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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.

When Is an Employer Responsible for a Workplace Injury?

When Is an Employer Responsible for a Workplace Injury?

| Personal Injury
Accidents happen in the workplace, and serious injuries can be the result. Here’s what you should know regarding workplace injuries and how to address them. What Are Workplace Injuries? Workplace injuries are illnesses or injuries that take place at an employee’s place of work or develop due to the requirements of their occupation. Nearly any…Read the article
What Is a Mass Tort?

What Is a Mass Tort?

| Personal Injury
Mass torts are complex litigation cases where multiple plaintiffs come together to file their claims in one lawsuit. Mass torts differ from regular personal injury lawsuits because they typically involve a group of plaintiffs with similar claims that file together; however, they’re also different from class action cases because plaintiffs may still face different circumstances…Read the article
Be Careful On The Road: Memorial Day 2021

Be Careful On The Road: Memorial Day 2021

| Personal Injury
Around Memorial Day Weekend, alcohol sales usually increase over 25 percent. The unofficial first day of summer is an even bigger drinking holiday than New Year’s Eve. The effects of alcohol, such as slower motor skills and an elevated sense of well-being, help many people relax. But this combination is always dangerous, and often fatal,…Read the article
What is a Good Settlement Offer?

What is a Good Settlement Offer?

| Personal Injury
At the absolute minimum, a good personal injury settlement offer must cover all past and future injury-related expenses. Using a spine injury as an example: the past and future medical bills in these situations can exceed $5 million. This figure usually includes medical treatment, physical therapy, and other direct costs. Spine injuries also have significant…Read the article
Coronavirus Triggers Spike in Nursing Home Vacancy Rates

Coronavirus Triggers Spike in Nursing Home Vacancy Rates

| Personal Injury
New York nursing home patients are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in droves. But the coronavirus-induced nursing home crisis might be entering a new phase. New York’s vacancy rate is three times higher now that it was before the pandemic. Many nursing home residents died during the height of the pandemic, and “building that population back is…Read the article
Biden Adds Sesame Seeds to Food Allergy List

Biden Adds Sesame Seeds to Food Allergy List

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Beginning January 1, 2023, all foods which contain sesame seeds, or a derivative of this product, must meet special labelling requirements. President Biden signed the FASTER Act after it passed both houses by nearly unanimous votes. Researchers believe that about 1.6 million Americans have sesame allergies, and about half these individuals have anaphylactic reactions when…Read the article
Eye Protection and Injury Prevention in the Workplace

Eye Protection and Injury Prevention in the Workplace

| Personal Injury
Each year, about one million American workers sustain a serious eye injury. Many others develop eye diseases. About 90 percent of these injuries and diseases are preventable. As outlined below, this combination of serious injury and easy prevention often means that substantial compensation is available for these victims. In many cases, no-fault benefits are available…Read the article
New York Ranked in Top 10 States with Best Drivers

New York Ranked in Top 10 States with Best Drivers

| Personal Injury
When drivers think of the best places to navigate the road, New York may not be at the top of their list. However, you might be surprised to know that New York has recently been shown to be one of the safest places to drive in the country. According to a study conducted in the…Read the article
Is Your New York Personal Injury Settlement Taxable?

Is Your New York Personal Injury Settlement Taxable?

| Personal Injury
In New York, payments awarded for certain types of legal damages are exempt from taxes, while others are not. Here are the essentials on settlements in the Empire State to help you determine whether your personal injury settlement is taxable. Which Types of Damages Are Exempt From Taxes in New York? In the Empire State,…Read the article
Nicki Minaj Family Files Wrongful Death Action

Nicki Minaj Family Files Wrongful Death Action

| Personal Injury
The survivors of 64-year-old Robert Maraj, who was killed in a tragic hit-and-run, recently filed a $150 million wrongful death claim in New York Supreme Court. Attorneys Paul J. Napoli and Ben Crump will represent the family in court. According to investigators, Maraj was walking on a Mineola roadway when a man, later identified as…Read the article