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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.

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
NY Court Gives Defective Product Victims Additional Options

NY Court Gives Defective Product Victims Additional Options

| Personal Injury
Thanks to a new court ruling, Amazon cannot hide behind its legal status as a product matchmaker and avoid compensating victims of the dangerous products its partners sell. In State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v Amazon.com Servs., Inc., the plaintiff bought a wireless thermostat on amazon.com. The thermostat, which was defective, sparked a massive…Read the article
Most Common Winter Injuries to Watch Out For

Most Common Winter Injuries to Watch Out For

| Personal Injury
It can be frustratingly easy to fall victim to an accident or an injury, especially during the winter. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), winter conditions are about twice as deadly as summer ones. Whether you’ve slipped and fallen on an icy sidewalk or gotten in a car accident due to poor…Read the article
Holiday Toy Safety Guide

Holiday Toy Safety Guide

| Personal Injury
A holiday toy safety guide – as another season is almost over and hopefully the toys he left under the physical or metaphorical tree will entertain youngsters for hours in 2021 and beyond. But now it is up to caregivers to be responsible for ensuring that children play safely. Unfortunately, dangerous toys injure hundreds of…Read the article
Long Island School Buses Are Watching You

Long Island School Buses Are Watching You

| Personal Injury
Suffolk County officials announced that 6,000 of its school buses will soon be equipped with stop arm cameras to catch these violators. Preliminary tests indicate that between 90 and 100 motorists ignore school bus stop arms. State law requires drivers in both directions to stop when school buses are loading or unloading passengers. The cameras…Read the article
New York’s Statute of Limitations for Personal Injuries

New York’s Statute of Limitations for Personal Injuries

| Personal Injury
US law requires that a lawsuit be filed within a specified period of time, depending on the nature of the claim and the entity that caused the damage. This is known as a statute of limitations. The main purposes and benefits of statutes of limitations are to ensure that defendants are treated fairly and that…Read the article
I Was Hurt in a Parking Lot Accident. Who is At Fault?

I Was Hurt in a Parking Lot Accident. Who is At Fault?

| Personal Injury
Old Man Winter is on his way. And, as many as a fourth of all late fall, winter, and early spring parking lot accidents involve unsafe ice and snow accumulations. As most people know from experience, even a razor-thin layer of ice or snow could be “unsafe.” State and federal laws require property owners to…Read the article