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.

Injured at Brookfield Zoo? You May Have Time to Claim

Injured at Brookfield Zoo? You May Have Time to Claim

| Personal Injury
The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued an opinion in a 2012 personal injury lawsuit brought against the operator of the Brookfield Zoo, the Chicago Zoological Society. The plaintiff filed her lawsuit based on injuries she sustained at the zoo in 2010 after she tripped and fell on the pavement. Her complaint was originally dismissed as…Read the article
A Rare Outcome for a Texas Amputee

A Rare Outcome for a Texas Amputee

| Personal Injury
A Texas woman who was injured in a car accident on a return trip from a work meeting recently received a rare outcome in her workers’ compensation case. Texas Political Subdivisions, her employer’s insurer, denied her claims, stating that she was not deemed to be “on the job” when she was injured while driving back…Read the article
Dangerous Dogs Can Be Problem For Veterinary Students

Dangerous Dogs Can Be Problem For Veterinary Students

| Personal Injury
A federal judge in Albany recently upheld Cornell University’s decision to expel a veterinary student based on her German Shepherd’s “dangerous nature” and her failure to disclose this information to the university (Habitzreuther v. Cornell University, 5:14-cv-1229). The former veterinary student (and plaintiff in the action against Cornell University), Karen Habitzreuther, brought her rescue dog,…Read the article
Prosthetic Limbs and the Future of Personal Injury Cases

Prosthetic Limbs and the Future of Personal Injury Cases

| Personal Injury
In a recent article from the New York Law Journal, author Jon D. Lichtenstein addresses an area of personal injury law that could see significant developments over the coming years. Prosthetic limbs are becoming more prevalent and more advanced than ever. As our technology advances, prosthetic limbs are capable of functioning more and more like…Read the article
NTD TV Interview on Slip & Falls

NTD TV Interview on Slip & Falls

| Personal Injury
Partner Marie Napoli and Joint Venture Partner David Peterson were recently contacted by New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television Reporter Salina Wang for their take on Slip & Falls in New York City. Marie and David were happy for the opportunity to reach the Chinese speaking community through this investigative report by offering their suggestions of…Read the article
Transportation and Trauma

Transportation and Trauma

| Personal Injury
On Tuesday, May 12, 2015 The Amtrak Northeast Regional was New York bound and carrying 238 passengers and five crewmembers through Pennsylvania. After passing Philadelphia, the train, for unknown reasons, derailed. Most of the cars ended up sideways or upside down. Forty-nine people were immediately hospitalized. Two hundred passengers were injured. Eight passengers died. The…Read the article
When It Is More Than Just A Bump

When It Is More Than Just A Bump

| Personal Injury
When someone is injured we usually look for the traditional signs of trauma to check the severity of the problem. We look for signs of a cut, a scrape, or a bruise before we move around again. For the most part, this is sensible way to determine if we need medical treatment. It may come…Read the article
Construction Season

Construction Season

| Personal Injury
As we happily bid adieu to the last weeks of snow and cold we enter into spring bright eyed and bushy tailed. We look back on the frozen mornings of scraping ice from windshields and smile because we have several months ahead of sun, and months of roads free from black ice with shoes free…Read the article