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.

NHL and Retired Players Agree on Brain Injury Lawsuit

NHL and Retired Players Agree on Brain Injury Lawsuit

| Personal Injury
Assuming a Minnesota federal judge approves the deal, roughly three hundred former players will each receive a share of about $19 million. These benefits break down to roughly $22,000 per player in cash compensation and about $75,000 per player in medical benefits. “The cash amount of $22,000, that’s small,” remarked former Detroit Red Wings defenseman…Read the article
Tips For Safer and Less Stressful Flights This Holiday

Tips For Safer and Less Stressful Flights This Holiday

| Personal Injury
Of all the travel times of the year, the busiest by far is the Thanksgiving holiday followed by the Christmas and New Years holiday breaks. Countless people fly to and from their holiday destinations during these peak times and that means airports, planes, and roads are packed and there is a lot that can happen…Read the article
Update on Columbia Gas Company Explosions in Massachusetts

Update on Columbia Gas Company Explosions in Massachusetts

| Personal Injury
One September 13, 2018 there was a disaster involving gas lines exploding that killed one person, injured some 25 others and damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and businesses. The incident occurred in Massachusetts and affected three small towns in a localized Merrimack Valley area. The tragedy occurred without any warning and the effects are…Read the article
Who is Liable For Damages if Someone Else Wrecks My Car?

Who is Liable For Damages if Someone Else Wrecks My Car?

| Personal Injury
“Contrary to popular belief, in case of an accident, car insurance follows the car — not the driver. So if you lend your car to a friend or a visiting relative, you could be liable if an accident occurs. Even if your friend has great coverage with the highest limits and the lowest deductibles, your auto…Read the article
Who is Responsible for a Slip or Fall on Government Property

Who is Responsible for a Slip or Fall on Government Property

| Personal Injury
Slips can happen anytime anywhere to anyone and when they involve a fall, serious injuries can occur. From twists and sprains, broken bones, pulled muscles, bruises, and more serious injuries like head trauma, these injuries can cause a lot of pain and suffering and can cause problems for years after the initial fall. Falls often…Read the article
Hearing Loss on the Job Site- Can I Sue My Employer?

Hearing Loss on the Job Site- Can I Sue My Employer?

| Personal Injury
If the hearing loss you experience because of your work environment is caused by someone’s negligent or intentional behavior, there may be options available to you to seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. Hearing loss is more common on the worksite than many people realize and certain professions and industry workers are more at…Read the article
Forceful Brief Writing and Oral Argument

Forceful Brief Writing and Oral Argument

| Personal Injury
By Joseph P. Napoli Esq., Partner and Kristina Georgiou, Esq., Associate In his celebrated article, John W. Davis, the leading advocate of his time, observed that the supreme objective of a brief is to convince the judicial mind. Davis, The Argument of an Appeal, 26 A.B.A.J. 895 (1940). What is required is a technique of…Read the article
Most Common Risks and Hazards on a Construction Site

Most Common Risks and Hazards on a Construction Site

| Personal Injury
“In 2016/17, construction was found to be the main industry for fatal injuries to workers. Construction hazards are heavily dependent on the type of construction work that is being carried out. For example, working on scaffolding presents entirely different hazards to working with asbestos” (High Speed Training). The top ten risks and hazards from working…Read the article
Respondeat Superior: What Does it Mean?

Respondeat Superior: What Does it Mean?

| Personal Injury
Respondeat Superior is a Latin phrase that means- Let the master answer. This is a common-law doctrine that holds an employer legally liable for the actions of an employee when the actions take place within the scope of employment and under the supervision of the employer. “The common law doctrine of respondeat superior was established…Read the article
Slip and Fall Cases on Public Property

Slip and Fall Cases on Public Property

| Personal Injury
One of the most common types of personal injury cases seen in court rooms today, aside from medical malpractice and injury cases are those that involve slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall cases can happen anywhere to anyone and can have devastating affects on an individual’s health and well-being. There are many dangerous conditions like torn…Read the article