Personal Injury

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

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