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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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NY Court Gives Defective Product Victims Additional Options

NY Court Gives Defective Product Victims Additional Options

| Personal Injury
Thanks to a new court ruling, Amazon cannot hide behind its legal status as a product matchmaker and avoid compensating victims of the dangerous products its partners sell. In State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v Amazon.com Servs., Inc., the plaintiff bought a wireless thermostat on amazon.com. The thermostat, which was defective, sparked a massive…Read the article
Most Common Winter Injuries to Watch Out For

Most Common Winter Injuries to Watch Out For

| Personal Injury
It can be frustratingly easy to fall victim to an accident or an injury, especially during the winter. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), winter conditions are about twice as deadly as summer ones. Whether you’ve slipped and fallen on an icy sidewalk or gotten in a car accident due to poor…Read the article
Holiday Toy Safety Guide

Holiday Toy Safety Guide

| Personal Injury
A holiday toy safety guide – as another season is almost over and hopefully the toys he left under the physical or metaphorical tree will entertain youngsters for hours in 2021 and beyond. But now it is up to caregivers to be responsible for ensuring that children play safely. Unfortunately, dangerous toys injure hundreds of…Read the article
Long Island School Buses Are Watching You

Long Island School Buses Are Watching You

| Personal Injury
Suffolk County officials announced that 6,000 of its school buses will soon be equipped with stop arm cameras to catch these violators. Preliminary tests indicate that between 90 and 100 motorists ignore school bus stop arms. State law requires drivers in both directions to stop when school buses are loading or unloading passengers. The cameras…Read the article
New York’s Statute of Limitations for Personal Injuries

New York’s Statute of Limitations for Personal Injuries

| Personal Injury
US law requires that a lawsuit be filed within a specified period of time, depending on the nature of the claim and the entity that caused the damage. This is known as a statute of limitations. The main purposes and benefits of statutes of limitations are to ensure that defendants are treated fairly and that…Read the article
I Was Hurt in a Parking Lot Accident. Who is At Fault?

I Was Hurt in a Parking Lot Accident. Who is At Fault?

| Personal Injury
Old Man Winter is on his way. And, as many as a fourth of all late fall, winter, and early spring parking lot accidents involve unsafe ice and snow accumulations. As most people know from experience, even a razor-thin layer of ice or snow could be “unsafe.” State and federal laws require property owners to…Read the article
Lawmakers Expand New York’s Seat Belt Law

Lawmakers Expand New York’s Seat Belt Law

| Personal Injury
In 1994, the Empire State was the first jurisdiction to pass a mandatory seat belt law. As of November 1, that law applies to all vehicle occupants over 16, and not just those in the front seat. Walter Mosley (D-Brooklyn) introduced the bill in the State Assembly. “Seat belts are a proven way to make…Read the article
The Latest from Peloton: More Safety Questions & Issues

The Latest from Peloton: More Safety Questions & Issues

| Personal Injury
This red-hot company has seen its sales double during the pandemic. But success has come at a price, as the company has been caught yet again cutting corners. The company recalled over 25,000 exercise bikes sold between 2013 and 2016. Peloton received hundreds of reports that the axles broke. The breaks themselves seriously injured some…Read the article
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

| Personal Injury
At times, actions can result in injury that is unavoidable. This is when people often consider making a personal injury claim. If you are considering pursuing a personal injury claim, one of the top questions you may have is, “How much compensation am I likely to receive?”. There’s no one way to calculate a claim’s…Read the article
Seat Belts Now Required by New York Law

Seat Belts Now Required by New York Law

| Personal Injury
A new law went into effect on November 1 that updates New York regulations to require seat belts for all passengers in a car. You may have thought seat belts were already required for all passengers. Previously, state laws stated that all children must wear seat belts; however, passengers over 16 would only need to…Read the article
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