Personal Injury

How to Find the Best Accident Lawyer on Long Island

A personal injury accident such as a slip and fall or car accident can happen when you least expect it. It can be impossible to prepare for a serious personal injury but you can take control once the worst has happened. Finding the best accident lawyer on Long Island can help you strengthen your case… read more

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

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

Social Media Can Sink Your Personal Injury Case

Updating your status on Facebook, posting photos on Instagram and Snapchat, Americans are spending approximately five hours a day on mobile devices, according to Flurry, an analytics firm. When Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan American think tank based in Washington, D.C., began tracking social media adoption in 2005, just five percent of American adults used… read more

College Campus Risks

The stories are all-too familiar. A 19-year-old Pennsylvania State University sophomore dies after participating in a hazing ritual at the Beta Theta Pi house.  In another incident, an 18-year-old Baruch College freshman dies in a 2013 fraternity initiation. Hazing deaths have also occurred at Fresno State, Northern Illinois University, and other colleges. In fact, since 1970,… read more

Amusement Parks Not All Fun and Games

Amusement Parks Not All Fun and Games In June, a teenager fell 25 feet from a gondola ride in an upstate New York Six Flags Amusement Park. She had slipped under the safety bars of the ride and lucky for her, was caught by the crowd below. In May, a 10-year-old boy fell off a… 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

When Valentine’s Day is a Health Hazard

  A romantic evening at the emergency room isn’t the Valentine’s Day most people have in mind but candy, flowers and kissing can come with hidden health hazards to pets, children and people with allergies. Food allergies Over 30,000 people end up in the emergency room each year because of food allergies and the number… read more

Constantly Sick? Maybe this is Why!

It’s that time of the year again. The cold and flu season is upon us. Germs that cause illness hide in some hard to reach places.Want to avoid an infection? Worry less about the public restroom and more about what’s going on in your own home, particularly in the kitchen. People have a tendency to… 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

Emergency Room Visits Increase When Children Go Back to School

Now that children have headed back at school, the reality is this month is one of the busiest of the year for local emergency rooms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries. Not only are many broken bones… read more

A Winning Track Record Benefits Law Firm’s Clients

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, the first thing on your mind is recovering and the second is how you are going to pay for the costs from medical bills, lost income and property damage. In the midst of all the pain and confusion, it can be a nightmare… read more

Is “Pokemon Go” More Dangerous Than Fun?

Police: Teen robbed at gunpoint playing Pokemon Go in Lake Ronkonkoma According to New12 Long Island, Police say a 19-year-old playing Pokemon Go in Lake Ronkonkoma was robbed at gunpoint last night.  Police reported that the teen was playing along Lake Shore Drive around 5 p.m. Wednesday when the incident occurred.  Police say three people in… read more

Alcohol and Graduation Parties Are a Bad Mix 

Hats off to the graduates. This is an accomplishment that should be celebrated and many parents do so by throwing a party.  While many view their graduates as adults, under the law they are not, and parents should resist the temptation to allow alcohol at graduation parties. Under New York law, if alcohol is supplied… 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