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Self-Driving Vehicles Crashed in Driver-Assist Mode

Self-Driving Vehicles Crashed in Driver-Assist Mode

| Personal Injury
The advanced autopilot functions in Tesla and other automobiles are supposed to be the next giant leap forward to driverless cars. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 400 Tesla crashes over ten months killed six people. NHTSA head Steven Cliff said the agency would use the data to propose new rules. “These…Read the article
Melatonin Overdoses Spike Among New York Kids

Melatonin Overdoses Spike Among New York Kids

| Opioid Crisis
Mostly because of the mental effects on COVID-19 lockdowns, melatonin poisoning incidents have increased 600 percent. Sales of melatonin, a hormone which regulates the body’s natural sleep cycle, have increased 150 percent since 2016. Mostly because of impure ingredients in many melatonin pills, several countries, not including the United States, have banned over-the-counter melatonin sales.…Read the article
5 Things to Know Before Filing a NY Personal Injury Lawsuit

5 Things to Know Before Filing a NY Personal Injury Lawsuit

| Personal Injury
If you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit. Before you take any legal action, it’s important to understand the basics of personal injury law in New York. In this article, we’ll discuss five things that you should know before filing a personal…Read the article
Class Action Filed Against the Long Island Veterans Home

Class Action Filed Against the Long Island Veterans Home

| Coronavirus
Napoli Shkolnik has filed suit against the Long Island State Veterans Home, as well as the State of New York and the agencies responsible for overseeing the home, on behalf of the estates of three nursing home residents — all veterans — who died during a COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. The suit, which seeks to…Read the article
Food Safety Concerns Continue in New York

Food Safety Concerns Continue in New York

| Personal Injury
Just as we were celebrating National Food Allergy Awareness Month, a report surfaced that many food packaging materials contain high levels of a dangerous chemical. The tainted packages were from large fast-food chains, like Cava, Arby’s, Nathan’s Famous, Burger King, Stop & Shop, Chick-fil-A, and Sweetgreen. These companies used PFAS to separate grease from wrappers.…Read the article
Is Baby Formula Harmful? How NEC Is Connected to Formula

Is Baby Formula Harmful? How NEC Is Connected to Formula

| Product Litigation
If you’re a parent, you may be wondering if baby formula is harmful. It’s a valid question, especially since NEC—necrotizing enterocolitis, a digestive disease primarily found in premature babies—has been connected to so many cases of baby formula toxicity. This article will explain what NEC is and how it is connected to baby formula. We’ll…Read the article
Types of Evidence in a Personal Injury Claim

Types of Evidence in a Personal Injury Claim

| Personal Injury
Proof is critical in injury claims for two basic reasons. First, victims must establish negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not. Second, there is usually a direct link between the amount of evidence victims present and the amount of damages jurors award. Generally, the evidence…Read the article
Important Steps to Take After a Slip-and-Fall Accident

Important Steps to Take After a Slip-and-Fall Accident

| Personal Injury
During the late winter and early spring, black ice patches are an issue in New York and elsewhere. These thin, translucent ice patches are much slicker, and much harder to see, than white ice. Furthermore, black ice usually hangs around even when the sun comes out and the temperature rises. These hazards aren’t just hard…Read the article
How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

| Personal Injury
If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you have a lot of choices in terms of legal representation. New York has more lawyers than any other state in the Union. Effective and aggressive representation is not really an option in these situations. The auto insurance or property…Read the article
5 Notable Examples of Medical Malpractice

5 Notable Examples of Medical Malpractice

| Medical Malpractice
In order to prevent medical malpractice, it is important for patients and their families to understand examples of medical malpractice. When you know how to spot malpractice, you’re more likely to advocate for yourself or your family. What is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice is a breach of an accepted standard of care that results in…Read the article