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.

Civil Rights Cases

Civil Rights Cases

| Personal Injury
It happens often enough that people within the custody of the police get hurt. Sometimes the police arrest somebody by requiring them to lay on the ground, which they do peacefully and without incident, but that the police may, for example, pick them up in a manner that damages ligaments, tears muscles, or breaks bones.…Read the article
Attractive Nuisances

Attractive Nuisances

| Personal Injury
Personal injury as a specific topic of the law is quite broad. So many topics can fit under that umbrella: Medical malpractice, auto accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, product liability and the list goes on and on. One specific topic that could also fall under personal injury is particular to minors and called attractive…Read the article
New York’s Nursing Home Abuse Statute

New York’s Nursing Home Abuse Statute

| Personal Injury
In the 1970s a series of scandals converged involving New York state’s system of nursing homes, which culminated in then Governor Carey’s appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate alleged unlawful practices within nursing homes throughout the state. At the time, the New York Times helped to uncover systemic, widespread occurrences of underfeeding, safety violations…Read the article
Subway Accidents in New York City

Subway Accidents in New York City

| Personal Injury
It is an unfortunate fact of life that accidents happen, sometimes very bad ones. Bad things happen to good people. Just last month, on February 15, 2016 a man was trying to board a subway train when it appears as if he did not make it onto the train. At the same time it seems…Read the article
Wrongful Death Actions in New York

Wrongful Death Actions in New York

| Personal Injury
There are certain unfortunate accidents that happen in life that the law allows the family members involved to sue to insure that they are made whole for their losses. It is important to note at the outset that since a wrongful death action is premised in civil law, it is not the goal of the…Read the article
Dog Bites in New York

Dog Bites in New York

| Personal Injury
New York, like every other jurisdiction in this country, has laws regarding liability for dog bites and the injuries that arise as a result of dogs that bite, maul, or otherwise harm people. Dog bites are a major cost to society, accounting for more than a third of all homeowner’s insurance claims.   In 2011 it…Read the article
What to Do in an Out-of-State Car Accident

What to Do in an Out-of-State Car Accident

| Personal Injury
There were 299,452 car crashes in 2014 in the state of New York, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. However, it is safer to travel in New York traffic than many other states. According to data collected by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are 0.80 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled…Read the article
Boat Runs Aground, Coastguard Capsizes on Rescue

Boat Runs Aground, Coastguard Capsizes on Rescue

| Personal Injury
Fishing is one of the most dangerous civilian occupations. In fact, it is currently the second most dangerous occupation, after logging. While there were only 22 fishing deaths in 2014, compared to 835 driver and commercial vehicle deaths, fishing has a very high risk rate, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. With 80.8…Read the article
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