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Category Archive: Personal Injury

Many personal injuries can lead to significant medical expenses and financial burdens, as well as intangible losses too. Fortunately, the victims of others' negligence are able to recover damages through a civil action. If you have been injured in an auto or aviation accident, due to a defective pharmaceutical, or in any other negligence-based accident, the attorneys at Napoli Shkolnik, PLCC are prepared to advocate on your behalf.

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Does A Language Barrier Affect Your Access to Justice?

Does A Language Barrier Affect Your Access to Justice?

| Personal Injury
Access to women’s health services and polling places have been in the news recently. Access to the court system, although it rarely makes the headlines, might be an even bigger issue. Roughly a fifth of people speak a language other than English when they are at home. This proportion has tripled since the 1980s. Most…Read the article
NY Nursing Home COVID Controversy Continues

NY Nursing Home COVID Controversy Continues

| Personal Injury
Largely depending on your perspective, nursing home data recently provided by the New York State Health Department either exonerates these facilities or condemns them. Coronavirus was “a perfect storm” for nursing homes, explained UMass Professor William Miller. “You have extremely vulnerable residents living in a congregate setting being served by people who come in from…Read the article
Appeals Court Reinstates MTA Access Lawsuit

Appeals Court Reinstates MTA Access Lawsuit

| Personal Injury
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit by disability advocates which claimed that the subway system didn’t provide equal access to everyone, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Earlier, a judge threw out the 2017 lawsuit, after the MTA submitted evidence that subway elevators were accessible over 95 percent of the…Read the article
Court Documents Detail Bob Dylan’s Alleged Sexual Assault

Court Documents Detail Bob Dylan’s Alleged Sexual Assault

| Personal Injury
An alleged victim of the iconic folk singer has come forward, alleging that Bob Dylan sexually abused her in 1965, when she was twelve years old. According to the woman’s lawyer, Dylan “lower[ed] her inhibitions with the object of sexually abusing her, which he did, coupled with the provision of drugs, alcohol, and threats of…Read the article
Parents Intentionally Leave Child in Hot Car

Parents Intentionally Leave Child in Hot Car

| Personal Injury
When authorities rescued a 1-year-old child from a hot car in a shopping mall parking lot, he was “breathing heavily, sweating profusely, and at grave risk of death.” Several witnesses reported seeing a crying infant alone inside a car which was parked in a Manhasset shopping mall. Police had to break one of the vehicle’s…Read the article
Safety Issues for Labor Day 2021

Safety Issues for Labor Day 2021

| Personal Injury
The COVID-19 delta variant has cast a shadow over many plans for the long holiday weekend in September 2021. A fourth of travelers have changed their destinations, and many people have eschewed flying for driving. Our New York personal injury attorneys obtain the compensation injury victims need and deserve, whether they are close to home…Read the article
Routine Dental Procedure Kills 3-Year-Old Boy

Routine Dental Procedure Kills 3-Year-Old Boy

| Personal Injury
The child’s heart stopped during a simple tooth extraction procedure. He had no pre-existing conditions and no known anesthesia allergies. According to police, a certified nurse anesthetist put the boy to sleep immediately prior to the procedure. Less than an hour later, the young man’s pulse slowed and cheek swelled. Despite some unspecified medical intervention,…Read the article
Paraquat Herbicide Poisoning: Have You Been Affected?

Paraquat Herbicide Poisoning: Have You Been Affected?

| Personal Injury
Paraquat is a widely used herbicide often sold under popular brand names such as Gramoxone, Parazone, and Firestorm. This chemical compound is so toxic that the US supply has a distinct blue color, an unpleasant odor, a vomit-inducing additive, and is only available to licensed users. Introduced in 1961, it’s still one of the most…Read the article
Stay Safe Over the Holiday Weekend

Stay Safe Over the Holiday Weekend

| Personal Injury
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the state was ending most coronavirus restrictions in time for the Independence Day holiday weekend. California, a similar move at about the same time. Coronavirus vaccines and protective measures have reduced this disease to a few pockets, mostly in overseas countries. But other risks, which most of…Read the article
Causes of Lead Poisoning Crisis at Gopher Smelting Plant

Causes of Lead Poisoning Crisis at Gopher Smelting Plant

| Personal Injury
For years, Tampa’s lead-smelting plant workers have cried foul at the plant’s unsafe working environment that puts all its workers at risk. Lead poisoning is the primary concern for hundreds of workers exposed to this toxin at dangerous levels. Minnesota-based company Gopher Resource gained the smelting plant in 2006 and immediately made plans to transform…Read the article
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