firm Sobo & Sobo LLP is excited to announce they were ranked on the Inc. 5000 2020 List of the fastest-growing privately owned companies in the United States. This prestigious recognition comes at a time when the economic effects of COVID-19 continue to…
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Sobo & Sobo Abre un Nuevo Bufete de Abogados en Inwood, Manhattan

INWOOD, NUEVA YORK, 3 de Agosto del 2020 — Sobo & Sobo LLP, un bufete de abogados de lesiones personales con sede en la ciudad de Nueva York y el Valle de Hudson, se complace en anunciar la adquisición del bufete de abogados de lesiones personales Rosenblatt & Frasciello, PC. El bufete de abogados ofrece…
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Sobo & Sobo Opens New Law Office in Inwood, Manhattan

INWOOD, NEW YORK, August 3, 2020 — Sobo & Sobo LLP, a personal injury law firm based in New York City and the Hudson Valley, is pleased to announce the acquisition of storied personal injury law firm Rosenblatt & Frasciello, PC. The law firm offers a range of both personal injury and real estate legal…
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Sobo & Sobo Teams with IMPACT! to Provide Free PPE to 175+ Employees & Visitors

MIDDLETOWN, NY — July 8, 2020 – The law offices of Sobo & Sobo announced today they are teaming with the organization Individuals Making Positive Advancements in their Communities Together, (IMPACT!) to provide free masks to all employees and clients. This is a crucial step in safely transitioning those employees working remotely to rotating in-office…
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Greg Sobo, Founder of Sobo & Sobo LLP Receives “10 Best Attorney Award” for Client Satisfaction in New York

MIDDLETOWN, NY — 1 July, 2020 – The Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo announced today that Founder and CEO Greg Sobo has been selected by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) to receive the “10 Best Attorney Award for Client Satisfaction” in New York State. According to the AIOPIA, Greg was among…
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Sobo & Sobo LLP Welcomes Michael G. Radigan to Middletown Office

MIDDLETOWN, NY, June 29, 2020 — Sobo & Sobo is proud to welcome Michael G. Radigan to their legal team at their office headquarters in Middletown, New York. Michael brings a wealth of experience in personal injury, employment, immigration and bankruptcy law. He also has had success publishing articles for the New York Law Journal.…
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Sobo & Sobo LLP Welcomes Alexandre Jouravliov to Middletown Office

MIDDLETOWN, NY, June 15, 2020 — Sobo & Sobo is proud to welcome Alexandre Jouravliov, Esq., who will join the legal team at their headquarters in Middletown, New York. Alexandre was hired based on his outstanding experience in commercial and business law, and his success in other legal fields relating to finance. “We are thrilled…
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Sobo SAVES

MIDDLETOWN, NY – On April 6, 2020, Sobo & Sobo, LLP today announced the law firm is providing free legal representation to victims affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Assistance will be available through the firm’s eight offices in the Hudson Valley and New York City. Phone, email and online video consultations are available. The SOBO…
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New York Construction Accident Injuries

Construction is one of the deadliest jobs there is—right up there with logging, police work, and deep-sea fishing. While certain jobs like librarian rarely cause more than a paper cut, construction is associated with heavy equipment, extreme heights, and other risks that mean frequent injuries, and in the worst case, deaths. US Construction Accident Statistics…
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Safe Cycling in New York City

In towns and cities everywhere, bicycling is becoming more popular. Traffic congestion is clearly a motivator. But so too are ecological and health concerns. Bicycles provide exercise, recreation, transportation, and cost-efficiency all wrapped up in an eco-friendly package. Whether in search of an Instagram-worthy vista or simply commuting, more and more Americans are leaving the…
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Fighting Fraudulent Insurance Companies

There is a disturbing practice among some insurance companies that aims to take advantage of vulnerable accident victims.  Insurance adjusters schedule appointments with victims just after they have been in a car accident and say the discussion will be about damage to the vehicle.  Once they gain entry to the home, they talk about the…
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Times Square Attack Case Moves Forward

More than a year has passed by since a man ran his vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square injuring 28 people and killing one.  Last year, several victims filed a Notice of Claim against the New York City seeking justice for a tragedy they say should have been prevented.  In the year…
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Helping Victims of Times Square Tragedy Seek Justice

Tragedies happen in the blink of an eye. Even in the most unexpected places a few seconds can change a life forever. On May 18, 2017, what started off as a normal day for hundreds of pedestrians turned into a nightmare when a driver plowed his car onto the sidewalks of Times Square hitting visitors…
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Winter Brings Slippery Conditions, Accidents on New York Roads

As winter rolls in, beware of snow and icy conditions that can lead to car accidents. If the renowned “Farmers Almanac” is to be believed, the 2014-2015 winter season will be a particularly nasty one for New York and much of the country. The Almanac is predicting that the upper east coast will see below-average…
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Drinking & Driving

A new study indicates that alcohol may cause older drivers to become impaired faster, putting others at risk. It is natural for the body to begin to slow down the older people become. For those living in New York, this can include having less energy or developing health conditions like diabetes and heart disease. However,…
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New York Crane Collapse

Last year CBSNews credited construction workers with having one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Their findings were backed by a 2014 OSHA study that discovered over 20 percent of private-sector worker fatalities recorded in the U.S. took place on construction jobs. The statistics are startling, construction accident injuries accounted for 874 deaths in…
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Tractor Trailer Study

Safety groups want technology to be mandatory in all tractor-trailers A coalition of traffic safety groups are calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to make collision-avoidance technology mandatory in tractor-trailers and large buses, according to FOX News. The groups say the technology, which has already shown up in smaller vehicles, could help…
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After An Accident

After an auto accident, it is imperative for drivers to protect their safety, report the accident, gather documentation and consider seeking legal advice. Many New Yorkers may think that their likelihood of experiencing a car accident is low. However, these accidents affect hundreds of people in New York in the course of an average day.…
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Orange County Accidents

In 2013, 35 people died in motor vehicle accidents in Orange County. Of those deaths, four involved large trucks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 118 people lost their lives in large truck accidents in New York in 2013. These could be collisions involve tractor-trailers, dump trucks, garbage trucks or other similar large…
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NY Drunk Drivers

The state of New York is strengthening penalties against people convicted of one or more drunk driving offenses. With the summer well underway, it is a logical time to be concerned about drunk driving accidents. With three major holidays in the U.S., the time between late May and early September can be a deadly time…
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Winter & Slippery Conditions

If you have lost a family member or loved one due to a fatal accident, we know you are hurting. Though this is a difficult time, it’s important to know that, in New York, there is a shortened time frame to file a wrongful death claim. If your loved one’s death was the result of…
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Adults Continue to Drive Distracted

A new poll has found that despite knowing the dangers, many adult Americans continue to use wireless devices while driving. Thanks to numerous safety campaigns and drivers’ personal experiences with other drivers weaving in and out of their lanes (and ignoring stop lights), it can be said that the overwhelming majority of motorists is aware…
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Motorcycle Safety You Have to Know

Motorcycle safety is more important than ever. After a brutal winter in New York the weather is finally improving enough for motorcyclists to get back out on the road. Spring is also the time of year that bike safety advocates bring awareness to motorcycle safety. In Orleans County, for example, May is motorcycle safety awareness…
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When Wrongful Death Claims are Appropriate

Accidents happen when least expected. An automobile crash could easily result in a fatal injury when a disparity exists in the size of the vehicles. Bicycle and pedestrian accidents produce some of the most serious injuries that often lead to death. Along these lines, motorcycle accidents also pose greater dangers since the rider does not…
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Winter has Arrived!

Icy roadways can lead to serious accidents. On Sunday, the 8th of December 2013, a car pileup on the Bronx River Parkway left 35 injured. The accident was so large it received national attention from ABC News. A spokesman for the Westchester County Police Department told reporters that cars were traveling at slow speeds at…
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Multiple Cars, Multiple Injuries

Motorcycle safety is more important than ever. After a brutal winter in New York the weather is finally improving enough for motorcyclists to get back out on the road. Spring is also the time of year that bike safety advocates bring awareness to motorcycle safety. In Orleans County, for example, May is motorcycle safety awareness…
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Speed and Rain: A Deadly Combo

As the recent death of a Middletown teen going to his prom demonstrates, driving in the rain can indeed be hazardous. News reports in the Times Herald-Record state that the teen was traveling a bit too fast as he merged onto I-84 West while heading to the dance at approximately 5:30 p.m. His car slid…
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Venturing on The Snowy Roads of NY

This winter, a number of snowstorms have moved through New York. In late January and early February 2013, parts of western and central New York received 15 to 21 inches. This is not the end of it, though. Even more weather that is treacherous is expected to move through the entire state over the next…
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Teen Driving Skills & Video Game Use

Did you know that teens that play mature-rated video games may be more likely than those who do not to become irresponsible drivers? A new study published by the American Psychological Association suggests that perilous video games may lead to poor driving habits among young motorists. This is especially alarming knowing that motor vehicle accidents are…
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The Most Dangerous Time To Drive

According to the American Automobile Association’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, the summer months are known as “the 100 deadliest days for drivers.” As fall approaches, the roads are no less dangerous. In some respects they may become more treacherous. This is especially true during certain times of the day, as well as on particular days of the…
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Should You Avoid Animals in the Road

Most drivers cannot imagine what they would do if an animal jumped out into the middle of the road. Some are acutely aware of animals in the road and avoid them at all costs, while others simply see them as road kill. With more than 1.5 million crashes involving deer each year, accidents involving animals…
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Inattentive Driver Caused Accident

Semitrailers and other large commercial vehicles often make drivers of passenger cars nervous. The sheer size of these trucks allows them to cause severe damage when they are involved in accidents, especially when they collide with other oversized vehicles at high speeds. The risks are magnified, however, when a truck driver’s full attention is not…
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Younger Drivers Are at Risk

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009 approximately 5,500 people were killed and 450,000 people were injured in car accidents that involved distracted driving. This means each day 15 deaths and over 1,000 injuries might be prevented if people focused more on being attentive drivers. Distracted driving has become a chief concern…
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How Spinal Trauma Can Affect Your Life

The human body has 206 bones, and according to the University of Maryland Spine Program, roughly 30 bones make up the spine. These bones are stacked on top of each other to create a hollow tube that protects our spinal cord, much like our skull protects our brain. The spinal cord is a set of…
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New York Drivers Beware: Texting While Driving Doubles Reaction Times

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009 approximately 5,500 people were killed and 450,000 people were injured in car accidents that involved distracted driving. This means each day 15 deaths and over 1,000 injuries might be prevented if people focused more on being attentive drivers. What Counts as Distracted Driving? Distracted driving…
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Three-car crash injures four in Dutchess County

As anyone who has ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident knows, it only takes a few seconds for a life to be changed irrevocably. Car crashes can result in multiple injuries and property damage in the blink of an eye. When a chain reaction car accident occurs, the damages are multiplied. Multiple cars,…
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Study Suggests Younger Drivers Are at Risk with Teen Passengers

For teen drivers, summer is the best time of the year to have fun and hang out with friends. Between movie dates and trips to the mall, younger drivers arguably log more miles during summer break compared to when they are in school. Unfortunately, summer is also the deadliest time of the year. The American…
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