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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.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

| Personal Injury
At times, actions can result in injury that is unavoidable. This is when people often consider making a personal injury claim. If you are considering pursuing a personal injury claim, one of the top questions you may have is, “How much compensation am I likely to receive?”. There’s no one way to calculate a claim’s…Read the article
Seat Belts Now Required by New York Law

Seat Belts Now Required by New York Law

| Personal Injury
A new law went into effect on November 1 that updates New York regulations to require seat belts for all passengers in a car. You may have thought seat belts were already required for all passengers. Previously, state laws stated that all children must wear seat belts; however, passengers over 16 would only need to…Read the article
What Does a Safe and Happy Halloween Mean in 2020?

What Does a Safe and Happy Halloween Mean in 2020?

| Personal Injury
Local or state politicians will probably make the final Halloween rules. But the Centers for Disease Control has already issued some guidelines in this area. “Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in…Read the article
Legal Responsibility Following a Rideshare Accident

Legal Responsibility Following a Rideshare Accident

| Personal Injury
Ten years ago, Uber was little more than an idea. Now, Uber drivers make over 500 million trips every month. Largely due to the ridesharing revolution, fewer people under 25 are buying cars than ever before. For many people, ridesharing services are a convenient and cost-effective way to get around. But rideshare operators receive almost…Read the article
What Happens if an Uninsured Driver Hit Me?

What Happens if an Uninsured Driver Hit Me?

| Personal Injury
What Happens if an Uninsured Driver Hit Me? This question comes up a lot, because when it comes to vehicle insurance, New York is an extreme state. The Empire State has one of the highest percentages of uninsured motorists in the country. New York also has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in…Read the article
Top Five Construction Accident Causes

Top Five Construction Accident Causes

| Personal Injury
Here’s the top construction accident causes, as construction accidents are quite common in New York. OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has only one inspector for every 59,000 workers. Therefore, this agency usually does not uncover violations until someone gets seriously hurt. Moreover, New York’s construction industry is very competitive. Some companies may being…Read the article
Water-Borne Brain-Eating Bacteria Kills Texas Boy

Water-Borne Brain-Eating Bacteria Kills Texas Boy

| Personal Injury
After a bacterial infection killed a 6-year-old boy, officials warned residents in several Houston-area towns not to trust the municipal water supply. Health officials are unsure if Josiah McIntyre contracted a Naegleria fowleri infection from water in his family home or at a neighborhood public splash park. Officials in several cities, including Josiah’s hometown of…Read the article
Event at Gender Reveal Party Sparks Raging Wildfire

Event at Gender Reveal Party Sparks Raging Wildfire

| Personal Injury
A California couple faces criminal and civil liability for a wildfire that began with a malfunctioning pyrotechnic device at a gender reveal party. The gender reveal party was at El Rancho Dorado Park, an area that’s very scenic and very popular with visitors. Surveillance video shows a smoke device malfunction and the starting of a…Read the article
Are Car Accidents Criminal or Civil Matters?

Are Car Accidents Criminal or Civil Matters?

| Personal Injury
Are Car Accidents Criminal or Civil Matters? Vehicle collisions are usually not “accidents” at all. People do not accidentally drive drunk and run red lights. In fact, some form of human error causes over 90 percent of the car wrecks in New York. For this reason, these incidents could involve criminal liability, civil liability, or…Read the article
Thinking About One Last Road Trip? Keep These Things in Mind

Thinking About One Last Road Trip? Keep These Things in Mind

| Personal Injury
One of the nice things about living in the Tri-State Area is that you are never more than about 200 miles away from something you have never seen before. And, since Old Man Winter is still at least a month away (we’re keeping our fingers crossed on that one), many people are thinking about squeezing…Read the article