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.

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
Sexual Assault on Campus, Bad Grades and Financial Trouble

Sexual Assault on Campus, Bad Grades and Financial Trouble

| Personal Injury
The purpose of college is not solely to learn a skill set to be used in the workforce. College is also about growing up, expanding one’s views, learning about new ideas and philosophies, and adapting to a new environment and different people. In order to do these things, there needs to be a sense of…Read the article
How to Break Up a Dogfight as Safely as Possible

How to Break Up a Dogfight as Safely as Possible

| Personal Injury
According to Dogbites.org, roughly 1,000 people per day (or 365,000 annually) seek medical attention for dog bites. While fatalities are very rare in the U.S. (just 42 in 2014), dog bites are much more common. In many circumstances the dog is just plain aggressive and may need to be put down if it aggressions are…Read the article
Snow and Ice Premises Liability

Snow and Ice Premises Liability

| Personal Injury
Slip and fall accidents do not just occur inside in restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery stores. As we all know, sometimes the most treacherous places to walk are sidewalks after a snowstorm. The winter months are of course the most tricky when navigating the sidewalks of New York, and thousands of people are injured in…Read the article
Collecting Evidence After a New York Slip and Fall Injury

Collecting Evidence After a New York Slip and Fall Injury

| Personal Injury
Broken hips, fractured clavicles, sprained and torn ligaments, traumatic brain injuries — this is not a list of injuries solely owned by horrendous auto accidents. These injuries are frequent results of slip and falls in New York and elsewhere. According to the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of people are injured…Read the article
The Shockingly Painful and Disabling Effects of Whiplash

The Shockingly Painful and Disabling Effects of Whiplash

| Personal Injury
Whiplash in auto accidents is the result of a sudden acceleration or deceleration of the head. This means that car crash victims can experience whiplash due to a sudden stop from rear ending another vehicle, from rolling their car and having violent neck movement, or from being hit hard from behind. Even if the occupant’s…Read the article
Be Wary of Dogs That Show These Signs of Aggression

Be Wary of Dogs That Show These Signs of Aggression

| Personal Injury
Even experienced dog owners and people who are comfortable around dogs sometimes miss vital cues that signify that a dog does not want to be touched, that it is afraid, or that it has an intent to bite or attack. Dogbites.org reports that there were 42 fatal dog attacks in 2014. Tens of thousands more…Read the article
Signs of Emotional Elder Abuse

Signs of Emotional Elder Abuse

| Personal Injury
Bullying does not stop at the playground. Just as 12 year-olds torment, tease, and pick on the kids who are not as big or strong as them, the same thing happens to the elderly. Younger caregivers use their physical strength, positions of power, and mental sharpness to bully and belittle the elderly they are supposed…Read the article
Staying Safe and Warm During A Winter Bike Commute

Staying Safe and Warm During A Winter Bike Commute

| Personal Injury
Total traffic fatalities went on the decline from 2013 to 2014 in New York City, with the only group seeing a rise in deaths being cyclists. In 2013 there were 12 cyclist fatalities, versus 20 in 2014, according to data released by the Department of Transportation. 2014 also saw almost 4,000 cyclists get injured. While…Read the article
Recognizing Physical Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly

Recognizing Physical Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly

| Personal Injury
With our aging population, elder abuse and neglect at nursing homes and private residences is on the rise. There are various forms of elder abuse, including physical abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and financial abuse. Recognizing the signs of physical abuse and neglect can be difficult unless the family members and friends of…Read the article