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.

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
Consolidation of Amtrak Train 188 lawsuits

Consolidation of Amtrak Train 188 lawsuits

| Personal Injury
All of the personal injury lawsuits resulting from the derailment of Amtrak Train 188 in May will now be consolidated and heard in Philadelphia, PA. More than 60 lawsuits were filed, including some in New York, related to the train derailment. U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis will now oversee all the cases under the…Read the article
Auto Injury Settlements

Auto Injury Settlements

| Personal Injury
Auto Injury Claims Costs are Rising According to a recent report by the Insurance Research Council (IRC), a division of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, the cost of each injury claim per insured vehicle is rising in the United States. This increase in costs is happening despite the fact that vehicles have…Read the article
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