Personal Injury

Risk Taking Heats Up In The Summer

While on vacation, most American travelers are more likely to spend days taking risks and acting out spontaneously, while many singles will look for a romantic rendezvous on their summer nights, according to a new Finn Futures survey conducted by the travel and lifestyle division of Finn Partners, a New York City-based communications company. Sixty-one… read more

Scholarship Setup to Help Combat Distracted Driving

“Keep your eyes on the road, your hand upon the wheel,” is more than just a catchy lyric in The Doors song, “Roadhouse Blues.” It is solid advice. Any moment your eyes are off the road or your hands are off the wheel, you put yourself in a dangerous driving situation. Even sending a quick… read more

Spring May Have Sprung but It’s Hidden Under Ice and Snow

Mother Nature sure has a mind of her own. March 20 may be the official first day of spring but it sure doesn’t look or feel like it. Monster piles of muck and slush, biting wind, bitter cold, and ice abound. Winter is not loosening its grip on our area. All it takes is one… read more

When Is A Bump On The Head Not Just A “Bump On The Head”

  Head trauma in young people is a growing concern, with 3.8 million concussions reported each year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents in the United States. According to the CDC, the two age groups at greatest risk… read more

Hazardous Holiday Season

Sadly there were three serious house fires on Long Island last week.  Many homeowners are very concerned about fire hazards in their own home following these recent tragedies.  There are many hazards linked to the holiday season. There is nothing more festive around the holidays than a live Christmas tree, gaily decorated with twinkling lights, the… read more

A Sober Assessment of High-Risk Drinking in College

College is in full swing, a time for new experiences, meeting people, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately for many, it is also a time of excessive drinking and dealing with its aftermath—vandalism, violence, sexual aggression, and even death. The statistics are harrowing. More than 1,800 students die each year from alcohol-related… read more

Hazy, Lazy, Dangerous Days of Summer

BBQs, lounging at the pool or beach…June kicks off the carefree days of summer. On a sobering note, it is also the start of the season when there are more car crashes, swimming injuries and other accidents. Not only does summer mean crowds at amusement parks and beaches but in the emergency room. The season… read more

TAKING ACTION ON DISTRACTION

APRIL IS NATIONAL DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH Across the United States, communities and government agencies alike are coming together in an effort to crack down on texting, cellphone use and other dangerous distracted driving behaviors in honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. An alarming 87% of drivers have admitted to being engaged in at… read more

Rise in Safety Lapses & Accidents Reveals Dark Side of NY’s Building Boom

According to the New York Times the surge of buildings being constructed in New York has been deemed as another building boom, similar to the building  boom of 2008. The Department of Buildings in New York agreed to the construction of 52,618 residential units over the last fiscal year, a massive 156% increase from the… read more

Timely Settlements for NYC Medical Malpractice Cases Using Judge-Directed Negotiation

“Personal Injury is All We Do” In 2002, Judge Douglas E. McKeon, Bronx Supreme Court Justice devised a program that he called judge-directed negotiation to facilitate settlements with 11 NYC hospitals operating under New York City Health and Hospitals, Corp. Cases predisposed toward settlement were sent to the judge, and he directed negotiations between the… read more