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.

First Party Liability In Car Crash Cases

First Party Liability In Car Crash Cases

| Personal Injury
Behavioral or operational negligence, the kinds of behaviors outlined below, causes over 90 percent of vehicle wrecks in the United States. That’s the main reason why more and more publications, physicians, and governments use the phrase “motor vehicle crash” instead of “motor vehicle accident.” Environmental negligence (e.g. driving too fast at night or turning too…Read the article
Car Crashes And Vicarious Liability

Car Crashes And Vicarious Liability

| Personal Injury
Although New York has one of the lowest percentages of uninsured motorists in the country, it also has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country. So, many tortfeasors (negligent drivers) are dangerously uninsured, and may not have enough coverage to fully compensate injured plaintiffs, especially in serious or catastrophic injury collisions.…Read the article
Obtaining Compensation For Indirect Injuries

Obtaining Compensation For Indirect Injuries

| Personal Injury
Benjamin Franklin was one of the first Americans to recognize that our actions (or inactions) have virtually limitless indirect consequences, when he wrote a few lines about “for the want of a horseshoe-nail” in an issue of Poor Richard’s Almanac. The example is that because a blacksmith did not have a nail for a horseshoe,…Read the article
Residential Swimming Pool Drownings: A Primer

Residential Swimming Pool Drownings: A Primer

| Personal Injury
Most swimming pool drowning victims experience serious brain damage after just three minutes underwater, so prevention is key to residential pool safety. Active supervision is the best kind of prevention, but such watchcare is not always possible. Indeed, most all swimming pool drownings occur when no one else is around, and such supervision is impossible.…Read the article
Legal Aspects Of Alcohol-Related New York Car Crashes

Legal Aspects Of Alcohol-Related New York Car Crashes

| Personal Injury
Because it impedes both motor skills and cognitive skills, alcohol impairment is a factor in about a third of the fatal car crashes in New York. Compensation in alcohol-related cases is often substantial, since tortfeasors (negligent drivers) make a conscious choice to drink and drive and thereby place the property and safety of other people…Read the article
Serious Car Crash In Pearl River

Serious Car Crash In Pearl River

| Personal Injury
A tortfeasor (negligent driver) faces several serious criminal charges in the wake of a serious injury head-on crash. Orangetown police say that the wreck occurred on Washington Avenue. 27-year-old Kevin Thompson, of Hillsdale, N.J., crossed from the westbound to the eastbound side, colliding with another vehicle. Mr. Thompson and his passenger were both seriously injured,…Read the article
How to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

How to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

| Personal Injury
When you’re seriously injured in any kind of accident and it’s someone else’s fault, you deserve to get compensated for the harm that you’ve suffered. You could be subject to a range of debilitating injuries that could require years of therapy to recover from, if at all. And that doesn’t even begin to touch the…Read the article
Nursing Home Injuries

Nursing Home Injuries

| Personal Injury
Nursing homes are designed to be places of safety and protection for those who are elderly, sick, and unable to care for themselves as such. Unfortunately, however, nursing homes are businesses, and sometimes, corners are cut for the purpose of saving on costs. As a  result of this, nursing home injuries occur at a surprisingly…Read the article
Fully Understanding Duty In Negligence Cases

Fully Understanding Duty In Negligence Cases

| Personal Injury
Webster’s defines “duty” as “obligatory tasks, conduct, service, or functions that arise from one’s position,” as in he has a “duty to support his family.” There are some other definitions as well, like a sense of duty propelled him to the battlefield, but none of these other meanings come as close to the term’s specific…Read the article
Understanding Car Crashes In New York

Understanding Car Crashes In New York

| Personal Injury
Before delving into the legal implications of a New York car crash, the first step is to label these incidents properly. There is a growing movement afoot to replace car accident with car crash. After all, some point out, trains derail, planes crash, and ships sink. Furthermore, these people claim, “accident” implies an uncontrollable event…Read the article