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.

New York’s Seat Belt Laws

New York’s Seat Belt Laws

| Personal Injury
As most people know, New York has a law that requires all passengers in a moving automobile to wear their seat belts. The only exception to this is for baby seats or baby carriers. The use of seat belts not only saves lives but it also helps to reduce the extent of the injuries suffered…Read the article
Boat Owner Liability

Boat Owner Liability

| Personal Injury
With summertime upon us it is time to explore the law of negligence with respect to some common summer pastimes, such as boating. Boating accidents can be just as deadly as automobile accidents, if not more so. Moving through wide open lanes, boats that can be heavier than the average personally operated motor vehicle and…Read the article
Good Samaritan Laws

Good Samaritan Laws

| Personal Injury
Many times people have true medical emergencies such that if emergency medical treatment is not rendered literally immediately they may either die or suffer permanent life-changing injuries.  Even the time it takes to call 911 could make the difference. If a young toddler is choking and you can render first aid, depending on the circumstances,…Read the article
Wrongful Death and Survivor Actions

Wrongful Death and Survivor Actions

| Personal Injury
When someone dies as the result of another person’s negligence, the law has any number of remedies in place to punish the negligent party. When someone is found guilty of manslaughter, he or she has committed a negligent act whereby someone died as a result. The defendant did not, however, have the necessary culpable mental…Read the article
Medical Products Liability Cases Can Happen to Anyone

Medical Products Liability Cases Can Happen to Anyone

| Personal Injury
It is a sad reality that some medical devices that physicians and surgeons place inside people do not function in the fashion for which they were intended. This does not even begin to question the actions or inactions of the surgeon or physician who placed the medical device. Often enough a medical product does not…Read the article
Traumatic Brain Injuries: Causes and Costs

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Causes and Costs

| Personal Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious health care matter. At any one time approximately 1.6 million people in America has or had a diagnosis of TBI, which can be scaled from mild to moderate to severe. Depending on the severity of the injury, some who are diagnosed are able to regain some or all…Read the article
Alcohol-Fueled Negligence

Alcohol-Fueled Negligence

| Personal Injury
Alcohol is a powerful drug which can severely inhibit a person’s ability to properly and safely function. It almost goes without saying that driving, operating machinery, and performing dangerous operations such as operating a gas grill, lighting fireworks, or even working in the kitchen with sharp cutlery can put you at risk of injury. Some…Read the article
Making a Federal Case of Cruise Ship Liability

Making a Federal Case of Cruise Ship Liability

| Personal Injury
Millions of passengers go on cruises every year. Unfortunately, injuries, illnesses, or even death on the high seas happen often enough on these ships. There are obviously times when these things happen and they are not the result of any negligence, as human life is indeed delicate.  There are other times, however, that the cruise…Read the article
Personal Injury on Airplanes

Personal Injury on Airplanes

| Personal Injury
It is no surprise to anyone reading this blog or for anyone who has traveled at all that accidents happen on planes. A whole host of things can happen on a plane that would warrant a passenger to seek compensation from the airline carrier. There are factors that are beyond the control of the airlines,…Read the article
Food Poisoning Cases as Product Liability

Food Poisoning Cases as Product Liability

| Personal Injury
Most people do not think that food poisoning is a problem to warrant a personal injury court case. At the same time most people are aware that every so often this country faces a major food recall or has some sort of salmonella outbreak that can result in death of some of the unfortunate first…Read the article