Archive for April, 2011

Cellino & Barnes – Statement of Client’s Rights

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Ross Cellino and Steve Barnes believe it is important that each client understand their rights.  This is our promise to you.

  1. You are entitled to be treated with courtesy and consideration at all times by your attorney and the other attorneys and personnel in our office.
  2. You are entitled to an attorney capable of handling your case competently and diligently, in accordance with the highest standards of the profession.  If you are not satisfied with how your case is being handled, you have the right to withdraw from the attorney-client relationship at any time (court approval may be required in some cases and your attorney may have a claim against you for the value of services rendered to you up to the point of discharge). (more…)

Construction Accident and Labor Law Information

Monday, April 11th, 2011

From the Desk of Steve Barnes

In New York State, we have a statute that provides special legal protection to construction workers while working at an elevated height.  This statute is referred to as New York’s Labor Law.

New York’s Labor Law, also know as “Scaffold Law”, puts responsibility on project owners, general contractors, managers and other responsible parties to ensure a safe working environment.

Two reasons for this law are (1) serious and catastrophic injuries often result from elevated falls, and (2) construction workers rely on a third-party (general contractors, managers, etc.) to make sure the elevated work location is safe. (more…)

New Safety Recommendations for Child Car Seats

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

A recent article published in the New York Times states that there are new recommendations for rear-facing car seats for older toddlers as well as new  recommendations for booster seats.

According to the article, toddlers are often switched from rear-facing car seats to forward-facing seats prematurely. ­The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), issued a statement based on a 2007 study done by the University of Virginia. According to the article, children under the age of two are seventy-five percent less likely to endure severe or fatal injuries in an auto accident if car seats are facing the rear. (more…)