What Are Compensatory Damages?
The plaintiff in a civil lawsuit can generally receive two main types of damages: punitive damages that punish a defendant’s wrongdoing or intentional tort, and compensatory damages that seek to make the victim “whole” again after an accident caused by negligence. Every state has different laws concerning punitive damages, limits on such damages, and the… read more
What Are Toxic Torts?
Toxic torts are a special element of personal injury law that involves injuries caused by exposure to toxic substances. While some personal injury cases involving things like car accidents are fairly straightforward, toxic tort cases can be some of the most complex civil claims and require skilled representation by a Nassau County personal injury attorney…. read more
Who Is at Fault in a Rear End Collision?
Most drivers operate under the assumption that any driver who causes a rear-end collision with another driver is automatically at fault for the accident. Generally, this is true because drivers have a duty of care to prevent accidents with drivers in front of them. This means allowing ample space to come to a stop in… read more
Who Is at Fault in a Parking Lot Accident?
Car accidents occur in parking lots every day. Most parking lot accidents happen at low speeds and typically don’t cause significant damages. However, determining fault for these incidents can be very tricky. In many parking lots, it can be difficult for drivers to tell who has the right of way, and this is an important… read more
Types of Brain Injuries
An estimated 1.5 million Americans suffer some sort of brain injury each year, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). They also report that every day 153 people are dying from injuries that include a traumatic brain injury. Some of the most common causes are car accidents, falls, and firearms. The range of severity… read more
What Is the Glasgow Coma Scale?
The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is the most common tool used by clinicians to objectively gauge a patient’s level of consciousness following a traumatic brain injury. By use of a scoring system, it is a simple and reliable way to initially assess and keep record of his or her conscious state. How Does the Glasgow… read more
Snow Removal Deaths
The blizzard of 2018 has claimed two lives from snow removal on Long Island. According to News 12, both men were in their mid-50s. Although specifics are not clear, Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone wants residents to remain cautious of the weather conditions today after two men died removing snow from their properties. Other deaths have… read more
FDA Issues Recall on Heart Device
According to CNBC, recent article – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a recall on Tuesday regarding a heart device made by Johnson & Johnson, claiming a faulty valve: About 110 heart devices made and distributed by a unit of Johnson & Johnson between Jan. 1 and May 5 are a part of the… read more
Dangers of Winter Are Near
PREPARING FOR WINTER WEATHER HAZARDS Winter is by far the most dangerous season for New Yorkers. Snow, ice, and deep freezing temperatures cause hazardous conditions for pedestrians and drivers, increasing the risk of weather-related accidents on sidewalks and roads. Preparing your family to react accordingly to severe weather conditions is extremely helpful in preventing injuries… read more
2017 Dangerous Toys to Avoid
W.A.T.C.H. Reveals Nominees for “10 Worst Toys” For 2017 Holiday Season 45th Annual Report Cautions Parents: A press release was distributed earlier this month with the following information: World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) revealed its nominees for the “10 Worst Toys of 2017” and demonstrated why the “Wonder Woman Battle Sword,” “Spiderman Spider-Drone,” and other… read more