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.

Elevated Lead Blood Levels in Children

Elevated Lead Blood Levels in Children

| Personal Injury
One of the worst types of toxic exposure for young children is lead, which is why it is no longer used in paint. Since 1997, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began testing lead blood levels in children under six years old. The levels have continued to drop since the testing protocol began.…Read the article
Acute Back Pain and Debilitating, Chronic Pain

Acute Back Pain and Debilitating, Chronic Pain

| Personal Injury
Back injuries are common. In fact, low back pain is the fifth most common reason for all visits to physicians, and is the second most common symptomatic reason for visits, according to a study published by the National Library of Medicine. The spine, ribcage, and all the adjoining muscles and ligaments are put under great…Read the article
Crumple Zones Decrease Injuries From Collisions

Crumple Zones Decrease Injuries From Collisions

| Personal Injury
Thanks to car safety innovations throughout the last fifty years, there has been a major increase in vehicular transportation, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In terms of fatalities per miles driven, we have gone from 5.39 deaths per 100 million miles (1964) to 1.10 deaths per 100 million miles driven in 2013.…Read the article
DoT Evaluating Cell Phone Disabling Tech

DoT Evaluating Cell Phone Disabling Tech

| Personal Injury
For those who are aware of the incredible dangers of drivers texting and talking on the their phones behind the wheel, there may be hope for the future. According to Discovery, the Department of Transportation is analyzing the effects of technology that disables cell phones while in vehicles. As we all know, driving is dangerous…Read the article
Stay Safe By Packing These Car Essentials

Stay Safe By Packing These Car Essentials

| Personal Injury
A breakdown on the side of the road, a blizzard from out of nowhere, a dead battery, a flat tire, or getting lost out on a seldom-traveled road can all turn into tales of catastrophe. Whether that catastrophe simply means a late night on the side of the road, a tale told later with a…Read the article
Shoulder Impingement Injury

Shoulder Impingement Injury

| Personal Injury
A bad fall, a direct blow in an automobile accident, or an overuse injury from work can all attribute to a debilitating injury called shoulder impingement. Shoulder impingement occurs when the room between the rotator cuff and the top bone of the shoulder (the acromion) is narrowed or made jagged from an injury. The pain…Read the article
Helping an Older Person Get Up From a Fall

Helping an Older Person Get Up From a Fall

| Personal Injury
  When an older person falls, the injury may not have yet happened. It may happen when they get quickly yanked back up to their feet by an eager, friendly hand. The injuries that can occur from this are spinal cord injuries, dislocations, torn ligaments, or torn muscles. Additionally, the serious injury could occur with…Read the article
Life Jackets are Required on all New York Watercraft

Life Jackets are Required on all New York Watercraft

| Personal Injury
If everyone wore a lifejacket, or at least had quick access to a functioning life jacket, while operating or riding watercraft, hundreds of lives would be saved. That is because 70% of boating accidents happen to be drownings, and of those drowning victims, 85% of those people were not wearing life jackets, according to the…Read the article
Breathing Paint and Glue Fumes Could Lead to Benzene Poisoning

Breathing Paint and Glue Fumes Could Lead to Benzene Poisoning

| Personal Injury
Lead, asbestos, and even mold may come to mind as dangerous substances before you think of benzene. Although benzene is one of the lesser known dangerous substances, it can cause serious health problems for people who have long-term exposure to it, such as painters and those who work in factories that use benzene for producing…Read the article
Large Vehicles Have a High Rate of Fatal Rollovers

Large Vehicles Have a High Rate of Fatal Rollovers

| Personal Injury
Many people choose a large vehicle such as an SUV or pickup truck because of the inherent safety advantages over a smaller car. It has been proven that driving a larger vehicle is safer (for the occupants of the larger vehicle) during an impact, especially when considering the fact that with every 1,000 pounds in…Read the article