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.

Vicarious Employer And Owner Liability

Vicarious Employer And Owner Liability

| Personal Injury
New York’s auto insurance minimum requirements is one of the lowest ones in the country, as vehicle owners need to carry only $25,000 in personal injury insurance and $10,000 in property damage coverage. Statistics vary widely, but the average injury-related hospital bill is about $14,000, and when adding other economic losses, like lost wages and…Read the article
Common Issues In Alcohol-Related Car Crashes

Common Issues In Alcohol-Related Car Crashes

| Personal Injury
Since the early 1990s, state legislators have passed strict anti-DUI laws, while at the same time, courts and law enforcement agencies have developed aggressive anti-DUI procedures. Yet despite this crackdown, alcohol is still a factor in about a third of the fatal car crashes in New York. Victims in these cases are usually entitled to…Read the article
Car Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injury

Car Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injury

| Personal Injury
A car accident is a serious event, and in the best of cases, victims walk away with zero or few damages to their person. When victims are unbuckled, the car is hit with an extreme amount of force, the vehicle rolls, or when the accident occurs when the cars are traveling at high speeds, however,…Read the article
The Litigation Process And You

The Litigation Process And You

| Personal Injury
Nearly all negligence cases, somewhere around 90 percent by most estimates, settle before trial. Unfortunately, the big insurance companies and their legislative allies have made sure that the settlement process is as long and cumbersome as possible for Personal Injury Attorneys and their clients. The hope is that injured victims will grow frustrated and either…Read the article
Legal Responsibility In Large Truck Crashes

Legal Responsibility In Large Truck Crashes

| Personal Injury
Since many trucks weigh thirty times more than most cars, it is no surprise that of the nearly 4,000 people who died in large truck crashes in 2015, over two-thirds of them were passenger vehicle occupants. Large interstate transportation vehicles are not the only problem. Many intra-city vehicles, like dump trucks and garbage trucks, are…Read the article
Time Limits In Negligence Cases

Time Limits In Negligence Cases

| Personal Injury
If you or a loved one was injured or killed because of someone else’s negligence, time is not on your side, because NYC personal injury lawyers cannot file damage claims once the statute of limitations expires. In New York , the statute of limitations is three years in most kinds of negligence cases, such as:…Read the article
Do I Have A Valid Case?

Do I Have A Valid Case?

| Personal Injury
To obtain compensation for victims in a negligence case, New York personal injury lawyers must essentially prove that the tortfeasor’s (negligent actor’s) conduct fell below the standard of care, and there are several ways to establish this point. The plaintiff nearly always has the burden of proof in civil court, and to meet this burden,…Read the article
Don’t Text and Drive

Don’t Text and Drive

| Personal Injury
Of all of the dangerous behaviors that a person can engage in when behind the wheel of a car, texting while driving is at the top of the list. Texting while driving takes a person’s attention off of the road and the act of safe driving, and is a top cause of accidents on American…Read the article
Boating Accidents: Top Causes

Boating Accidents: Top Causes

| Personal Injury
Recreational boating accidents cause thousands of injuries and hundreds of death every year. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that in the year 2016, there were 4,463 recreational boating accidents counted that resulted in 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries, and about $49 million in property damage. Consider these top causes of accidents, and what to do if…Read the article
Pool Safety Tips To Keep You and Loved Ones Safe

Pool Safety Tips To Keep You and Loved Ones Safe

| Personal Injury
While swimming pools provide entertainment and relief from the heat of summer, they are also extremely dangerous. Not only are surfaces around pools wet, creating the risk of slip and fall accident, but unintentional drowning incidents are the fifth leading cause of injury death in the United States. Drowning deaths primarily affect children aged 14…Read the article