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Welcome to The Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo, L.L.P. Our website is here to give clients information on accidents that they may have had, and they may be entitled to compensation. Gary and Gregory Sobo welcome you to browse and learn about personal injury through the website. Please contact us with any legal questions you may have. It is free! We have experienced attorneys in all aspects of law. We take pride in being a fully serviced law firm that focuses on Motor vehicle accidents, Slip and Trip and Falls, as well as Medical Mal practice and Dog Bites.

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Our New York personal injury attorneys are experienced in many practices of law, here are some other ones we take pride in helping with:

  • Motor cycle accidents
  • Taxi cab accidents
  • SUV accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Defects in airbags, seat-belts, bucket seats, tires
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Passenger ejections
  • Gas tank explosions
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Dog bites
  • Medical malpractice
  • Slip and trip fall accidents
  • Other injury cases

Here at Sobo & Sobo, we have been representing Plaintiff’s for quite some time. We are here to get our clients the compensation they deserve for the suffering they have gone through.

We want to help you through this horrific time and you will not suffer it alone. We will be here every step of the way. We will try everything we possibly can to get you the compensation for any such losses, that you deserve.

We believe that one free consultation will leave you better for having met with us.  If you’ve been injured, take the next step toward Winning Together by giving us a call.

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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With winter will come 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. Distracted driving has become a chief concern…
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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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