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.

Fall Safety Fire Tips

Fall Safety Fire Tips

| Personal Injury
As weather cools, now is the time of year that people begin to turn to manufactured sources of heat to stay warm, ranging from in-home fireplaces to electric blankets to space heaters to home heating systems. While these are all great ways to keep cozy when fall temperatures dip–and certainly when fall transitions to winter–sources…Read the article
The Link Between Playgrounds And Injuries

The Link Between Playgrounds And Injuries

| Personal Injury
Children under 14 suffer playground-related head injuries at an alarming rate, according to a recent study. In the most exhaustive examination since 1999, the Centers for Disease Control found about 35 out of every 100,000 children who visit a playground fall and suffer a head injury, and the injury rate among children between 5 and…Read the article
School Bus Accidents: Assessing Responsibility

School Bus Accidents: Assessing Responsibility

| Personal Injury
School Bus Accidents: Who’s Liable for Damages? School bus accidents are harrowing, both because there are often multiple victims affected and the damages severe, and because the victims are typically young children. When a school bus accident occurs, the families of those involved in the accident may have numerous questions regarding liability, and how to…Read the article
Construction and Scaffold Accidents

Construction and Scaffold Accidents

| Personal Injury
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are approximately 2.3 million construction workers–or 65 percent of all workers in the construction industry–who work on scaffolds. While scaffolds are essential for performing tasks at heights, scaffolds can also be very dangerous for workers. In fact, the same OSHA source further reports that there…Read the article
Five Worst Dangers Of Benzene Exposure

Five Worst Dangers Of Benzene Exposure

| Personal Injury
Benzene is a petroleum-based industrial solvent that, until rather recently, was also used in after-shave lotions, decaffeinated coffee, unleaded gasoline, and consumer solvents like spot removers and paint strippers. As early as the 1940s, researchers identified benzene as one of the most dangerous products in the world. In fact, an industry group noted that “the…Read the article
Railroad Worker Injuries: What is FELA?

Railroad Worker Injuries: What is FELA?

| Personal Injury
FELA Overview When a worker is injured on the job, they no doubt want to be compensated for their injuries. For most workers employed in the private sector, workers’ compensation insurance is the best way to seek compensation for medical expenses, and sometimes even compensation for lost wages when the employee is unable to return…Read the article
Senior Drivers On the Road

Senior Drivers On the Road

| Personal Injury
For any driver, but particularly older drivers, being involved in a car accident could have very serious repercussions for health. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the risk of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident increases as you age, and in 2014 alone, there were more…Read the article
New York Construction Safety Regulations

New York Construction Safety Regulations

| Personal Injury
On December 23, 2016, a construction worker in New York died. The death inspired the publication of an article by The New York Times highlighting the fact that over a two-year period, there were 31 construction deaths throughout the city. In fact, the article also reveals that while the number of building permits throughout New…Read the article
Breaking Down Public Swimming Pool Drownings

Breaking Down Public Swimming Pool Drownings

| Personal Injury
Many hotel owners, apartment complex owners, and other landowners try to shield themselves from liability in this area by using fancy legal tricks and gimmicks. However, an experienced injury attorney can find ways to permanently close these legal loopholes. Such ability is important. Most drowning victims suffer permanent and severe brain damage after as little…Read the article
Third Party Damage Claims In Sexual Assault Cases

Third Party Damage Claims In Sexual Assault Cases

| Personal Injury
As admittedly dull as this title sounds, such claims are often the best way for victims to obtain the financial compensation they need and also prevent further sexual violence from occurring at the same place and in the same manner. Sexual assault victims must pay an average $110,000 in direct monetary costs, which are mostly…Read the article