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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.

Your Airbag Failed, Now What?

Your Airbag Failed, Now What?

| Personal Injury
Since the first appeared in the 1970s, airbags have saved thousands of lives. Most people do not know it, but the airbag is an engineering marvel. A chemical propellant must rapidly inflate the bag upon impact, yet not trigger an airbag explosion. In other words, an airbag has lots of moving parts. As outlined below,…Read the article
Seven Common Car Accident Terms You Should Know

Seven Common Car Accident Terms You Should Know

| Personal Injury
The average vehicle collision claim could settle out of court a little over a year after the accident. During these months, you will hear or read many terms you might not be familiar with. Lawyers do their best to speak English instead of Legalese. But no one’s perfect! Regardless of the language we use, our…Read the article
Automotive Software Failure and Car Accidents

Automotive Software Failure and Car Accidents

| Personal Injury
Driverless cars are here, at least to an extent. Most people operate Level 1 or Level 2 autonomous vehicles. Level 1 cars and trucks have some features, such as anti-lock brakes and blind spot sensors, which help them operate their vehicles. Level 2 cars and trucks, like a GM Cruise, have more advanced driver-assist features…Read the article
TX Family Files $100M Wrongful Death Action

TX Family Files $100M Wrongful Death Action

| Personal Injury
A family from Conroe, a Houston suburb, claims hypothermia killed their 11-year-old son. They also claim that the Electric Reliability Council Of Texas and Entergy Texas, its electricity provider, are responsible for his death. The family lost power for two days as outside temperatures often hovered below 15 degrees. Infrastructure problems, mostly extended rolling blackouts…Read the article
Who is Liable in a Commercial Vehicle Accident?

Who is Liable in a Commercial Vehicle Accident?

| Personal Injury
At-fault drivers are legally responsible for commercial crash damages. Typically, employers are financially responsible for car crash damages, because of the respondeat superior rule. This legal doctrine holds employers responsible if their employees are negligent. As outlined below, New York law defines these key terms in broad, victim-friendly terms. So, these victims have an additional…Read the article
What To Do Following A Parking Lot Accident

What To Do Following A Parking Lot Accident

| Personal Injury
It’s winter in New York, which means that black ice is a fixture in most parking lots. This thin, translucent ice is much harder to see, and much slicker, than white ice. Furthermore, many property owners do not inspect parking lots very often, even though they have a legal responsibility to do so. Therefore, there…Read the article
What Happens If I’m Injured As I Work From Home?

What Happens If I’m Injured As I Work From Home?

| Personal Injury
Work From Home has allowed many people to avoid dangers associated with coronavirus. But the Work From Home push has had some unintended consequences. For example, remote workers are at risk for Computer Vision Syndrome. Long hours in front of a screen with few breaks could eventually cause blindness. There is increased risk for trauma…Read the article
Is Tainted Baby Food in Your Pantry?

Is Tainted Baby Food in Your Pantry?

| Personal Injury
A number of popular baby foods have high levels of dangerous heavy metals. According to a recent Congressional investigation, the companies knew about this flaw, but sold tainted baby food anyway. Internal tests at Beech-Nut Nutrition Company, Gerber, Nurture, Inc. (Happy Baby products), and Earth’s Best Organic Baby Food (Hain Celestial Group, Inc.) all revealed…Read the article
The Truth About Nursing Home COVID -19 Deaths

The Truth About Nursing Home COVID -19 Deaths

| Personal Injury
Governor Andrew Cuomo immediately disputed a NY Attorney General report which claims the state intentionally undercounted coronavirus nursing home deaths by 50 percent. All states separately report nursing home coronavirus deaths. But New York is one of the only states in the country which only includes people who die from coronavirus inside nursing homes. The…Read the article
What You Should Know About Car-Bicycle Accidents

What You Should Know About Car-Bicycle Accidents

| Personal Injury
Although vehicle traffic dropped dramatically in 2020, largely because of spring lockdowns and the ensuing rise of WFH (work from home) options, the number of bicycle fatalities increased dramatically. Bicycle traffic increased in most parts of the country, as people tried to avoid overcrowded New York subways and busses. And, as the statistics bear out,…Read the article